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1st Sunday 4PM The Salon
The Method

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Online from Brooklyn, Isaac Butler, a theater director, podcast host, teacher of theater history and performance at the New School and elsewhere, will discuss his book ‘The Method: How the Twentieth Century Learned to Act’. His book is the first cultural history of method acting- an account of creative discovery that begins in Russia and develops into the birth of classic Hollywood.




3rd Tuesday 7PM The Salon
Love in the Age of Robots

Gary Marchant, PhD, a Regents Professor of Law and director of the Center for Law, Science and Innovation, Arizona State University, will discuss love and sex with robots and artificial intelligence.





10th Tuesday 7PM The Salon
The Importance of Daylight

Online from Santa Cruz, Lisa Heschong, researcher, architect, educator, and author of Visual Delight in Architecture: Daylight, Vision, and View’, will discuss the importance of daylight din our lives and improving daylight design of buildings and the health of cities.




15th Sunday 5PM The Salon
Search for Near Earth Astroids

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Online from Tucson, Gregory Leonard, PhD, a senior research specialist at Catalina Sky Survey, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, will discuss the search for astroids and objects passing close to the Earth.




27th Friday 7PM The Salon
US Constitutional Issues

Paul Bender, former US Deputy Solicitor General, ASU Law Dean, and current Chief Judge at several Arizona Indian Reservations, will discuss current US Constitutional issues and US Supreme Court cases.





31st Tuesday 7PM The Salon
Certainty, Understanding, Knowing

Online from San Francisco, Robert Burton, MD, former chief, Division of Neurology, UCSF - Mt. Zion Hospital and author of ‘On Being Certain: Believing You Are Right Even When You’re Not’, and ‘A Skeptic’s Guide to the Mind: What Neuroscience Can and Cannot Tell Us About Ourselves’ will discuss ideas about certainty, understanding and knowing.







2nd Thursday 4PM The Salon
Politics in Russia

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Online from New York City, Timothy Frye, PhD, the Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Post-Soviet Foreign Policy at Columbia University, and author of ‘Weak Strongman: The Limits of Power in Putin’s Russia’, will discuss politics in Russia.




5th Sunday 4PM The Salon

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Online from New Jersey, Pete Mandik, PhD, a professor of philosophy at William Patterson University, will discuss neurophilosophical explanations of phenomenal consciousness.




7th Tuesday 4PM The Salon IN-PERSON
What Joe Leaphorn never told you about
the Complications of Criminal Justice in Indian Country

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On an early evening, Murray Snow, Chief United States District Judge of the US District Court for the District of Arizona, will discuss the separate treatment of Native Americans living on reservations by our criminal justice system.




8th Wednesday 7PM The Salon
Unexpected Medical Bills

Heather Macre, an attorney and a director in the litigation department of Fennemore Craig, P.C. in Phoenix, who specializes in healthcare, will discuss unexpected medical bills.



12th Sunday 4PM The Salon
How Thinking Emerged from Chaos

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Online from Boston, Ogi Ogas, PhD, a computational neuroscientist and writer, who is a visiting scholar at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, will discuss the subject of his book ‘Journey of the Mind: How Thinking Emerged from Chaos’, examining increasingly intelligent minds from microbes to humankind - and beyond.




14th Tuesday 4PM The Salon

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Online from New York City, author Kurt Andersen former host of Peabody Award winning public radio show ‘Studio 360’, co-founder of Spy magazine, a cultural columnist and critic for ‘Time’ and ‘The New Yorker’ will discuss his the subject of his book ‘Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History’.



22nd Wednesday 7PM The Salon IN-PERSON
Water in Phoenix


Kathryn Sorensen, PhD, past director of Phoenix Water Services, who is now director of research at the Kyl Center for Water Policy, Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Arizona State University, will discuss water issues for Phoenix and the Valley.



26th Sunday 4PM The Salon
Evolution of Art and Beauty

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Online from New Haven, Richard Prum, PhD, Curator of Ornithology and Head Curator of Vertebrate Zoology in the Yale Peobody Museum of Natural History, and author of ‘The Evolution of Beauty’, will discuss what is art, and the evolution of art and beauty.




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