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Upcoming Online Events

The Agora Foundation is a nonsectarian 501(c)3 non-profit endeavor, providing great books seminars and other educational opportunities to those who are busy with careers, families, and daily responsibilities yet are seeking to further their education. The goal of these offerings is to provide an understanding of the ideas that shape civilizations and to promote civil discourse on complicated subjects.

 

Generously funded by The Ahmanson Foundation, Southern California Edison, The Shanbrom Family Foundation, the Ventura County Community Foundation, the WRG Foundation, the Constance Eaton and William Hart Fund, the Ojai Valley Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of Ojai, and private donations, the Teachers for Lifelong Learning Program provides training to high school teachers in this engaging approach to learning, and The Ojai Chautauqua provides panels promoting civil discourse on controversial and complicated subjects. 

Upcoming Regular Events

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Online Free Community
Seminar Series:

The Ancient City
by Fustel de Coulanges

Thursday, October 14

12:00-1:30PM PDT

Based on texts of ancient historians and poets, the author investigates the origins of the most archaic institutions of Greek and Roman society.

Reading:

Book Four - The Revolutions:
Chapters 8-11 - Pages 262-288

Schedule:

12:00-1:30PM PDT

Tutor:

Andy Gilman

Online Format:
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Online Seminar Series:

BelovedJazz, and Paradise 
by Toni Morrison

Saturday, October 16

12:00-2:00PM PDT

Jazz is the second of three novels about love and African-American history. Morrison said that they are intended to be read together, explaining, "The conceptual connection is the search for the beloved – the part of the self that is you, and loves you, and is always there for you." 

Reading:

Jazz -  Chapters 7-10, pp 165-229 (end)

Schedule:

12:00-2:00PM PDT

Tutor:

Patricia Locke

Online Format:
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Online Seminar Series:

Espionage and the Common Good

Sunday, October 17

12:00-1:30PM PDT

Looking at a variety of sources spanning the globe and the ages, this series will consider the role of covert theory and practice in securing the common good.

Reading:

Case Studies 8, 27, 33, 36, and 47, and selections from The Lieber Code

Schedule:

12:00-2:00PM PDT

Tutor:

Karl Haigler

Online Format:
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View the November 14, 2020 Online Special Music Event
From Lugubrious to Luminous: Words about Music
(and where they take us!)

View the May 28, 2020 Ojai Chautauqua Panel - The Future of Education After COVID-19.

An Introduction to The Agora Foundation. What is liberal education? 

An Introduction to The Agora Foundation's Ojai Chautauqua Panels.