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4th Saturday 7PM The Salon (chair)
A Political View of Africa

Okechukwu Ihedura, PhD, a professor at School of Politics and Global Studies, ASU, will discuss current political issues of some of the nations in Africa. Okechukwu has been this summer in various parts of the continent doing field work and leading ASU students.


7th Tuesday 7PM The Salon
Hidden Worlds in the Solar Neighborhood

Daniel Apai, PhD, a professor at The Steward Observatory, UofA, and founder of Project EDEN, a research project to identify habitable planets within 50 light years, will provide an overview of extrasolar planet research and describe the recently launched Project EDEN, in a conversation about exploring hidden worlds in the solar neighborhood.


11th Saturday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Ethical, Legal and Societal Dimensions
of Emerging Technologies

Diana Bowman, PhD, associate dean for International Engagement, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, ASU, will discuss ethical, legal, and societal dimensions of emerging technologies.


14th Tuesday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Brahm Resnik on Politics

Brahm Resnik, anchor and reporter for 12 News KPNX, who hosts ‘Sunday Square Off’, will discuss national and Arizona political issues.


17th Friday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Sonic Soup

Robert Kaplan and William Heywood, both musicians, composers, and faculty members of the Herberger School for Design and the Arts, ASU, will perform Himalayan Singing Bowl protocols woven with improvised guitar loops creating a sonic envionment for mindful practice.


22nd Wednesday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Freedom of Expression
and Social Reality

Paul Carrese, PhD, director and professor of the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, ASU and Steven Neuberg, PhD, a Foundation Professor and chair of Dept. of Psychology, ASU, will discuss freedom of expression and social reality.

24th Friday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Gardens in Phoenix

Barbara Halden, a driving force behind several community gardens, will discuss gardens in Phoenix.

25th Saturday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Shakespeare and Politics

Ian Moulton, PhD, a cultural historian and literary scholar, who is a professor at College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, ASU, will discuss Shakespeare and politics.


28th Tuesday 7PM The Salon (chair)
What Does it Mean to Be Healthy?

Farshad Marvasti, MD, a physician, medical educator and author, who specializes in Integrative Medicine and is engaged in creating solutions to promote health, will discuss what does it mean to be healthy.

30th Thursday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Games That Shape the World

Alan Gershenfeld, who works at the intersection of entertainment, technology, and social entrepreneurship, who is co-founder of E-Line Media, a developer and publisher of video games that help players understand and shape the world. Alan will discuss his projects including ‘Never Alone’, a game with the purpose of extending Alaskan native culture with a global audience.


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