Join us for the next two programs in our 2011-2012 series at the Marsh theatre.
Tickets for any individual show are $15 dollars in advance, or $20 dollars at the door. Multiple ticket pricing (advance sales only) is as follows: $25 for any two shows (same or different dates) or $45 for any four shows.
Tickets can be purchased online at Brown Paper Tickets, by phone, or in person through The Marsh's box office.
- 12:00pm - Poetry as a Way of Knowing with Jane Hirshfield
What is poetry? Mere word play? A pretty, or at any rate striking, way of expressing thought and emotion? Or does great poetry involve an approach to the world that provides insight and information not available in other ways? Ken and John explore how poetry can illuminate what we know with award-winning poet Jane Hirshfield, author of Come, Thief and other poetic works of philosophical richness. (buy tickets)
- 3:00pm - What Are Leaders Made of? with Deborah Rhode
There seems to be a paradox in leadership: the qualities of ruthlessness and opportunism necessary to attain power and become a leader are not necessarily the qualities of morality and a sense of justice that make for a good leader. Do the traits that make it likely that someone will become a leader correlate positively or negatively with the traits that make a good and effective leader? Do our democratic institutions lead to better leaders than, say, a lottery like the Athenians used? Ken and John ask what leaders are – and should be – made of with Stanford Law Professor Deborah Rhode, co-author of Moral Leadership: The Theory and Practice of Power, Judgment, and Policy. (buy tickets)
The Marsh is located at 2120 Allston Way in Berkeley, California.