Fall 2010

The Largest Accidental Oil Spill in History: Lessons Learned from Inside the Response Operation

Captain Ed Auzenbergs, U.S. Coast Guard

Capt. Auzenbergs was the Chief of Staff for the Coast Guard response in Mobile, Alabama, brought the lecture audience into the Incident Command Post where many of the critical decisions are made for the ongoing response to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

September 22, 7:00 p.m.

Winning with Attitude and Alliances

Bob Crowley, Retired high school physics teacher and winner of “Survivor: Gabon”

Mr. Crowley discussed how the importance of teamwork, developing real-life alliances and overcoming challenges helped him to outlast 39 days in the jungle of Gabon and win the TV show “Survivor”.

September 29, 7:00 p.m.

rich gotham

Building a Champion:The Business of Basketball

Rich Gotham – Team President, Boston Celtics

Mr. Gotham discussed the interdependency between the Celtics off the court business and its on the court success.

Monday, November 1, 2010, 12p.m.

Anatomy of a Game Development Deal

Michael Cavaretta, Attorney

Morse Barnes-Brown Pendleton and founder and chair of the MIT Enterprise Forum New England Game Special Interest Group (NE Game SIG)

Mr. Cavaretta spoke about legal and intellectual property issues and challenges related to video game development deals.

November 2, 7:00 p.m.

Thinking Globally: The Convergence of Animal, Human and Environmental Health

James G. Fox, DVM, Director and Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Division of Comparative Medicine

Dr. Fox, who has authored and edited a number of texts in the field, discussed how research in veterinary medicine is currently impacting a wide-array of global health issues.

November 10, 7:00 p.m.

For Good:  Three Legal Lives and the Lessons They Teach Us about Moral Courage

The Honorable James Baker, Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces

Judge Baker explored the meaning of “pro bono service” and the role and importance of moral courage in our everyday lives. The lecture featured three stories about ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

November 15, 7:00 p.m.