Jim Sherbert, a top chief executive and business advisor, will take attendees through an exploration of several pillars of U.S. and Arizona history in the Americana lifelong learning series at the Holland Center (located at 34250 N. 60th Street in Scottsdale).

Held on the second Tuesday of the month, each lecture starts at 4 p.m. In each monthly lecture, Sherbert will delve into one pillar of what makes the U.S. such a unique nation. To attend, register at hollandcenter.org. Each event is $10. Topics include:

January 11, American Pride: Often known as the most prideful nation on earth, the U.S. is a true human melting pot. So much social complexity makes the U.S. the most racially and religiously integrated nation in modern times. This lecture will examine some of its most prideful features and discuss what drives the American ethos.

February 8, The History of Journalism in America: Journalism in 2022 has become enormously complex with numerous channels of communication, enormous competition, all bombarded onto an increasingly less learned populous. How did American journalism get where it is and where is it going?
March 8, Wall Street: Investors established the first corporations to shield themselves from liabilities incurred by companies. This lecture will examine the broad concepts of investing, including the risks and rewards, from both the perspective of a casual investor and that of a trader “on the floor.”

April 12, The History of Arizona: Like much of the rest of the West, Arizona’s history prior to statehood in 1912 featured mining, water, farming and a few high-risk ventures. But many of the people who built the last of the 48 contiguous U.S. states were quite interesting and make for a very good story.

May 10, Banking in America: In the early 1800s, credit was necessary to drive the industrial revolution, but there were few banking institutions. Today, America’s total banking assets exceed $24 trillion. How did we get where America is today and how does banking really work?

Sherbert has a passion for history and the broad scope of events and people who make America unique among nations. The successful chief executive and business advisor’s career includes consumer and commercial manufacturing in the international market. Currently, Sherbert serves as the development leader of the Desert Foothills Leadership Academy and former board chair of The Holland Center.

The Holland Center strives to drive community enrichment though arts, education and community service programs for all generations. The Center offers a diverse array of programs, including lifelong learning classes, visual and performing arts, Sonoran Desert education, community outreach, and more. As a nonprofit organization, the Holland Center does not receive funding from government entities and is proud to rely exclusively on the generosity of donors.