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LESSONS FOR TOMORROW: HOW TERRORISM CHANGES THE GAME.
GENERAL MICHAEL HAYDEN
Jan. 14, 2017, 4:00 & 6:30 PM
Is fear written on the face of our future? Will our grandchildren live with daily doubts about their safety and security? ...our children? ...us? Retired four-star General and former CIA and NSA Director Michael Hayden will provide an insider’s perspective on terrorism and cyber security — and tell us how to prepare the ones we love for the changes to come. «Read more.
WEALTH & THE ECONOMY: WHAT I DON'T KNOW SHOULD WORRY ME.
STEPHEN J. DUBNER
Feb. 4, 2017, 4:00 & 6:30 PM
In a world that is constantly reinventing itself, conventional “rules” that govern our economy and affect the control of property and wealth are changing rapidly. For over a decade, Freakonomics author Stephen J. Dubner has invited us to take a critical look at our economic preconceptions and position ourselves to deal with inevitable changes. Now is the time to pay attention. «Read more.
AMERICA'S FOOD CHAIN: HOW IT BROKE. HOW IT CAN BE FIXED.
Feb. 25, 2017, 4:00 & 6:30 PM
If you ever thought ‘what’s for dinner’ was a simple question, you could change your mind after hearing bestselling author and sustainable food advocate Michael Pollan. His writings have challenged the complacency of American food consumers and caused us to question whether the things we eat could be eating at us. «Read more.
CLIMATE: CHANGES IN THE WIND OR JUST BLOWING SMOKE?
DR. MICHAEL OPPENHEIMER
March 18, 2017, 4:00 & 6:30 PM
The complex issue of global warming has heated up in recent years as the public seeks clarity. While some contend we’re creating a problem where none exists, others believe we’re ignoring a calamity that will destroy us. Princeton’s Professor
Michael Oppenheimer will lead an enlightening exploration from the scientists’ perspective, providing the facts we need to make our opinions informed. «Read more.