Tom Toro is a cartoonist and author, who has published over 200 cartoons in The New Yorker since 2010. His cartoons also appear in Playboy, The Paris Review, The New York Times, American Bystander, and elsewhere. He has written short stories for the New Haven Review as well as contributed a dozen essays to The … Continue reading "Town Hall: Tom Toro – “Funny Ha-Huh: Cartoons that Make Us Laugh and Think”"
All Waterman members are invited to attend the annual meeting before the final Town Hall luncheon of the year.
Dr. David J. Helfand is Chair of the Department of Astronomy at Columbia University. Dr. Helfand’s science course, part of Columbia’s famed Core Curriculum, is taught to all Columbia’s first year students. He received the University’s 2001 Presidential Teaching Award and the 2002 Great Teacher Award from the Society of Columbia Graduates. Dr. Helfand spent … Continue reading "Town Hall: David Helfand – “Global Climate Change: What We Know and What We Don’t Know”"
A 2005 MacArthur Fellow and featured artist in the media, including the PBS NewsHour, Washington Post and The New York Times, Aaron Dworkin is a former dean of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theater and Dance, and is currently professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at the Ross School of Business. He is the author … Continue reading "Town Hall: Aaron Dworkin – “A Wager on Diversity, Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship in the Arts”"
William Burke-White holds both a bachelor’s and law degree from Harvard University, and a doctorate in international relations from Cambridge University where he was a Fulbright Scholar. He is currently a Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania and Inaugural Director of Penn’s International Affairs Institute’s Perry World House. Burke-White was a White House … Continue reading "Town Hall: William Burke-White – “The Five Most Powerful People in the World”"
Matthew Stanley is an award-winning professor who holds degrees in history, astronomy, physics, and religion. Stanley teaches and researches the history and philosophy of science and its connections with the broader world at New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. His presentation will examine how Einstein’s youthful philosophical questioning led to a revolution in … Continue reading "Town Hall: Matthew Stanley – “The Remarkable Genius of Einstein”"
Francine Segan is a noted lecturer, food historian, and author who regularly appears on radio and TV, including the Today Show, the History, Sundance, and Discovery channels, as well as the Food Network and PBS. Returning to Waterman after her enthusiastically received Town Hall lecture in 2014, Ms. Segan has also spoken at many prestigious … Continue reading "Town Hall: Francine Segan – “Chocolate!”"