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.

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

November 10, 2017
David Reilly
Chief Operating Officer, Dorel Juvenile

Recent Speakers

Leisure: The Basis of Culture
Thatcher Gearhart
Retired Investor, Bain Capital

After Darwin, Aquinas
William Carroll
Faculty of Theology and Religion, Oxford University

What is Friendship?
Michael Pakaluk, PhD
Professor of Ethics, Catholic University of America

Crossing the Tiber from Harvard
Adrian Vermeule, JD
Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard University


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