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What is Shari'ah Law

Thu, Mar 11 2010 - 6:00pm

What Is Shari’ah and Shari’ah law  in Islam?

Sumbul Ali-Karamali, Author, The Muslim Next Door

Join Ali-Karamali, an attorney with a graduate degree in Islamic law and author of The Muslim Next Door: The Qur’an, the Media, and that Veil Thing, as she demystifies commonly used Islamic terms like “shari’ah” and “shari’ah law” and discusses how the rules of Islam were developed and have been implemented, with examples regarding women, finance and criminal law.

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Chasing Molecules: The Promise of Green Chemistry

Wed, Mar 10 2010 - 6:00pm

Chasing Molecules: The Promise of Green Chemistry

Elizabeth Grossman, Author, Chasing Molecules: Poisonous Products, Human Health, and the Promise of Green Chemistry

There is substantial evidence that environmental conditions and environmental pollutants – among them synthetic chemicals in consumer products – have a profound effect on human health. Read more »

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Aama's Journey: A Pilgrimage Between Continents and Cultures

Wed, Mar 3 2010 - 5:15pm

Aama's Journey: A Pilgrimage Between Continents and Cultures

This program is cancelled

Broughton Coburn, Author, 20-Year Himalayan Veteran

Coburn takes us on an illustrated, 12,000-mile odyssey across America with Aama, his 84-year-old adoptive Nepalese mother, in search of the soul of our country. In this poignant and thought-provoking adventure, Coburn will paint a portrait of the cosmology, philosophy, hopes and humor of a woman with no previous exposure to Western civilization. Read more »

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Music: Can Philosophical Concepts Be Expressed Without Words?

Mon, Mar 1 2010 - 6:00pm

Music: Can Philosophical Concepts Be Expressed Without Words?

Steven Machtinger, Attorney; Violist, the San Joaquin Quintet

Monday Night Philosophy presents both words and music to investigate whether music can express concepts without words. Machtinger and the San Joaquin Quintet will explore this question through the chamber music of Mozart, particularly the clarinet quintet he wrote late in his life. Read more »

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Chinese Medicine: A Vital Partner in American Health Care

Thu, Feb 25 2010 - 6:00pm

Chinese Medicine: A Vital Partner in American Health Care

Efrem Korngold, O.M.D., LA.c, Chinese Medicine Works; Co-author, Between Heaven and Earth
Harriet Beinfield, LA.c, Chinese Medicine Works; Co-author, Between Heaven and Earth

Unbeknownst to many, Chinese traditional medicine has been a consistent part of American health care since the 1800s, but it didn’t capture the national consciousness until the 1970s, when President Nixon visited China. Read more »

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The International Criminal Court: How is it doing? Should the U.S. join it?

Wed, Feb 24 2010 - 6:00pm

International Criminal Court: How’s It Doing? Should the U.S. Join?

William H. Taft, IV, Professor of International Law and Diplomacy, Stanford Law School

The International Criminal Court is almost 10 years old, but the Obama administration has yet to decide if the U.S. will join. Fear that it would be a politicized institution likely to prosecute American soldiers have not been realized, nor has it been effective in prosecuting persons responsible for war crimes. In recent years the U.S. Read more »

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Dirty Rotten Strategies: How We Trick Ourselves and Others into Solving the Wrong Problems Precisely

Wed, Feb 24 2010 - 6:00pm

Dirty Rotten Strategies: How We Trick Ourselves and Others into Solving the Wrong Problems Precisely

Ian Mitroff, Professor, Alliant International University; Author, Why Some Companies Emerge Stronger and Better from a Crisis

How can people or groups tell whether others are deliberately steering us down faulty paths? Read more »

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Free Speech, Private Speech, Government Speech

Tue, Feb 23 2010 - 6:00pm

Free Speech, Private Speech, Government Speech

David Bisno, M.D., Constitutional Law Scholar

Who is speaking when our government accepts the donation of a monument from a private group for placement in a public park? Or issues license plates with a message favored by one group but not by another? May the state require a citizen to carry the government’s message? Or look at it? Are the restrictions on government speech different than those on private speech? Read more »

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Socially Engaged Art and Global Politics

Mon, Feb 22 2010 - 6:00pm

Socially Engaged Art and Global Politics

Favianna Rodriguez, Political Artist; Activist

“There has never been a movement for social change without the arts, posters in particular, being central to that movement,” says artist-entrepreneur Rodriguez, who has helped foster a resurgence in political arts. Through posters, prints and new media, she takes on issues such as war, immigration and globalization. Read more »

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I Just Sit Down and Remember: Artist Hilda Robinson in Conversation

Fri, Feb 19 2010 - 12:00pm

I Just Sit Down and Remember: Artist Hilda Robinson in Conversation

Hilda Robinson, Artist
Jeff Kunkel, Artist; Writer; Minister; Collaborator with Robinson on an upcoming book about her life

Movement, music, color, light, inspiration. The neighborhood of her memories comes alive on the walls, and in her words. Hear artist Robinson speak of her life, her work and the vibrant community from which she derives inspiration. Read more »

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