Shaftesbury Society

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    Shaftesbury Society Is On Vacation Until Sept. 10

    Shaftesbury Society is taking a summer vacation. We will not meet in August, or on Labor Day. Shaftesbury Society will return Monday, September 10.
    Donna Martinez, August 6, 2018
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    12 Noon today at JLF. Join Becki Gray in person or live on Facebook

    12 Noon today at JLF. Join us in person or live on Facebook Now that lawmakers have called it a day, come celebrate summer with a juicy tomato sandwich, served up with a tasty side of sassy stories from the legislative short session. Becki Gray will share what…
    Donna Martinez, July 9, 2018
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    No Shaftesbury Society Meeting On Monday

    To commemorate Independence Day, Shaftesbury Society will not meet Monday, July 2. Do you know which three North Carolinians signed the Declaration of Independence? Find out here. …
    Donna Martinez, June 29, 2018
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    Can’t Join Us at JLF Monday? We’ll Be Live on Facebook, Too

    Fascinating presentation on tap for Monday at JLF. Americans’ attitudes toward the key institutions of public life – particularly in government, but more broadly as well – have been changing quite dramatically.  The resulting expectations have helped create a social crisis the country now confronts.  In this presentation, Yuval…
    Donna Martinez, March 22, 2018
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    Monday at JLF: Why Are So Many CEOs Becoming Activists?

    Corporate leaders are increasingly weighing in on contentious political and social issues. Join us Monday, March 5 at Noon at JLF when Duke University Professor Aaron Chatterji will look at why this is happening, what it means for their bottom line, and the role of the private sector in society.
    Donna Martinez, February 28, 2018
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    Tucker: Only reporting worth reading “is on the business pages”

    Dane Huffman, the managing editor of the Triangle Business Journal, is our Shaftesbury Society speaker next Monday.  And Jeffrey Tucker’s “American Culture Has Become Unbearably Toxic” explains that the “only really sensible stuff” worth reading is business news.  Tucker writes, And so, what to read these days by…
    Terry Stoops, February 20, 2018
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    Bring Your Lunch and Join Us Today at Noon

    Get a behind-the-scenes look at one of the most respected television programs serving our state. Over the past 19 years, NC SPIN has conducted a balanced debate on issues affecting North Carolina. In this presentation, creator, producer, and moderator Tom Campbell will reflect on the 1,000-show milestone and look back…
    Donna Martinez, January 15, 2018
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    Shaftesbury Society Returns: Join Us Monday, Jan. 8

    In this presentation, Professor Julie Mell will speak on her new book, The Myth of the Medieval Jewish Moneylender, (Palgrave, 2017-8.) This book challenges a common historical narrative, which portrays medieval Jews as moneylenders who filled an essential economic role in Europe. It traces how and why this narrative was constructed as…
    Donna Martinez, January 1, 2018