The Forum

The Forum is a series of stimulating conversations about faith, ethics and culture in relation to the important issues of our day. We invite inspiring and illustrious people to sit down for a real conversation with the Forum’s host, Malcolm Clemens Young, the dean of Grace Cathedral and with you. Our guests range from artists, inventors and philosophers to pop culturists and elected officials, but the point of The Forum is singular: civil, sophisticated discourse that engages minds and hearts to think in new ways about the world.

Summer Forum 2019

Fall 2019 Series

The U.S. Representative and champion of women’s rights and gun violence prevention on her new book
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The Forum with Jackie Speier

September 15, 2019

The U.S. Representative and champion of women’s rights and gun violence prevention on her new book

Neiman asks what we can learn from the Germans about confronting the evils of the past.

The Forum with Susan Nieman

October 06, 2019

Neiman asks what we can learn from the Germans about confronting the evils of the past.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Emmy-nominated filmmaker and Tony-nominated producer on his new book

The Forum with Jose Antonio Vargas

September 22, 2019

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Emmy-nominated filmmaker and Tony-nominated producer on his new book

Grace's Artist in Residence on the Year of the Body

The Forum with Alonzo King

October 27, 2019

Grace's Artist in Residence on the Year of the Body

The rebel entrepreneur hotelier, Airbnb mentor and bestselling author on age and ageism in the modern workplace. 

The Forum with Chip Conley

September 29, 2019

The rebel entrepreneur hotelier, Airbnb mentor and bestselling author on age and ageism in the modern workplace. 
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Hear stories from an amazing cross-country walk

The Forum with Rev. Peter Munson

November 17, 2019

Hear stories from an amazing cross-country walk

Watch or Listen to Past Forums

Below, you can watch or listen to Forums from Fall 2015 on. You can also listen to Forums, from the most recent one all the way back to 2007, as an iTunes podcast. Please note: for the most recent Forum, the video is usually posted by the end of the next business day.

February 10, 2019
Guest: David Thomson
The eminent film critic and historian on his new book Sleeping with Strangers: How the Movies Shaped Desire
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February 03, 2019
Guest:
The celebrated author and teacher on the inspiration and challenge of naturalist John Muir
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January 20, 2019
Guest: Alan Hirsch
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January 20, 2019
Guest:
A discussion on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther Ling Jr.
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November 18, 2018
Guest: Marion Nestle
The food expert on the truth about science versus marketing and her new book Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew th...
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November 11, 2018
Guest: Holcombe Waller
The composer on the creation of his Requiem Mass: A Queer Divine Rite, which performs at the cathedral November 16 and 1...
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November 04, 2018
Guest: Elizabeth Rosner
The bestselling novelist discusses her first work of nonfiction Survivor Café: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth ...
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October 28, 2018
Guest: Rebecca Solnit
The writer, historian and activist on the war at home, explored in her latest book Call Them By Their True Names: Americ...
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October 21, 2018
Guest: Nontombi Naomi Tutu
The activist and daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu on the continuing struggle for human rights
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October 14, 2018
Guest: Jeff Chang
Race Forward’s Vice President of Narrative, Arts, and Culture on race, culture and resegregation
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