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List of Casual Conversations admin Mon, 01/09/2023 - 23:40

This is a (quick and dirty) list of our virtual Casual Conversations, including events that were done in collaboration with other Class initiatives like the Jewish Culture Group and Saturday Night at the Movies.  They are in chronological order. The descriptions are minimalist. If you think an event is missing, please let us know.

Important Update on the Harari-Sapiens Casual Conversation event admin Fri, 12/09/2022 - 10:34

Due to a family conflict for Arthur (playing with grandkids), the discussion of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari has been moved from December 28 of this year to January 17 of next year and from 3 pm Eastern to 4:30 pm Eastern.
Thus far, the following have signed up:  Peter Elias, Daniel Cooperman, Peter Schaeffer, Steven Horwitz, and David Abbott.
The change of date allows more people to have the time to read the book and join us.  Please consider doing so.

Casual Conversations: The Fall Lineup

After the moving Casual Conversation with Shalom Lamm, head of Operation Benjamin, who was responsible for the replacement by the United States of a Latin Cross with a Star of David as the headstone of classmate Bruce Alpert’s wife’s uncle at his grave in Europe as a GI who died during WWII, we move into the Fall with a series of Casual Conversation notable for the variety of participants and their subject matter knowledge:

Casual Conversation with Professor Kallie Willets '99 on April 3, 2022

It is time to turn away from literature, sports, and religion (and a lot of physicians and lawyers) to take a dive into the world of high-end research chemistry.  Temple University Professor Katherine (Kallie) Willets, Dartmouth Class of ’99, daughter of our classmate and class officer Rick Willets, has agreed to spend an afternoon with us on Sunday, April 3 at 3 pm (Eastern) for a Casual Conv

Casual Conversion with Professor Diana Schaub on March 29, 2022

On Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at 4:30 pm Eastern Time (US), Professor Diana Schaub will be speaking with us at a Casual Conversation.  Professor Schaub, who teaches at Loyola University of Maryland (just a few miles down Charles Street from where I live), has written a book on three of Abraham Lincoln’s speeches: address before the Springfield Lyceum in 1838, The Gettysburg Address in November 1863 and The Second Inaugural Addre

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