Featured Events

Restorative Justice:
Reducing Crime by Reforming Prisoner Experience

Michael Hennessey and Cathrine Sneed with Michael Krasny

Thursday, April 14, 2005 | 7:30 – 9:00pm | Kresge Auditorium | Free and Open to All

Today nearly 70 percent of all prisoners will be rearrested within three years of their release. Might awareness of this failure invigorate efforts to reform the experience of incarceration in a country where more than two million people (out of a world total of nine million) inhabit prisons, jails, youth facilities, and immigrant detention centers? This conversation raises this question, and suggests practical and proven approaches to change.
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America's Jesus

Richard Fox and Stephen Prothero with Thomas Sheehan

Thursday, March 3, 2005 | 7:30 – 9:00 | Kresge Auditorium | Free and Open to All

Religious studies professors Thomas Sheehan and Stephen Prothero join historian Richard Fox for a lively conversation on the role of Jesus in the American imagination now and in the past.
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Nature’s Economy:
Population, Consumption, and Sustainability

Paul Ehrlich and Anne Ehrlich with Gretchen Daily

Thursday, January 20, 2005 | 7:30 - 9:00pm | Kresge Auditorium | Free and Open to All

Stanford conservation biologists Paul and Anne Ehrlich discuss three challenging global trends: increasing population, rising consumption, and growing political and economic inequities. In a conversation moderated by ecologist Gretchen Daily, the Ehrlichs give cause for concern and offer reasons for hope.
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A Post-Election Town Hall Meeting

Larry Diamond, David Dill and John McManus with Amy Goodman

Thursday, November 4, 2004 | 7:30 – 9:00 | Kresge Auditorium | Free and Open to All

Please join our post-election Town Hall Meeting. We begin with forty-five minutes of on-stage conversation between Amy Goodman, Larry Diamond, David Dill and John McManus before opening up the microphones for audience questions and comments.
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Democracy Matters:
An Evening with Cornel West

Cornel West

Thursday, September 30, 2004 | 7:30 -9:30pm | Kresge Auditorium | Free and Open to All

Cornel West, the Class of 1943 University Professor of Religion at Princeton University, discuss themes and ideas from his latest book, Democracy Matters: Winning the Fight Against Imperialism. The usual format for the Aurora Forum is on-stage conversation that opens to audience participation. Tonight we break precedent by inviting Dr. West to present a lecture followed by a question-and-answer period. As always, our intention is to inspire conversation, and we hope you will share insights generated by this discussion with members of your family, neighbors, and colleagues.
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