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The War Against Science

A conversation with environmental scientists Joel Clement, H. Curtis Spalding, Brown University and Andrew Rosenberg, Director for Science and Democracy at Union of Concerned Scientists  on the War Against Science. Recorded November 15, 2017 [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Joel Clement recently resigned his post as a senior Department of Interior official over the suppression of […]

Who Can You Trust?

If you can’t trust those in charge, who can you trust? From government to business, banks to media, trust in institutions is at an all-time low. But this isn’t the age of distrust – far from it.  Rachel Botsman writes about and researches how technology is transforming trust and what this means for life, work […]

Race Still Matters

Political activist, author and Harvard University professor Cornel West speaks on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of his national best-seller Race Matters. First published in 1993 following the L.A. riots, the book has since become a groundbreaking classic on race in America. Race Matters speaks to despair, black conservatism, myths about black sexuality, the crisis in leadership […]

Cambridge Forum’s 50th Anniversary

A special fundraising campaign! Humor For Humanity featuring Jimmy Tingle Recorded 10/20/17  Help us celebrate and continue our important work for another 50 years. Here’s how to contribute!

Columbus: The Four Voyages

Biographer Laurence  Bergreen retraces the voyages of Christopher Columbus, placing the 15th century explorer into the context of the Age of Discovery. What were the political, moral, and economic costs of his four voyages? How significant was his achievement in his own time?  What accounts for his lasting fame? Recorded November 2, 2011 [Audio clip: view full […]

Deadly Double Helix

Danielle Allen, Director of the Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard,  discusses her new memoir “CUZ”. The book documents the events which conspired to cause the untimely death of her young cousin, Michael, on the streets of Los Angeles in 2009. A “deadly double helix” of narcotics and street gangs ultimately entrapped her cousin, as […]

Rwandan Women Rising

Swanee Hunt speaks about her experiences in Rwanda from her new book Rwandan Women Rising which follows the story of the women who worked for peace after the genocide in 1994.  Today 64% of the seats in the Rwandan parliament are held by elected women, a number unrivaled by any other nation. Swanee Hunt chairs the […]

Exceptional America

What divides Americans from the world and from each other? Stanford Law professor Mugambi Jouet discusses his new book Exceptional America which tackles why Americans are far more divided than other Westerners over basic issues, including wealth inequality, health care, climate change, evolution, gender roles, abortion, gay rights, sex, gun control, mass incarceration, the death penalty, torture, […]

Let Them Eat Dirt!

LET THEM EAT DIRT! Are we living in an over-sanitized world? Brett Finlay PhD., a microbiologist at the University of British Columbia and world leader on understanding how bacterial infections work, talks about his new book “Let Them Eat Dirt”, in which he questions whether our hyper-vigilant hygiene practices are helping or hurting our health. […]

Ways of Being in the World

Krista Tippett in conversation with David Whyte Wednesday March 1 at 7 PM at First Parish Church, 1446 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge Cambridge Forum is delighted to present Krista Tippett, host of NPR’s award-winning radio show “On Being” in conversation with poet and author, David Whyte on Wednesday March 1, at the First Parish Church in […]


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