May Salons


Reservations required for all salons.
If you cannot honor a reservation
please call to cancel.

(chair) = please bring small folding chair
that has padded tips on chair legs

1st Wednesday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Brahm Resnik on Politics

Brahm Resnik, anchor and reporter for 12 News KPNX, who hosts ‘Sunday Square Off’, will discuss national and Arizona political issues.



2nd Thursday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Tom Wolfe

Carol McNamara, PhD, of the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, ASU, will discuss the author Tom Wolfe and his questions about human life and society.


17th Friday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Music for Saxophone and Piano

Chris and Hannah Creviston, both music faculty at ASU School of Music, will perform an evening of saxophone and piano.



18th Saturday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Victorian Paleontology and Dinomania

David Agruss, PhD, a faculty fellow of The Barrett Honors College, ASU, will discuss the Victorian craze for Dinosaurs.


21st Tuesday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Humans and Machines
Social Costs and Benefits of Big Data

Jane Bambauer, a professor of Law at the University of Arizona, will discuss the relationship between humans and machines, and the social costs and benefits of big data and artificial intelligence.


24th Friday 7PM The Salon
Speech as a Window
into the Mind

Visar Berisha, PhD, an ASU Fulton Entrepreneurial Professor and Mayo Clinic ASU Alliance Research Fellow of neurology, will discuss speech as a window into the mind.


29th Wednesday 7PM The Salon
Federalism and State Constitutions

Sean Beienburg, PhD, a professor at the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, ASU, will discuss federalism and state constitutions.


30th Thursday 7PM The Salon (chair)
The Galaxies

Rogier Windhorst, PhD, an ASU Regents and Foundation professor, and a NASA James Webb Space Telescope scientist, will discuss The Galaxies.



31st Friday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Separation of Powers

Paul Bender, former US Deputy Solicitor General and former ASU Law Dean, will discuss the United States Constitution’s separation of powers.



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