2013-2014 Video Gallery

Jeb Bush, Former Governor of Florida (1999-2007)

America's Promise in Uncertain Times

Entrepreneur and author Jeb Bush discussed the challenges America currently faces.

Support for Former Governor Bush's programming has been generously provided by the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation and CNL Financial Group.


United States Poet Laureate (2001-2003)

Billy Collins shared selections from his new volume of poetry Aimless Love with the audience as well as some of his classics.


Author, Producer, Environmental Advocate

Lauried David discussed her latest documentary Fed Up! and then had a conversation with WPI Senior Distinguished Fellow Billy Collins.


Peace Activist and Proponent of Non-Violence

Arun Gandhi shared lessons from his grandfather Mahatma Gandhi and fond memories of him with the audience. Additional support for Mr. Gandhi's programming has been generously provided by the Hugh McKean Fund at the Community Foundation.


The Next 20 Years: How Science Will Revolutionize Society and Our Lives

Dr. Michio Kaku shared how science will change our lives over the next twenty years with a capacity crowd.


World-renowned violinist and conductor

Beloved for his charm and humanity as well as his talent, Itzhak Perlman is treasured by audiences throughout the world who respond not only to his remarkable artistry but also to his irrepressible joy of music-making and communicating with audiences.


Author and educational consultant for Major League Baseball

Author, educator and daughter of legendary major league baseball player Jackie Robinson, Sharon Robinson shared with audience stories of her father's life and legacy. (Photo credit John Vecchiolla)


The Wall Street Journal Drama Critic and Author

Drama critic of The Wall Street Journal, author, and playwright Terry Teachout will discussed his latest book Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington.