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Focused-Discussion Brown-Bag Lunches

January 3, 2018

Focus-Discussion Lunches for Spring 2018

One thing that distinguishes us as academics is the general aversion to always sitting quietly (more or less) listening to someone else’s thoughts. We like to talk through big ideas with other generally-well-informed people. And nothing beats the lively exchange when there are contrasting viewpoints!

Now that EC faculty members have a great, configurable space in which to meet, we’re organizing twice-monthly focused-discussion brown-bag lunches. The idea is that the topic will be set and announced in advance of each discussion over lunch, giving participants the opportunity to bring materials that relate to the topic. A tentative discussion topic is set for each meeting, although those can be modified and augmented as we go. There’s no enrollment, and no required preparation. Pack a lunch or grab something on the way to the EC. Don’t worry about a beverage. We’ll have water and coffee ready, and there’s a soft-drink machine close by. Mark your calendars for 11:30 am on these Tuesdays:

Click on the topic links for more information about the  focused-discussion

January 9: Defining Democracy

 

January 23: Crypto-Currency and the IRS on Crypto-Currency

 

February 13:  Rules-based International Order – What is Liberal International Order? and The Internationalists Review

 

February 27: Consumer Applications of Technology

 

March 6: Brainstorm Emeritus College Programming

 

March 27: Climate Science:Fact and Fiction

 

April 3: Fair Taxation

 

April 24: GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) Foods

 

May 8: Changing Social Norms

 

May 22: Pros and Cons of Euthanasia

 

 



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