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This week on Noon Forum:

WEEK OF AUGUST 21, 2017

Monday, August 21 – CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – ASIAN CULTURE WEEK – Richard Witmer, Professor of Political Science at Creighton University, and co-author, with Jeff Corntassel, of “Forced Federalism: Contemporary Challenges to Indigenous Nationhood” “Forced Federalism: Indigenous Nations and State Government Relations” (CDs and transcripts NOT available)

Tuesday, August 22 – THE MOTH RADIO HOUR – “Rivalries, Hotlines, and the EPA” Stories by Brian Finkelstein, Peter Story, Diane Kastiel and Lisa Jackson; hosted by Jenifer Hixson

Wednesday, August 23 – RADIOLAB – “Bliss”

Thursday, August 24 – COMMONWEALTH CLUB OF CALIFORNIA – Bill Moyers, Executive Editor on “Rikers: An American Jail”

Friday, August 25 – CITY ARTS AND LECTURES – Edward Snowden and Daniel Ellsberg

Last week on Noon Forum:

WEEK OF AUGUST 14, 2017

Monday, August 14 – CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – ASIAN CULTURE WEEK – Maorong Jiang, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations, and the Director of the Asian World Center at Creighton; Audel Salazar, East-West Graduate Student “Official Religious Policy in China” and “Eye-Witness Reality of the Chinese Muslims: Practicing Islam in Communist China” (CDs and transcripts NOT available)

Tuesday, August 15 – THE MOTH RADIO HOUR – “Beauty Queens, the LBJ Library, and Holdups” Stories by Tricia Coburn, Sara Bird and John Lincoln; hosted by Ophira Eisenberg and Jay Allison

Wednesday, August 16 – RADIOLAB – “Time”

Thursday, August 17 – COMMONWEALTH CLUB OF CALIFORNIA – Al Franken, former comedian on Saturday Night Live, and currently Democrat Senator from Minnesota

Friday, August 18 – CITY ARTS AND LECTURES – Arundhati Roy

Archived editions of past Monday Noon Forums can be found below...

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – ASIAN CULTURE WEEK – Maorong Jiang, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations, and the Director of the Asian World Center at Creighton; Audel Salazar, East-West Graduate Student “Official Religious Policy in China” and “Eye-Witness Reality of the Chinese Muslims: Practicing Islam in Communist China”

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA LECTURE – Kate Russo, Eclipse Chaser, Clinical Psychologist, and author of “Total Addiction: the Life of an Eclipse Chaser”, “Totality: the Total Solar Eclipse of 2012 in Far North Queensland” and “Being in the Shadow: Stories of the First-Time Total Eclipse Experience” “Total Solar Eclipse: Not Just for Geeks and Bearded Men with Telescopes”

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL ASSSOCIATION LECTURE – John Bisbee, Retired Professor of Biology, and Editor of “Captaining the Corps d’Afrique: The Civil War Diaries and Letters of John Newton Chamberlin” “A Union Captain’s Stories of War in the South”

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA LECTURE – Chris Moore, Producer of the Academy Award Best Picture Nominee “Manchester by the Sea” “The Changing Roles of the Producer and the Audience in Film-Making”

JEWISH FEDERATION OF OMAHA LECTURE – Jason Gewirtz, an Executive Producer with CNBC, and author of “Israel’s Edge: The Story of the IDF’s Most Elite Unit – Talpiot”

DURHAM MUSEUM LECTURE – Ann Birney, Independent Scholar of American Studies, and a member of Ride into History, appearing in the persona of early twentieth-century pioneer and aviatrix, Amelia Earhart “Amelia Earhart, First Lady of the Air”

OMAHA PUBLIC LIBRARY LECTURE – Joyce Winfield, author of ‘Forever Heroes: A Collection of World War II Stories from Nebraska Veterans”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – THE ANNUAL HENRI J. RENARD, S.J. ENDOWED LECTURE IN PHILOSOPHY – Daniel Dahlstrom, John. R. Silber Professor of Philosophy at Boston University, and author of “The Heidegger Dictionary” and “Philosophical Legacies: Essays on the thought of Kant, Hegel, and Their Contemporaries” “Authenticity and Humility”

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA LECTURE – Jane Gordon, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Connecticut, and author of “Why They Couldn’t Wait: A Critique of the Black-Jewish Conflict over Community Control in Ocean Hill – Brownsville” “Slavery Then and Now: Passover Reflections”

