See Who Will Appear at the Mt. Auburn Hospital’s Speaker Series

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Mount Auburn Hospital Auxiliary’s 80th annual Thursday Morning Talks Series will begin this week. The 2016 lecture series will feature speakers who will cover a wide variety of topics including: art, journalism, national security, and challenges to our democracy.

Speakers will include Eric Lander, President and Founding Director of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT; Stephen Kurkjian, author and former investigative reporter for the Boston Globe; Ethan Lasser, Associate Curator of American Art at the Harvard Art Museums, and more.

The Talk Series will be every Thursday, Jan. 7 to Feb. 25, 2016 (weather permitting) at the Holy Trinity Armenian Church, 145 Brattle Street (at the Sparks Street Entrance), Cambridge, MA 02138.

Tickets are open to the public and cost $20.00 per lecture, available for purchase at the event.

Bouillon reception at 10:15 a.m and lectures start at 11 a.m.

Upcoming talks include:

Jan. 7 Eric Lander

President and Founding Director of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, The Human Genome and Beyond

Jan. 14, Jeannie Suk

Professor, Harvard Law School, Regulating Sex on Campus

Jan. 21 Jeffrey Burns

Chief of Critical Care Medicine and Executive Chair of International Health Services, Boston Children’s Hospital, Harnessing the Power of the Internet to Improve the Care of Children Worldwide

Jan. 28 Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Activist, Author, and Politician, Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now

Feb. 4 Stephen Kurkjian

Author and former investigative reporter for the Boston Globe, The Gardner Museum Heist: Boston’s Last, Best Kept Secret

Feb. 11 Gish Jen

Author, East Meets West: Art, Culture, and the Interdependent Self

Feb. 18 Ethan Lasser

Associate Curator of American Art for the Harvard Art Museums, From the Philosophy Chamber; Harvard’s Lost Collection

Feb. 25 Phillip Weinstein

Professor of English Literature at Swarthmore College, Dark Twins: Faulkner and Race

Through a partnership with the Harvard Coop, books by all of the speakers will be available for sale and signing after each lecture.

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