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.

Fall 2018 Series

Grace Cathedral’s Artist in Residence on her residency in the Year of Truth
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The Forum with Sukey Bryan: The Art of Climate Change

September 23, 2018

Grace Cathedral’s Artist in Residence on her residency in the Year of Truth

Race Forward’s Vice President of Narrative, Arts, and Culture on race, culture and resegregation

The Forum with Jeff Chang: Notes on Race and Resegregation

October 14, 2018

Race Forward’s Vice President of Narrative, Arts, and Culture on race, culture and resegregation

The bestselling novelist discusses her first work of nonfiction Survivor Café: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory

The Forum with Elizabeth Rosner: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory

November 04, 2018

The bestselling novelist discusses her first work of nonfiction Survivor Café: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth ...

Our Forum guest for September 30 will be announced soon

The Forum

September 30, 2018

Our Forum guest for September 30 will be announced soon

The activist and daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu on the continuing struggle for human rights

The Forum with Nontombi Naomi Tutu: Truth and Reconciliation

October 21, 2018

The activist and daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu on the continuing struggle for human rights

The composer on the creation of his Requiem Mass: A Queer Divine Rite, which performs at the cathedral November 16 and 17

The Forum with Holcombe Waller: A Divine Queer Rite

November 11, 2018

The composer on the creation of his Requiem Mass: A Queer Divine Rite, which performs at the cathedral November 16 and 1...

The Stanford University neuroscientist on the human animal, as we celebrate the blessing of the animals on St. Francis Day

The Forum with Robert Sapolsky: At Our Best and Worst

October 07, 2018

The Stanford University neuroscientist on the human animal, as we celebrate the blessing of the animals on St. Francis D...

The writer, historian and activist on the war at home, explored in her latest book Call Them By Their True Names: American Crises and Essays

The Forum with Rebecca Solnit: Call Them By Their True Names

October 28, 2018

The writer, historian and activist on the war at home, explored in her latest book Call Them By Their True Names: Americ...

The food expert on the truth about science versus marketing and her new book Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat

The Forum with Marion Nestle: Unsavory Truth

November 18, 2018

The food expert on the truth about science versus marketing and her new book Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew th...

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.

February 25, 2016
Guest: The Rev. Daniel R. Heischman
Education has long been a part of the cathedral's mission. A conversation with Malcolm Clemens Young, dean of Grace Cath...
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February 21, 2016
Guest: Jim Wallis
America's problem with race has deep roots, with the country's foundation tied to the near extermination of one race of ...
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February 14, 2016
Guest: Dr. Dorothy Tsuruta, Alma Moses, Dr. Ron Johnson
As part of our continuing dialogue during African American History Month and our exploration this year of the theme of h...
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February 07, 2016
Guest: Gary Kamiya
On February 7, the day of the Big Game, Gary Kamiya, the NFL- and Olympics-covering journalist, talked sports with Malco...
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January 31, 2016
Guest: Malcolm Margolin
Malcolm Margolin, author of one of the hundred most important books of the twentieth century by a western writer, in con...
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January 24, 2016
Guest: David Talbot, founder of Salon
The winter season of The Forum kicks off with David Talbot, founder of Salon, the first and greatest of the web magazine...
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November 22, 2015
Guest: James P. Steyer
James P. Steyer, CEO and founder of Common Sense Media in conversation with The Very Rev. Dr. Malcolm C. Young about how...
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November 15, 2015
Guest: Carol Edgarian
Carol Edgarian, award-winning novelist and cofounder of Narrative, in conversation with the Very Rev. Dr. Malcolm C. You...
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November 10, 2015
Guest: Artists Elaine Buckholtz and Floor van de Velde
A stimulating conversation hosted by the Very Rev. Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young, dean of Grace Cathedral, with artists Elai...
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November 08, 2015
Guest: Dr. Philip Clayton
Clayton, a leading contemporary American philosopher and theologian, in conversation with the Very Rev. Dr. Malcolm C. Y...
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