Noon Forum

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This week on Noon Forum:


Monday, September 25 – CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Anthony Arend, Professor of Government and Foreign Service, and Senior Associate Dean for Graduate and Faculty Affairs in the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University “North Korea and the Preemptive Use of Force” (CDs and transcripts NOT available)

Tuesday, September 26 – THE MOTH RADIO HOUR – “Finding Your Calling” Stories by David Litt, Carl Bernstein, Nick Baskerville and Vivian Huang; hosted by Catherine Burns

Wednesday, September 27 – RADOLAB – “Words”

Thursday, September 28 – COMMONWEALTH CLUB OF CALIFORNIA – Dianne Feinstein, Democrat Senator from Califonia

Friday, September 29 – CITY ARTS AND LECTURES – Steve Kerr

Last week on Noon Forum:


Monday, September 18 – OMAHA PRESS CLUB – Katie Linehan, Executive Director of Educate Nebraska, former middle school teacher at Success Academy Charter School in Harlem, New York City, English teacher to middle school students in Changwon, South Korea, and kindergarten lead at Girls, Inc. in North Omaha; and Ann Hunter-Pirtle, Executive Director of Stand for Schools in Lincoln, Nebraska “Education in Nebraska: School Choice and the Charter School Debate” (CDs and transcripts NOT available)

Tuesday, September 19 – THE MOTH RADIO HOUR – “Cancer, Crime, and Crypts” Stories by Martha Manning, Piper Kerman and Chris Tombline; hosted by Jenifer Hixson

Wednesday, September 20 – RADIOLAB – “The Power of Music”

Thursday, September 21 – COMMONWEALTH CLUB OF CALIFORNIA – Evolutionary Biologist Richard Dawkins

Friday, September 22 – CITY ARTS AND LECTURES – Brian Greene

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

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Sarah Weddington, former member of the Texas House of Representatives from Austin, Texas, and former Assistant on Women and Minority Affairs in the Carter Administration “You Can Make a Difference”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Stanley Hauerwas, Professor of Theological Ethics at the Duke University School of Divinity, and author of “The Peaceable Kingdom: A Primer in Christian Ethics” “How to Live When Peace and Justice Do Not Embrace”

NEBRASKA WESLAYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Warren Urbom, District Judge for the District of Nebraska “The Unfolding Constitution”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Myra and David Sadker, Professors of Education at American University in Washington, D.C., and authors of “Sexism in School and Society” “Sex Bias: From Classroom to Boardroom”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – William Holland, Vietnam veteran and author of “Let a Soldier Die: The Story of a Helicopter Gunship Pilot during the Vietnam War” “The Fictional Vietnam: The Art and Reality of War”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Tshenuwani Farisani, Dean of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in South Africa, and author of “Diary from a South African Prison” “Voice from a South African Prison”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Tex Sample, Professor of Church and Society at St. Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Missouri, and author of “Blue Collar Ministry” “When You Get So Far Out in Front, they Mistake You for the Enemy and Shoot You”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Norman Ramsey, Professor Emeritus of Physics at Harvard University, and author of “Experimental Nuclear Physics”, “Nuclear Moments”, “Molecular Beams” and “Quick Calculus” “Time and the Physical Universe”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Richard Lamm, former Governor of Colorado, and author of “The Angry West: A Vulnerable Land and Its Future” “Making a Greater Future for America”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Tahera Aftab, Professor of History at the University of Karachi in Karachi, Pakistan “Islamic Law and Women’s Rights in Pakistan”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – George Tinker, Assistant Professor of Cross-Cultural Ministries at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado “Indian Spirituality and the American University”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Penny Gold, Professor of History at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, and author of “The Lady and the Virgin: Image, Attitude and Experience in Twelfth-Century France” “A Jewish Feminist Studies Christian Monasticism”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Yoshitomo Takahashi, Assistant in the Department of Neuropsychiatry at Yamanashi Medical College, in Yamanashi, Japan “Suicide Among Young Adults in Japan”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Lynne Cheney, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities “Whatever Happened to American Memory?”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Adolfo Calero, a Member of the Board of Directors of the Nicaraguan Resistance “Nicaragua: an Update”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Werner Fornos, President of the Population Institute in Washington, D. C., and author of “Gaining People, Losing Ground: A Blueprint for Stabilizing World Population” “Gaining People, Losing Ground: Can the Balance Be Equalized?”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Ursula Walsh, Director of Research and Sports Science for the National Collegiate Athletic Association “The N.C.A.A.: The Voice of College Sports”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Henry Schuman, Oboe Instructor at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City, Principal Oboist of the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra and the Clarion Orchestra “Oboe Alone”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – H. Bruce Dull, Director of Preventive Medicine Associates in Atlanta, Georgia, and former Assistant United States Surgeon General “AIDS and You: Hard Facts and Painful Choices”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Lawrence S. Wrightsman, Jr., Professor of Psychology at the University of Kansas, and author of “Psychology and the Legal System” “A Psychologically-Based Reform of the Jury System”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Margaret Farley, Gilbert L. Stark Professor of Christian Ethics at Yale University Divinity School, and author of “Personal Commitments: Beginning, Keeping, Changing” “Problems and Possibilities in Personal Commitment”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Thomas Canby, Senior Science Editor of National Geographic Magazine “Soviets in Space”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Charles Chappell, Chief of the Solar Terrestrial Physics Division of the Space Science Laboratory at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama “The Solar Terrestrial Environment: A Challenge in Global Ecology and Stewardship”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Paul Badura-Skoda, pianist, and holder of a distinguished teaching position at the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna, Austria “Performing Mozart’s Concerti”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Hilda Neihardt, daughter of former Nebraska Poet Laureate John Neihardt, author of “Black Elk Speaks” and “When the Tree Flowered” “John Neihardt: Walking the Good Red Road”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Edward Pessen, Distinguished Professor of History at Baruch College at the City University of New York, and author of “The Log Cabin Myth: The Social Backgrounds of the Presidents” “Whatever Happened to the Constitutional Presidency?”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – David Soren, Professor of Classical Archeology at the University of Arizona, the Director of the University’s Exchange Program in Archeology with Cyprus and Portugal, and Guest Curator of the American Museum of Natural History in New York “Buried Alive: An Ancient Catastrophe on Cyprus”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Charles Miligan, Professor of Philosophy of Religion at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado “The Beautiful and the Holy: Ambiguity and Necessity”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Meyer Friedman, Director of the Meyer Friedman Institute of Mount Zion Hospital and Medical Center in San Francisco, California “Type A Behavior and Your Heart”

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FORUM – Charles A. Lewis, Administrator of the Collections Program of the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois ”People and Plants: Blessings and Curses”