Forums are in the English language unless otherwise indicated.
Geneva Study Group
Various weekly themes, providing a stimulating start to the day
Forthcoming Geneva Forum
Further details of this event will appear shortly.
Live Love, Leave Hate
The Renaissance Forum’s first evening forum in London will focus on the power of words to both build and destroy. The discussion will be informed by extracts including Plutarch’s Lives of Noble Grecians and Romans, Martin Luther King’s Letters from Birmingham Jail and John Steinbeck’s East of Eden.
Education and National Transformation
This forthcoming forum will be part of the annual meeting of the Geneva Institute for Leadership and Public Policy (GILPP.) Further information will be available shortly.
Living with our Deepest Differences
The latest in the successful series of Belfast forums, this theme draws upon powerful extracts including Langdon Gilkey’s description of havoc in a Japanese prisoner of war camp, Martin Luther King’s treatise on loving our enemies, Simon Wiesenthal’s exploration of forgiveness and an unexpected mercy in Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables.
Looking, Seeing and Understanding
When we look, what do we see? Why does our neighbour look at the same thing and see something different? This forum will explore how art can assist our thinking and encourage more understanding dialogue.
The Qualities of a Leader
This forum will discuss just two extracts which focus on vision, conviction and character as key features of leadership. Robert Musil’s modern masterpiece ‘The Man Without Qualities’ explores selfhood and its erosion of character, whilst the great biographer William Manchester looks at the life and leadership of Winston Churchill – ‘The Last Lion’.