[act-ma] James Galbraith, Anita Hill, Gregory Maguire at Cambridge Forum Fall 2011

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Thu Aug 4 12:10:23 PDT 2011



Bringing people together again to talk . . .
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Fall Program Season Begins

In this issue...

Fall Program Schedule
Phil Ochs Song Night on CD!

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Dialogue

August  2011
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Greetings!

Cambridge Forum is 45 years old!  We've asked a lot of questions since 1967, and
 this year we'll continue that tradition with an examination of "How We Live Today."
 Ten years after the shock of 9/11 and two years after the end of the Great Recession,
life in the United States can seem very unstable.  Distant wars are expensive-in
 dollars and in lives; do they make us more secure?  The economic downturn has officially
ended; why is unemployment still high, and spending by businesses and consumers 
weak?   Education is seen as fundamental to the nation's future success, but are
 schools and colleges preparing our children for the future?  Our representative
 government appears gridlocked, divided by a basic disagreement about the appropriate
role of government in the nation's life; is this the civic dialogue our democracy
requires?.

Join us in a genuine civic dialogue! Hear from the experts-political scientists,
 economists, educators, psychologists, scientists-about the realities of life in
 the United States today.  Share your own experiences.  And talk about potential
 solutions to the challenges we all face.  These discussions are the first step 
in ensuring that our values are represented in our civic and private lives, and 
everyone can participate.

Pat  Suhrcke, Director

Cambridge Forum
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How We Live Today

One Great Crisis: How the World Economy Fell Apart and Why the Economists Didn't
 Have A Clue
Thursday

September 8 @ 7pm

James K. Galbraith examines current economic debates about austerity, government
 spending, tax policy, and job creation.

The 	Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism

Wednesday

September 14@ 7pm

Harvard 	political scientist Theda 	Skocpol discusses 	the Tea Party. What impact
has it had on 	current policy debates?  On the 2012 election cycle?

Bullies 	and Cyber-bullies: Impacts on Victims, Victimizers, and Communities

Wednesday

September 21@ 7pm

Psychologist Elizabeth 	Englander,  	neuroscientist Tracy 	Vaillancourt, and 	storyteller
Odds Bodkin examine what 	can we learn from the accumulated wisdom of our culture
and from the 	modern discoveries of neuroscience about the impact of bullying on
 	both victims and victimizers.

Reimagining 	Equality:  Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding Home

Tuesday

October 	4 @ 8 	pm

Law 	professor Anita 	Hill reflects on 	her own experience as an African American
woman in the late 20th century.  How successful have the movements for racial and
gender 	equality been in eliminating barriers to opportunity?

America the Vulnerable: Digital Espionage, Crime, and Warfare

Wednesday

October 19 @7 pm

Former National Security Agency insider Joel Brenner explores the chilling future
of espionage and warfare in the digital matrix that bounds our world.

Bob Dylan in America

Thursday

October 27 @7pm

Princeton historian and cultural commentator Sean Wilentz explores the place that
legendary artist Bob Dylan holds in America.

Columbus:  The Four Voyages

Wednesday

November 2 @7pm

Author Laurence  Bergreen retraces the voyages of Christopher Columbus, placing 
the 15th century explorer into the context of the Age of Discovery.

Reinventing Discovery

Wednesday

November 9 @7pm

Michael Nielsen, a pioneer of quantum computing, discusses the need to change the
way scientific research is conducted and the way data is handled to take account
 of new technologies and systems of collaboration and teamwork.

Ron Burns Memorial Forum on Science and Technology

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Wednesday

December 7 @7pm

Author Gregory Maguire looks back on his journey of imagination with the publication
of Out of Oz, the fourth and final book in the Wicked series.
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Buy the CD!

Remember the crisp, cool October evening last fall when a host of musicians  gathered
to perform the songs of 60s legend Phil Ochs?   Each Phil Ochs  Song Night is unique--because
the mix of musicians is different every  time and because the songs they choose 
are different as well.  Click on  the link below to hear the Cambridge Forum Song
Night webcast.
Forum Network "Phil Ochs Song Night" [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=7wih55cab&et=1106907143933&s=217&e=001cfjmDA75ZYiPTvpVBKXyHSedbPRk7nOdZ2wogjLvGz5_ZQ-_l_gGU2qGg3SZbKKWm9AoIbFCL2uNypIG8X5Vw1KS64jp6UTFfB90b63D5ZM0xXPbi1fyzMNy-yAOikRdxZqHDPQfZJEbIzbDUcJwTCh_R93ck0QJ]
Or buy the concert on CD:
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