Forum Network

The Forum Network is a public media service of WGBH that collects thousands of video and audio lectures from the world's foremost scholars, authors, artists, scientists, policymakers, and community leaders, made available to the public for free.

Lectures hosted on The Forum Network are presented by community organizations and educational institutions from the Boston area and beyond.

From science to the humanities, from local to global topics, The Forum Network is committed to providing outstanding educational content for lifelong learners, and to encouraging deeper understanding and civic engagement around the vital issues of our time.

Major support for Forum Network is provided by The Lowell Institute, an organization created to carry out the 1836 bequest of John Lowell Jr., to make free public lectures available to the citizens of Boston and beyond.

A greater collection of videos can be found on our YouTube channel.

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FORUM NETWORK
4:16 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Reimagining Libraries For The 21st Century

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Taped by the WGBH Forum Network, Jeffrey T. Schnapp and Matthew Battles came by the Harvard Book Store to discuss their book The Library Beyond the Book. 

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FORUM NETWORK
1:00 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Why Do People Deny Climate Change?

George Marshall
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Taped by the WGBH Forum Network, George Marshall visited the Harvard Book Store to discuss his book, <i>Don't Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change</i>.

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FORUM NETWORK
3:00 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Mark Epstein On Buddhism In Everyday Life

Mark Epstein
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Taped by the WGBH Forum Network, Mark Epstein visited the Harvard Book Store to discuss his book, The Trauma of Everyday Life.

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FORUM NETWORK
10:53 am
Mon July 21, 2014

How Do Cells Become Cancerous?

Ana Soto and Carlos Sonnenschein
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Collected by the WGBH Forum Network, Dr. Ana Soto and Dr. Carlos Sonnenschein visited Science for the Public to discuss how cells become cancerous.

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FORUM NETWORK
10:32 am
Mon July 21, 2014

David Rose On The Whimsy and Wonder of Smart Objects

David Rose
Credit Catherine Whelan / WGBH

Taped by the WGBH Forum Network, MIT Media Lab researcher David Rose visited the Harvard Book Store to discuss his book, Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things.

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FORUM NETWORK
11:00 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Larry Finison On Boston's Bicycling History

Derrick Jackson and Larry Finison
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Taped by the WGBH Forum Network, Larry Finison visited the Museum of African American History to discuss the early history of cycling in Boston.

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FORUM NETWORK
9:55 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Civil Rights Panel Stands Its Ground 50 Years After the Civil Rights Act

Civil Rights Panel
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  Taped by the WGBH Forum Network, a panel of civil rights and law experts gathered at the Museum of African American History to discuss the changes, or lack thereof, in society since the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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FORUM NETWORK
2:56 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Box Brown On One Man's Wrestling Downfall

Box Brown
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Taped by the WGBH Forum Network, comics artist Box Brown visited Brookline Booksmith to discuss his book, Andre the Giant: Life and Legend.

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FORUM NETWORK
3:05 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Michael Waldman On the Many Faces of the Second Amendment

Michael Waldman
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Taped by WGBH Forum Network, Michael Waldman visited Harvard Book Store to discuss his book, The Second Amendment: A Biography.

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FORUM NETWORK
2:50 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Suzanna Danuta Walters On Why We're Not A Post-Gay Society

Suzanna Danuta Walters
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Taped by WGBH Forum Network, Suzanna Danuta Walters visited Harvard Book Store to talk about her book, The Tolerance Trap: How God, Genes, and Good Intentions are Sabotaging Gay Equality.

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FORUM NETWORK
3:39 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Yuly Fuentes-Medel On Enabling Scientific Discovery In Latin America

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Taped by WGBH Forum Network, researcher Yuly Fuentes-Medel visited Science in the News to discuss her work with model organisms in science (i.e. mice and worms).

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FORUM NETWORK
3:04 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Why Do We Need Investigative Journalism?

Panel of investigative journalists
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Taped by WGBH Forum Network, a panel of investigative journalists gathered at WGBH to discuss how they make and break stories.

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FORUM NETWORK
9:33 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Jack Devine On The Inner Workings Of The CIA

Jack Devine and Joseph Finder
Credit Catherine Whelan / WGBH News

Taped by WGBH Forum Network, CIA veteran Jack Devine visited Harvard Book Store to discuss his book, Good Hunting: An American Spymaster's Story, in conversation with novelist Joseph Finder.

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FORUM NETWORK
4:27 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Sheldon Krimsky On If Your Genetically Modified Food Is Safe

Sheldon Krimsky
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Collected by WGBH Forum Network, professor Sheldon Krimsky visited Science for the Public to talk about genetically modified foods and their safety.

