November Salons

Reservations required for all salons.

Spaces for some salons are limited and reservations will be
accepted in order of receipt. If you cannot honor
a reservation please call to cancel.

(chair) = please bring small folding chair
that has padded tips on chair legs.



1st Thursday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Arizona and North American Trade

Sapna Gupta, PhD, senior policy analyst at Morrison Institute for Public Policy, ASU, will discuss Arizona and North American trade issues.


3rd Saturday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Politics and The Media

USA Today and Arizona Republic movie and media critic Bill Goodykoontz will discuss politics and the media.


15th Thursday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Conversation with Paul Bender

Paul Bender, former US Deputy Solicitor General and former ASU Law Dean, who is considered one of the top scholars of the US Constitution, will discuss current issues and cases of the US Supreme Court.


16th Friday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Quantum Theory

Tanmay Vashaspati, PhD, director of cosmology at ASU, will discuss quantum theory.


18th Sunday 7PM The Salon (chair)

Patrick Bixby, PhD, an ASU english professor whose primary field is Irish studies, will begin a several part conversation on James Joyce’s novel ‘Ulysses’.


20th Tuesday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Alcohol Addiction and the Brain

M. Foster Olive, PhD, who heads the Addiction Neuroscience Laboratory, ASU, will discuss alcohol addiction and the brain.


24th Saturday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Is There a True Self?

Kim Page, founder of the Soul Psychology Institute, who practices clinical holistic psychotherapy, will discuss the idea of a True Self.


26th Monday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Lake Mead and Phoenix

Kathryn Sorensen, director of Phoenix Water Services, one of the nation’s largest potable water utilities, will discuss the drought impact on Lake Mead and the Colorado River in relation to water resources for metropolitan Phoenix.


28th Wednesday 7PM The Salon
Infrared Eyes
Turning Darkness to Light
Throughout the Solar System

Phil Christensen, PhD, a Regents Professor and the Ed and Helen Korrick Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration, ASU, will review much of what he has learned through his career using infrared instruments, focusing on Mars but also touching on Europa, Bennu, and other topics, including looking into the future.


30th Friday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Ancient Turkey

Sarah Graff, PhD, an anthropological archaeologist, and a Honors Faculty Fellow at ASU, whose research examines the economy, cross cultural exchange, and political authority in the Early Middle East, will discuss Ancient Turkey.



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