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Against Ignorance: Science Education in the 21st Century
A Conversation with Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss

Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss

Sunday, March 9, 2008 | 2:00 – 4:00pm | Memorial Auditorium | Free and Ticketed

The rise of religiously motivated threats to scientific practice and instruction in American schools has motivated biologist Richard Dawkins and physicist Lawrence Krauss to engage in a public dialogue on strategies for science education in the twenty-first century. Their open conversation concerning science literacy and related issues began in the July 2007 Scientific American and continues at this Aurora Forum event moderated by Mark Kay of the Stanford School of Medicine.

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The Beatles on the Brain

Daniel Levitin and Nick Bromell with Jonathan Beger

Thursday, February 21, 2008 | 7:30 – 9:00pm | Kresge Auditorium | Free and Open to All

Forty years have passed since the Beatles released The White Album, introducing "Blackbird," "Rocky Raccoon," "Sexy Sadie," "Helter Skelter" and "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" into the cultural lexicon. Please join us for a conversation with three Stanford alums whose research explores the musical and cultural innovations that made the Beatles a powerful force for innovation in society and the arts.
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IRAQ: REFRAME (4): What We Don't Know about America in Iraq
An Evening with Dahr Jamail

Dahr Jamail with Mark Gonnerman

Monday, February 4, 2008 | 7:30 – 9:00 | Kresge Auditorium | Free and Open to All

In this fourth installment in the IRAQ: REFRAME series with Montalvo Arts Center, we enter into conversation with Dahr Jamail, an independent journalist who went to Iraq in 2003 and embedded himself with Iraqi people. His reports have been published in The Nation, The Guardian, and The Independent. On radio as well as television, he has reported for the BBC, Democracy Now! and numerous other stations around the globe. His writings have recently been collected and published in book form as Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq.
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IRAQ: REFRAME (3):
Iraq's Lost National Treasures

Nada Shabout and McGuire Gibson with Abbas Milani

Monday, January 28, 2008 | 7:30 – 9:00pm | Kresge Auditorium | Free and Open to All

In this third of five conversations in our IRAQ: REFRAME series, Abbas Milani, director of Stanford’s Iranian Studies Program, hosts Nada Shabout, an authority on Iraqi art history, and McGuire Gibson, the University of Chicago archaeologist who co-authored Lost Heritage: Antiquities Stolen from Iraq’s Regional Museums, the first academic publication to call attention to the problem of looting after the First Gulf War.
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What Would Martin Say?
An Evening with Clarence B. Jones

Clarence B. Jones with Mark Gonnerman

Thursday, January 17, 2008 | 7:30 – 9:00pm | Kresge Auditorium | Free and Open to All

Join us for an in-depth conversation with Clarence B. Jones, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s counsel and draft speechwriter who is completing a memoir while in residence at Stanford’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute.
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