Programs for Mar 12-Apr 26

Monday, Mar. 12th — Quarterback Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Dick Goldberg is our quarterback.
Menu: Green Salad, Turkey Chili “Owen Wister’s SisterO” Turkey Chili, dessert TBD

Thursday, Mar. 15th — Luncheon Roundtable12:30 – 1:30 PM
Speaker is Ann Lesch on “Renewed Authoritarianism in Sisi’s Egypt.”
Dr. Lesch is an emerita Professor of Political Science at The American University in Cairo.  A graduate of Swarthmore College and Columbia University (PhD, 1973), she was a research associate at the Foreign Policy Research Institute (Philadelphia, 1972 – 1974), the Associate Middle East representative for the American Friends Service Committee (Jerusalem, 1974 – 1977), and a program officer at the Ford Foundation (New York and Cairo, 1977 – 1984).

Lesch served on advisory committees for Human Rights Watch (Middle East program), Middle East Report (MERIP) and the Palestinian American Research Center, which she co-founded in 1998 and directed from 2001 to 2004. She was an officer of the Sudan Studies Association (including president, 1998 – 2000), an officer of the Middle East Studies Association of North America (including president in 1995), and editor of MESA’s book review Bulletin (1998 – 2001). Lesch received MESA’s award for service in November 2016.
Menu: Green Salad, Mujadara-Lebanese Lentils and Rice, dessert TBD

Monday, Mar. 19th — Quarterback Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Tom Ricks  is our quarterback.
Menu:   Green Salad, Roast Chicken with Vegetable Rice, dessert TBD

Friday, Mar. 23rd  — Monthly Club Dinner, starting at 5:45 PM 
Speaker is Marc Stier,  Director of the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center. This Center is a nonpartisan, statewide research organization that provides independent, credible analysis on state tax, budget, and related policy matters, with attention to the impact of policy proposals on working class families. Mr. Stier has a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University and a doctorate from Harvard University, both in political science. He has taught at the University of Alaska (Fairbanks), City College of New York, University of North Carolina (Charlotte), and Temple University, where he was the associate director of the intellectual Heritage Program. He is the author of numerous papers on political philosophy, the history of political thought and American politics.
Menu: Butternut Squash Soup, Salmon with Wild Rice and Peas, Torta de Santiago (Spanish Almond Cake).

Monday, Mar. 26th — Quarterback Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
David Freeman  is our quarterback.
Menu: Tomato Soup, Mac and Cheese with Salad, dessert TBD

Thursday, Mar. 29th — Luncheon Roundtable12:30 – 130 PM
Speaker on Philadelphia poverty is Arlley Styer, chief of programs at Episcopal Community Services.
Menu:   Green Salad, Chicken and Beef Gumbo, dessert TBD

Thursday, Apr. 12th — Luncheon Roundtable12:30 – 1:30 PM
Speaker is Anna O Marley, curator of historical American art and director for the Center of the American Artist. Her topic:  The earliest art academies in history and others in  Brazil and Mexico.

Friday, Apr. 20  — Monthly Club Dinner, starting at 5:45 PM 
Speaker is ROBERT M. HAUSER, Executive Officer of the American Philosophical Society. His topic: “Beyond Happy Days! The Wisconsin Longitudinal Study.”

From 2010 to 2017, he served as Executive Director of the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. He is an emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Dr. Hauser has been an investigator with the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study (WLS) since 1969 and led the study from 1980 to 2010. The WLS, which began as a study of post-secondary education, has followed the lives of more than 10,000 Wisconsin high school graduates of 1957 for 60 years and has become a national resource for bio-social research on health and retirement.

Thursday, Apr. 26th — Luncheon Roundtable12:30 – 1:30 PM

Speaker is Harry Philbrick, founder of a new art organization Philadelphia Contemporary.

Philbrick previously headed PAFA’s museum. He will talk about the new organization that was active last summer and will be based at Drexel University.