July 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.



1st Wednesday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Conversation with Paul Bender

Paul Bender, former US Deputy Solicitor General and former ASU Law Dean, will discuss the decisions of the recent term cases of the U.S. Supreme Court.



2nd Thursday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Wishes to Die For

Kevin Haselhorst, MD, a local ER doctor who recently released his book ‘WISHES TO DIE FOR’, will discuss the need to start thinking and talking about the end of life from more of a spiritual perspective.



8th Wednesday 7:15PM The Salon
Survival of the Fittest

Melissa Wilson Sayres, PhD, an ASU life sciences professor who studies the evolution of sex chromosomes, will discuss her research on a study in which researchers discovered a dramatic decline in genetic diversity in male lineages 4,000 to 8,000 years ago - likely the result of material wealth.



10th Friday 7PM The Salon (chair)
The Emergence of Buddhism into
European Consciousness

Mark Lussier, PhD, chair of English Dept. at ASU, who has written about Romanticism and Buddhism, will discuss the emergence of Buddhism into 19th Century Europe’s consciousness.




13th Monday 7PM The Salon
Brahm Resnik on Politics

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



16th Thursday 6:30PM The Salon
Scottsdale Public Art and SMOCA

At the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Donna Isaac, director of Scottsdale Public Art will discuss Scottsdale Public Art with a focus on special temporary and event-based projects. Members will be offered complimentary snacks and a no host bar. After the conversation members will walk next door to SMOCA for a free Thursday night entry.




18th Saturday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Music with Olivia and Friends

Olivia Hope will perform piano and be joined by her musical friends for a collection of individual musical performances of classical and jazz.


20th Monday 7PM The Salon
China Today

David Pickus, PhD, now a professor of history at People’s University in Bejing, one of the prestigious universities of China, will have a Skype conversation with members about his life and culture China.



23rd Thursday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Cognition and Climate Change

Manjana Milkoreit, PhD, a post doctoral research fellow with the Walton Sustainability Fellowship Program, ASU, will discuss cognition and climate change.



28th Tuesday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Civic Engagement

Tara Blanc, PhD, a non-resident professor in the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, will discuss civic engagement including Robert Putnam's work on social capital (how we do and don't connect), the different functions of civic vs. political participation (why we need both and why we're not participating).



30th Thursday 7PM The Salon

Melinda Johnson, MS, RDN, a clinical professor at the School of Nutrition, ASU and President, Arizona Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, will discuss genetically modified foods.




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