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Thursday Morning Talks

for the benefit of Mount Auburn Hospital

We are thrilled to announce another season of Thursday Morning Talks in January and February, 2021 to benefit the Mount Auburn Hospital. Given the challenges of the pandemic we will gather virtually rather than in person. The Harvard Bookstore has generously offered to help us bring Thursday Morning Talks to you each Thursday from 10:45-12:00pm. You will have an opportunity to ask questions through the moderator.

Links to the talks will be posted here in January 2021. Subscribers who have donated in advance will be sent the link for each talk via email the week of each event.

Here is our outstanding program for this winter:

January 7th - Nathaniel Philbrick - 2020 marked the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower landing and the 200th anniversary of the whaleship Essex sinking—both subjects of award-winning bestsellers by Nathaniel Philbrick. Philbrick will discuss those two books and his recent American Revolution trilogy.

Register for Nathaniel Philbrick's January 7th Thursday Morning Talk HERE.

January 14th - Thomas Abt - Director of the National Commission on Covid 19 and Criminal Justice. Speaking about his new book: “Bleeding Out: The Devastating Consequences of Urban Violence - a Bold New Plan for Peace in the Streets.”

Register for Thomas Abt's January 14th Thursday Morning Talk HERE.

UPDATED January 21st -Jim Sebenius, the Gordon Donaldson Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. Professor Sebenius’ talk is titled "Great Negotiators: Learning from Critical Moments"

Register for Professor Sebenius' January 21st Thursday Morning Talk HERE.

January 28th - Dr. Lisa Wong - A pediatrician at Massachusetts General Hospital, and violinist who is the author of: “From Scales to Scalpels—Doctors who Practice the Healing Arts of Music and Medicine: The Story of the Longwood Symphony Orchestra.”

Register for Dr. Lisa Wong's January 28th Thursday Morning Talk HERE

February 4th - Moshe Safdie - Architect, urban planner, and author with a celebrated 50-year career. Speaking on: “Humanizing Megascale: How cities are becoming denser, and what we need to do to make them humane and habitable.”

Register for Moshe Safdie's February 4th Thursday Morning Talk HERE

February 11th - Jason Rezaian - An American journalist who served in Teheran as the Bureau Chief for the Washington Post. Convicted of espionage in 2015, Jason will speak on his book: “Prisoner: My 544 days in an Iranian Prison.”

Register for Jason Rezaian's February 11th Thursday Morning Talk HERE

Please consider being a subscriber at one of three participation levels:

Patron: $125.00
Sponsor: $250.00
Benefactor: $500.00

The entire amount of your contribution is tax deductible, and 100% of the proceeds go to benefit the Mount Auburn Hospital.

If you prefer to donate by check, please make your check payable to Thursday Morning Talks, and mail to our Treasurer: Jeannie Austin, 40 Grozier Road, Cambridge, MA 02138

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