Lecture Recordings


May 17
Eugene Procknow, George Washington and His Feuding Generals 

May 19
Joele Michaud, Art Tells Us About the Black Experience in America

May 24
David Wessel, How is the Federal Reserve handling inflation?


2022 Spring LECTURES

March 11
Larry Korb, National Security Policy in the Biden Administration

March 18
Leslie T. Fenwick, Jim Crow's Pink Slip: The Untold Story of Black Principal and Teacher Leadership

March 25
Mark Eden Horowitz, Oscar Hammerstein: Behind the Raindrops and Roses 

April 1
Jack Rasmussen, The Art of Political Engagement (and Why Washington Art Rarely Does)

April 15
Charlene Barshefsky, US-China Relations

April 22
Alexa Chopivsky, Ukraine: A Multigenerational Story of State-Building Through the Eyes of One Family

April 29
Judy Waxman, Women Have Always Tried to Control Their Fertility 

May 6
Kristin Henning, The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth

2022 january LECTURES

January 13
Jonathan Ladd, How the News and Social Media Shaped Recent Presidential Campaigns

January 18
Virginia Mecklenburg, Edward Hopper and the Power of Place

January 20
Shari Lawrence Pfleeger, Who Wants to Know? Protecting Your Online Privacy in the 21st Century

January 25
Patricia Cole, Child Development—The Importance of the First Three Years



October 8
"Chef Geoff" Tracy, Restaurants and Community During the Pandemic and Beyond

October 15
Annie Poland, The Stories Told by the Tenement Museum

October 29
Jim Weill, Hunger in America—An Ongoing Scandal

November 5
Elizabeth Dowling Taylor, The Original Black Elite

November 12
Claudia Kalb, Spark: How Genius Ignites, from Child Prodigies to Late Bloomers

November 17
Dayna Matthew, Just Medicine: A Cure for Racial Inequality in American Health Care

December 3
Lynne Olson, Madame Fourcade’s Secret War: The Daring Young Woman Who Led France’s Largest Spy Network Against the Nazis


May 11
Bradley Graham and Lissa Muscatine, Politics and Prose

May 13
Christine Grady, Connecting Bioethics and COVID

May 18
Maria Arana, Silver, Sword, and Stone: Three Crucibles in the Latin American Story

May 24
Rose Gottermoeller, Negotiating the New START Treaty

May 25
Daniel Goldman, Lessons Learned from the Impeachments of Donald Trump: Is Impeachment a Viable Means of Accountability?


2021 SPRING lectures

March 5
Michael Abramowitz, Freedom in the World

March 12
Sanford J. Ungar, The Paradox of Free Speech in America

March 26
Robert Einhorn, Nuclear Negotiation with Iran and North Korea

April 2
Mark Leithauser, Moving Walls and Making Space: Designing Exhibits at the National Gallery
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April 9
OLLI at AU Annual Meeting

April 16
Raymond Caldwell, Making Theater Meaningful in DC and Beyond

April 23
Adam Rothman, Georgetown Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation Initiative

April 30
William Howell, Populism and the Presidency

2021 January lectures

January 8
Jack Bray, Face to Face He Told Hitler “No”

January 15
Norman J. Ornstein, Governing Ahead: Where Do We Go From Here?

January 22
Kevin Bushweller,
How COVID-19 Is Transforming K-12 Education: What the Public Needs to Know

January 29
Nathan Billig, On Growing Older and Wiser and Joining a Village


2020 FALL lectures

September 25
W. Neil Eggleston, Reflections on Attorney General Barr’s 2019 speeches to Notre Dame and the Federalist Society

October 2
George Derek Musgrove, Race and Police Reform in the Nation's Capital

October 9
Joel Charny

October 16
Ambassador E. Michael Southwick, Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations

October 30
Glenn Frankel, The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of  High Noon

November 6
Jason Samenow, How Is Climate Changing Affecting Washington’s Weather?

November 13
Fanchon Silberstein, Art inSight: Understanding Art and Why it Matters

November 20
Dorothy Butler Gilliam, Thoughts on Journalism and Diversity: A Conversation with Judy Havemann

December 4
Judith Welles, Grit and Gusto: Farmerettes and Suffragettes on the Homefront in WWI