Free Lecture: Fulbright Speaker on 300 Years of Freemasonry
The Robert R Livingston Masonic Library
2018 Free Lecture Series Lecture No.5:
Fulbright Speaker on the 300th Anniversary of Freemasonry
On June 24th, 1717, four London Lodges met to create the first Grand Lodge. Long before that, Masonic Lodges had existed, but mostly operated independently from each other. The new Grand Lodge in England provided Freemasonry with a structure, common rules, visitation rights and a modern philosophy: the Enlightenment. It was the beginnings of modern Civil Society.
Freemasonry introduced several revolutionary concepts for their time and place: men were assessed by their merits, and not by their wealth or social status. Lodge leadership was elected — not hereditary. Members observed religious tolerance. Such ideas had a strong impact in the development of modern Western thought, as well as in the history of many countries in Europe and the Americas.
Brother Jorge Luis Romeu is a dual member of the Grand Lodge of New York and the Gran Logia Soberana de Puerto Rico. He is a Lodge member of Liverpool Syracuse Lodge No. 501 , the American Lodge of Research, the Western NY Lodge of Research, the Jose G. Bloise Lodge of Research (Puerto Rico), and Jose Celso Barbosa Logia No. 106 (Puerto Rico). He is also a member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, NMJ.
He received his Ph.D. from Syracuse University in Operations Research, 1990; his M.S. from Syracuse University in Operations Research, 1982 and his Licenciado from the University of Havana in Mathematical Statistics, 1973.
He serves as a Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Research Professor at the L.C. Smith College of Engineering & Computer Science at Syracuse University. His expertise is in statistics and operations research modeling and analysis; Quality, reliability, SPC/DOE, and industrial statistics; International education, and engineering education research.
Brother Romeu is also the Director of an international educational project dedicated to providing programs that enhance faculty development opportunities and exchanges called The Juarez Lincoln Marti Project. He is a member of the Fulbright Speakers Specialist Roster, through which he has taught courses in several universities, such as Veracruzana, Mexico, Catolica, in the Dominican Republic, and Instituto Politecnico, Ecuador. Such courses and workshops are subsidized by the Fulbright organization.
Event Location: The Chancellor Robert R Livingston Masonic Library
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Image: Freemasons gathered in Royal Albert Hall in London on October 31, 2017 at the culmination of the United Grand Lodge of England’s Tercentenary celebration. Photo Credit: Devon SmithBuy tickets/get more info now