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May 2015
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The Decline of the U.S. Congress

May 27 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

The public’s confidence in the U.S. Congress to adequately address the problems faced by the country has never been lower. Congress now gets worse poll numbers than root canals and head lice. Jason Roberts will address the causes of the crisis of confidence that Congress faces today. He will also consider the consequences that this decline has had on policy-making and on the relative power of the executive and judicial branches of government. All Spotlight on Scholars events take place…

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Gurudev Hamsah Nandatha discusses “In The Presence of Truth”

May 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In this book, his first in English, Gurudev Hamsah Nandatha gives you the essence of his transformative teaching. You live in a world of certainties, he says, you have accepted so many things to be true, and yet this is the very cause of your misery. Accept nothing as true except what you yourself experience. Who are you? What is the true purpose of your life? What prevents you from living in a state of absolute balance and inner joy,…

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June 2015
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The American Musical: From “Show Boat” to “Oklahoma!”

June 6 @ 9:15 pm

A Distinguished Scholar Seminar Featuring Tim Carter, David G. Frey Distinguished Professor of Music June 6, 2015 Join Adventure in Ideas favorite, Tim Carter, as he brings an important era in the history of American musicals to life through four lectures. The 1930s marked a formative decade for American musical theater on the stage and the silver screen. The issue was not just how the arts might best respond to difficult economic circumstances (the Great Depression) and changing political circumstances…

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Was Congress Always Like This? Will It Always Be Like This?

June 10 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Headlines proclaim that our most recent full Congress was the least productive, and some go so far as to call it “the worst” Congress in decades. Tom Carsey will explore possible reasons for these claims, looking backward to evaluate whether today’s Congress is unique as well as forward to speculate on whether we can expect more of the same. Is Congress broken, and if so, can it be fixed? All Spotlight on Scholars events take place at Flyleaf Books in…

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Joseph Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness”

June 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Yearning to revisit some of your old favorites with engaged peers and a learned discussion leader? After a successful first semester, we are pleased to continue our Great Books Reading Groups this summer in partnership with Flyleaf Books of Chapel Hill. Join Hilary Lithgow for a session on context and meaning, and then return in two weeks to tackle substantive issues in Heart of Darkness. To be sure we are literally on the same page, every participant will receive a…

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The Chinese Eco-City and Urbanization Planning

June 30 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

China has promoted sustainable urban development since the early 2000s, particularly new urbanism ideals of transit-oriented development (TOD) of satellite towns. Yet most experts indicate that these new cities ultimately fail to meet their sustainability goals. Robin Visser analyzes three case studies of Chinese “eco-city” development in the context of China’s rapidly evolving urbanization strategies. All Spotlight on Scholars events take place at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. There are no preparatory readings for these events. Program Tuition: Tuition is $20…

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