The Strathmore Speaker Series invites a noteworthy speaker or panel to present a lecture in the Firebarn in Onondaga Park, in Syracuse’s Strathmore neighborhood. Six lectures and presented each year.
The Series is a platform for recognized local experts from a range of disciplines to share the power of their ideas with the community through intellectually stimulating, thought provoking, and enlightening conversations on the arts, literature, politics, history, the environment, science, philosophy, theology, and business.
Additionally, we hope to promote the city and parks of Syracuse and most specifically, the Strathmore neighborhood and Onondaga Park – in a dynamic and positive manner so that lecture series visitors see the Strathmore neighborhood and City of Syracuse as an exciting and desirable community in which to live, work, and raise a family.
- The season will kick off on Thursday, March 19th at 7 pm with a panel discussion among neighbors who have chosen to live and work in the up-and-coming Near Westside (SALT District).
- Our second event will feature a lecture about the impact of media on democracy by former Dean of the Newhouse School and moderator of WCNY’s Ivory Tower Half Hour, David Rubin on Thursday, April 16th at 7 pm.
- The spring season will conclude with a presentation on income inequality in America by Maxwell School Economist Donald Dutkowsky on Sunday, May 17th at 3 pm. All events are free and open to the public.