October 18, 2019, Robert Greenberg: "How to Listen to and Understand Music: Music as a Mirror." Dr. Robert Greenberg is Music Historian-in-Residence with San Francisco Performances. A graduate of Princeton University, Professor Greenberg holds a Ph.D. in Music Composition from the University of California, Berkeley. November 15, 2019, David Lampton: "The Three Faces of Chinese Power: Might, Money, and Minds." David Lampton is George and Sadie Hyman Professor and Director of China Studies at the Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies and Chairman of The Asia Foundation. His book, after which this lecture is titled, is the only one to be based on extensive interviews with elite political leaders, diplomats, and others in China, the United States, and countries on China's periphery. January 17, 2020, Denise Budd: "Why Art Matters: Creation and Destruction, from Ancient Times through Today." This lecture will look at selected works of art from antiquity through the 20th Century, examining not only the importance of the works themselves, but the way that their destruction, or attempted destruction, demonstrates the power of images. Dr. Denise Budd received her Ph.D. from Columbia University in 2002, and she has taught courses over the past two decades that cover the entire history of art at Columbia University and Rutgers University. February 21, 2020, Jonathan Turley: "A Fishbowl Society: The Diminishing Privacy of Americans in the Twenty-first Century."Professor Jonathan Turley will explore the legal and technological changes that have laid the foundation for a fishbowl society in which citizens can be objects of continual surveillance. He is a nationally recognized legal scholar and commentator who has written extensively in areas ranging from constitutional law to legal theory to tort law. A graduate of Tulane Law School, Professor Turley has served as counsel in some of the most notable cases in the last two decades.
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