Lecture & Discussion Series

Evergreen lectures provide an excellent opportunity to hear Boston University faculty and noted experts in arts, politics, communications and the sciences share their interests, expertise, and research on a wide variety of subjects. Whether you attend a single lecture or a themed series of talks, you’ll find yourself engaged and inspired by insightful, entertaining, and provocative discussions with some of the best.

Upcoming Lectures

Below is the upcoming lecture offered by the Evergreen Program this summer:

A One Day Affair

Registration for this event is now closed. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated.

Monday, June 20
9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
$40 includes Bistro Box Lunch
Spend the day learning about a variety of informative and diverse topics. This one-day seminar features lectures on politics, religion and world history, and music.

  • Electoral and Gender Politics, with Virginia Sapiro
    9:30–10:45 a.m.
    How does gender impact contemporary elections and campaigns? Virginia Sapiro—professor of political science and gender, sexuality, and women’s studies—lends her experience as former director of the American National Election Studies to lead a discussion considering the role gender plays in the shaping of campaigns, press coverage, and voter outlook and behavior, as well as in the framing of major issues of the day.
  • Why Jews, Christians, and Muslims Care About Jerusalem, with Michael Zank
    1:15–2:30 p.m.
    As one of the oldest continuously settled cities on the globe, a popular tourist destination, and a holy and much-contested place, Jerusalem holds a unique position in history. Michael Zank—director of the Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies and professor of religion—discusses the intricacies of the region, as well as some of the reasons why Jews, Christians, and Muslims care about the city, and how religion can both exacerbate and mitigate tensions between peoples.
  • Bach, Brahms, and Beethoven, with Virginia Eskin
    11 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
    Learn about the holy trinity of classical music—Bach, Brahms, and Beethoven. World-renowned pianist, lecturer, and longtime contributor to the Evergreen Lecture Series Virginia Eskin returns to explore the legendary titans through concise musical demos at the keyboard and colorful anecdotes that shine new light on the composers and their music.