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FORUM NETWORK
2:07 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Anjali Tripathi On Why It's So Hard To Find New Planets

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Collected by WGBH Forum Network, research Anjali Tripathi visited Science in the News to discuss her work looking for planets.

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FORUM NETWORK
9:50 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Chris Garris On Why Your Gut Is Like No One Else's

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Collected by WGBH Forum Network, researcher Chris Garris visited Science in the News to discuss his doctoral research on the human gut and its microbes.

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FORUM NETWORK
9:09 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Laura Klein On Changing Medicine... With Human Milk

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Collected by WGBH Forum Network, researcher Laura Klein visited Science in the News to talk about her work looking at milk as medicine.

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FORUM NETWORK
1:17 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Linda Hill & Emily Truelove On The Three Attributes Of Successful Leaders

Emily Truelove and Linda Hill
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Taped by WGBH Forum Network, Harvard professor Linda Hill and M.I.T. researcher Emily Truelove visited the Harvard Book Store to discuss their book, Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation.

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FORUM NETWORK
12:38 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Extreme Weather: Is It Really Related to Climate Change?

Collected by WGBH Forum Network, Harvard graduate students Ethan Butler, Karen McKinnon, and Andy Rhines visited Science in the News to talk about their work on extreme weather and climate change.

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FORUM NETWORK
1:59 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Laurence Tribe On The Roberts Court And Interpreting The Law

Laurence Tribe
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Taped by WGBH Forum Network, constitutional law professor Laurence Tribe visited Harvard Book Store to discuss his book, Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution.

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FORUM NETWORK
3:16 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Richard Murray On What The Ocean Can Tell Us About Climate Change

Richard Murray
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Collected by WGBH Forum Network, earth and environment professor Richard Murray visited Science for the Public to discuss how his research on ocean sediment relates to climate change.

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FORUM NETWORK
9:24 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Leonora Bittleston On the Strange, Wild Lives of Carnivorous Plants

Leonora Bittleston
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Taped by WGBH Forum Network, biologist Leonora Bittlestone visited Science in the News at Harvard College to discuss her research with carnivorous pitcher plants.

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FORUM NETWORK
9:39 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Robinson Fulweiler On How To Watch Your Nitrogen Footprint

Robinson Fulweiler
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Taped by WGBH Forum Network, biologist Robinson "Wally" Fulweiler visited the New England Aquarium to discuss the immortal life of nitrogen.

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FORUM NETWORK
12:14 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Chris Altchek Reveals The Secret Of PolicyMic's Success (It's Not What You'd Expect)

Chris Altchek
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Collected by WGBH Forum Network, PolicyMic co-founder Chris Altchek visited WGBH to talk about his website and the future of online journalism.

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FORUM NETWORK
9:09 am
Tue June 3, 2014

Stephen Kurkjian On The Armenian Genocide Through The Eyes Of One Photo

Stephen Kurkjian
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Collected by WGBH Forum Network, former Boston Globe reporter Stephen Kurkjian visited the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research to discuss his research on one remarkable photograph that led to a ten-year search.

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FORUM NETWORK
9:50 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Anthony Sammarco On The Lost Treasures Of Boston

Anthony Sammarco
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Taped by WGBH Forum Network, historian Anythony Sammarco visited the Old South Meeting House to discuss his book, Lost Boston.

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FORUM NETWORK
1:45 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

John Mandelman On The Cod-nundrum of Fisheries

John Mandelman
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Taped by WGBH Forum Network, senior scientist John Mandelman visited the New England Aquarium to discuss his research on cod in the New England area and protecting the area's population.

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FORUM NETWORK
12:55 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Timothy Geithner On Saving The Economy, But Losing The Country

Timothy Geithner
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Taped by WGBH Forum Network, former Treasury U.S. Secretary Timothy Geithner visited First Parish Church to speak with Harvard Kennedy School's David Gergen about his book, Stress Test: Reflections On Financial Crises.

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FORUM NETWORK
4:01 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Max Tegmark On Why He Believes In the Multiverse

Max Tegmark
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Collected by WGBH Forum Network, professor Max Tegmark visited Science for the Public to discuss his book, Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality.

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FORUM NETWORK
2:05 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Aneesh Chopra On Why The Government Should Crowdsource For Innovation

Aneesh Chopra
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Taped by WGBH Forum Network, first White House Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra visited Harvard Book Store to discuss his book, Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government.

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