Speaker Series on The Hill

A monthly luncheon for members and those in the community, featuring speakers of interest.

Gather at noon on the second Thursday of the month in Widener Hall. Bring your lunch and a friend. Presentation begins at 12:30 p.m. Dessert and coffee are provided. A $5 is donation requested. Call Leslie Lefer at 215-247-4654 or email [email protected]


Thursday, May 10 (rescheduled from March 8)
Dr. David Contosta – America’s Needless Wars

Dr. David R. Contosta is a Professor of History at Chestnut Hill College and the author of more than 20 books. He will discuss his recently published book, “America’s Needless Wars: Cautionary Tales of US Involvement in the Philippines, Vietnam, and Iraq.” This eye-opening book takes a unique approach to the history of U.S. foreign policy by examining three unrelated conflicts, all of which ended tragically and resulted in the deaths of millions on both sides. By analyzing what went wrong in each case, the author uncovers a pattern of errors that should serve as a precaution for future decision makers contemplating a conflict abroad. A book signing will follow the presentation.