Making Civilization Permanent – Outliving the Sun

January 15, 2013: Mr. Klumpp spoke about how we follow the example of our forefathers and take responsibility for posterity – how humanity can protect water supplies, reduce CO2, end global warming and continental glaciation, and preventing extinction-causing impacts with celestial bodies.

Truth in Journalism: Whose Facts, Whose Reality?

Join us for a discussion with Dan Kennedy, an assistant professor of journalism at Northeastern University. Kennedy will speak at the Walden Forum on Thursday, December 6, at 7:30 p.m. Professor Kennedy teaches multimedia reporting, First Amendment law and other journalism courses. The 2012 presidential campaign was marked – or marred – by an utter […]

From Main Street to Wall Street

… What to Expect from the Economy and Stock Market over the Next 10 Years Speaker: Jim O’Shaughnessy, founder, chairman and CEO of O’Shaughnessy Investment Management – who has more than $5 billion in his care  – will speak about investing. O’Shaughnessy is the author of the national bestseller What Works on Wall Street as well as […]

Medical Marijuana – Yes or No?

Drs. Sabet and Miron will speak about this Fall’s Ballot Question 3 – Medical Marijuana – Yay or Nay on Medical Marijuana — the issue before voters in November. This was an opportunity to discuss what many have been unwilling to address, an effective medical marijuana law. The Secretary of State announced in July that […]

We Need the Oceans for Our Survival

Dr. Greg Stone, Executive Vice President and Chief Scientist for Oceans at Conservation International addressed the Walden Forum on Thursday, September 13. The world’s oceans are truly a remarkable resource that we all depend upon for our wellbeing, however, they are in a state of serious decline. As the world’s population has steadily climbed over […]

Solar Energy – Fact, Fiction, and Discovery

Speaker: Professor Vladimir Bulovic, co-chair of the MIT Energy Studies Program  and Co-Director of the eni-MIT Solar Frontiers Center. Through the lens of a scientist, an engineer, and a technology inventor Professor Bulovic will present the solar technology landscape and its potential contribution to the U.S. energy footprint. Sunlight is by far the most abundant […]

Preventing Bullying Begins with Us – Anti-Bullying Panel

Drs. Stephanie Jones and Richard Weissbourd addressed the Walden Forum at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 30. The Walden Forum is held at the First Parish Meeting House, at the intersection of Routes 20 and 27 in Wayland, Mass. Drs. Stephanie Jones and Richard Weissbourd addressed the Walden Forum at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April […]

Former Lost Boy of Sudan – Giving Back to his Country

Gabriel Bol Deng, one of the Lost Boys of Sudan, speaks about his experiences and the civil war that devastated his country for 20 years. He will discuss how he made it and what he is doing to give back to a country struggling to survive /rebuild from the devastating civil war. He also will […]

Using Humor to Participate in the National Conversation

Join Jimmy Tingle – Writer, Stand-Up Comic, Social and Political Humorist, Commentator, Actor, and Activist  – when he speaks to Walden Forum in Wayland on February 21, 2012. For 30 years Jimmy Tingle has been writing, performing, booking, marketing, and producing his one-person comedy and theatrical shows for colleges, corporations, social groups, and audiences from […]

What We Know About Climate Change

Dr. Kerry Emanuel, a Professor of Atmospheric Science at MIT, will discuss his book “What We Know about Climate Change.”  What are the risks and possible benefits of climate change?  How much of it is manmade and how much is natural?  Will we be in for more intense hurricanes? How will society cope with increased […]