January 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.



4th Thursday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Most Interesting Tech of 2017

Hayley Ringle, tech writer for the Phoenix Business Journal, will discuss the most interesting technology and the top tech stories of 2017.



5th Friday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Women and Power

Gloria Feldt, author, commentator, and feminist leader, former president of Planned Parenthood, who is co-founder and president of Take the Lead, an organization with the purpose to prepare, develop, inspire, and propel women to take their fair and equal share of leadership across all sectors.



8th Monday 7PM The Salon (chair)
AI and the Practice of Law

Gary Marchant, PhD, a professor of law and director of the Center for Law, Science and Innovation, ASU,
will discuss artificial intelligence and law.



12th Friday 7PM The Salon (chair)
China and Southeast Asia

James Rush, PhD, an historian, writer, researcher, and professor at ASU, will discuss contemporary perspectives on China and Southeast Asia.



13th Saturday 6:30PM The Salon (chair)
Petrichor Duo for Guitar

Under a painted Dome, The Petrichor Guitar Duo of John Oeth and Andrew Smith, will perform classical music for guitar.



17th Wednesday 7PM The Salon (chair)
ICT Revolution and Sustainability

Sander Van der Leeuw, PhD, a Foundation Professor at ASU, director of Center for Biosocial Complex Systems, ASU - Sante Fe Institute, will discuss the Internet and Communications Technology revolution and sustainability.



18th Thursday 7PM The Salon
Sports Law

Glenn Wong, executive director of the Sports Law and Business program, ASU, who has worked as a counsel and arbitrator in major league professional and collegiate sports, will discuss sports law and current legal issues in sports.



19th Friday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Science in Chinese History

Thomas Martin, PhD, a faculty fellow at the Barrett Honors College, Polytechnic, ASU, will discuss the history of science in China.



24th Wednesday 7PM The Salon (chair)
What I Have Learned We Have Not
Learned in Science

Don Page, PhD, a cosmologist, a theoretical gravitational physicist, and a former doctoral student of Stephen Hawking, will discuss his personal philosophical viewpoints. Currently visiting the Beyond Center, ASU, Professor Page is a professor at the University of Alberta, who has interest in the relationship of cosmology with religious belief.



26th Friday 7PM The Salon
Milton’s Paradise Lost

David Hawkes, PhD, a professor of English at ASU, who is author of many books including ‘John Milton: A Hero of Our Time’, will discuss English poet John Milton’s 1667 epic masterpiece poem ‘Paradise Lost’ about the Fall of Man, the temptation of Adam and Eve by the fallen angel Satan, and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden.

Currently in the gardens of David Wright House is Jun Kaneko sculptural exhibition ‘Capturing the Scent of Rain’.




31st Wednesday 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.




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