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April 2019

Make a Life, not just a Living

April 5 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Nothing around us lasts forever, yet we have a longing to live, love and be loved eternally. Is there more to life than what is just obvious? We all go through the life struggling to make a living, absorbed in our day to day activities without pausing and reflecting the deeper purpose and meaning of our lives. But such inquiry transforms our life & lifestyle leading us to the fulfillment of the deep satisfaction we are hankering for. The yoga…

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The Coming AI Upheaval

April 22 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Reserved seats will be available at noon on April 2, 2019. For more information about reserved seats, please visit the Stanford Ticket Office. The rapid development and deployment of artificial intelligence may determine the fate of human agency and the prospects of democracy in the 21st century. Can AI be harnessed to support rather than subvert human interests, and to promote rather than undermine democracy? Join bestselling author and historian Yuval Noah Harari and renowned AI scientist Fei-Fei Li for…

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The Art of Iranian Classical Music: History, Context, and Purpose

April 25 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Parissa is known for her extraordinary vocal ability and style. She is the most prominent and influential Iranian female classical singer of the past fifty years. Parissa studied the repertoire of radif and old tasnifs with Mahmoud Karimi and Abdollah Davami, two of the most celebrated masters of Persian vocal music. She worked for Iran’s National Radio and Television Broadcasting and the Ministry of Culture for several years. After the 1979 revolution, she was no longer allowed to perform in…

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