Discuss fascinating topics with an engaging expert and an intimate group of fellow lifelong learners.
As ice caps melt and temperatures rise, novels about climate change have moved from the margins to the center of world literature. In this seminar, we will explore the emerging genre of climate fiction (aka "cli-fi") and discuss how the best work in this genre helps us understand our moment and imagine possible futures.
What is happiness? Philosophers have been debating this question for millennia. In this interactive seminar, philosopher Joseph Stenberg will lead us in an engaging discussion of different philosophies of happiness and their implications for our own lives.
They say knowledge is power, but is it always? As a maternal-fetal medicine physician, Dr. Chavi Karkowsky has seen how genetic testing can empower her patients -- and also open a Pandora’s Box they wish they could close. Join Dr. Karkowsky for this exploration of the history, science, and human experience of modern prenatal genetic testing.