Michael Anderson, Associate Professor, Department of Classics, San Francisco State University
Monday Night Philosophy explores the past with Anderson, who will present a virtual day in Pompeii: a walking tour of the highlights of the ancient city designed to reveal aspects of its history, development, daily life and destruction. Monuments visited will include the forum and its temples and administrative buildings, theatre district and the city's amphitheater, and numerous ancient houses. Italian espresso not provided, but highly recommended.
Written between 1143 and 1153 by the daughter of Byzantine Emperor Alexios I Komnenos, The Alexiad is one of the most popular and revealing primary sources in the vast canon of medieval literature.Read more »
Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director, Center on U.S.-China Relations, Asia Society; Former Dean and Professor, UC Berkeley; Co-author, Wealth and Power: China’s Long March to the Twenty-First Century; TRead more »
What makes human beings happy and why? Brandishing a sense of humor that sends readers into fits of giggles, renowned Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert dives headfirst into the exceedingly rich world of human behavior and emotion.Read more »