September 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.




5th Friday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Language and Reality

Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini, PhD, a professor of cognitive science at the University of Arizona, who researches language and mind and biology of language, will discuss language and reality.


9th Tuesday 7PM The Salon
A Virtual Exploration of Earth’s Evolution

Ariel Anbar, PhD, a biogeochemist and professor at the School of Earth and Space Exploration, ASU, whose interests are in the past, present and future of Earth as an inhabited world, will using emerging digital technologies to explore and explain Earth’s evolution.


11th Thursday 7:15PM The Salon
Tracking Pandemic Spread

Matthew Scotch, PhD, a professor of environmental security at The Biodesign Institute, ASU, will discuss tracking pandemic spread, including Ebola, Chikungunya mosquito, and Polio viruses.


13th Saturday 7PM The Salon (chair)
The Economy

Dennis Hoffman, PhD, an economics professor and Director of the L. William Seidman Research Institute at the W. P. Carey School of Business, ASU, will discuss the state and national economy.


15th Monday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Conversation with Brahm Resnik

Brahm Resnik, a 12 News anchor and reporter who hosts "Sunday Square Off," the 12 News political roundtable show every Sunday at 8am, will discuss state and national political issues.


16th Tuesday 11AM The Salon
Ballet Arizona

A visit to the new studios of Ballet Arizona with George Nunes to tour their practice rooms, theatre, costume department and watch a rehearsal for an upcoming Ballet Under the Stars.


19th Friday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Victorian Spiritualism

Marlene Tromp, PhD, professor of English and Women and Gender Studies, and Dean of New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, ASU, will discuss her book ‘Altered States: Sex, Nation, Drugs, and Self-Transformation in Victorian Spiritualism’. Altered States examines the rise of Spiritualism—the religion of séances, mediums, and ghostly encounters—in the Victorian period and the role it played in undermining both traditional female roles and the rhetoric of imperialism.


20th Saturday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Guitar of Chris Dorsey

Chris Dorsey, a classical guitar soloist and member of Sante Fe Quartet of Argentina, who has studied flamenco, tango, and Argentinean folk music, will perform music for guitar.


23rd Tuesday 7PM The Salon
Art of Ellen Leibow, with Wine and Tasting
at The Market by Jennifer’s
$26 (includes tax and tip)
checks payable to The Market,
send before September 15th
to Spirit of the Senses

Artist Ellen Leibow will discuss her oil paintings, expressing colorful, impressionistic, scenes that are on exhibit at The Market by Jennifer’s. The Market, featuring seasonal unique cuisine and local ingredients, founded by classically trained chef Jennifer Russo-Fitzgerald, will offer four pairings of wines and appetizers.


27th Saturday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Visit to North Korea

Bill Tonnesen and Maurice Bosc will discuss their September trip to North Korea.



29th Monday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Buildings and Nature

Catherine Spellman, a professor and coordinator of the Design School, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, ASU, will discuss her research on the relationship between buildings and nature.


30th Tuesday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Climate Change and International Law

Daniel Bodansky, Lincoln Professor of Law, Ethics, and Sustainability, ASU, a preeminent authority on global climate change, will discuss climate change and international law. He has worked extensively on the international climate change negotiations, including as a senior negotiator in the US Department of State and as a consultant to the UN climate change secretariat and the Pew Center on Global Climate Change. He co-edited the Oxford Handbook of International Environmental Law, and is the author of the Art and Craft of International Environmental Law.




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