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Liberal learning organizations across North America host dozens of public seminar discussions, lectures, and conferences and travel opportunities throughout the year. Many are free of charge. Check the calendar below for an event near you!

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October 2017

Churchill, America, and the Great War

John Mauer’s lecture is free and open to all.  No advance registration is required.  Light refreshments will be available. John Maurer is the Alfred Thayer Mahan Professor of Sea Power and Grand Strategy at the U.S. Naval War College.  He is a graduate of Yale University and holds an M.A.L.D. and Ph.D. in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. Before joining the faculty of the Naval War College, he served as executive editor of Orbis: A…

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UCLA Center for Liberal Arts and Free Institutions (CLAFI)

Why did the United States Enter the War in 1917?

Registration for the seminar with John Mauer is free and open to the public. However, because capacity is limited, advance enrollment is necessary. Enrollment will be primarily on a first come, first served basis, though preference is given to UCLA students and faculty members.  Readings will be distributed in advance to participants, who will be expected to read them and participate actively in the discussion. A pizza lunch will be delivered at the end of the seminar. To enroll, please…

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UCLA Center for Liberal Arts and Free Institutions (CLAFI)

Play Reading: Jean Racine, Phèdre

Two thousand years after Euripides wrote Hippolytus, France’s greatest tragedian, Jean Racine, updated the story and produced what many consider to be his greatest play.  These back-to-back staged readings will provide a rare opportunity to see a single story depicted by two of the greatest playwrights in the western tradition.  NOTE: The photograph is of Sarah Bernhardt, the most famous actress of the turn of the twentieth century, performing the title role in Racine’s play.  You can hear her voice…

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UCLA Center for Liberal Arts and Free Institutions (CLAFI)
November 2017

Is Ours a Godless Age?

Anthony Kronman’s lecture is free and open to all.  No advance registration is required.  Light refreshments will be available. Anthony Kronman is Sterling Professor of Law at Yale Law School. A former Dean of Yale Law School, Professor Kronman teaches in the areas of contracts, bankruptcy, jurisprudence, social theory, and professional responsibility. His most recent book is Confessions of a Born-Again Pagan. Others include Education’s End: Why Our Colleges and Universities Have Given Up on the Meaning of Life; Max Weber;…

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UCLA Center for Liberal Arts and Free Institutions (CLAFI)

Max Weber, “Science as a Vocation”

Registration for the seminar with Anthony Kronman is free and open to the public. However, because capacity is limited, advance enrollment is necessary. Enrollment will be primarily on a first come, first served basis, though preference is given to UCLA students and faculty members.  Weber’s essay will be distributed in advance to participants, who will be expected to read it and participate actively in the discussion. A pizza lunch will be delivered at the end of the seminar. To enroll,…

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UCLA Center for Liberal Arts and Free Institutions (CLAFI)
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