January 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.



7th Thursday 7PM The Salon
What’s New in Human Origins

William Kimbel, PhD, director of the Institute of Human Origns, and Virginia M. Ullman Professor of Natural History and the Environment, ASU, will discuss new research and findings on human origins.



8th Friday 7PM The Salon (chair)
The World of Glimpse

Ellen Palestrant, an artist, film maker, and author, will disucss the theme of her book / dvd ‘The World of Glimpse’ where fact and fiction merge in the world of creativity.



11th Monday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Perspective on China

Stephen MacKinnon, PhD, a scholar on the history of China, who is a frequent resident and visitor of China, will discuss current political issues of China and the World.



14th Thursday 7PM The Salon
The Clown

Carl Hammerschlag, MD, a psychiatrist, healer, author, and lecturer, will discuss the universal character in the human unconscious ... the Clown-Fool-Jester. Dr. Hammerschlag will introduce this Jungian archetypal character that appears in every culture in history and reflect on the purpose the character serves.



15th Friday 7PM The Salon
A Beautiful Question

Frank Wilczek, PhD, Nobel Laureate, Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics, MIT, and Origins Project Distinguished Research Professor, will discuss his new book ‘A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature’s Deep Design’. The book traces the quest from Plato and Pythagoras thru present on how beauty and art are intertwined with scientific understanding of the cosmos.



20th Wednesday 7PM The Salon
Ending Alzheimer’s Together

Eric Reiman, MD, executive director of Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, and director of ASU - Banner Health Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center, will discuss research and advances in ending alzheimer’s disease.



21st Thursday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Security and Liberty

Alessandra Soler, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona, will discuss the relationship of security and liberty.



23rd Saturday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Influence of Past Civilizations

Ian Moulton, PhD, an author and professor in the School of Letters and Sciences, ASU, who leads an online EDX course on Western Civilization, will discuss the influence of ancient and medieval worlds on modern culture.



27th Wednesday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Arizona Politics

Mary Jo Pitzl, a political writer for The Arizona Republic, will discuss the current issues of Arizona politics.



29th Friday 7PM The Salon
Music for Guitar

John Oeth, a classical guitarist from Mississippi, will perform classical compositions for guitar.





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