Morningside Gardens Speaker Series

In 2017, EPIC launched a speaker series Series in collaboration with Columbia’s School of Professional Studies. Coordinated by Morningside Retirement and Health Services, the series is free and open to the public. Talks take place at 100 LaSalle Street, Room #MC. For more information, please call 212-666-4000 or email


April 5, 2:00 p.m.

Mischa Schwartz, Charles Batchelor Professor Emeritus in Electrical Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, will speak on “The Political Einstein.”

April 26, 7:00 p.m.

Tom Ference (soon to be an Emeritus) holds Joint Professorships in Management at Columbia’s Graduate School of Business and Mailman School of Public Health and will speak on “The Police and Community: To Protect and Serve.”

May 3, 7:00 p.m.

Jeanne Stellman, Professor Emerita, Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health, will speak on “Agent Orange: The Toxin That Keeps on Giving.”

May 17, 7:00 p.m.

Frances Pritchett, Professor Emerita of Modern Indic Languages in the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, will speak on “The Powers of Small Poems: From Ogden Nash to the Ghazal.”

June 14, 7:00 p.m.

Margaret Jo Shepherd, Professor Emerita of Education, and Ghazala Mehmood, who earned an M.A. in International Education at Teachers College, will speak on “Seeing Muslim Women Through Western Eyes.”