Jill Carroll will examine “The Role Religion Plays in World Affairs” at her March 21 lecture. A former director of the Boniuk Center for Religious Tolerance at Rice University, Carroll believes a peaceful coexistence can be achieved when people make an effort to understand each other. As a scholar in religious studies, she has spent more than two decades studying the world's religions and major religious movements.
Town Hall favorite Elliot Engel returns to close the 2012-13 season on April 18. Author of 10 books and a frequent international lecturer, Engel is president of the Dickens Fellowship of North Carolina. His topic is “Leonardo da Vinci …. Before the Code.”
“We have a very hardworking board of directors who take our commitments seriously,” said Kaye Adams, Town Hall's public relations chairman. “The night before each lecture, we have a board dinner and the speakers are almost always overwhelmed by the hospitality they receive. By bringing in so many diverse and interesting speakers, Town Hall has been able to sustain itself for 80 years.”