Elmbrook’s Friday Speaker Series, held several times a semester, gives you a chance to take part in an informal dinner and discussion with a professor, business leader, or public intellectual. These discussions help you to mature your understanding of cultural trends, learn more about a given field, and appreciate the advances being made in the arts and sciences.


Our speakers are chosen for their outstanding contributions to their fields, and for the personal integrity with which they live. Many of our speakers are alumni and professors of Harvard and MIT.


The Speakers Series takes place on selected Friday nights during the school year. Dinner begins at 6:00 pm, followed by the talk and discussion with the speaker in an informal setting.

Fall 2017 Speakers

September 15, 2017
Sharif Younes
Software Engineer, Localytics, Inc.

September 29, 2017

Danilo Petranovich, Ph.D.
Director, Abigail Adams Institute

October 13, 2017
Carlos Fernandez-del Castillo, M.D.
Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

November 3, 2017
Donald Frederick, Ph.D.
Program for Integrative Knowledge, Harvard University

Selected Past Speakers

Can Good Work Exist in a Market-Drenched World?

Howard Gardner
Professor of Education, Harvard University

The War of the World: A New History of the 20th Century

Niall Ferguson
Professor of History and Business, Harvard University

Keynesian Economic Theory

John Kenneth Galbraith
Professor of Economics, Harvard University

How to Join the Coming Biotech Revolution
Douglas Lauffenburger, PhD
Head, Department of Biological Engineering, MIT

Thomas Hardjono
Hopes and Fears in Cybersecurity
Thomas Hardjono, PhD
Executive Director, MIT Kerberos Consortium

What is Life?
Jeremy England
Professor of Physics, MIT


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