This lecture by Professor John Rossi is part of the Westfield Historical Society First Wednesday Luncheon series.
The Age of Discovery began, with Western explorers from seafaring nations like Portugal and Spain and later Holland, France and England setting forth from the "Old World" to chart far away shipping routes and discover "new worlds". The Age of Enlightenment refers to the 18th century in European philosophy, and is often thought of as part of a period which includes the Age of Reason. This movement advocated rationality as a means to establish an authoritative system of ethics, aesthetics, and knowledge. It also provided a framework for the American and French Revolution.
For over twenty five years, John Rossi, a professor at New York University, has educated and inspired numerous students on subjects such as South American Studies, the Alaskan Frontier, Economics and Finance. Professor Rossi has given many lectures and traveled extensively to Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Mexico, Panama and Alaska. It was in spectacular Alaska, where he studied the Sawyer Glacier and the Gold Rush Trails. Professor Rossi has published several articles for McGraw Hill and has been a guest speaker on the popular cable program BIZTECH, where he discussed finance and responded to calls from the viewing audience. He also volunteers his time teaching seniors basic computer skills at SeniorNet.
To attend the luncheon kindly make a reservation by calling (908) 233-2930 by noon, Monday, June 4. The cost of the luncheon is $21 for members and $26 for non-members, including a 3 course meal and gratuity.