Thought Gallery: Three Virtual Events To Keep You Busy This Week

Coronavirus Will Reshape the World Order in China’s Favor
Wednesday, June 3, 6 p.m.
Intelligence Squared US Debates
Live stream only
www.intelligencesquaredus.org
China is on the rise as Washington abdicates leadership? Or has the Chinese Communist Party’s COVID-19 mismanagement and the resulting economic decline cost it prominence? Four global experts hash it out (free).

Conversations on Essential Cinema: 12 Angry Men with Matthew Modine
Wednesday, June 3, 7:30 p.m.
Forum on Life, Culture and Society
Live stream only
www.folcs.org
Sidney Lumet’s 1957 classic 12 Angry Men has been called “the most radical courtroom drama ever made.” Catch a screening of this revealing look at the American legal system and draw inspiration from the potential of the individual to force change. The evening will include a conversation on these themes with actor Matthew Modine of Full Metal Jacket fame (free).

Dr. Laurie Santos and the Happiness Lab: Finding Well-Being During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Thursday, June 4, 7 p.m.
92nd Street Y
Live stream only
212-415-5500
www.92y.org
The most popular class in the history of Yale, Psyc 157 “Psychology and the Good Life” (it attracted nearly a quarter of all Yale undergrads its inaugural year), is taught by psychology professor Dr. Laurie Santos. She’ll share her research and strategies to further the science of happiness in helping us recover from the pandemic ($20).

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