Times listed are local times. Please note that all Visiting Scholar lectures are free and open to the general public.



Cruise the Mediterranean with the PBK Northern California Association! They will be joining PBK host Burt Wolf's "Here's Looking at You Birthday Cruise" from Rome to Marseille September 23-30, 2018. All PBK members are invited to join. Sign up now while good cabins are still available! As an added bonus, for every PBK member who signs up, Burt will donate $300 to the Northern California Association's scholarship fund. Learn more and register here.

April 26-27

Carlisle, PA – The PBK Chapter at Dickinson College will host Visiting Scholar Stephen Walt, Belfer Professor of International Affairs, Harvard University. Professor Walt's lecture, "Where is U.S. Foreign Policy Headed?" will be held on Thursday, April 26 at 7:00pm, Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Hadley White.

April 29

Baltimore, MD – The PBK Association of Baltimore will host a tour of "The Ever-Changing Cosmos" at Davis Planetarium with guide Jim O'Leary, lead space and astronomy specialist for the Maryland Science Center. The event will be held at the Science Center Planetarium, 601 Light Street from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For ticket purchase and more information, please visit the Baltimore Association website.

April 30

Portland, OR – The Portland PBK Association will attend the Oregon Historical Society's panel discussion on "Creating Home and Community Before and After the Fair Housing Act" at Kennedy School, 5736 Northeast 33rd Ave. The Association will meet at the school at 6:30 p.m. for the 7 p.m. event and will gather for drinks and an informal discussion after the panel. To RSVP or request more information, please email Drea Cordova at pbkoregon@gmail.com.

May 3-4

Grinnell, IA – The PBK Chapter at Grinnell College will host Visiting Scholar Mary Miller, Sterling Professor of the History of Art, Yale University. Professor Miller's lecture, "Life and Death in the Ancient Maya City," will be held on Thursday, May 3 at 11:00am, Rosenfield Center 101. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Hadley White

Northfield, MN – The PBK Chapter at Carleton College will host Visiting Scholar Paige West, Claire Tow Professor of Anthropology, Barnard College/Columbia University. 
Professor West's lecture, "Disposession, Racism, and the Environment," will be held on Thursday, May 3 at 5:00pm, Gould Library Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Hadley White.

Atlanta, GA – The PBK Association of Atlanta will host a lecture by Dr. Michael Lomax, President and CEO of the United Negro Fund, who will speak of "The Challenge of the Old South: Some Things that Black and White Folks Need to Know." The event will take place at the Civil Rights Museum, 100 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW, on May 3 at 6:30 p.m. For more information, please contact James Flannery at jflanne@emory.edu.

Denver, CO – The PBK Association of Colorado will host a University of Denver Faculty Lecture titled "Digging Amache: Archaeology of a Japanese Internment Camp in Colorado." The event will be held in the Anderson Library at the University of Denver, 2150 E Evans Ave, on May 3 at 4:00 p.m. The lecture is free and open to guests, but seating is limited. To register and find more information, please email board@pbkcolorado.org by April 17.

May 5

Tukwila, WA – The Puget Sound PBK Association will gather for a docent tour of the Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Tukwila at 10:30 a.m. Guests are welcome, and the cost is $18 for adults, $16 for seniors (65 and over), $11 for youth (5 to 17), and children 4 and under enter for free. For more information, please visit the Puget Sound Association website.

Boston, MA – The PBK Association of Boston will host a lecture by Jacquelyn Sholes on Johannes Brahms (1833-97) and his music, followed by dinner and a trip to the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) to hear an all-Brahms program. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will take place at Boston University's Pardee School of Global Studies, 121 Bay State Rd. at 3 p.m., and the concert will be held at Symphony Hall, 301 Mass. Ave., at 8 p.m. Tickets for the performance may be purchased individually at the BSO's website. To RSVP and find more information, please contact Jacquelyn Sholes at jsholespbkboston@gmail.com.

May 6

Berkeley, CA – The Northern California PBK Association will host its annual meeting and awards dinner at The Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way, at 4:00 p.m. For more information, please visit the Northern California Association website.

Chicago, IL – The PBK Association of the Chicago Area Book Group will meet to discuss The Leavers: A Novel by Lisa Ko at Nix Restaurant at the Knickerbocker Hotel, 163 East Walton Place, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information, please visit the Chicago Association website.

Richardson, TX – The North Texas PBK Association will host a cookout and general meeting for the election of its officers. The meeting is free for all current members of the association, and it will be held at the home of Nancy & Steve LaVerde at 4 p.m. For more information, please visit the Eventbrite page or email Bruce Thomas at bthomas@bthomaslaw.com.

Cleveland, OH – The Cleveland PBK Association will host its 2018 Annual Scholastic Awards Banquet at Landerhaven beginning at 12:30 p.m. for check-in. The keynote speaker is Beverly Warren, Ph.D. Ed.D., President of Kent State University. Please contact Nina Dale at ninadale3@gmail.com to RSVP by April 28 or request further information.

