Lecture Luncheon

Lecture Luncheon Series

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10 - 21 - 2016, 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM 2016-10-21 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Our Lecture Luncheon program, which meets four times each season at River Oaks Country Club, brings nationally recognized commentators to discuss issues and topics of current interest in a variety of fields. The lecture begins at 11:00 a.m., the luncheon at noon, and Q & A follows. The season’s membership fee of $350 includes the lecture, luncheon, and valet parking. Place: River Oaks Country Club, 1600 River Oaks Blvd. Lecture: 11:00 a.m. Luncheon: 12:00 Noon #1) China: The Search For Soft Power Influence JIM LAURIE Friday, October 21, 2016 #2) Election 2016: A New Day In America Or Business As Usual JONATHAN KARL Friday, November 18, 2016 #3) Four Paintings That Influenced The Art World TINA RIVERS RYAN Friday, January 13, 2017 #4) Films That Changed America MARC LAPADULA Friday, February 17, 2017

Lecture Luncheon Series

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10 - 21 - 2016, 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM 2016-10-21 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Our Lecture Luncheon program, which meets four times each season at River Oaks Country Club, brings nationally recognized commentators to discuss issues and topics of current interest in a variety of fields. The lecture begins at 11:00 a.m., the luncheon at noon, and Q & A follows. The season’s membership fee of $350 includes the lecture, luncheon, and valet parking. Place: River Oaks Country Club, 1600 River Oaks Blvd. Lecture: 11:00 a.m. Luncheon: 12:00 Noon #1) China: The Search For Soft Power Influence JIM LAURIE Friday, October 21, 2016 #2) Election 2016: A New Day In America Or Business As Usual JONATHAN KARL Friday, November 18, 2016 #3) Four Paintings That Influenced The Art World TINA RIVERS RYAN Friday, January 13, 2017 #4) Films That Changed America MARC LAPADULA Friday, February 17, 2017

FOUR PAINTINGS THAT INFLUENCED THE ART WORLD

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01 - 13 - 2017, 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM 2017-01-13 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

If you had to name the four most important paintings in Western art—the ones that most influenced the course of art, or history, or both—what would they be? (Mona Lisa, anybody?) While a fun exercise, when it comes to understanding art, ranking paintings in this way doesn’t help us answer the more profound question of why art, and especially painting, has been so important to Western culture for hundreds of years. Through these paintings, Tina Rivers Ryan, a New York art historian and critic, will help us understand the significance of art in our culture. An experienced educator, she has developed and taught courses at Columbia University, the Pratt Institute, and theMuseum of Modern Art, and has lectured on art in more than twenty cities internationally. Her writing has appeared in notable publications such as Artforum, Art in America, and Art Journal, as well as in several books, exhibition catalogs, and prominent websites. She holds a B.A. from Harvard, three masters’ degrees, and a Ph.D. from Columbia, and has been a Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

FILMS THAT CHANGED AMERICA

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02 - 17 - 2017, 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM 2017-02-17 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Marc Lapadula, playwright, screenwriter, and film historian, is an award-winning film producer and lecturer. Through the lens of his expertise, we will look at several truly outstanding films that have not only defined the era in which they were produced but have successfully transcended them. As Senior Lecturer at Yale University in the film studies program, Marc Lapadula has taught screenwriting seminars since 1992. As a playwright, he has produced his stage plays off-Broadway and elsewhere; they include Not by Name, Two Shakes, Men Like Us, Last Order, The Rains Change, Serial Killer, and In Uniform Thanksgiving. In addition to Yale University, Mr. Lapadula taught screenwriting, playwriting and film analysis courses at Johns Hopkins, the University of Pennsylvania (where he created and ran both universities’ screenwriting programs), and Columbia University Graduate Film School, and he led the screenwriting series at the Smithsonian Institution. He graduated cum laude with a B.A. in English from the University of Pennsylvania, studied Irish and English drama at Oxford University, received his M.A. from Malcolm Bradbury’s Creative Writing Workshop at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England, and earned an M.F.A. in playwriting from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop.

Lecture Luncheon 2017 - 2018

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10 - 20 - 2017, 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM 2017-10-20 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

CLINT VAN ZANDT - October 20, 2017 - The New Age of Terrorism What is the current threat posed by terrorists worldwide and might they strike again in America? Former FBI agent, profiler, and hostage negotiator, Clint Van Zandt, discusses the history of both international and domestic terrorism from a review of history and recent case studies and provides a look into the minds of notorious and international terrorists. CHUCK UNDERWOOD - November 17, 2017 - America's Generation's: A Celebration—From the Greatest Generation to the overlooked and under-appreciated Silent Generation, the world-changing Baby Boomers, mysterious and misunderstood Generation X and the joyous, technology-dominated Millennials, Chuck Underwood will take us on a provocative and spellbinding stroll through the generations and the five unique sets of core values, lifestyles and outlooks each give to our nation. Mr. Underwood is one of the founders of field of Generational Study. DENISE KIERNAN - January 19, 2018 - The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II New York Times best selling author, Denise Kiernan, takes us back in time and into a top-secret world where young women and men lived and worked surrounded by spies and secrecy, forbidden to speak of their work, even to each other, as the United States worked to face the challenges of World War II and the Manhatten Project raced to harness nuclear power. LOUIS MASUR - February 16, 2018 - Hamilton vs. Jefferson: The Rivalry that Shaped America—Hamilton's vision of America was of an economic powerhouse with an energetic government as its engine. Jefferson articulated a different vision from Hamilton’s, promoting an agrarian democracy built upon geographic expansion. Distinguished Professor of American Studies and History at Rutgers University and American Historian, Louis Masur, shares his vast knowledge of two of our founding fathers.

