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Notable Neighbors Presents: Jesse Driscoll Interviewed by Brian Flora
The Nineteenth Century Club
178 Forest Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60301
United States

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Thursday, September 24, 2020, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM CST
Category: Special Events- Open to the Public


Up until COVID-19, Jesse Driscoll had an interesting commute: he flew to San Diego to fulfill his professorial teaching responsibilities at the University of California, San Diego.  His area of expertise is nation-building (or not) in the post-soviet era.  Do you know where Tajikistan is?  Jesse was boots on the ground there doing field research. 

Jesse has studied the country of Georgia, just finished a book on the Ukraine, and has at least two more in the works.  To gain an appreciation of the breadth of his scholarly pursuits visit his home page.  Jesse and Brian make a power-packed duo given Brian’s lifelong career in the foreign service. To register for the September 24th program via Zoom, please click here.

 Interviews with Notable Neighbors

Many of us living in Oak Park, River Forest, and the surrounding communities have resided in the area for years. As you undoubtedly know, we are surrounded by talented neighbors who do interesting, meaningful things. Perhaps we talk to them at a block party or a neighborhood potluck (in the pre-COVID-19 days), or at T-ball games. Slowly over several encounters we discover their vocations and avocations. At some point we say, “Wait a minute, this person is doing really unique things. Others ought to know about this”.

The purpose of our new NCCA interview series is to introduce these notable neighbors to a wider audience. You are encouraged to nominate local folks whom you think fit the definition of people who do things that would be of interest to our members as well as a general audience. The program is an interview format lasting about 45 minutes with a period for audience questions afterward.

If you like programs like this and would like to help us continue to provide quality programing, please consider donating to the Nineteenth Century Charitable Association by clicking HERE!


Contact: Erin Payton at 708-386-2729 | [email protected]