Monday, May 20, 2013
The next Walden Forum will take place Tuesday, May 21 at Wayland Middle School.
The following was submitted by a representative with the Walden Forum. Join us for a discussion with Ronni Cohen-Boyar, executive director of the Massachusetts Affiliate of Susan G.Komen, and Dr. Eric Winer, director, Breast Oncology Center Thompson Senior Investigator in Breast Cancer Research as they address the Walden Forum at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21. The Walden Forum will be held at the Wayland Middle School Auditorium. Cohen-Boyar says “working with Komen is more than a job. It’s a lifestyle.” As Executive Director, Cohen-Boyar not only educates the public about screening and early detection of breast cancer, she’s a walking example of its effectiveness. She is a two-time breast cancer survivor who caught her cancer early (both …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
The next Walden Forum is scheduled for Friday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. at First Parish Wayland.
Join us as we celebrate “International Women’s Day” with a discussion that offers us three voices/perspectives on the role women assume in Iranian society. Our guests will discuss the social, political and educational opportunities that exist for Iranian women. They also will examine the role women play in contemporary politics (and how that involvement has shifted and expanded throughout Iran’s history). This Walden Forum will be held on Friday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. at The First Parish 1815 Meeting House in Wayland. The conversation will include how the lives of Iranian women have changed since the 1979 Revolution, including why women are required to wear a veil. Sharing their thoughts on wearing the veil will address some of the most …
Monday, February 4, 2013
The next Walden Forum will take place Thursday, Feb. 7, at Wayland High School.
Join us for a discussion with two Slifka-Malkin Scholars – One Jewish, one Arab and both Israeli – as they discuss the Brandeis University program that brought them together to peacefully coexist in study. The session will cover how they were selected and their general impressions of life at the university and at home. They will also cover the issues of the times and their general perspectives as an Arab and a Jew growing up in Israel and living side by side at a time of unsettling discord. What was life like growing up in Israel and what is at the heart of what is going on today? Is co-existence between Arabs and Jews in Israel possible? They will also share their thoughts on prospects for the possibility of peace with Israel and …
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Allan Klummp will speak on Jan. 15 at 7:30 p.m.
The below was submitted by organizers with the Walden Forum. Join us for a discussion with Allan Klumpp about how we follow the example of our forefathers and take responsibility for posterity – how humanity can protect water supplies, reduce CO2, end global warming and continental glaciation, and prevent extinction-causing impacts with celestial bodies. Klumpp will speak at the Walden Forum on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 7:30 p.m. After a 44-year career exploring the moon and planets, Klumpp resigned from Caltech’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in 2003 to devote his efforts full time to the more-important task of developing concepts for sustaining civilization indefinitely. The Walden Forum is held at the First Parish Meeting House, at the …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
The next Walden Forum will take place Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at First Parish in Wayland.
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Sunday, December 2, 2012
The information below was submitted as a press release. Join us for a discussion with Dan Kennedy, an assistant professor of journalism at Northeastern University. Kennedy will speak at the Walden Forum on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m. Kennedy teaches multimedia reporting, First Amendment law and other journalism courses. The Walden Forum is held at the First Parish Meeting House, at the intersection of Routes 20 and 27 in Wayland, Mass. The 2012 presidential campaign was marked – or marred – by an utter failure to find common ground. From climate change to polling analysis, from the rise of fact-checking to the decline of facts, the civic discourse was polluted by ideology and partisanship at the expense of rational analysis. The media …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Jim O’Shaughnessy will lead the discussion on the topic of the next 10 years for the economy and Wall Street.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
The below is a press release submitted to Wayland Patch. Join us for a discussion with Jim O’Shaughnessy – founder, chairman and CEO of O’Shaughnessy Investment Management – who has more $5 billion in his care. O’Shaughnessy will speak at the Walden Forum on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. The Walden Forum is held at the First Parish Meeting House, at the intersection of Routes 20 and 27. O’Shaughnessy is the author of the national bestseller What Works on Wall Street as well as three other books on investing. Long recognized as one of America’s leading financial experts and a pioneer in quantitative equity analysis, he has been called a “world beater” and a “statistical guru” by Barron’s. In February 2009, Forbes.com included O’Shaughnessy…
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Voters will decide the issue themselves in November with Ballot Question 3.
The below is a press release from Walden Forum. The Massachusetts Medical Marijuana initiative, also known as Question 3, will go to ballot vote on Nov. 6, 2012. The measure would legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes. It has become a passionate and heated debate for Massachusetts’ citizens and the Walden Forum is bringing it front and center to Wayland. When: Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. Where: Wayland High School auditorium Who: Kevin Sabet, Ph.D. has a doctorate in public policy analysis from Oxford University with emphasis on drug policy, prevention, enforcement and legalization. A resident of Cambridge, he is the president of the Policy Solutions Lab and also directs the Drug Policy Institute at the University of Florida…
Sunday, May 20, 2012
MIT professor Vladimir Bulović will discuss the "facts, fiction and discovery" of solar energy.
The information below was submitted. Join us for a discussion with Professor Vladimir Bulović, co-chair of the MIT Energy Studies Program and the co-director of the eni-MIT Solar Frontiers Center, as he address the Walden Forum at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 21. The Walden Forum is held at the First Parish Meeting House. Through the lens of a scientist, an engineer and a technology inventor Bulović will present the solar technology landscape and its potential contribution to the U.S. energy footprint. Sunlight is by far the most abundant global carbon-neutral energy resource known to man, and has the potential to meet our large-scale energy needs, yet less than 0.1 percent of U.S. energy is provided by solar technologies. Two unfortunate …