May 4 at 7 pm: How do we develop mindfulness and a compassionate optimism about a highly imperfect world? Author Dr. Polly Young-Eisendrath discusses the Buddhist model for remaining fully engaged in the ups and downs of everyday life.
February 3 at 7 pm: Dartmouth professor Allen Koop describes how America’s troubled, promising, and unique health care system has been shaped not only by developments in medicine but also by social forces, economics, politics, and historical surprises. Underwriter: Union Institute & University, MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
January 6 at 7 pm: Art historian Carol Berry considers the experiences, painters, and authors that influenced Van Gogh’s work and his influence on twentieth century artists. Underwriter: Merchants Bank.