Tuesday Talks

Tuesday Talks are scheduled in Faculty House on the Morningside campus on alternate Tuesdays during the academic year. EPIC members, faculty, and invited guests speak on topics that range across the academic spectrum and also address issues of particular importance to the retired academic community.

Participants can continue their discussion at lunch in the Faculty House Dining Room at a special reduced rate for EPIC members.

Guests are welcome.

Time: 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.

Location: Faculty House, 64 Morningside Drive (please click here for map).

If you would like to give a talk, please let EPIC know.

Spring 2019 Tuesday Talks

January 29, 2019: “Bitcoin, Blockchains and the Nature of Money”, David Beim, Professor Emeritus in Finance & Economic, Columbia Business School

February 12, 2019: "Emerging End of Life Ethical Issues in Clinical Practice", Kenneth Prager, MD, Prof of Medicine, Director, Medical Ethics, Chair, Medical Ethics Committee, CUIMC

February 26, 2019: “When the Emperor of Japan Becomes Emeritus”, Barbara Ruch, Professor Emerita, Japanese Literature and Cultural History (GSAS), Ongoing Director, IMJS: Japanese Cultural Heritage Initiatives, Columbia University

March 26, 2019: "The Great Indian Epic that You've Never Heard Of"?, Fran Pritchett, Professor Emerita of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies, Special Lecturer in Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies

April 9, 2019: "Legal and Financial Risks and Choices for Aging Professionals", Jermaine Guthrie, certified financial planner at TIAA and Tamara Telesko, Director of Wealth Planning Strategies, expert on legal and tax issues

April 23, 2019: “United Nations, Multilateralism and the Challenges of International Peace and Security and Development”, Ambassador Ibrahim Agboola Gambari, CFR


Fall 2018 Tuesday Talks:

October 9, 2018: "Uprooting, Exile, Anchoring in My New York Poems," Anna Frajlich, Senior Lecturer Emerita, Department of Slavic Languages

October 23, 2018: "Building a Healthcare System on Idjwi Island in the Democratic Republic of Congo," David Evans, Professor Emeritus and Special Lecturer of Sociomedical Sciences

November 13, 2018: "Developing Prophylactics against Stress-induced Depression," Christine Ann Denny, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

November 27, 2018: Speaker to be announced

December 18, 2018: Speaker to be announced