Thu 25 Apr

The Fall and Rise of the Soviet Union

Charles Brock, M.Litt. Reagan, Thatcher, John Paul II, Walesa, Gorbachev, and others enabled the fallof the Soviet Union and damaged communism extensively. Putin, with Trump'ssuccor, has rev... Read More »
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 »

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.