Press Release

Messages From Third to First Rome

Dedicated to the Memory of Alexander Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008)


April 18th-19th, 2009


Guest of Honor

Dr. David Allen White

Retired Professor of World Literature, Naval Academy in Annapolis


Saturday, April 18th, 2009

6:00 -10:00 P.M.


6:00 P.M.—Dr. David A. White: Russian Writers, Russia, and the West

7:00 P.M.---Cocktails

8:00—10:00 P.M.---Buffet Dinner with Open Bar


Sunday, April 19th, 2009

2:30---7:00 P.M.


2:30—5:00 P.M.


Comments by Dr. John C. Rao, Chairman of the Roman Forum:

Alexander Solzhenitsyn and Revolution---East and West


Main Lecture by Dr. David A. White

"Fruitful Death: Dostoevsky's Epigraph (John 12:24-25) as a Key to

The Brothers Karamazov"


5:00—7:00 P.M.

Cocktail Party with Traditional Commemoration of the Birthday of Rome




Saturday, April 18th: $50 per person. 35 persons limit. E-mail for information on availability before mailing in payment. Sunday, April 19th:   $25 per person, no limit on number of attendees, but reservation by April 15th is required. Make checks payable to “The Roman Forum” and send to 11 Carmine St., Apt. 2C, NY, NY 10014


University Parish Church of St. Joseph/371 Sixth Avenue, NY

(Between Waverly and Washington Place)

April 18th: Rectory Entrance on Sixth Avenue

April 19th: Church Hall Entrance on the corner of Sixth and Washington