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This is our monthly discussion meeting, held at 2:30 PM on the first Saturday of each month.
We have returned to holding these in-person in the Social Hall at USNH. There's plenty of room for social distancing.
"Frans" de Waal is a primatologist and ethologist who studies primate social behavior, including conflict resolution, cooperation, inequity aversion, and food-sharing. He has received numerous awards and director of a research center and has written 17 books on primate behavior, the most recent of which is Different: Gender Through the Eyes of a Primatologist. (For a more thorough bio, please see his Wikipedia page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frans_de_Waal)
For Humanist Explorations, we will watch an interview that's part part of his book tour. The interview will be about an hour and a half in duration.
Join us for our monthly Social Dinner, and discuss a wide range of topics with like-minded people.
For more information, see http://www.cthumanist.org
For the summer we'll be meeting at Mamoun's. We'll meet in the covered outdoor seating area behind the restaurant. There's metered parking on-street outside the restaurant. Parking may be free on holidays. There are also a few free parking spaces a couple of blocks north and south of the restaurant.
Our book for October is Home in the World: A Memoir by prize-winning economist Amartya Sen.
[Economist Amartya] Sen…interweaves scenes from his remarkable life with candid philosophical reflections on economics, welfare, and social justice, demonstrating how his experiences – in Asia, Europe, and later America – vitally informed his work. In exquisite prose, Sen evokes his childhood travels on the rivers of Bengal, as well as the “quiet beauty” of Dhaka. The Mandalay of Orwell and Kipling is recast as a flourishing cultural center with pagodas, palaces, and bazaars, “always humming with intriguing activities.
"[A] quietly captivating memoir . . . [A] contemplative travelogue and a fascinating look into the singular consciousness of one of the world’s foremost thinkers . . . [A] galvanizing reflection on a roaming life."
– Publishers Weekly