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Brad Garrett: Laughing at Middle Age
The actor best known for Everybody Loves Raymond discusses his new book, a collection of comedic and personal essays on the gaffes, challenges, and joys of life’s second half.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 6:45 PM
De-Extinction: A Mammoth Undertaking: Can Ancient DNA Re-create Lost Species?
The scientific tools to return lost species like the woolly mammoth to life are within reach. Beth Shapiro, an evolutionary biologist and pioneer in ancient DNA research, discusses de-extinction's potential practical benefits and its ethical challenges
Monday, May 4, 2015 - 6:45 PM
Democracy Since 1989: A Questionable Triumph
From the fall of the Berlin Wall to the rising Arab Spring, Western pundits have hailed the triumph of democracy. But its promise has been tough to realize in many parts of the world. Learn why this is happening and what should be done to smooth democracy’s path, with historian Charles Ingrao.
Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 6:45 PM
Azar Nafisi: 2015 Benjamin Franklin Creativity Laureate Presentation
The Iranian novelist best known for Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books receives the 2015 Benjamin Franklin Creativity Laureate Award in honor of her achievements in literature.
Friday, April 10, 2015 - 7:00 PM
Navies of the Civil War
Though the Civil War is remembered for its land battles, naval engagements shaped a significant war on the water. Maritime historian Andrew Jampoler looks at the Union and Confederate naval leaders, strategies, ships, and battles that helped define the conflict’s outcome.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 6:45 PM
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