Omaha Press Club, 6/12/17

Jun 12, 2017

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – Shelby Coffey III, Senior Fellow of the Freedom Forum, and Vice-Chairman of the Newseum “The Trump Era Begins: The President, the Press, and the World”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – 2016 RELIGION AND THE ENVIRONMENT LECTURE – Kathleen Smythe, Professor in the Department of History at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, and author of “Fipa Families: Reproduction and Catholic Evangelization in Nkansi, Ufipa, 1880 to 1960” “Jesuit Education for Sustainability”

AT EASE U.S.A. LUNCHEON HIGHLIGHTS – Jill Morgenthaler, retired Colonel in the United States Army, and author of “The Courage to Take Command: Leadership Lessons from a Military Trailblazer”

Omaha Press Club, 5/22/17

May 22, 2017

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – Don Bacon, Second District Congressman from Nebraska’s Second District “His First 100 Days”

Monday, May 15, 2017 – INSTITUTE FOR HOLOCAUST EDUCATION LECTURE – Marion Blumenthal Lazan, author, with Lila Perl, of “Four Perfect Pebbles: A Holocaust Story”

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA LECTURE – Najeeba Syeed, Associate Professor at Claremont School of Theology in Claremont, California; and Founder and Director of the Center for Global Peacebuilding “Muslim Women, Violence and Peacemaking”

Omaha Press Club, 5/4/17

May 4, 2017

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – “Mayoral Debate” Jean Stothert, Mayor of the City of Omaha; Heath Mello, former Nebraska State Senator from District 5

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Fiona Sze-Lorrain, poet, literary translator, musician, and author of “The Ruined Elegance” A poetry reading and a performance on the gu zheng, a traditional Chinese harp

JOSLYN ART MUSEUM LECTURE – Lily Raff McCaulou, award-winning journalist whose writing has appeared in The New York Times and The Atlantic, and author of “Call of the Mild: Learning to Hunt My Own Dinner”

GREATER OMAHA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LECTURE – Ari Shapiro, co-host of NPR’s All Things Considered “Young Professionals Summit Keynote Address”

Omaha Press Club, 4/10/17

Apr 10, 2017

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – Darrel Draper, Omaha Re-Enactor, portraying Peter Sarpy, for whom Sarpy County is named, and author of “A Prairie Sailor: Poetry and Prose of Darrel W. Draper” “Nebraska Statehood”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Peggy Rupprecht, Assistant Professor in the Department of Journalism, Media and Computing at Creighton University “World War I and the Committee on Public Information”

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA ELECTION SPECIAL – “Community Conversations – Omaha Mayoral Candidates” Jean Stothert, Mayor of the City of Omaha; Heath Mello, member of the Nebraska Unicameral; Ean Mikale, founder of Infinite 8

JEWISH FEDERATION OF OMAHA LECTURE – Marjorie Ingall, Tablet Magazine columnist, and author of “Mamaleh Knows Best: What Jewish Mothers Do to Raise Successful, Creative, Empathetic, Independent Children”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – BUSINESS, FAITH, AND COMMON GOOD LECTURE – David Cloutier, Professor of Theology at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and author of “Love, Reason, and God’s Story: An Introduction to Catholic Sexual Ethics” and “Walking God’s Earth: The Environment and Catholic Faith” “The Vice of Luxury: Economic Excess in a Consumer Age”

Omaha Press Club, 3/13/17

Mar 13, 2017

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – Daniel DeBehnke, Chief Executive Officer of Nebraska Medicine “How Changes in Obamacare Will Change Health Care in Nebraska”

FILM STREAMS DISCUSSION – Film: Eva Hesse.  Panel: Angie Seykora, Instructor of Fine Arts at Creighton University; Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez, Independent Artist living between Lincoln and Brooklyn, and Co-Director of Fiendish Plots in Lincoln, Nebraska; David Helm, Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.  Moderator: Launa Bacon, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Darger HQ

FRIENDS OF THE OMAHA PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNUAL MEETING KEYNOTE LECTURE – Michael Kelly, Omaha World-Herald columnist, and author of “Uniquely Omaha”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – 26th WOMEN AND HEALTH LECTURE – Geraldine Brooks, author of five novels, including “Year of Wonders”, and three works of non-fiction: “Nine Parts of Desire”, “Foreign Correspondence”, and “The Idea of Home: Boyer Lectures 2011” “Hearing the Unheard: Recovering Women’s Voices in Historical Fiction”

Omaha Press Club, 2/13/17

Feb 13, 2017

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – Donn Seidholz, Chairman of the Missouri River Commons Steering Committee “Development of the Omaha Riverfront”

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION LECTURE – Barry Jurgensen, History Teacher at Arlington High School; and Amber Simms, English Teacher at Arlington High School “500 Miles to Freedom: Eliza and Celia’s Story and Modern-Day Slavery”

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