Each Friday, during the college common hour from 12:30-1:20 p.m., the Humanities Institute hosts an open, informal discussion led by a member of the Saint Anselm faculty, staff or monastic community. This forum invites people from all parts of campus to come together with others who are willing to open their lunch bag and their mind to a question about our humanity. So, come Friday, pack a lunch and join the human conversation in the Event Center of the Jean Student Center, or join virtually (a Zoom link will be made available the week of the forum).
Fall 2020 Schedule
|Friday, August 21||
"How will the Covid Pandemic change us as a society?"
Facilitated by Professor Tauna Sisco (Sociology)
|Friday, August 28||
"What do we lose from history when monuments are taken down?"
|Friday, September 4||
"Is the concept of dignity stupid?"
|Friday, September 11||
"Can memories be healed of past trauma?"
|Friday, September 18||
"What can we learn from literature written during or about plagues?"
|Friday, September 25||
"Why do we lose control?"
|Friday, October 2||
"Are business and environmental preservation necessarily at odds?
|Friday, October 16||
"Is government the problem or the solution?"
|Friday, October 23||
"Are the media really enemies of the people?"
|Friday, October 30||
"Is honestly the best policy?"
|Friday, November 6||
"What, is anything, do ethics and leadership have to do with each other?"
|Friday, November 13||
"Do some Americans confuse their national citizenship with their heavenly one?"
|Virtual Forums during Winter Break (Dates and Times T.B.A.)||
"Who was Dorothy Day and why does she matter?"
Facilitated by Professor Sherry Shepler (Communication Studies)
"Should we look to work to provide meaning and fulfillment?"
Facilitated by Professor Kyle Hubbard (Philosophy)