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CONNECTED – Roundtable # 6 – “Currency and Our Value of Life”

June 2, 2021

We have been taught to think that when something is scarce, then the value goes up, but should it? Because I'm looking at human beings and I'm thinking about the 99% not being valued. And the 1% that are valued, the 1% that have the majority of the currency, the majority of the money in our society…

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Laughter is Medicine with Maz Jobrani, Tehran, and Mostafa Purmehdi

May 9, 2021

Two brilliant comics and a wise professor join our talk. Comics (and fellow hanvatans) Maz Jobrani and Tehran help us to explore the healing that happens in our society when we have levity. The principle function of laughter is the creation and the deepening of our social bonds. Laughter is a soci…