Nationalism in the 21st Century

A video of Prof. Yuval Noah Harari, followed by a discussion

11 a.m., September 1, 2019

Nationalism seems to re-emerging in recent times with the rise of such politicians such as Donald Trump and Boris Johnson in Great Brittan.

This Sunday we will review a video presentation on this subject by Yuval Harari and discuss the ideas presented in it.

Some things that might be discussed are:

o How did Nationalism come to be started from early tribes?

o Are Nations the right Framwork to meet Human Needs?

o What other forms of Economic and Polical Structures Might be Needed?

o Plus many more

We will watch about 30 minutes of this Video, then open the floor up to discuss the ideas presented. The discussion will be led by Carl Angotti, a long time Humanist Member.


The presenter of this video is Prof. Yuval Noah Harari has a PhD in History from the University of Oxford and lectures at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, specializing in world history. His books have been translated into 50+ languages, with 12+ million copies sold.

Among is books are: ‘Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind’ (2014) looks deep into our past, ‘Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow’ (2016) considered far-future scenarios, and ’21 Lessons for the 21st Century’ (2018) zoomed in on the biggest questions of the present moment.

After the Forum, please join us for a lunch at 12:30pm. The lunch is complimentary for first-time visitors and students.

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