Siegal Lifelong Learning Center to host two upcoming talks with author Robert Watson

Robert WatsonThe Siegal Lifelong Learning Center will host Robert Watson, a professor, author, media commentator and community activist, for two lectures May 22-23 at the Siegal facility in Beachwood (26500 Shaker Blvd.).

Drawing from more than 40 published books and hundreds of scholarly articles, book chapters, and encyclopedia/reference essays and organizing a half-dozen national conferences on the American presidency, Watson will give a behind-the-scenes look at the 2016 presidential race with analysis and predictions.

His talk on the 2016 election will be held Sunday, May 22, at 7 p.m.

The event is free, but preferred seating is available for $18. Registration is available online.

This event is made possible by the support of Terri and Stuart Kline.

Watson also will discuss his new book, The Nazi Titanic: The Incredible Untold Story of a Doomed Ship in World War II Monday, May 23, at noon.

Using forgotten records, interviews and more than 100 sources, including diaries and oral histories, Watson tells the story of SS Cap Arcona. This ocean liner was “cast” in a Nazi propaganda film about the sinking of the legendary Titanic. After the movie’s failure, it was used to transport German soldiers and civilians, and then subsequently to hold thousands of concentration camp prisoners. Days before Germany surrendered, the British Royal Air Force mistakenly bombed the Cap Arcona, killing nearly all of the prisoners.

A book sale and signing will be held after lecture, courtesy of Books of Aurora.

This event will cost $25, which will include lunch.

Registration for the event is available online.

For more information, visit or call 216.368.368.2091.