Lucia Del Guerzo hosts the Gonson Lectures
Gonson Society Lecture Series

Wednesdays, 11am , Spiegel Auditorium | $10

Enliven your Wednesday mornings with stimulating presentations at the Cambridge Center!  Presenters will focus on a wide range of topics.  All lectures take place at 56 Brattle street.

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April 12, 2017
Animation as Art: A look at the work of Andreas Hykade
Antonio Morales | Video Artist / Animator, School of the Museum of Fine Arts
Join us as we explore the work of Andreas Hykade. We will discuss how animation has evolved from purely narrative storytelling to abstract explorations of the human psyche as well as themes on gender, power dynamics, and the role of dreams in art.

April 26, 2017
Women in Conflict in the Middle East
Carla Abdo-Katsipis | Research Scholar, PhD in Political Science
The phrase "Armed conflict in the Middle East" frequently conjures images of suicide bombers, foot soldiers, murdered civilians, and more. However, the role of women in these organizations is rarely discussed. In this lecture, we will go beyond the mainstream and examine the role of women not only as victims of conflict but as active participants in armed groups.

May 3, 2017
All about Airplanes
Thomas Hiniker | Nuclear Physicist
Come learn all about airplanes with Thomas Hiniker and Joe Dini as they give an overview on the difference manufacturers, make and model, growth, and operating costs of the business from Commercial Aviation to personal and business jets.

May 10, 2017
Diary of a Dean
Elizabeth Toupin | Author
The Diary of a Dean is the story of what happened on a college campus when the children of the greatest generation and Martin Luther King's 'I have a Dream' met and challenged their government and their colleges to change. This in an environment of changing sexual mores and coed dorms.  It is  written by one of the first Asian American Deans in the country.

May 17, 2017
Visiting the Past in Greater Boston: Discovering Historic House Museums
Elizabeth Merrick | Author
The Boston area abounds in historic houses; many of them are open to the public. Join Elizabeth on a journey to explore some of the unique and often lesser-known historic house museums in Greater Boston through a slide show and discussion. Come away with an exciting array of options for local excursions into the past.

May 24, 2017
Introduction to Drug Development
Rhoda Chang | Clinical-Regulatory Medical Writer, PhD in Microbiology-Immunology
Cambridge is one of the largest pharmaceutical hubs in the world. This lecture will introduce you to the process of drug development, from pre-clinical research to the components of running clinical trials.