Parker offers free lectures for the general public, providing a forum for conversation on world perspectives featuring talks on current educational, artistic, social, political, psychological and scientific issues. Through the years, thought leaders from across the nation, as well as members of Parker’s faculty and administration, have delivered public lectures at the school.
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Nightviews Speaker Series presents

Dr. Lisa Damour
Learn about “Parenting in an Age of Anxiety” with Dr. Lisa Damour

Monday, April 30 | 7 p.m.
Heller Auditorium

Free and Open to the Public
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Francine C. Rosenberg Memorial Lecture Series

The Francine C. Rosenberg Memorial Lecture Series was created to honor the memory of one of Parker’s most dedicated and effective volunteers, Francine C. Rosenberg. In Francine’s memory, the Lecture Series is dedicated to exposing Parker and the extended community to innovative views, philosophies and teachings relevant to the education of our children and how we live our lives. Previous guest lecturers include Michael Thompson, Ph.D.; Robert Evans, Ed.D.; Michael J. Gelb; John Gottman, Ph.D.; Edward Hallowell, M.D.; Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot; Wendy Mogel, Ph.D.; Sir Ken Robinson; Alvin Rosenfeld, M.D.; Ruth J. Simmons; James P. Steyer; Beverly Daniel Tatum; Maria Trozzi; Judith Viorst; Paul Tough, Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair and Bruce Perry.

Click here for more on Eric Liu’s visit to Parker.
Click here for more on Ta-Nehisi Coates visit to Parker.
Click here for more on Julie Lythcott-Haims visit to Parker.

Joan W. Harris Visiting Music Scholar in Residence

In our ongoing effort to provide experiences for students to find inspiration, learn, appreciate and understand the transformative power of classical music, Francis W. Parker School announced the establishment of the Joan W. Harris Visiting Music Scholar in Residence program in the 2017–18 academic year.
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center visited Parker as our inaugural of Joan W. Harris Visiting Music Scholars in Residence.

Robert A. Pritzker Visiting Scientist•Inventor•Engineer in Residence Public Lecture

The Robert A. Pritzker Visiting Scientist•Inventor•Engineer in Residence program was created by a gift to Parker in honor of engineer, industrialist and philanthropist Robert A. Pritzker ’44. This program aims to expand science education opportunities at Parker and foster an ongoing dialogue among students and teachers about current issues in science. Previous recipients include Dr. Leon M. Lederman, Dr. Paul Sereno, Dr. Russell Mittermeier, Cristina Mittermeier, Dr. Edward “Rocky” Kolb, Dr. Ka Yee Lee, Dr. Don Hillebrand, Dr. Matthew Tirrell, Dr. Liz Gerber and Sian Beilock.

Click here to share in Professor Rick Steven’s most recent visit to the school.

Nightviews Speaker Series presents

Click here for more on David Farber’s visit to Parker.
Francis W. Parker School educates students to think and act with empathy, courage and clarity as responsible citizens and leaders in a diverse democratic society and global community.