The Forum is a public discussion group in the round. All are welcome.

The topics are chosen about a month in advance by the attendees and are listed on this page.

A moderator will first provide background information. Group members provide additional perspectives, opinions, extensions, tangents, counter positions, and related experiences in turn. Audio enhancement provided.

This Forum has been running for over a half century.

Date: Every Sunday
Time: 9-10:15 am
Location: Fireside Room
Facilitator: Bob Greene or Susan Owicki
Contact: Bob Greene ( or Susan Owicki (

Group URL: Realm Forum Group (login required)

Upcoming Events in Forum

  • 04/28/2019Forum – Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for June,

    Discussion Leaders: All

  • 05/05/2019Forum- Medical Systems – Pros and Cons,

    Book Review: By a former director of NIH, who gives his views on the benefits and problems of the American Medical System compared with systems in similar countries.
    Discussion Leader: Warren Schmidt.

  • 05/12/2019Forum – America’s Political Future,

    Discussion Leader: John Cone

  • 05/19/2019Forum – Born on Third Base – Tackling Inequality,

    Book Review: A one percenter makes the case for tackling inequality, bringing wealth home, and committing to the common good. By Chuck Collins. 
    Discussion Leader: Valerie Yakich.

  • 05/26/2019Forum – Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for July,

    Discussion Leaders: All

  • 06/02/2019Forum,

    Discussion Topic TBD

  • Forum Archive

  • 07/15/2018 – Forum – Genetics of Behavior,

    Discussion Leader: Valerie Yakich

  • 07/08/2018 – Forum – My Career,

    Discussion Leader: Eric Bier

  • 07/01/2018 – Forum – My Life in the Hitler Youth,

    Discussion Leader: Inge Etzbach

  • 06/24/2018 – Forum – Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for August,

    Discussion Leaders: All

  • 06/17/2018 – Forum – Is “Progress” Always a Good Thing?,

    Discussion Leader: Peggy Marks

  • 06/10/2018 – Forum – Iran Today,

    Discussion Leader: Jim Basiji

  • 06/03/2018 – Forum – Universal Basic Income,

    Discussion Leader: Inge Etzbach

  • 05/27/2018 – Forum – Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for July,

    Discussion Leaders: All

  • 05/20/2018 – Forum – “Never Again” – Will the Youth Movement Matter?,

    Discussion Leaders: Trisha Suppes, Susan Owicki

  • 05/13/2018 – Forum – The Implications of the Stormy Daniels Case,

    Discussion Leader: Bob Greene

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