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The Esther Elson Memorial Lecture
The long-time New York Times opinion writer and bestselling author needs no introduction. One of the keenest observers of the world in our time, Friedman will tackle the big issues of the day, from global conflicts in Ukraine, the middle east, and Africa, to a world on the brink of exceptional technological change and the potential pitfalls of robotics and artificial intelligence.
Susie Elson is a former chairman of the Board of Trustees at The Four Arts. Her husband, Ambassador Edward Elson, is a former vice chairman of the board. Both have a long history of service and generosity to the Four Arts. Ambassador and Mrs. Elson created the memorial lecture in 2005 to honor Ambassador Elson’s mother Esther, who was a gifted artist and a long-time member of The Four Arts. Often the Elson speaker is selected from the arts, and past speakers have included Catherine ZetaJones, Christopher Plummer, Twyla Tharp, Itzhak Perlman, Placido Domingo, and actor Jim Carter from Downton Abbey