News, Politics, & Media
Yuval Noah Harari: The Future of Humankind Considered

Best-selling author and historian Yuval Noah Harari looks back at the course of history, and, drawing on his new book, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, explores the human agenda informing the 21st century—from overcoming death to creating artificial life. He also asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world—from us?

Date
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Agents of Change: Large-Scale Problems, Individual Impact

How can a single person make a difference in meeting the seemingly insurmountable social problems that face our world? Public policy specialist Zachary D. Kaufman examines how the concept of social entrepreneurship can empower individuals to take ideas and transform them into action that can help transform entire societies.

Date
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Cultural Heritage Under Attack: Ancient Crimes, Modern Targets

Archaeologist Frederick Winter moderates a panel that explores how professionals in a variety of fields are working to secure important sites from looters, document unique monuments, and protect buildings from threats such as earthquakes, rising seas, and mass tourism. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
The New Middle East
4-Session Evening Course

American involvement in the Middle East has become more complex, more dangerous, and more important than ever before. In this series, retired foreign service officers offer insights on the pivotal issues that define the new landscape of our national policy in the region.

Date
Wednesday, March 15 to April 5, 2017 - 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Telling Fact from Falsehood: Skills to Expose Pseudoscience

How do we know what we know? It’s hard enough parsing fact from fiction in today’s so-called post-truth environment, but how can we recognize science fact from pseudoscience? Paleontologist Thomas Holtz shares questions we need to ask to get to the truth.

Date
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.