The Speaker Series is an adult education program held on select Sundays. We hear from scholars, poets, and leaders in our world, and in the world of faith.
Beverly Gage, Professor of 20th-century American history at Yale, talks about her newest book, G-Man: J. Edgar Hoover and the Making of the American Century. Gage is also author of The Day Wall Street Exploded, which examined the history of terrorism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. She writes frequently for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New York Times Magazine, and The New Yorker, among other publications.
Jill Dougherty, former CNN Moscow Bureau Chief and an expert on Russia, will speak about the Russia-Ukraine war. Dougherty is an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University’s Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies; a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.; and a member of the Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute Advisory Council.
In honor of this year’s 200th anniversary of the St. John’s bell cast at the Revere Foundry in Boston, Nina Zannieri, Executive Director of the Paul Revere Memorial Association, will join us. The association’s mission is to inspire a deeper appreciation for the relevance of American history by sharing the life, legacy, craftsmanship, and iconic home of artisan, businessman, patriot, and citizen Paul Revere. St. John’s own historian, Richard Grimmett, will provide a brief introduction to place St. John’s Revere bell in a local, historical context.