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Interested in service on the Knowledge Series Advisory Council?

BY CALVERT JOHNSON, chair, Knowledge Series Advisory Council

The Knowledge Series, a POA-supported community program, encourages life-long learning through compelling presentations on literary, artistic, international, national and regional topics of interest and significance. The Knowledge Series Advisory Council seeks new members to replace those who will rotate off. This committee plans and carries out monthly programs that feature a guest speaker and occasionally sponsors a Destination Dinner featuring various countries and their cuisines. During the summer, the committee sponsors the Big Canoe Expert Series featuring residents of Big Canoe with special knowledge, expertise, or hobbies. We also host a well-established discussion series on global issues, “Great Decisions,” and a winter Ted Talks series.

Past speakers have included Dr. Wayne Clough, former president of Georgia Tech and director of the Smithsonian Institute; Dr. Elizabeth Kiss, president of Agnes Scott College, on political ethics and compromise; Robert Spano, musical director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Dr. Catherine Lewis, Kennesaw State University, on President Eisenhower, Golf, and Cold War Politics; Dr. Tom Cunningham, Atlanta Federal Reserve; Jim Gibbs on Gibbs Gardens; Kevin Riley, editor-in-chief, Atlanta Journal/Constitution; John Pruitt and Monica Pearson, former news co-anchors, WSB-TV; and Genevieve Verbeek, Consul-General of Belgium (with tasting of Belgian beers).

The Advisory Council meets for an hour to an hour and a half once per month. If you are interested in serving, please notify Cal Johnson, chair, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by September 15. Briefly describe your interest in the series and any special expertise and access to contacts/speakers you might bring to the Advisory Council; include a copy of your CV, resume, or bio.

Submitted by the Knowledge Series

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