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Upcoming Sunday Programs
• Mimi Noonan, joins our World of Work series on Sunday, January 4th, with "Being a Vet is Personal." Dr. Noonan, DVM, DACVIM, is a veterinary internist, pet lover and mom with a powerful and touching life story. She will discuss not only being a veterinary specialist, but also the deeply personal familial bond she shares with her patients and their families.
• Nicholas Epley, University of Chicago psychologist, will speak Sunday, January 11th, on "Mindwise: How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want." Epley will tell us what scientists have learned about our abilities to understand the most complicated puzzle on the planet—other people—and the surprising mistakes we so routinely make. Why are we sometimes blind to the minds of others, treating them like objects or animals instead? Why do we sometimes talk to our cars, or the stars, as if there is a mind that can hear us? Why do we so routinely believe that others think, feel, and want what we do when, in fact, they do not? And why we do we believe we understand our spouses, family, and friends so much better than we actually do? His talk will not turn others into open books, but it will give you the wisdom to revolutionize how you think about them—and yourself.
• Jeff Wagg, founder and curator of the College of Curiosity, speaks Sunday, January 18th on “Get Curious: How Curiosity Replaced Revelation.” In a blend of story- and history-telling, audience participation, humor, some sleight-of-hand, and a demonstration of everyday and unusual objects, Wagg will make a case that curiosity can be a replacement for false spirituality.
• Nabeel Khoury, Senior Fellow for Middle East and National Security at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, joins us on Sunday, January 25th. He will speak on "The Threat from ISIS: Real or Imagined." Proffessor Khoury will provide a brief introduction to ISIS explaining which parts of their ideology is new. He will then describe the threats that ISIS poses and describe some of the strategic options for the U.S. and other countries for dealing with these threats.