Leon Botstein, president of Bard College and internationally renowned educator, musician and author, will open the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College’s 20th Anniversary Year celebrations with a lecture on Sunday, Sept. 8.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 2 p.m. at the Daniels Art Center, Bard College at Simon’s Rock.

Under Botstein’s leadership, Bard College has become a premiere American educational institution with a successful network of innovative public high schools and an acclaimed college-degree program for maximum-security prisons, as well as a global presence with joint-degree programs across the globe. He will draw on his expertise in innovative education in his Sept. 8 lecture.

OLLI at BCC, partner in education with Williams College, Bard College at Simon’s Rock, and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, is a member-led organization for people 50 and over. OLLI offers courses, lectures and special events 12 months a year at venues throughout Berkshire County.

For more information or to request a course catalog, call (413) 236-2190 or visit www.BerkshireOLLI.org.