TED Talk: Dare to Disagree, Margaret Heffernan, moderated by Abby Struck

Most people instinctively avoid conflict, but as Margaret Heffernan shows us, good disagreement is central to progress. She illustrates (sometimes counterintuitively) how the best partners aren’t echo chambers – and how great research teams, relationships and businesses allow people to deeply disagree. Discussion will follow.

Lessons from History, presented by Paul Richgruber

Mr Richgruber will compare British attitudes and reactions towards Germany’s rise between 1900 and 1914, with China’s rise and the US repsonse at present and in the future.  Germany’s rise challenged the existing, British led, international system and ultimately led to WW!.  Does the Anglo-German debacle offer any lessons for American and Chinese leaders today?  … Continued

Day of the Dead, presented by Abby Struck

In the style of our past Day of the Dead services, we will discuss “the church I used to attend”. Please bring an artifact or anecdote to focus on, and tell us what was valuable about your religious upbringing.