The Fourth String: A Memoir of Sensei and Me by Janet Pocorobba (a talk and book signing).
"For anyone who has had a special teacher, or has lost themselves in another world, Janet Pocorobba asks questions about culture, learning, tradition, and self." This part memoir book of the author's experiences in Japan appear to tap into the deep philosophical questions concerning the relationship with one's self and culture.
For more info, visit the Harvard Book Store's event page http://www.harvard.com/event/janet_pocorobba/
NOTE: This is the first (of many?) ongoing "I'm going to:..." events. RSVPs ARE TOTALLY OPTIONAL. They are book signings or lecture events that are usually at the Harvard Book Store. If you do RSVP that you will be coming, I'll be on the lookout, but seating together as a group may not be possible. We might, however, get together for drinks, etc. after the book signing / lecture. Feel free to join me.
I am searching for open space venues to hold our philosophical social mixers. If you know of a good place, please let me know!