Ask Tom Boswell Anything: He’s Got All the Sports Answers
Washington Post columnist Thomas Boswell has all the answers when it comes to Washington-area sports. Pose your questions in a lively session in which he gets an assist from veteran sportscaster and attorney Phil Hochberg.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 6:45 PM
Questions in the Age of Mass Incarceration
Sean Kelley of Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site in Philadelphia draws on content from a new exhibition to illustrate how a criminal justice system often hidden from the view of most Americans carries implications for our wider society—and how its direction might be changed from both the inside and out.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 6:45 PM
Yuval Noah Harari: The Future of Humankind Considered
Best-selling author and historian Yuval Noah Harari looks back at the course of history, and, drawing on his new book, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, explores the human agenda informing the 21st century—from overcoming death to creating artificial life. He also asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world—from us?
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 6:45 PM
Agents of Change: Large-Scale Problems, Individual Impact
How can a single person make a difference in meeting the seemingly insurmountable social problems that face our world? Public policy specialist Zachary D. Kaufman examines how the concept of social entrepreneurship can empower individuals to take ideas and transform them into action that can help transform entire societies.
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 6:45 PM
Cultural Heritage Under Attack: Ancient Crimes, Modern Targets
From the sacking of the Acropolis in the fifth century BC to the destruction of ancient monuments in the contemporary Middle East, conflicts, greed, and natural forces often put the cultural heritage of nations at risk. Archaeologist  Frederick Winter moderates a panel that explores how professionals in a variety of fields are working to secure important sites from looters, document unique monuments, and protect buildings from threats such as earthquakes, rising seas, and mass tourism.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 6:45 PM
The New Middle East
American involvement in the Middle East has become more complex, more dangerous, and more important than ever before. In this series, retired foreign service officers offer insights on the pivotal issues that define the new landscape of our national policy in the region.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 6:00 PM