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Some past presenters from our Virtual Speaker Series
have allowed us to record their presentations.
Those recordings are available to the public here.


Stay Connected and Informed —
Join Northwest Neighbors Village’s Virtual Speaker Series

Northwest DC is home to numerous dynamic, informed individuals.  Several have offered to share their expertise and insights in a series of talks. Plan to join us for one or all of these discussions, which are designed to engage and inform you. NNV’s Speaker Series is being offered free of charge to the community.

Rock Creek: People-Powered Restoration - Jeanne Braha
Thursday, January 21, 11 a.m.

Our nearby national park is nearly twice the size of Central Park, home to the District's only endangered species, and provides recreational opportunities for millions of us each year. Join Jeanne Braha, executive director of the park's friends group, Rock Creek Conservancy, to learn how we can all be stewards of our beloved natural oasis. 

Israel, Jordan and the Palestinians - Michael Sharnoff
Tuesday, January 26, 11 a.m.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently vowed to annex part of the West Bank to apply Israeli sovereignty to the Jordan Valley and the northern Dead Sea. What is the significance of the timing of this announcement and what are the implications of such a move, if implemented, for Israel, the Palestinians, and Jordan? Michael Sharnoff will highlight Israel’s relationship with Jordan and the Palestinians in an historical context from independence to present. It will explore the key players and their attitudes and perceptions of the West Bank. It will explain and describe the role of the United States and prospects and requirements for moving towards a political solution.

Exploring Planet Word:  Where Language Comes to Life - Rebecca Roberts
Thursday, February 11, 2 p.m.

Speaker: Rebecca Roberts, Curator of Programming, Planet Word is a nationally recognized author and former program Coordinator for Smithsonian Associates

Please join us for an online tour of Planet Word, Washington’s newest museum, located at the historic Franklin School in Washington, DC.  Rebecca will be our docent for a tour of the museum and will answer our questions about the world's first voice-activated museum where language comes to life.

Click on the title of the program in which you are interested to register. Once registered, you will receive an email with the link to attend the day before the program.

If you or someone you know would like be a speaker in the future, please email Judie Fien-Helfman at