About us

The Great Lectures is based out of New York City and is made up of by a team of dedicated lifelong learners!

The Great Lectures (TGL) Series recognizes that learning is a lifelong endeavor. We give you the opportunity to attend LIVE one-hour talks on a range of topics, led by highly regarded professors from top universities. Our forums don’t just inform, they inspire!

Do you have an insatiable thirst for knowledge?

The Great Lectures is a series of talks given by world-renowned experts on a wide range of current topics, such as psychology, economics, gender policies and other academic subjects, as well as top Broadway music, classical composers, and much more. Our goal is to engage, inform and inspire by providing a public forum for people who wouldn’t ordinarily register for university courses, but are eager for intellectual growth and continued learning – basically, the lifelong learner.

The Great Lectures curates educational experiences without the traditional scholarly stress of deadlines and exams, and instead cultivates an environment that is fun, exciting and innovative. Our lectures are coupled with exclusive one-on-one speaker-guest interaction, hosted in various creative New York City spaces.

The Founder

Max G. Ansbacher, President of the 22-year-old Hedge Fund, Ansbacher Investment Management, founded The Great Lectures Series to help inspire lifelong learners like himself. Previous to his most recent endeavor launching The Great Lectures, he has authored three books on investing, including The New Options Market, Fourth Edition, which was the first book ever published on exchange traded options and has become one of the all-time best-selling books on the subject. A graduate of Yale Law School, he has been featured in Forbes Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Television Network, Fox News Channel and CNBC.

The Team

Keisha Jerry

VP, Program Director

Álex Gargallo

Communication Strategist

Ismael Cruces

Senior Designer

Zafreen Mahfooz

Assistant Project Manager

What our Past Attendees Have To Say

Customer reviews

"A wonderful series of lectures! Very well organized, excellent speakers, good venue, not too expensive a price. I look forward to their next event."
"I loved hearing from all the lecturers. They made the history personal and alive. It was amazing to learn so much new information about a topic I thought I was well versed in. The lectures were informative, emotional and personal. I realized that history is not about names and dates but rather about people and how they experienced the events that changed the world."
"1 hour lecture is not enough! I enjoyed the Michaelangelo and Renaissance lectures. Great speaker. It will be nice to have desks interesting of folding chairs. Thanks for a great way to spend a Saturday-and for the delicious snacks."

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