[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 . . .
Fall Program Season Begins
In this issue...
Fall Program Schedule
Phil Ochs Song Night on CD!
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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]
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