The 2017 Spring Life of the Mind Salon Series concludes on Wednesday, May 24 when best-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. Revealing a piece of forgotten history, Stephen Kinzer transports us to the dawn of the twentieth ce
The 2017 Spring Life of the Mind Salon Series continues on Wednesday, May 3, with Joan Johnson-Freese, Ph.D., who will discuss gender equality within a society and how it impacts state conflict situations. The first political order is the sexual political order. The character of that first order molds society, its governance and its behavior.
The 2017 Spring Life of the Mind Salon Series concludes on Wednesday, May 17 with the return of renowned author and former Assistant Secretary of Defense Bing West, analyzes the state of America's war on terror.
The 2017 Spring Life of the Mind Salon Series continues on Wednesday, April 26, with Catherine Moran, who will discuss 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. The historian Charles Peguy observed that the world changed more in the thirty years surrounding the turn of the century (1900) than i
The 2017 Spring Life of the Mind Salon Series continues on Wednesday, April 12 with Rhode Island U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, who will discuss his new book, Captured: The Corporate Infiltration of American Democracy. Captured offers an eye-opening take on what corporate influence looks like today from the Senate Floor. Senator Whitehouse combines history, legal scholarship, and person
Join us on Sunday, May 21 at 3:00 pm as we welcome back Dr. Edward Markward, Music Director of the RI Civic Chorale & Orchestra, when he leads a discussion on Brahms' A German Requiem. Free and all are welcome.
Join us on Sunday, April 23 at 3:00 pm when Dr. Edward Markward, Music Director of the RI Civic Chorale & Orchestra, returns to the Redwood to discuss the life and works of Hadyn, Mozart and Stravinsky. Free and all are welcome.