Seminar Series

Evergreen seminars 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 seminar 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 Seminars

Below are the upcoming seminars to be  offered by Evergreen this Fall. Advanced registration is required.

FALL 2017 SEMINAR SERIES

  • Only A Game, Except When It Isn’t, with Bill LittlefieldRegistration is now closed
    Monday, September 11
    12–1:30 p.m.
    Metcalf Trustee Center
    1 Silber Way, 9th Floor
    Join Evergreen for a lunch featuring Only A Game’s award-winning host, Bill Littlefield. Since 1993, NPR’s flagship sports show has gone beyond the box scores to tell stories about athletes that come in every shape, size, and ability, giving listeners a weekly hour of the human side of sports and competition. Littlefield will be on hand to discuss the show, as well as his most recent book, Take Me Out, a collection of sports and games-related verse.
    This event is complimentary, but registration is required. No registrations will be accepted after September 6.
    Free

  • The Many Intersections between Law and Medicine, with Barbara Buell
    Thursdays, October 5, 12 & 19,
    November 9 & 16
    10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
    GSU Conference Auditorium
    775 Commonwealth Ave., 2nd Floor
    Explore the aspects of health care unlikely to arise in current congressional hearings or the daily media. Led by Barbara Hayes Buell, JD, MPH, this seminar series will focus on the interplay between health care and the law as it affects individuals and families. Buell, who practices primarily in the field of health care, will cover a range of topics of interest to seniors, including housing options, mental health issues, and decision-making via health care proxies and guardianships. This seminar series also includes a primer on medical malpractice and quality control with the Board of Registration.
    $50

  • The Empire Strikes Back: Russia and the Soviet Successor States, with Asbed Kotchikian
    Tuesdays, October 17 & 31,
    November 7 & 14
    10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
    GSU Conference Auditorium
    775 Commonwealth Ave., 2nd Floor
    Get an overview of the Soviet successor states of Russia, the Baltics, Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia. Led by Asbed Kotchikian, who earned his PhD in political science at BU in 2006 and is a senior lecturer in global studies at Bentley University, these seminars will provide a historical snapshot of late Soviet years as well as chart the paths of socio-political developments in those countries over the past 25 years. Discussion topics include the rise of (semi)authoritarian regimes, ethnic conflicts, and the future prospects of these countries in the international political order.
    $40

  • America in the World: Ideology and Presidential Power in U.S. Foreign Relations, with Michael Holm
    Tuesdays, October 17 & 31,
    November 7 & 14
    1–2:30 p.m.
    GSU Conference Auditorium
    775 Commonwealth Ave., 2nd Floor
    Presented by Michael Holm, a historian and lecturer in BU’s College of General Studies, this seminar series explores the fundamental ideas and myths of American foreign policy. From a historical perspective, the seminar opens up debates about the origins and power of “American exceptionalist” ideology, discussions regarding isolationism versus expanded global commitments, and concerns regarding expanding presidential power over foreign policy, from the nation’s founding up to and including perceptions of Donald Trump’s current policies.
    $40