American Values in the 21st Century

BCAE 85th Anniversary Lecture & Discussion Series

What does it mean to be American in 2018? This fall, the BCAE celebrates its landmark 85th anniversary with a special series of lectures and discussions exploring contemporary ideas about opportunity, free speech, equality, and truth.

$25 each (no discounts apply)!


American Values in the 21st Century - Truth

Fake News vs. Facts in a Post-Truth World
Wednesday, November 28 at 6:30pm

Philosopher Lee McIntyre asks, “Are we living in a post-truth world, where ‘alternative facts’ replace actual facts and feelings have more weight than evidence? How did we get here?” The BCAE’s 85th Anniversary Lecture Series wraps-up with an examination of the dynamics of a phenomenon playing out against the decline of traditional news sources, the rise of social media, and the emergence of fake news as a political tool.


American Values in the 21st Century - Equality

And Justice For All
Wednesday, November 7 at 6:30pm

The BCAE’s 85th Anniversary Lecture Series continues as Former U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts Carmen Ortiz joins Adrienne Penta, SVP and Executive Director of the Brown Brothers Harriman’s Center for Women & Wealth for a thoughtful conversation exploring justice, equality, and the advancement of political and social freedoms for women, people of color, and the LGBTQ community in America today.

Free Speech

American Values in the 21st Century - Free Speech

Breaking News: A Conversation About Today’s Headlines
Thursday, October 25 at 6:30pm

Join Boston Public Radio co-hosts Jim Braude and Margery Eagan for an exploration of the latest stories shaping Boston and beyond. Bring your opinions and come ready to dig deeper as this dynamic duo guides us through a fast, smart, and lively evening of timely conversation presented as part of the BCAE’s 85th Anniversary Lecture Series.


Doing Well by Doing Good

Doing Well By Doing Good
Thursday, October 11 at 6:30pm

You don’t have to be a businessperson to admire the successes of social entrepreneurs dedicated to making positive change in our communities, the nation, and around the globe. The BCAE’s 85th Anniversary Lecture Series kicks-off with an evening of fascinating stories from local visionaries who are upending conventions through businesses built for financial success – and social impact! Panelists include Jon Feinman, Founder & Executive Director of Inner City Weightlifting; Sandhya Murali, Co-Founder of Solstice; and Ashley Stanley, Founder & Executive Director of Lovin’ Spoonfuls.

Sponsored by Northern Trust

The Series

American Values in the 21st Century - The Series

Purchase the entire series and save $15! As a series subscriber, you will enjoy 4 great lectures and invitations to 4 wine & cheese receptions, kicking-off each program from 5:30pm-6:30pm. Don’t miss this great opportunity to meet the speakers and to mingle with other BCAE boosters in a fun and informal atmosphere.

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