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The Sinai Forum at Purdue North Central 2014

Our 61st Season!

Since 1953, The Sinai Forum has provided exceptional, affordable programming on important issues of the day in a town hall setting for the residents of the greater Michigan City area.  Over the years, the Forum has featured Nobel Prize recipients, former heads of state, Pulitzer Prize winners, recognized media personalities, and famous performing artists. Season after season, Forum audiences have been inspired, educated, enlightened, and entertained.

The 61st Season will build on that grand tradition, expanding our reach along Indiana’s lakeshore and offering an exciting mix of thought-leaders, political commentators, environmentalists and musicians. We welcome Jenn Lim, George Will, Robert Glennon, John King, and The Jazz Masters 101 Reunion.

To accommodate our growing audience, the majority of the events this season will be held at the Stardust Event Center in Michigan City. In recognition of our founders’ desires to provide great ideas and events that appeal to students, we will also feature one community-based program in the state-of-the-art theatre at Chesterton High School. The dates and topics are listed below. Doors for all events will open at 3:00 and programs begin at 4:00. We hope you will join us!

 

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Jenn Lim

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 | CHESTERTON HIGH SCHOOL

CEO, and Chief Happiness Officer at Delivering Happiness, Jenn Lim co-authored the book, Delivering Happiness with Tony Hsieh of Zappos Shoes. Her inspirational, research-based approach to creating meaning and happiness in the workplace is a roadmap for communities, employers, educators and anyone who wants to find more meaning in his or her daily life.
 

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George Will

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 | STARDUST EVENT CENTER, MICHIGAN CITY

Well-known Columnist, Commentator and Author, George Will has been a popular figure on the talk-show circuit this year, talking about his latest book, A Nice Little Place on the North Side: Wrigley Field at One Hundred. His twice-weekly column has been syndicated by The Washington Post Writers Group since 1974 and today appears in more than 460 papers. George Will won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 1976.

 

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Robert Glennon

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26 | STARDUST EVENT CENTER, MICHIGAN CITY

Author of Unquenchable: America’s Water Crisis, Robert Glennon is the Regents’ Professor and Morris K. Udall Professor of Law and Public Policy in the Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona. In 2010, the Society of Environmental Journalists awarded Unquenchable a Rachel Carson Book Award for Reporting on the Environment, and Trout magazine gave it an Honorable Mention in its list of Must-Have Books ever published on the environment. He also blogs for the Huffington Post and for National Geographic’s Water Currents.

 

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John King

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16 | STARDUST EVENT CENTER, MICHIGAN CITY

John King is CNN’s chief national correspondent and anchor of Inside Politics, a 30-minute Sunday morning program featuring a panel of the top-tier political correspondents. King also anchors Inside Politics segments weekday mornings on CNN’s New Day. An award-winning journalist, King has covered the past seven presidential elections and reported from all 50 states and more than 70 countries. In his role as chief national correspondent, based in Washington, D.C., he is instrumental in CNN’s daily reporting and breaking news coverage.

 

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The Jazz Masters 101 Reunion

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14 | STARDUST EVENT CENTER, MICHIGAN CITY

Enjoy swinging jazz mixed with a lively discussion of the art of improvisation and the essence of jazz. Starring John Clayton (bass) and Jeff Hamilton (drums) of the Grammy-nominated Clayton Hamilton Orchestra.  During the session, they will be reunited with their musical friend, Michigan City native, Dr. Peter Bankoff (piano), son of the late Dr. Milton and Sylvia Bankoff, the Founders of the Sinai Forum.