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.

Winter 2019 Series

Watch or Listen to Past Forums

Below, you can watch 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.

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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October 07, 2018
Guest: Robert Sapolsky
The Stanford University neuroscientist on the human animal, as we celebrate the blessing of the animals on St. Francis D...
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September 30, 2018
Guest: Ben Bachmann
A discussion on the importance and inspirational power of music
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September 23, 2018
Guest: Sukey Bryan
Grace Cathedral’s Artist in Residence on her residency in the Year of Truth
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September 16, 2018
The Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution and former Secretary of State on climate change, in the context of t...
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