Tue 22 Jun

The Biden-Putin Summit in Geneva: Creating a more stable and predictable relationship?

Lena Surzhko-Harned, Ph.D. In the last few years, the relationship between the US and Russia have hit the lowest point since the end of the Cold War. While other US presidents attempted to "rese... Read More »
Tue 29 Jun

American Holidays – Celebrating Freedom

Andrew Roth, Ph.D. What are "the common objects of our love" – those things St. Augustine said bind a people into a nation? One is the things people celebrate. In the American Holidays... Read More »
Wed 7 Jul

When Erie Was the Freshwater Fishing Capital of the Word: The Role of Presque Isle – An Overview

David Frew During the early 1900s, Erie, Pennsylvania earned a national reputation for being the Freshwater Fishing Capital of the World. Tons of Lake Erie fish were delivered to... 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.