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Springfield Public Forum's Speaker Series: Edith Widder and Fredrik Logevall

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – An upcoming speaker series in Springfield provides a forum for you to learn, discuss and exchange ideas on important issues affecting our society. Page Brody, Executive Director of the Springfield Public Forums, shared more about the upcoming forums.

Springfield Public Forum’s Speaker Series
Symphony Hall
34 Court Street

Edith Widder
Light in the Dark of the Depths
Sunday, November 23rd, 4:00PM
Springfield Symphony Hall

Marine biologist and oceanographer Dr. Edith Widder has spent her career peering into the darkness for signs of life and light. An expert in deep sea bioluminescence, she pioneered optical techniques that can now record a full array of dazzling deep sea creatures. Dr. Widder founded the Ocean Research & Conservation Association (ORCA), a conservation nonprofit whose focus is to protect and restore aquatic ecosystems and the species they sustain through the development of innovative technologies and science based conservation action. Dr. Widder’s event is sponsored by St. Germain Investments. An engaging event for audiences ages 10-110!

Fredrik Logevall
Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America’s Vietnam
Wednesday, December 3rd, 7:30PM
Springfield Symphony Hall

Written with the style of a great novelist and the intrigue of a Cold War thriller, Pulitzer Prize-winning Embers of War will change your understanding of how and why America went to war. A story of missed opportunities and deadly miscalculations, it probes deep into the unanswered questions surrounding the demise of one Western power in Vietnam and the arrival of another.

About The Springfield Public Forum:
Since 1935, the Springfield Public Forum has provided a free opportunity for learning, conversation, and exchange of ideas to address the important issues affecting our society. The Forum was established from a “need to know” during the Great Depression to provide a resource for residents of Springfield to come together to better understand the political, social and economic issues confronting our region, nation, and the world. We are one of the last remaining community-based, free public speaker series in the country.

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