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At the Morris Museum 

2:15 PM to 3:45 PM

Sep. 11 

A Report Card for President Biden’s Foreign Policy So Far.

Dr. Jerry Pubantz, University of North Carolina.

Sep. 18                        

Artificial Intelligence:  Benefits and Risks.

Dr. Erdal Kose, Fairleigh Dickinson University.


Oct. 2

Can we Solve Our Immigration Problems?

Muzaffar Chishti, Migration Policy Institute, New York University.


Oct. 9 

Recent and Upcoming Critical U.S. Supreme Court Cases:  The Issues, Reasoning, and Methodologies.

Prof. Edward A. Hartnett, Seton Hall University School of Law.


Oct. 16

The Roots of the U.S. – China Rivalry.

Dr. Michael Beckley, Tufts University.


Oct. 23 

New Alignments Among Nations in the Mideast.

Dr. Steven Cook, Council on Foreign Relations.


Oct. 30

Achieving Sustainable U.S. Energy Independence:  How to Do What We Want in a Climate We Like.

Dr. Dork Sahagian. Lehigh University.


Nov. 6

World Roundup.

Dr. Ralph Buultjens, New York University.


Michael Beckley is an associate professor of political science at Tufts University and a Jeane Kirkpatrick Visiting Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.  He previously worked for the U.S. Department of Defense and continues to advise offices within the Pentagon.  He is the author of Unrivaled:  Why America Will Remain the World’s Sole Superpower.


Ralph Buultjens has been a professor at New York University for over 25 years and was the Nehru professor at the University of Cambridge (U.K.).  He also served on the faculty of the New School University and as Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Council.  He is a well-known media commentator and the author of ten books on global politics and history. His awards include the Toynbee Prize for the Social Sciences and the French Order of Arts and Letters.


Muzaffar Chishti, a lawyer, is Director of the Migration Policy Institute’s office at New York University School of Law.  He is a director of the New York Immigration Coalition and the Asian-American Federation.


Steven Cook is Eni Enrico Mattei senior fellow for Middle East and African Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.  He is an expert on Arab and Turkish politics as well as on U.S-Middle East policy.


Edward A. Hartnett is Richard J. Hughes Professor of Constitutional Law and Public Service at Seton Hall Law School. He has also taught Constitutional Law at the University of Pennsylvania and University of Virginia, and published articles in the law journals of Columbia and Duke Universities.


Erdal Kose is a lecturer at Fairleigh Dickinson University, with specialties in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning/Data Science, Diverse Programming Paradigms, and Theoretical Computer Science.   He is the director of the STEM program at FDU. 


Jerry Pubantz is a professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is a member of the National Advisory Board of the Middle East Policy Council and was formerly National Educational Consultant to that Council. 


Dork Sahagian is Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Lehigh University.  He is co-author of pivotal reports on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and has published the nationwide environmental textbook, ”A User’s Guide for Planet Earth.”



Notice to Members:


Please claim your seats at least 15 minutes before each lecture begins. After that the available seats will be offered to qualified standbys, as well as to members.  Please sit in the “Mask Required” section only if you are wearing a mask.

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