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Loneliness in the Digital Age

Loneliness may be one of the most urgent issues facing American society. In this 2-part forum, we attempt to unravel some of the causes of this pernicious condition and consider the ways to ward off, or at least alleviate, the curse of loneliness. More than 1 out of every 3 Americans today report themselves to be chronically […]

50th Anniversary!

Cambridge Forum is proud to announce that this year we are celebrating our 50th Anniversary! We would like to thank all our sponsors, friends and supporters, large and small, who make our work possible. We hope you will continue to support our work as we mark this momentous milestone. Join us for the next Cambridge Forum! […]

Normalizing Denial

NORMALIZING DENIAL The climate science debate is heating up. Bill McKibben, author, educator, founder of 350.org Dr. Gretchen Goldman, Research Director, Center for Science and Democracy Tim DeChristopher, climate activist Rev. Mariama White-Hammond, minister and Boston-based activist Moderated by Wen Stephenson, author and writer, The Nation Co-sponsored by Cambridge Climate Research Associates Recorded January 11, […]

Forever Young

FOREVER YOUNG Cambridge Forum celebrates the legacy and future of folk music as it marks its 50th anniversary. Recorded NOVEMBER 16, 2016  -Watch video- Music and memories from the early days of the Harvard Square folk scene to the current state of the Americana genre. Betsy Siggins, raconteur extraordinaire, recalls her early days at the legendary Club 47 […]

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Democracy Now! Covering the Movements Changing America

Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman joined us on her national speaking tour to celebrate 20 years of the daily, independent, global TV/Radio news hour and the release of her most recent book, Democracy Now!: Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America. Returning to the Cambridge Forum, Amy talks about  the most pressing issues facing our democracy today, the […]


What is killing our honey bees? Can we save them? Cambridge Forum examines the plight of  honey bees with the help of Noah Wilson-Rich from Best Bees and apiarist David Hackenberg  of Buffy Bees from Lewisburg, PA. If you care about the future of food and want to learn more about how to ensure the survival of […]

ROTTEN REPORTAGE – Do We Have the Media We Deserve?

The bulk of mainstream media in the U.S. is now owned by a handful of corporations that continue to gobble up smaller outlets and independent presses. Some say that we have created a perfect echo chamber and that the plurality of a free press is just a sad joke. Turning on the TV or scrolling […]


Most conversations today involve distracted people looking at their phones and not their partners. This, according to Sherry Turkle, is leading to a “crisis of empathy” at work, at home and in our public life. Turkle is Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology at MIT, and spent four decades studying the relationship […]

Immigrant Struggles, Immigrant Gifts

Are current policies adequate for today’s immigrant experience?   How is modern immigration different from that of previous generations? By examining the immigrant experience of various ethnic and religious groups throughout U.S. history, the book Immigrant Struggles, Immigrant Gifts demonstrates that the same patterns of native resistance, immigrant struggles and contributions have occurred over and over […]


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