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 005 Joseph Hall.

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Spring 2019 Schedule

Date Topic
Friday, January 18 "Is the Civil Rights Movement in America over?"
Facilitated by Professor Chris Bruell (Criminal Justice
Friday, January 25 "Will the poor really always be with us?"
Facilitated by Professor Christine Gustafson (Politics)
Friday, February 1 "Is Post Traumatic Stress a new thing?"
Facilitated by Professor Loretta Brady (Psychology)
Friday, February 8 “Is democracy really under threat in the United States or elsewhere?”
Facilitated by Professor Erik Cleven (Politics)
Friday, February 15 “Is there really such a thing as true love?”
Facilitated by Professor Kyle Hubbard (Philosophy)
Friday, February 22 “Who were the best and worst U.S. presidents?”
Facilitated by Professor Andrew Moore (History)
Friday, March 15 “Does everything really happen for a reason?”
Facilitated by Ms. Sue Gabert (Campus Ministry)
Friday, March 22 “What is a good Death?”
Facilitated by Fr. Benedict Guevin (Theology) and Professor Caryn Sheehan (Nursing)
Friday, March 29 “What do I do in an art museum?”
Facilitated by Ms. Margaret Dimock (Chapel Arts Center)
Friday, April 5 “Are we finished with Freud?”
Facilitated by Professor Phil Pajakowski (History)
Friday, April 12 “Is there really any such thing as progress?”
Facilitated by Professor Brian Penney (Biology)
Friday, April 26 “What makes a really good friendship?”
Facilitated by Professor Diana Sherman (Education)