2012–13 being human | human being
November 13, 2012
"The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness" Michelle Alexander, associate professor of law at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.
January 24, 2013—Eugene
"Mortality, Morality, and the Meaning of Life"
January 25, 2013—Portland
"The Best Care Possible Through the End of Life: What It Is and How to Get It"
Ira Byock, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Community & Family Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. He served as Director of Palliative Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire from 2003 through July 2013.
February 12, 2013
"The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in a Modern World" Wade Davis, Explorer in Residence at the National Geographic Society, author of fifteen books, including the international best seller, Serpent and the Rainbow.
March 5, 2013
"The Secret Lives of the Human Brain." David Eagleman, neuroscientist and director of the Laboratory for Perception and Action, Baylor College of Medicine.
May 29, 2013—Eugene
"How Human Beings Got Morality, Religion, Civilization, and Humanity"
May 30, 2013—Portland
"What on Earth is Happening to Us? Polarization, Demonization and Paralysis in American Politics"
Jonathan Haidt, social psychologist and professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University's Stern School of Business.