Recordings of the Global Issues Series III Lectures and the Sarasota Music Monday performances will be shown on Monday & Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm in the TBI Sanctuary. The videos will be of the previous week’s Sarasota live performance & lectures.  

Series will run January 17 – April 7, 2022.

 The lectures are open to the public. Daily tickets to all the lectures are $10 at the door.

Payment by cash or check only (payable to S.I.L.L.)

You can purchase all 12 lectures in a series for $85! Visit or call (941) 365-6404 for more information!







JANUARY 17Emilio & Cara Colón – cello

Emilio and Cara Colón are the creative force behind the International Chamber Orchestra of Puerto Rico, an innovative new project that provides high impact cultural and artistic experiences for under-served communities in Puerto Rico and around the Caribbean.

JANUARY 24Jonathan Godfrey – guitar

Hailed as “invitingly poetic” by the Boston Globe and “a fine young guitarist and composer” by Soundboard Magazine, Jonathan Godfrey‘s diverse career in classical, jazz, and popular music has made him one of the most in-demand concert artists, session musicians, composers, and arrangers on Florida’s Suncoast.

JANUARY 31NY Gilbert & Sullivan Players – actors

Founded in 1974 by Albert Bergeret, the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players has performed every G&S operetta to enthusiastic audiences around the country and abroad. Mr. Bergeret has enjoyed a 40-year career performing, staging, conducting, and designing every G&S opera in the repertoire. He will be joined by Laurelyn Watson Chase, Cameron Smith, and David Macaluso, all soloists with NYGASP and graduates of the Manhattan School of Music.

FEBRUARY 7Ann Morrison – actress

Ann Morrison is an award-winning actress, writer, teacher, and director for over 40 years. She starred on Broadway in Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along directed by Harold Prince, LoveMusik (2007); London’s West End in Peg; Off-Broadway in the musical Goblin Market and joined the original cast of Forbidden Broadway





JANUARY 20Stories That Never Made It into Print: Backstairs at the White House

Thomas DeFrank has been a White House correspondent for more than 50 years, since the last months of the Lyndon Johnson administration. Some of his more entertaining and revealing reporting, especially personal interactions with many of the 11 presidents between LBJ and Joe Biden, has never been published. Until today.

JANUARY 27Making Peace in the Middle East

The Trump administration brokered four Arab peace agreements with Israel in five months during 2020, known collectively as the Abraham Accords. Veteran diplomat Brian Hook, who was on the negotiating team, will explain the significance of the Accords and the foreign policy required to promote peace in the Middle East.

FEBRUARY 3 – Independence Corrupted: How America’s Judges Really Make Their Decisions

Judge Charles B. Schudson will bring us behind the trial bench to meet judges analyzing trials and sentencings and explain how judges weigh life and death, million-dollar damages, and our civil rights. With scholarship and compelling cases, he will examine the personal, professional, and political pressures threatening judicial independence today, like never before.

FEBRUARY 10 – Can Europe Become French Again? The Joe Roddy Lecture

The retirement of Angela Merkel, Brexit, and the disarray of Spanish and Italian politics paves the way for a new French seniority in Europe assuming, as is likely, Emmanuel Macron retains the Presidency in the 2022 elections. Martin Walker explores this possible outcome and its implications for the EU and other countries.


The Sarasota Institute of Lifetime Learning (SILL) is a non-profit organization that offers an expert lecture series to provide information on and discussion of the arts and contemporary global issues. SILL is guided by an all-volunteer board committed to modest pricing and enhanced outreach.