This column lets Laura May and me express our views as Athenaeum student fellows. This month I want to use my "Turn" to preview the Athenaeum's major programs for the second semester. Because in addition to James Burke, our calendar offers a packed schedule of attractive events. As you put them on your calendars and plan to attend them, please note that all who wish to join us for a luncheon or dinner in conjunction with the programs have to make reservations with the Athenaeum secretary at least 48 hours in advance. Meal card numbers from students are required. Students, faculty, staff, trustees, and other specially invited persons dine as the Athenaeum's guests. As seating permits, reservations from the public-normally $3.00 for lunch and $5.00 for dinner, payable in advance by check to the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum-are welcome, too.
The Day the Universe Changed
Wednesday, January 29-Thursday, January 30, 1986
James Burke, writer-producer of the new BBC series, "The Day the Universe Changed." (1985) Reception, 5:30 p.m.; dinner, 6:00 p.m. Discussion after dinner both days. Screening of segment from "'The Day the Universe Changed," 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, followed by lunch and discussion.
Free to Choose
Mondays, February 3, 10, 17, 24, 1986"Free to Choose,"
(1980) four segments from economist Milton Friedman's film series. Screening of the 30-minute parts at 5:30 p.m. (with wine and cheese), followed by dinner at 6:00 p.m. and discussion led by Claremont economists, such as Wm. Craig Stubblebine
(CMC), Frank Wykoff
(Pomona), and Richard Sweeney
Wednesday, February 5, 1986
Matthew Fox, leading religious thinker, co-sponsored by McAlister Center. Reception, 5:30 p.m.; dinner, 6:0O p.m. Discussion after dinner.
Presidential Politics, '84-'88
Tuesday, February 25-Thursday, February 27, 1986"Presidential Politics, '84-'88,"
co-sponsored by the John Brown Cook Association. A series of presentations looking forward to the 1988 presidential campaign. The invited participants, influential Democrats and Republicans, include Patrick Caddell, James Johnson, Charles Manatt, Lyn Nofziger, Edward Rollins, and Richard Wirthlin.
An Evening with Professors Milton and Rose Friedman
Monday, March 3, 1986
An Evening with Professors Milton and Rose Friedman. Reception, 5:30 p.m.; dinner, 6:00 p.m. Discussion after dinner.
The Archetypal Foundations of War and Peace
Wednesday, March 26-Thursday, March 27, 1986
Dr. Anthony Stevens, Jungian psychologist and author, discusses "The Archetypal Foundations of War and Peace." Reception, 5:30 p.m.; dinner, 6:00 p.m. Discussion after dinner both days.
JEFFREY KLEIN '75
Monday, March 31-Wednesday, April 2, 1986
"Leadership," a series of presentations focusing on the relationship between liberal arts education and leadership roles in contemporary America. Invited participants include Jack Gould, dean, Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago; Barbara Dyer, associate director, Council of State Planning Agencies, Washington, D.C.; Eugene Miller, executive vice president, USG Corporation, Chicago; and Jeffrey Klein '75, senior staff counsel, Los Angeles Times
An Evening with Larry Kushner
Tuesday, April 15, 1986
Larry Kushner, author of The River of Light: Spirituality, Judiaism and the Evolution of Consciousness
(1981) and other important books in Jewish religious thought, co-sponsored by McAlister Center. Reception, 5:30 p.m.; dinner, 6:00 p.m. Discussion after dinner.
The Killing Fields
Wednesday, April 16-Thursday, April 17, 1986
Sydney H. Schanberg and Dith Pran. Two evenings with the journalists whose story is told in The Killing Fields
(1984). Reception, 5:30 p.m.; dinner, 6:00 p.m. Discussion after dinner both days.
Keck Lecture on International Understamding
Monday, April 28-Wednesday, April 30, 1986
Yeshoshafat Harkabi, Hexter Professor of International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and former chief of intelligence for the Israeli Defense Forces, will be in residence at the Athenaeum as the 1986 Keck Lecturer on International Understanding.