Winter/Spring 2012

February 7

Dr. Stephen McKenna, Director of the Rehabilitation Trauma Center, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

Advances in Stem Cell Research

February 21

Belva Davis, Journalist and Author 

Realizing Our Dreams in Turbulent Times

March 6

Dr. Andrew Robison, Andrew W. Mellon Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC 

If War Comes, What Art Should We Save

March 20

Djordje Padejski, John S. Knight Journalism Fellow, Stanford University 

From Eastern Europe to the United States: Why Investigative Journalism Matters in the Digital Age

April 3

Ekaterina Khmelnitskaya, Curator of Russian Porcelain and Ceramics, State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Treasures from the Hermitage: The Story of Russian Porcelain

April 17

Mustafa Akyol, Turkish Political Commentator and Author

Islam Without Extremes

May 1

Lamplighters, Musical Theater Ensemble specializing in Gilbert and Sullivan 

Here’s a how-de-do: Celebrating 60 Years with the Lamplighters

May 15

Donald Johanson, Physical Anthropologist and Founder of the Institute of Human Origins 

Lucy’s Legacy: Our Evolutionary Journey

June 5

Karen Tumulty, National Political Correspondent for the Washington Post

Inside the Loop: The “Buzz” from Washington, D. C.

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