Life of the Mind Salon Series

Spring 2017

Life of the Mind Salon Series

You are cordially invited to join us for this spring series of lectures. Complimentary for members and $10 for non-members, the evening starts with a wine and cheese reception at 5:30 pm followed by the lecture at 6:00 pm. Please ring 401.847.0295 ext. 112 to book your reservation or register online below.

Wednesday, April 5

Struggles and Successes of Raising an Adopted Son: Kim Fuller shares her inspirational and enriching story, the basis of her new book, Finding: The Story of a Young Boy Who Became His Adoptive Mother’s Greatest Spiritual Teacher

Wednesday, April 12

Rhode Island U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse discusses his new book, Captured: The Corporate Infiltration of American Democracy. Free. Seating Limited.

Wednesday, April 19

Reflections on a Childhood Spent with a Feminist, Revolution-Minded MotherPeter Andreas presents personal reflections from his new book, Rebel Mother: My Childhood Chasing the Revolution

Wednesday, April 26

Beyond Gilded: Alva Vanderbilt and Her AgeCatherine Moran discusses Alva Vanderbilt and how her accomplishments, both personal and public, stand testament to the steel beneath the gilding and shed a different kind of light on the transformative era as experienced by one woman


Wednesday, May 3

Power, Sex, & Security: Joan Johnson-Freese, Ph.D., who will discuss gender equality within a society and how it impacts state conflict situations


Wednesday, May 10

Endurance athlete, Lee Dipietro discovers the vital role running played while facing adversity as described in her book, Against the Wind: An Ironwoman’s Race for Her Family’s Survival

Wednesday, May 17

The National Security Outlook: Is the War over, and did we Win?: Renowned author and former Assistant Secretary of Defense Bing West will analyze the state of America's war on terror

Wednesday, May 24

The First Debate Over American ImperialismBest-selling author, Stephen Kinzer brings to life the forgotten political debate that set America’s interventionist course in the world for the twentieth century and beyond in his new book, The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire

This spring’s Salon Series is generously sponsored by our Community Partner, MICHAEL HAYES.

On-line reservations made possible by a generous donation from Mr. and Mrs. Pelham Boyer