Tipping the Balance: Women Legislators, Reporters, and Voters

RECORDING AVAILABLE

This course took place on September 14, but there is a recording of it available for purchase below. The Houston Seminar records most of its Zoom sessions and makes them available to registrants for the semester. If you purchase a...

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East End Rising

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 5:00–6:30 P.M. AND SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 10:00 A.M.–5:00 P.M.

The East End Study Tour is currently full! You may sign up below to put your name on the waitlist.  The East End, lying east of downtown, south of Buffalo Bayou and the Houston Ship Channel, and north of the...

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A House and a Home: Reckoning with Racial Disparity in Property Ownership

THREE THURSDAYS, SEPTEMBER 23, 30, AND OCTOBER 7, 5:30–7:00 P.M.

The notion of home is powerful. We are ever more aware of this during pandemic quarantines, natural disasters, and times when people are excluded, displaced, or erased by the forces of capital. What happens when large and unfairly structured systems...

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Gardens and Bees

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 9:30A.M.-5:30P.M.

Enjoy a day out of the city and experience the delights of the John Fairey Garden, previously known as Peckerwood Garden, in Hempstead, and the BeeWeaver Honey Farm in Navasota, an hour away from Houston. Our day begins with a...

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TEXAS: Myth vs. Reality

THREE WEDNESDAYS, OCTOBER 13, 20, AND 27, 5:30-7:00P.M.

Most Texans, when asked where they are from while traveling abroad, respond with “Texas,” not “the United States.” We love our state, our swagger, our larger-than-life persona, our “anything goes” attitude, our self-styled myths, and perhaps, most of all, we...

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Under the Radar: Tracing Houston’s Music History

THREE FRIDAYS, OCTOBER 15 AND 29, AND NOVEMBER 12, 10:00-11:30A.M.

Houston’s music scene tends to fly under the radar, which may be why a unique “Houston sound” has emerged over and over, across multiple genres, to influence national and international musicians. Over time, memory of these pivotal home-grown moments has...

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The Art of Translation

TWO MONDAYS, NOVEMBER 1 AND 15, 6:30-8:00P.M.

Translation of literary texts is a subtle and exacting art requiring a broad command of vocabulary in both languages, an appreciation for nuances of style and character, familiarity with the culture from which the book arose, and a “feel” for...

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Politics Report Card: The U.S. Congress, the Biden Presidency, and the Lone Star State

THREE THURSDAYS, NOVEMBER 4,11, AND 18, 5:00–6:30 P.M.

November 4: The U.S. Congress Democrats were handed the Congressional levers of government in January, though by the slimmest of margins. Sean Theriault will discuss how Democrats have risen—or not—to that challenge. What path has the Republican Party pursued in...

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From Poverty to Prosperity: The Real Energy Transition

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 5:00–6:30 P.M.

The coming decade will bring profound change to the world’s energy industry. For the past 20 years, Scott W. Tinker has studied the framework, challenges, timing, and scale of the energy transition, which he defines as “lifting the world from...

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Houston’s Newest Opera Venue

DATE AND TIME TO BE ANNOUNCED. PARKING INFORMATION WILL BE PROVIDED TO SUBSCRIBERS.

Houston's Newest Opera Venue is currently full! You may sign up below to put your name on the waitlist.  Robert Yekovich, dean of Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music for 18 years until his retirement in June 2021, and Miah...

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Spring 2022 Study Tours

INTEREST LISTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR SPRING 2022 STUDY TOURS TO SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, AND BENTONVILLE, ARKANSAS.

¡Vamos! San Antonio, February 10-13, 2022 Texas's oldest city, San Antonio is steeped in history and culture. Join the Houston Seminar as we learn how this three-hundred-year-old community is transforming in the twenty-first century. New greenspaces, restoration efforts, and cultural...

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