Mon 29 Apr

U.S.-Saudi Relations in the Trump-MBS Era

Baher Ghosheh, Ph.D. The U.S. and Saudi Arabia have a complicated relationship. We see eye-to-eyeon some issues, but we are worlds apart when it comes to democratic values,human rights, an... Read More »
Tue 30 Apr

Examining the Educational Impact of Sail Training and Exploring the 2019 Tall Ship Lineup

Fleet William Sabatini This summer, Tall Ships America will bring a fleet of tall ships to the GreatLakes, the world's largest body of fresh surface water as part of the Tall ShipsChallenge.... Read More »
Wed 1 May

The Far Side of the Moon and the Birth of the Culture Wars: America in 1968

Andrew Roth, Ph.D. Following the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 8's lunar orbit, one reflects on America in1968 – the year Smithsonian magazine says "America Shattered," the cusp yearof "T... Read More »

Advancing Community Progress in Erie, Pennsylvania

The Jefferson Educational Society (JES) of Erie is a nonprofit institution where conversations commence and ideas take action. We were founded to promote civic enlightenment and community progress for the Erie Region through the study, research, and discussion of those ideas and events that have influenced the human condition. The Society offers courses, seminars, and lectures which explain the central ideas that have formed the past, assist in exploring the present, and offer guidance to enhance the civic future of the Erie Region.