Events

  • Tuesday, February 07, 2023 at 06:30 PM Bern Time

    DACH Geneva Book Club - February 2023

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    Our February 2023 book is The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image by Leonard Shlain. From Amazon:

    This groundbreaking book proposes that the rise of alphabetic literacy reconfigured the human brain and brought about profound changes in history, religion, and gender relations. Making remarkable connections across brain function, myth, and anthropology, Dr. Shlain shows why pre-literate cultures were principally informed by holistic, right-brain modes that venerated the Goddess, images, and feminine values.

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    Please join us even if you haven't read the book!

    Additional information about this (and future) event(s) can be found here.

    February's meeting will take place on Zoom and in-person in Geneva; RSVP or send an email to Sam to receive the meeting details. If you aren't already on the Geneva Book Club mailing list, you can send an email to Sam letting him know you'd like to be added.


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  • Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at 07:00 PM Time
    Münsterplatz in Basel, Switzerland

    DA Basel Does Fasnacht

    Join DA Basel at the Münsterplatz at 7 PM. We will wander among the lantern exhibition, which is one of the largest open-air art exhibits in the world!

    We hope to see you there 🏮 🎉 👺


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  • Saturday, March 04, 2023 at 10:00 AM Bern Time
    Lutry train station in Lutry, Switzerland

    Walk through le Lavaux wine region

    Lavaux wine region 

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    A Saturday walk with Democrats Abroad through the beautiful vineyards and wine villages of the Lavaux region, from Lutry to Vevey. Justly designated a UNESCO world heritage site, the Lavaux is all steep south-facing vineyard-covered hillsides rising from Lac Leman, offering gorgeous views of the undulating countryside, the lake and facing Alps. We'll pass through centuries-old wine villages with their cafe terraces. This will be a 3.5-hour walk, approx 13km, plus an hour's picnic lunch pause. Those who want a shorter walk can stop at one of the eight train stations along the route. Wear layers and good walking shoes; we will not leave the paved roads. Rain date: Saturday March 11.

    Public transport: Train RE, S1, S2, S3 or S4 to Lutry, or bus 9 to Lutry-Rive.  Car: Paid parking at Lutry.

    RSVP, or contact Christine (email below or call ) to join the WhatsApp group for the Walk, for late details.

     

  • Tuesday, March 07, 2023 at 06:30 PM Bern Time

    DACH Geneva Book Club - March 2023

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    Our March 2023 book is Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment by Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony, and Cass R. Sunstein. From Amazon:

    In Noise, Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony, and Cass R. Sunstein show the detrimental effects of noise in many fields, including medicine, law, economic forecasting, forensic science, bail, child protection, strategy, performance reviews, and personnel selection. Wherever there is judgment, there is noise. Yet, most of the time, individuals and organizations alike are unaware of it. They neglect noise. With a few simple remedies, people can reduce both noise and bias, and so make far better decisions.

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    Please join us even if you haven't read the book!

    Additional information about this (and future) event(s) can be found here.

    March's meeting will take place on Zoom and in-person in Geneva; RSVP or send an email to Sam to receive the meeting details. If you aren't already on the Geneva Book Club mailing list, you can send an email to Sam letting him know you'd like to be added.


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  • Tuesday, April 04, 2023 at 06:30 PM Bern Time

    DACH Geneva Book Club - April 2023

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    Our April 2023 book is The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S. Kuhn. From Amazon:

    The Structure of Scientific Revolutions is a landmark in intellectual history which has attracted attention far beyond its own immediate field. It is written with a combination of depth and clarity that make it an almost unbroken series of aphorisms. Its author, Thomas S. Kuhn, wastes little time on demolishing the logical empiricist view of science as an objective progression toward the truth. 

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    Please join us even if you haven't read the book!

    Additional information about this (and future) event(s) can be found here.

    April's meeting will take place on Zoom and in-person in Geneva; RSVP or send an email to Sam to receive the meeting details. If you aren't already on the Geneva Book Club mailing list, you can send an email to Sam letting him know you'd like to be added.


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  • Tuesday, May 02, 2023 at 06:30 PM Bern Time

    DACH Geneva Book Club - May 2023

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    Our May 2023 book is Why We're Polarized by Ezra Klein. From Amazon:

    This New York Times and Wall Street Journal best seller shows us that America’s political system isn’t broken. The truth is scarier: It’s working exactly as designed. In this “superbly researched” (The Washington Post) and timely book, journalist Ezra Klein reveals how that system is polarizing us - and how we are polarizing it - with disastrous results.

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    Please join us even if you haven't read the book!

    Additional information about this (and future) event(s) can be found here.

    May's meeting will take place on Zoom and in-person in Geneva; RSVP or send an email to Sam to receive the meeting details. If you aren't already on the Geneva Book Club mailing list, you can send an email to Sam letting him know you'd like to be added.


    Add to your Google Calendar.