Chair: Michele A.F. Kidwell
Co-Chair: Courtney Colette Brown
Members: Courtney Colette Brown, Elizabeth Cho, Dianne Davis, Joan Giordano, Michele A.F. Kidwell, Alice Levitus, Kenneth Jay Linsner, Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis, Lynne Mayocole, Vincent L. Menza, Stephen F. Pekar, Mira Stulman, Alexander E. Zagoreos,
Associate Members: Robert Benjamin Koehl, Lucille Alice Roussin, Mark Rose, Michael Skakun, Peter A. Young,
Deceased Member: Rheda S. Brandt
To understand the past in all its manifold variety is to acknowledge the richness of individual cultures as well as the unity amongst people and our shared humanity. To understand the past is to confront life aesthetically, ethically, fully, joyously, profoundly.
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Committee Song: Old King Tut by Harry Von Tilzer, 1923
September 17th, 2014, Wednesday - Salima Ikram on May They Live Forever: Ancient Egyptian Mummies
October 1st, 2014, Wednesday - His Excellency Ambassador Vladimir Drobnjak on a Headless Empress and the Sunken Scraper
November 6th, 2014, Thursday - Joan Breton Connelly on The Parthenon
December 11th, 2014, Thursday - Bert Smith on Aphrodisias
January 28th, 2015, Wednesday - C. Brian Rose on Gordion
February 26th, 2015, Thursday - Cherie Butler on Underground Railroad plus Michele Kidwell at 6pm on source documents concerning enslaved Africans
March 31st, 2015, Tuesday - Christian Luczanitis on Giuseppe Tucci's Discovery of Tibet
April 7th, 2015, Tuesday - The S. Rheda Brandt Memorial Lecture
May 7th, 2015, Thursday - Daniel Thompson on Discovery of Previously Unknown Sites through Today's Technology
June 16th, 2015, Tuesday - Yekaterina Barbash on Divine Felines in Ancient Egypt
January 15, 2014 - Andrew Moore (lecturer and President of the Archaeological Institute of America)
"The Future of Archaeology"
From left to right: Paul C. Rissman, Sites Preservation and Governing Board Member of the Archaeological Institute of America, Barbara Moore, Dr. Andrew M.T. Moore, President of the Archaeological Institite of America, Michele A.F. Kidwell, Jennifer Klahn, Vice President for Philanthropy of the Archaeological Institite of America
February 19, 2014 - Turkish Cultural and Tourism Directors-Attaches and Alexander Sokolicek (lecturer)
"The Grandeur of Ephesus"
From left to right: Director-Attache Fatos Ozsoy of the Culture and Tourism Office of the Consulate of Turkey, Michele A.F. Kidwell, Director-Attache Emin Kaya of the Culture and Tourism Office of the Consulate of Turkey, Dr. Alexander Sokolicek
December 9, 2013 - His Excellency Ambassador Dr. Palitha T.B. Kohona (lecturer)
"The UNESCO listed Cultural Triangle in Sri Lanka"
From left to right: Michele A.F. Kidwell, Anahi Viladrich Pekar, Ambassador Dr. Palitha T.B. Kohona, Mira Stulman, Carole Weaver-Linsner, Lindsay Ashby
From left to right: Ambassador Dr. Palitha T.B. Kohona (seated)
first row center:
Ambassador IsaiahZ Chabala of Zambia
Consul Gil Lainer of the Consulate of Israel
Ambassador Durga P Bhattarai Mission of Nepal to the United Nations
Ambassador Ahmed Fathalla of the Arab League to the United Nations
Captain Zhang Bing, Mission of China to the United Nations
Ralph Kohlen, Counselor at Mission of Germany to the United Nations
Donald A. Camp, Senior Advisor for South and Central Asia, Mission of the United States to the United Nations