[act-ma] Spring Series of Free Lectures and Discussions, March-May 2007

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Wed Feb 21 12:58:36 PST 2007


Ali S. Asani & Mona Eltahawy
 Marshall Goldman & Uri Ra¹anan
 Herman Badillo
 Richard S. Lindzen
 Edward Albee, Rick Lombardo & Karen MacDonald
 Paul Biddinger & Lisa Stone
Paul Hawken 

This spring, the Ford Hall Forum presents seven public discussions on the
questions concerning our community, nation, and world.  From global warming
to immigration to disaster preparedness, the Forum hands the microphone to
thought-provoking speakers on the front lines of these issues.  To
facilitate frank and open discussion, equal time is provided for speakers¹
remarks and audience members¹ questions.  At the Ford Hall Forum, no speaker
goes unquestioned and no view goes unchallenged.  Come join the


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You Don¹t Know Us: Voices from the Moderate Muslim Majority
Ali S. Asani, professor of the Practice of Indo-Muslim Languages and Culture
at Harvard University, member of the Board of Directors of the American
Islamic Congress; Mona Eltahawy, award-winning New York-based journalist and
commentator, international lecturer on Arab and Muslim issues.
Moderated by Jeff Jacoby, Boston Globe columnist.
Thursday, March 15
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Old South Meeting House
Power, Petroleum, and Flawed Succession:  The Roots and Impact of Putin¹s
Marshall Goldman, Katherine Wasserman Davis Professor of Russian Economics
at Wellesley College (Emeritus), associate director of the Davis Center for
Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University; Uri Ra¹anan, director of
the Institute for the Study of Conflict, Ideology, and Policy, and professor
of international relations at Boston University.
Thursday, March 22
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Old South Meeting House
One Nation, One Standard:  An Ex-Liberal on How Hispanics Can Succeed Just
Like Other Immigrant Groups
Herman Badillo, counsel to the law firm of Sullivan, Papain, Block, McGrath
& Cannavo, former deputy mayor of New York, and former U.S. Congressman.
Moderated by State Representative Jeffrey Sanchez.
Sunday, April 1
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Raytheon Amphitheater, Northeastern University
Is Global Warming a Cause For Alarm?
Richard S. Lindzen, Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Atmospheric Science at MIT,
member of the National Academy of Sciences.
Sunday, April 22
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Old South Meeting House
Does Theater Have a Future? The Players Look Forward...
Edward Albee, playwright, three-time Pulitzer Prize winner; Rick Lombardo,
director, and producing artistic director at New Repertory Theatre; Karen
MacDonald, actress, founding member of American Repertory Theater.
Moderated by arts critic Ed Siegel.
Monday, April 30
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Rabb Auditorium, Boston Public Library
Disaster Preparedness in Massachusetts: Ready? Or not?
Paul D. Biddinger, MD, FACEP, chairman of the Massachusetts Medical Society
Committee on Preparedness, and physician at Massachusetts General Hospital;
Lisa Stone, MD, Hospital Preparedness Coordinator, Massachusetts Department
of Public Health. 
Moderated by Stephen Smith, Boston Globe public health reporter
Co-Sponsored by the Massachusetts Medical Society.
Thursday, May 3
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Old South Meeting House
Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being, and
Why No One Saw it Coming
Paul Hawken, environmentalist, author, founder of Erewhon Trading Company,
Smith & Hawken, and the Pax Group, and executive director of the Natural
Capital Institute. 
Moderated by Steve Curwood, host of Living on Earth.
Monday, May 21
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Old South Meeting House

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