May 9

Philadelphia, PA – The Delaware Valley PBK Association will host a dinner meeting featuring guest speaker Marjorie O. Rendell, Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. The event will be held at the Acorn Club, 1519 Locust Street, in Center City Philadelphia with a cash bar at 5:45 p.m. and the program and dinner starting at 6:30 p.m. The reservation deadline is May 5, and dinner tickets are $50 per person. For more information, please contact Matt DeJulio at mattdejulio@msn.com.

Minneapolis, MN – The Twin Cities PBK Association will celebrate its local celebrity, Prince, by hosting a free, guided tour of the Prince Exhibit at the Weisman Art Museum, 333 E. River Road, at 5:30 p.m. Please RSVP to Pam at pam@teleplusconsulting.com by May 2nd. For more information, please visit the Twin Cities Association Facebook page.

May 11

Chicago, IL– The Chicago PBK Association will host a Young Professionals happy hour at the South Branch Tavern and Grille, 100 S Wacker Dr at 6:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Caroline Ling at carolinelyd@gmail.com or visit the Chicago Association website.

May 16

Seattle, WA – The Puget Sound PBK Association will attend the Solomon Katz Distinguished Lectures in the Humanities. Charles W. Mills will lecture on "Race and Capitalism" at Kane Hall 210, University of Washington at 7:00 p.m. For more information, please visit the Puget Sound Association website.

May 17

Seattle, WA – The Puget Sound PBK Association will host a Spring Luncheon featuring retired Washington Supreme Court Justice Bobbe J. Bridge, who will speak on "A Judge's Search for Children's Rights: The Center for Children & Youth Justice." The event will be held at the Seattle Yacht Club, 1807 E. Hamlin Street, Seattle at 11:45 a.m. The cost is $40 per person, and guests are welcome. For more information, please visit the Puget Sound Association website.

Houston, TX – The Houston PBK Association will gather for a free visit of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), meeting outside the MFAH's Law Building on Bissonnet Street at 6:30 p.m. The event is open to guests. For more information, and to send your RSVP by May 10, please email Ryan Bowley at ryan.bowley@gmail.com.

May 24

Seattle, WA – The Puget Sound PBK Association will host it's Humanities Achievement Award Presentation and Social at the UW Alumni Association Washington Commons, 4333 Brooklyn Avenue N.E., from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. This year's award will be presented to David Armstrong, executive producer/artistic director of the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle. For more information, please visit the Puget Sound Association website.

May 30

New York, NY – The New York PBK Association Book Club will meet to discuss Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance (Nonfiction) by Barack Obama at Winslow, 243 E 14th St, at 7:00 p.m. For more information, please visit the New York Association website.

June 2

SeaTac, WA – The Puget Sound PBK Association will gather for a docent tour of the Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden, 13735 24th Avenue S., SeaTac at 11 a.m. The cost is $5 per person, and guests are welcome. For more information, please visit the Puget Sound Association website.

June 3

Chicago, IL– The Chicago PBK Association will host a Young Professionals brunch at the Willow Room, 1800 North Halsted St, at 11:30 a.m. For more information, please contact Caroline Ling at carolinelyd@gmail.com or visit the Chicago Association website.

August 12

Mercer Island, WA – The Puget Sound PBK Association will gather to view a free production of King Lear by Wooden O in Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre, 2040 84th Avenue S.E., Mercer Island at 1:30 p.m. For more information, please visit the Puget Sound Association website.

August 31

Clinton, NY – Hamilton College Romanell-Phi Beta Kappa Professor for 2017-2018 , Marianne Janack, will give her third and final lecture in a series of three at 4:15 p.m. in the Dwight Lounge of the Bristol Center on the Hamilton College Campus. The lecture is titled: Lonliness, Escape, Entertainment, and Writing: Why do we read? Why do we write?

September 23-30

Rome, Italy – The Northern California PBK Association will be hosting a Mediterranean Wine Cruise with Burt Wolf of PBS' "Travel & Traditions!" The international program event will begin in Rome on September 23 at 6 p.m. and will finish in Marseille on the morning of September 30. For more information, please visit the Northern California Association website.

 




2016 Laure Astourian, "Outside the Metropolitan Frame: The Nouvelle Vague and the Foreign, 1954-1968"
2014 Elizabeth Leet, "Women, Horses, and the Coming-Together of Species in High Medieval Literature"
2016 Laure Astourian, "Outside the Metropolitan Frame: The Nouvelle Vague and the Foreign, 1954-1968"
2014 Elizabeth Leet, "Women, Horses, and the Coming-Together of Species in High Medieval Literature"
2016 Laure Astourian, "Outside the Metropolitan Frame: The Nouvelle Vague and the Foreign, 1954-1968"
2014 Elizabeth Leet, "Women, Horses, and the Coming-Together of Species in High Medieval Literature"

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