Zeta Beta Tau Foundation

ZBT Live coming to a computer near you!

By Lesley Miller —

The world shifted in 2020, so did the programming offered by the Zeta Beta Tau Foundation.

ZBT Live, an award-winning virtual program, was created for brothers to learn, connect and continue to enjoy the benefits of brotherhood while we couldn’t continue in-person programs.

The success and interest ZBT Live has among alumni and undergraduates has allowed the Zeta Beta Tau Foundation to continue bringing subject-matter experts to our Brotherhood to cover a variety of topics.

Upcoming programs include:

Uncorked: A Wine Experience with Canard Vineyard

  • October 14, 2021
  • 8 p.m. EDT


Join us for a conversation and tasting experience with Brother Adam P. Fox, Mu (Boston University) 1989, who serves as the managing director of Canard Vineyard. Brother Fox will share his background and journey through the wine industry, educate participants on how to talk about wines and lead a virtual tasting of several wines. Information to purchase the wines is provided in the registration confirmation email.

Previous programs have been recorded and are available to watch on ZBTFoundation.org/zbtlive.

The Doctors Are In: A Discussion with Brothers in Healthcare, Education & Leadership

Brothers with decades of experience in the field of medicine. Dr. Jeffrey S. Flier, Alpha (City College of New York) 1968; Dr. Richard D. Ferkel, Alpha Rho (University of California-Los Angeles) 1973; and Dr. Jeffrey A. Ross, Rho Iota (University of Rhode Island) 1975, shared insights on their time practicing medicine, teaching the next generation of doctors, the changes they’ve seen in the field, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how that may shape medical practice in the future.


Covert Intelligence: A Discussion with Brothers in National Security

Watch for inside look at the various ways brothers are involved in the Intelligence and National Security community. The program features brothers Erik B. Rosenblatt, Gamma Xi (University of California-Santa Barbara) 1995; Brent Giannotta, Alpha Delta (University of Southern California) 2004; and Matthew J. Jacobs, Alpha Rho (UCLA) 2006.

Brother Rosenblatt is the deputy special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) at the New York field office, responsible for the criminal investigations of illicit transnational organizations. Brother Giannotta previously served as a counterterrorism analyst for the CIA and is now a journalist with the Los Angeles Times. Brother Jacobs is a former federal prosecutor who specialized in terrorism cases.

Never Forget…Never Again: A program on the Holocaust

The panel includes former U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Brother Stuart E. Eizenstat, Alpha Pi (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) 1964; Brother Fred S. Zeidman, Alpha Xi (Washington University-St. Louis) 1968, Chairman Emeritus of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council; Dr. Kori Street, Senior Director of Programs and Operations at the USC Shoah Foundation; and moderator Brother Frederic L. Bloch, Senior Vice President of Growth for the Anti-Defamation League.



To New Heights: Brothers in the Space Industry

This program features space entrepreneur and author Brother Robert C. Jacobson, Alpha Delta (University of Southern California) 1997; Deputy Director of NASA’s Multi-Mission Operations Center Brother Zachary Burkland, Iota (University of Denver) 2008; and Apollo Fusion Vice President of Engineering Brother Jorge J. Delgado, Alpha Psi (Pennsylvania State University) 2004.