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ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION: Dreams of Silicon Valley – a Display of Neoliberalism at It’s Worst

Program for September 6, 2015 1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301 CONVENERS: Ray Riepen (retired lawyer) and Dave Carson (non-cellphone owner); Mike Hoey (media specialist) and Luis Flores (moderator)

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Iran sanctions, the nuclear agreement and Iranian-American relations

Program for August 30, 2015 1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301 Hossein Bahmaie, Economics and Social Science instructor at Longview Community College We’ll discuss the implications of the most recent nuclear agreement and how it … Continue reading

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The Journey Continues

Program for August 23, 2015 1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301 Don Bell, former Presbyterian Minister, Biblical scholar 1) Heraclitus Parmenides 2) James Joyce: What is important?  3) “Go set a watchman”

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Public Engagement in the Digital Immersion Age

Program for August 16, 2015 1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301 William Mullins, Founder Kessler Institute The rapid growth of high speed information/communications technology, presents some difficulties for strategic and policy initiatives in government, commerce, … Continue reading

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William Stafford, Poet and Christian Humanist

Program for August 9, 2015 1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301 Fred Whitehead, Poet, author, freethought historian and activist Stafford (1914-1993) grew up in rural Kansas, graduated from the University of Kansas, was a conscientious … Continue reading

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ROUND TABLE BOOK DISCUSSION of “War Against All Puerto Ricans” by Nelson Denis

Program for August 2, 2015 1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301 Mike Hoey (convener), Free thinker, independent scholar The book traces the life of Pedro Albizu Campos, leader of the Nationalist Party and the independence … Continue reading

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An Intellectual Journey

Program for July 26, 2015 1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301 Eric Dollard, Free thinker, scholar of religion, philosophy and religious studies Eric will discuss his life journey from a religious background to free thought … Continue reading

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Environmental Regional Sustainability

Program for July 19, 2015 1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301 Richard Wagner, Ph. D. Economics, Rockhurst University

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Kansas City No Violence Alliance – a Model for Change

Program for July 12, 2015 1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301 Chris Young, Sargent Kansas City Police Department, N.O.V.A. (Kansas City No Violence Alliance)

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ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION: Misunderstandings and Misapprehensions About Social Issues like Voting and Civil Rights – When is Ignorance Bliss?”

Program for July 5, 2015 1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301 CONVENERS: Dave Carson, non-cellphone owner and Ray Riepen, retired lawyer;  Mike Hoey, (media specialist);  Luis Flores, (moderator)

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