JOSEPH LUZZI

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10 - 19 - 2018, 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM 2018-10-19 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

"The Presidential Library: Books that Shaped Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Roosevelt and others"—Award-winning author, teacher and scholar Joseph Luzzi is Professor of Comparative Literature at Bard College. His awards include a Yale College Teaching Prize, NEH Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and a Dante Society of America Essay Prize. In this lecture, Professor Luzzi will explore the books that shaped six of the most powerful men ever to sit in the Oval Office and detail how presidential action and presidential reading are intimately linked.

Lecture Luncheon 2018 - 2019

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10 - 19 - 2018, 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM 2018-10-19 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

October 19, 2018, JOSEPH LUZZI, "The Presidential Library: Books that Shaped Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Roosevelt, and Others" Award-winning author, teacher and scholar Joseph Luzzi is Professor of Comparative Literature at Bard College. In this lecture, Professor Luzzi will explore the books that shaped six of the most powerful men ever to sit in the Oval Office and detail how presidential action and presidential reading are intimately linked. November 16, 2018, JIM BLACKBURN,"Making Houston a Resilient City: Flooding, Carbon, and Food" The future of Houston as a serious competitor in the global marketplace lies in many of the choices that will be made in the next few years. Environmental lawyer and planner Jim Blackburn will focus on the challenges and opportunities that lie before Houston, a key city in the global response to changing weather patterns, emerging economies, and changing consumer preferences and needs. January 18, 2019, KARA COONEY, "When Empires Collapse: What Can Americans Learn from Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome?" Historians are obsessed with the rise and fall of great civilizations of the past. Those same historians like to instruct us to learn from the past lest we repeat past mistakes. Dr. Kara Cooney is a professor of Egyptian Art and Architecture at UCLA. Can Americans learn anything from the fall of Egypt, Greece, and Rome that we can apply to the modern world? February 15, 2019, JAMES DELGADO, "Digging the Past: The Ocean as a Museum"Dedicated to understanding humanity’s seafaring history through the excavation and scientific study of shipwrecks, Dr. James Delgado has led or participated in shipwreck expeditions around the world. From surveys of the USS Arizona, scientific mapping of the Titanic, discovery of the Carpathia and the notorious “ghost ship” the Mary Celeste, among others, Dr. James Delgado is a dedicated oceanographer who will take us on a underwater journey through history.

JIM BLACKBURN

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11 - 16 - 2018, 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM 2018-11-16 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

"Making Houston a Resilient City: Flooding, Carbon and Food"—The future of Houston as a serious competitor in the global marketplace lies in many of the choices that will be made in the next few years. Professor in the Practice in the Civil and Environmental Department at Rice University, co-Director of Rice University’s Severe Storm Center, Faculty Scholar at Rice’s Baker Institute, environmental lawyer and planner Jim Blackburn will focus on the challenges and opportunities that lie before Houston, a key city in the global response to changing weather patterns, emerging economies, and changing consumer preferences and needs.

KARA COONEY

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01 - 18 - 2019, 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM 2019-01-18 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

"When Empires Collapse: What Can Americans Learn from Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome?" Historians are obsessed with the rise and fall of great civilizations of the past. Those same historians like to instruct us to learn from the past lest we repeat past mistakes. Dr. Kara Cooney is a professor of Egyptian Art and Architecture at UCLA. Specializing in craft production, coffin studies, and economies in the ancient world, Cooney received her PhD from Johns Hopkins University. Can Americans learn anything from the fall of Egypt, Greece, and Rome that we can apply to the modern world?

JAMES DELGADO

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02 - 15 - 2019, 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM 2019-02-15 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

"Digging the Past: The Ocean as a Museum"—Dedicated to understanding humanity’s seafaring history through the excavation and scientific study of shipwrecks, Dr. James Delgado has led or participated in shipwreck expeditions around the world. From surveys of the USS Arizona, scientific mapping of the Titanic, discovery of the Carpathia and the notorious “ghost ship” the Mary Celeste, the sunken fleet of atomic-bombed warships at Bikini Atoll, the lost fleet of Mongol emperor Kublai Khan in Japan, and the 1846 wreck of the United States naval brig Somers, whose tragic story inspired Herman Melville’s Billy Budd, James Delgado is a dedicated oceanographer who will take us on a underwater journey through history.