Why Things Are the Way They Are

Featuring Robert Krulwich, In Partnership with the School for Advanced Research

Date and Time
Thu, May 28, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Lensic Performing Arts Center
$25 / $20 / $15

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Co-host of NPR’s Radiolab, Robert Krulwich is one of the most original and widely listened to broadcasters in the world. His series, Radiolab, explores “big ideas” and the mysteries of science and life through visceral storytelling. In his talk, Krulwich draws from decades of experience as a special correspondent for ABC News; his regular contributions to NightlineABC News Tonight, and Good Morning America; and his role as host and executive editor of PBS’s documentary series NOVA scienceNOW to share insights on where technology can take us and why communities trust the sources they do when it comes to information about potential futures.

This lecture is sponsored by: Kimberley and Scott Sheffield, Michele & John Camp and Descartes Labs.

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The School for Advanced Research is pleased to announce the third annual Creative Thought Forum series. Across lectures and conversation-style salons, SAR and community partners invite our members and the public to explore our understanding of where humanity is going in a new age of technological and cultural shifts under the thematic umbrella of “The Future of Work.”

In a world increasingly dominated by automation and artificial intelligence, what kinds of jobs will be left for humans? If, as some experts are predicting, nearly half of the positions currently held by American workers are at risk of being made obsolete in the next few decades, how will our institutions and communities adapt, and what role does cultural heritage play in the ongoing conversations about our shared future?

Click here to learn more about SAR’s ‘Future of Work’ Creative Thought Forum 


Robert Krulwich Salon 
Date: Friday, May 29, 2020 @ 10:00 am
Location: School for Advanced Research
Eric S. Dobkin Boardroom, SAR 660 Garcia Street
$10 per-person, advanced registration required. 

For an even more in-depth experience with the Robert Krulwich, join us on the Friday morning following the lecture for an intimate conversation-style salon. This is a unique opportunity to gather with the speaker for a deeper exploration of the lecture topics.

Seating is limited. $10 per-person, advanced registration required.

Please note: Registering for the speaker salon does not include a ticket to the Annual President’s Lecture Why Things Are The Way They Are with Robert Krulwich hosted at the Lensic Performing Arts Center on Thursday, May 28.