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This week on Noon Forum:

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 8, 2016

Monday, February 8 – UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA LECTURE – Kambiz GhaneaBassiri, Professor of Religious Studies at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, and author of “A History of Islam in America” “Can American Muslims Define Multicultural America?” (CDs and transcripts NOT available)

Tuesday, February 9 – THE MOTH RADIO HOUR – “Three Chefs and a Meal” Stories by Chris Fischer, Even Kleiman, Abhishek Shah and Roy Choi; hosted by Meg Bowles

Wednesday, February 10 – RADIOLAB – “Of Men and Myths”

Thursday, February 11 – COMMONWEALTH CLUB OF CALIFORNIA – Joe Klein, author of “Primary Colors” and “Charlie Mike”

Friday, February 12 – CITY ARTS AND LECTURES - W. Kamau Bell

Last week on Noon Forum:

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 1, 2016

Monday, February 1 – COLLEGE OF SAINT MARY LECTURE – 7th ANNUAL ELDEN CURTISS LECTURE – Janet Ruffing, Professor of the Practice of Spirituality and Ministerial Leadership at Yale University, Professor Emerita of Spirituality and Spiritual Direction at Fordham University, and author of “Uncovering Stories of Faith: Spiritual Direction and Narrative” and “Spiritual Direction: Beyond the Beginnings” “Love Mysticism: Relic of the Past or Contemporary Reality?” (CDs and transcripts NOT available)

Tuesday, February 2 – THE MOTH RADIO HOUR – “Moth GrandSLAMs: Life and Death” Stories by Jeff Simmermon, Sofija Stefanovic, Tim Manley, Neshama Franklin, Colin Ryan and Suzanne Barakat; hosted by Jenifer Hixson

Wednesday, February 3 – RADIOLAB – “Things”

Thursday, February 4 – COMMONWEALTH CLUB OF CALIFORNIA – Author Richard Dawkins “From Atheism to the Intersection of Culture, Religion and Science”

Friday, February 5 – CITY ARTS AND LECTURES – Jesse Eisenberg
 

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

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA LECTURE – Kambiz GhaneaBassiri, Professor of Religious Studies at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, and author of “A History of Islam in America” “Can American Muslims Define Multicultural America?”

COLLEGE OF SAINT MARY LECTURE – 7th ANNUAL ELDEN CURTISS LECTURE – Janet Ruffing, Professor of the Practice of Spirituality and Ministerial Leadership at Yale University, Professor Emerita of Spirituality and Spiritual Direction at Fordham University, and author of “Uncovering Stories of Faith: Spiritual Direction and Narrative” and “Spiritual Direction: Beyond the Beginnings” “Love Mysticism: Relic of the Past or Contemporary Reality?”

INSTITUTE FOR HOLOCAUST EDUCATION AND CENTER FOR FAITH STUDIES LECTURE – Theodore Halpern, formerly with the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in New York “Jewish, Disabled and Trapped in Nazi Europe”

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Jason Riley, a member of the Editorial Board of The Wall Street Journal, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and author of “Let Them In: The Case for Open Borders” and “Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make it Harder for Blacks to Succeed” “Federal Spending’s Impact on Low-Income Americans”

GREATER OMAHA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LECTURE ECONOMIC OUTLOOK LUNCHEON – Rebecca Ryan, Founder and Owner of Next Generation Consulting, and author of “ReGeneration: A Manifesto for America’s Future Leaders” and “Live First, Work Second” “Omaha 2035: The Next Big Things”

CENTER FOR FAITH STUDIES LECTURE – Frank Schaeffer, author of “Patience with God: Faith for People Who Don’t Like Religion (or Atheism)” and “Keeping Faith: A Father-Son Story about Love and the U. S. Marine Corps”, with his son John Schaeffer “Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God”

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA LECTURE – Ryan Anderson, William E. Simon Senior Research Fellow in American Principles and Public Policy at the Heritage Foundation, Founder and Editor of the Online Journal Public Discourse, and author of “Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom” “The Future of Marriage”

FILM STREAMS DISCUSSION – Film: A Borrowed Identity.  Panel: Sayed Kashua, Author of “Dancing Arabs” and Screenwriter of A Borrowed Identity; Assaf Gavron, American Israeli Cooperative Enterprise Visiting Scholar, and author of “How Do You Say ‘Bananafish’ in Hebrew?”.  Moderator: Curtis Hutt, Professor of Judaic Studies, and Special Programs Coordinator for the Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Mary Kane, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sister Cities International “Global Education through Citizen Diplomacy: The Story of Sister Cities International”

GOVERNOR’S LECTURE IN THE HUMANITIES – David Reynolds, Professor of International History and a Fellow at Christ’s College at Cambridge University, and author of “The Long Shadow: Legacies of the Great War on the Twentieth Century” “World War One: Remembering America’s Forgotten War”

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