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Stephen C. Widom Cultural Arts at Emanuel
presents guest speaker

Former Ambassador THOMAS PICKERING
Topic: The World Today: Challenges & Opportunities


Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 3:00pm

Thomas R. Pickering is Vice Chairman of Hills & Company. Ambassador Pickering served as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (1997-2000) and as U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation, India, Israel, El Salvador; Nigeria, and Jordan. He also was the U.S. Ambassador and Representative to the United Nations in New York, where he led the U.S. effort to build a coalition in the UN Security Council during and after the first Gulf War. He has held additional positions in Tanzania, Geneva, and Washington, including as Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Oceans, Environmental and Scientific Affairs and as Special Assistant to Secretaries of State William P. Rogers and Henry A. Kissinger. After retiring from the State Department in 2000, Ambassador Pickering joined The Boeing Company as Senior Vice President, International Relations and Member of the Executive Council. He serves on a number of not-for-profit boards. He holds degrees from Bowdoin College, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and the University of Melbourne and speaks French, Spanish, and Swahili fluently and also Arabic, Hebrew and Russian.
For further information, go to scwculturalarts.org.
Temple Emanuel of Great Neck is located at 150 Hicks Lane.
Admission: $20 or 2@$35. Call 516.482.5701 to buy tickets and for information..

 

SCW Friday at Emanuel
guest speaker

Professor Richard D. Wolff
Topic: Capitalism's Crisis Deepens

Friday evening
March 31, 2017 at 7:30pm

Richard Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amerherst and a Visiting Professor at the New School University in New York. Wolff's recent work has concentrated on analyzing the causes and alternative solutions to the global economic crisis. His groundbreaking book Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism inspired the creation of Democracy at Work, a non-profit organization dedicated to showing how and why to make democratic workplaces real. Wolff is also the author of Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism and Capitlaism Hits the Fan: The Global Economic Meltdown and What to Do About It. He hosts the weekly hour-long radio program Economic Update, which is syndicated on public radio stations nationwide, and he writes regularly for The Guardian and Truthout.org. Wolff appears frequently on television and radio to discuss his work, with guest appearances including Real Time with Bill Maher, Moyers and Company, Charlie Rose, Up with Chris Hayes, and Democracy Now! His newest book, Capitalism's Crisis Deepens, makes the case that the crisis should be grasped not as a passing moment but as an evolving stage in capitalism's history. • Book Signing
For further information, go to scwculturalarts.org.
Temple Emanuel of Great Neck is located at 150 Hicks Lane.
Admission is FREE. Call 516.482.5701 for information.

 

The Nathan Ackerman Memorial Speaker
Former Prime Minister of Israel
EHUD BARAK

Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 7:30PM

Ehud Barak is one of the most recognizable names in Israeli politics, a man "who over a half-century career became Israel's most decorated soldier and held the nation's trifecta of top positions," according to The New York Times. Mr. Barak has served Israel as Prime Minister, Chief of General Staff of the Israeli Defense Forces and most recently as Minister of Defense, a position he took on in 2007. In 2012 he was bestowed the United States Seating is limited. Purchased tickests in advance. Call 516.482.5701.