A practicing doctor who trained as a psychotherapist and worked with pioneers in psychopharmacology, Peter Kramer combines his patients’ stories with a history of drug research, critiquing the growth of skepticism toward antidepressants and showing how industry-sponsored research findings can be skewed toward desired conclusions. Updating his prior writing about the nature of depression as a destructive illness and the effect of antidepressants on traits like low self-worth, Kramer shows how antidepressants act in practice: less often as miracle cures than as useful tools for helping troubled people achieve an underrated goal―becoming ordinarily well.
Sponsored by Marsh & McLennan Agency
In partnership with Providence Children’s Film Festival
Discover your inner critic! Join the Athenæum and PCFF in jurying short films for the upcoming 2017 Providence Children’s Film Festival. A wide range of films from around the world will be shown, discussed, and scored. Bring your passion (or curiosity) for analyzing films meant for all ages. And as always… kids speak first! Registration required. Please register with Lindsay at 401-421-6970 x17 or email@example.com.Find out more »
In partnership with the Rhode Island Historical Society
For almost 150 years, Brown & Sharpe was a Providence cornerstone, employing thousands of workers and changing the physical landscape of the city. Join author Gerald Carbone and Rhode Island Historical Society Executive Director C. Morgan Grefe as they discuss the revolutionary, global business that helped reshape American industry. Carbone’s forthcoming book, Brown & Sharpe: The Partnership that Shaped the World (working title), traces the story of this industrial giant through the lives of the men and women who shaped not only the company, but American Industrial Capitalism. Beginning in the first half of the 19th century and reaching through the country’s longest strike, the story spans two centuries, yet only three generations. Carbone will speak about researching and writing this sprawling epic that traces the history of one of America’s most influential companies at the center of global enterprise.
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5:30pm reception; 6-7pm program; 7pm Q&A.
RIPR political reporter Ian Donnis moderates a conversation with URI Professor of Political Science Maureen Moakley and RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay, as they assess the 2016 elections. Reservations required. To reserve, contact Jed Thorp, firstname.lastname@example.org or 401-351-2800.Find out more »