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Mount Auburn Hospital group to hold distinguished lecture series in Cambridge

Posted by Jaclyn Reiss  January 15, 2013 10:30 AM

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The Mount Auburn Hospital Auxiliary organization will host its Thursday morning lectures for the 77th year beginning this month.

The series will feature lectures by distinguished local professors on topics about modern society, politics and healthcare. The forums will be led by multiple Harvard University professors and a Pulitzer Prize winning author.

Lectures will take place every Thursday through Feb. 28, weather permitting. Events start with a reception at 10:15 a.m., and the talks will begin at 11 a.m.

Upcoming talks include:

  • Jan. 17: Ron Suskind, Pulitzer Prize winning non-fiction writer. Topic: “How to Restore Confidence in Politics and Government”
  • Jan. 24: Ophelia Dahl, executive director of Partners In Health. Topic: “A Mission Both Medical and Moral”
  • Jan. 31: Nicholas Burns, professor of diplomacy and international politics at Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Topic: “Foreign Policy Challenges in 2013”
  • Feb. 7: David Cutler, professor of applied economics at Harvard University. Topic: “What Will the Health Care Industry Be Like a Decade From Now?”
  • Feb. 14: Jill Lepore, history professor at Harvard University. Topic: “Poor Jane’s Almanac: The Life and Opinions of Benjamin Franklin’s Sister”
  • Feb. 21: Robert Levin, music professor at Harvard University. Topic: “Who Cares if Classical Music Dies?”
  • Feb. 28: Allen Grossman, management practice professor at Harvard University. Topic: “Urban Education in America: How Do We Make it Work?”

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

The talks will take place at the Holy Trinity Armenian Church on 145 Brattle St. in Cambridge. Attendees are encouraged to use the Sparks Street entrance.

Tickets are open to the public and cost $20 per lecture, and will be available for purchase at the event.

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