Malt Whiskey Tasting Fundraiser

Sunday, May 18, 2014, 5 p.m., Sandy Burr Country Club, 103 Cochituate Rd., Wayland, MA. Come out and learn all about malt whiskey while supporting the Walden Forum! First come first serve. Participation will be limited.  $125 donation per person, which is a tax-deductible donation to Walden Forum. Join the Walden Forum for a special […]

Lessons from the Holocaust: Remembering the Past and Looking to the Future

Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 7:30 p.m., Wayland Middle School Auditorium, 201 Main St., Wayland, MA. Join the Walden Forum for a discussion with Dr. Anna Ornstein, MD, Professor of Child Psychiatry, Author, Lecturer, and Holocaust survivor. Ornstein: “Every survivor of a disaster, whether natural or man-made, feels lucky.  Those of us who survived the Holocaust are only […]

March 4, 2014: To Frack or Not to Frack

March 4, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m, First Parish, 50 Cochituate Road, Wayland. Speaker: Henry D. (Jake) Jacoby – Professor, Educator, Author and Researcher. Join the Walden Forum for a discussion, “To Frack or Not to Frack: the Shale Gas Revolution and Its Discontents“, with Jake Jacoby, Professor of Management, Emeritus in the MIT Sloan School of Management […]

December 12, 2013: “Handel’s Messiah, a Community Sing-Along”

December 12, 2013 @ 7:30 p.m., Wayland High School. Join the Walden Forum, the WHS Sinfonia Orchestra, with Susan Memoli conducting, along with professional & audience choruses directed by the renowned Sharon Brown, from the Berklee College of Music, for our holiday community sing-along. Our sing-along has been developed on a principle of openness. Everyone is welcome in the […]

November 12, 2013: Iran – Rouhani Is a Force of Change

November 12, 2013 @ 7:30 p.m, First Parish, 50 Cochituate Road, Wayland. Speaker: Fatemeh Haghighatjoo, PhD, the “Lion Woman of Iran”, also former Iranian Parliamentarian, journalist, educator, and author. Join us for a discussion about Iran’s new leader and the implications for the nuclear issue between Iran and the U.S.  “We have seen courageous women stand up […]

Oct. 10, 2013: “Technology and Teen Dating Violence”

October 10, 2013 @ 7:30 p.m, Wayland High School. Join guest speaker, Meredith Dank, Ph.D., Professor, Senior Research Associate at the Justice Policy / Urban Institute NYC  and Author, as she leads our discussion on “The Rate of Cyber Dating Abuse among Teens and How It Relates to Other Forms of Teen Dating Violence”. Dank notes: Just […]

Sept. 10, 2013: “Entrepreneurship Is the Most Powerful Force for Economic and Social Value Creation”

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 @ 7:30 p.m. Location: Wayland High School. Join guest speaker Len Schlesinger– College President, Professor, Educator, CEO, Author and Entrepreneurship Advocate. Len Schlesinger’s talk:  “Why Action Trumps Everything:  Entrepreneurship is the Most Powerful Force for Economic and Social Value Creation.” We’re seeing more businesses moving from a model focused exclusively on economic outcomes to […]

May 21: “The Power of Pink – A Serious Breast Cancer Discussion”

May 21, 2013 @ 7:30 p.m. Wayland Middle School Auditorium, 201 Main St., Wayland, MA. Join us for a discussion with Ronni Cohen-Boyar – Executive Director of the Massachusetts Affiliate of Susan G.Komen ® and Dr. Eric Winer – Director, Breast Oncology Center, Thompson Senior Investigator in Breast Cancer Research. Cohen-Boyar says “working with Komen […]

WBUR’s Robin Young – A Look at Her Career

Robin Young, WBUR Radio Personality, joins us to discuss her career. Learn about her journey as a female journalist and filmmaker. Listen to her comments on current issues and whether or not there is still a bias toward women in business. Ms. Young will discuss the people she has interviewed and stories she has covered that have most moved her. She will […]

Jews and Arabs, Israelis and Palestinians

“…Is Co-Existence Possible in Israel, and Is Peace Possible in the Greater Middle East?” Two Slifka-Malkin Scholars – One Jewish, one Arab and both Israelis – discuss the Brandeis University program that brought them together to peacefully coexist in study.  The session will cover how they were selected and their general impressions of life at […]