Table Topics and Distinguished Hosts

As of March 9, the table topics are as follows. Please check back often for the most updated listing.
  1. Backstage at The Sopranos with Dominic Chianese, ’61, and Steve Schirripa, ’80, cast members of the Emmy Award-winning HBO series The Sopranos

  2. Brooklyn College in 2020 with Karen L. Gould, president, Brooklyn College

  3. “The Great Mistake of 1898” or Was It? A Historical Perspective of the Merger of Brooklyn and New York City with Edwin Burrows, distinguished professor of history, Brooklyn College; Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and co-author of Gotham

  4. The Coming Green Bubble: In It or Out of It, But Can’t Stop It with Robert Bell, professor of management and chairman of the Department of Economics, Brooklyn College

  5. What It Means to Be a Broadway Producer with Roy Furman, ’60, Veteran Broadway producer of shows including The Color Purple, The Addams Family, West Side Story and Spamalot; vice chairman, Jefferies & Company

  6. Beyond the Ring: Inside the World’s Largest Boxing Archive with Anthony M. Cucchiara, professor and coordinator, program in archival studies and community documentation, Brooklyn College

  7. Contemporary Dining, Emerging Chefs and Restaurateurs of New York City with Michael Lomonaco, ’02, executive chef and managing partner, Porter House New York

  8. How Books Become Films with Michael Cunningham, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and screenwriter; former head of the Brooklyn College M.F.A. Program

  9. Backstage at the Late Show with Vinnie Favale, ’82, vice-president of late night programming,CBS

  10. Sustainable Food Practices with Girl Green, Compost Queen with Annie Hauck-Lawson, '78, associate professor of health and nutrition sciences, Brooklyn College; co-editor, Gastropolis: Food and New York City

  11. Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the Arts in Brooklyn, But Were Afraid to Ask with Ella Weiss, ’62, president, Brooklyn Arts Council

  12. Key Investment and Economic Inflection Points for 2010 with Martin D. Sass, ’63, chairman and CEO, M.D. Sass

  13. Human Rights Enforcement in the 21st Century with Martin Mendelsohn, ’63, former managing partner, Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis; founder of the Department of Justice’s Office of Special Investigations; pro bono counsel for Holocaust survivors in their litigation against the Swiss banks

  14. Inside the Media with Myron Kandel, ’52, veteran financial journalist and founding financial editor of CNN

  15. The Age of Obama? with George Cunningham, chairman and professor, Department of Africana Studies, Brooklyn College

  16. The Nation’s Foremost Sustainable Industrial Park: The Brooklyn Navy Yard with Andrew H. Kimball, president and CEO, Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation

  17. Environmental Remediation of the Gowanus Canal with Martin Schreibman, ’56, distinguished professor emeritus of biology, Brooklyn College, and Walter Mugdan, director, Regional Superfund Program, EPA

  18. Coney Island, Past, Present and Future with Ron Schweiger, ’70, Brooklyn borough historian; president, Brooklyn College Alumni Association

  19. Death and Life of Brooklyn’s Authentic Urban Places with Sharon Zukin, professor of sociology, Brooklyn College; author of Naked City: The Death and Life of Authentic Urban Places and Leonard Lopate, ’67, host of WNYC's The Leonard Lopate Show

  20. Building a Vintage and Contemporary Art Collection: A New Media Artist and Collector's Viewpoint with Ellen Simon Sandor, '63, new media artist, founder/director of (art)n; co-founder, Sandor Family Collection

  21. Brooklyn Trends Report: Key Challenges and Opportunities for the Borough in 2010 with Gretchen Maneval, director, Center for the Study of Brooklyn

  22. Creating Creativity: How to Handle the Information Age with Dan Fauci, ’63, president, Dan Fauci Productions; former head of comedy development, Paramount

  23. The Role of Emissions Trading in Addressing Climate Change with Richard L. Sandor, ’62, chairman and founder, Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX); executive chairman, Climate Change plc 

  24. Women and the Race to the White House with Barbara Winslow, associate professor, School of Education and Women’s Studies Program, and director, Shirley Chisholm Project of Brooklyn Women’s Activism, Brooklyn College; co-editor, Clio in the Classroom: A Guide for Teaching U.S. Women's History

  25. Contemporary Music: The Role of the Composer in Society with Tania León, distinguished professor, Conservatory of Music, Brooklyn College; conductor and composer

  26. Brooklyn College Hillel—The Way Forward with Howard Wohl, president, Brooklyn College Tanger Hillel; former chairman of the board, BBYO, the world’s largest Jewish teen organization


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