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January 18, 2015
The Wilmette Institute’s Twentieth Anniversary Free Web Talks.
Topic: The Face of God among Us.
Presenter: Dr. John Hatcher.
Time: 2 p.m. Eastern Time (1 p.m. CT; 12 noon MT; 11 a.m. PT; 7 p.m. U.K.; 8 p.m. Western Europe).
Watch for e-mail flyers including the link to the live program.

January 22, 2015
Association for Bahá’í Studies Webinar.
Topic: Reading the Kitáb-i-Aqdas.
Presenter: Roshan Danesh.
ABS members: Receive automatic e-mail reminders and registration information.
Non-ABS Members: Check the ABS website or ABS Facebook page one month before the Webinar for the registration link.
See http://www.bahai-studies.ca/UpcomingWebinars.

February 2, 2015
The Wilmette Institute’s Twentieth Anniversary Free Web Talks.
Topic: The Bahá’í Proofs for God.
Presenter: Ian Kluge.
Time: 2 p.m. Eastern Time (1 p.m. CT; 12 noon MT; 11 a.m. PT; 7 p.m. U.K.; 8 p.m. Western Europe.
Watch for e-mail flyers including the link to the live program.

February 13–15, 2015
Fifth Annual Artists & Scholars Symposium, Desert Rose Bahá’í Institute, Eloy, Arizona, USA.
Theme: Pathways to Peace.
Abstracts or descriptions: 100 to 150 words maximum and indicating whether your presentation is a lecture, discussion, or workshop. Also include title, five or six lines of biographical information, and audiovisual needs, if any. You must register for the conference in order for your abstract to be accepted.
Submitting abstracts: Send by January 15, 2015, to Richarddodge2@msn.com.
Conference fee and registration: None. Registration includes 2 lunches and Saturday dinner.
Lodging: Register online at www.drbi.org, or e-mail or call Virginia Healy at healy@pipeline.com or 760-612-6688. Includes 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and Saturday dinner.

February 25, 2015
The Bahá’í Chair for World Peace.
Lecture Topic: Mars, Venus, or Planet Earth? Men & Women on Campus in a New Millennium.
Speaker: Michael Kimmel, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies, Stony Brook University, New York.
Time and Venue: 2 p.m., Adele H. Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 USA.
RSVP for free event required. http://www.bahaichair.umd.edu/events/kimmel.

February 27, 2015
Education Is Not a Crime Day.
Culmination of Bahá’í communities in the United States hosting screenings of To Light a Candle, a 55-minute documentary by Maziar Bahari that presents a compelling case for the Bahá’ís of Iran and their resilient response—in the creation of the Bahá’í Institute for Higher Education—to the cruel deprivations they continue to endure at the hands of the Iranian regime.
Venues: College and university campuses, movie theaters, community centers, public libraries throughout the United States.

March 1, 2015
The Wilmette Institute’s Twentieth Anniversary Free Web Talks Series.
Topic: Where Spirit Intersects Art.
Presenter: Dr. Anne Perry.
Time: 2 p.m. Eastern Time (1 p.m. CT; 12 noon MT; 11 a.m. PT; 7 p.m. U.K.; 8 p.m. Western Europe.
Watch for e-mail flyers including the link to the live program.

March 25, 2015
The Bahá’í Chair for World Peace.
Lecture Topic: Iranian Women Writers: A Moderating and Moderninzing Force.
Speaker: Farzaneh Milani, Raymond J. Nelson Professor of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures Studies in Women and Gender, University of Virginia.
Time and Venue: 3 p.m., Adele H. Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 USA.
RSVP for free event required. http://www.bahaichair.umd.edu/events/milani2015.

April 29, 2015
The Bahá’í Chair for World Peace.
Series: Frontiers of Globalization and Governance.
Lecture Topics: (1) International Institutions in a Multiplex World and (2) Forthcoming.
Speakers: Dr. Amitav Acharya, UNESCO Chair in Transnational Challenges and Governance, Professor of International Relations, School of International Service, American University, Washington, D.C., and Dr. Virginia Haufler, Associate Professor, Government and Politics, Director of Global Communities, University of Maryland, College Park.
Time and Venue: 2 p.m., name of building forthcoming, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 USA.
RSVP for free event required: http://bahaipeacechair.umd.edu/events/apr29-2015.

May 3, 2015
The Wilmette Institute’s Twentieth Anniversary Free Web Talks.
Topic: God and Apple Pie: Religious Myths and Visions of America.
Presenter: Dr. Christopher Buck.
Time: 2 p.m. Eastern Time (1 p.m. CT; 12 noon MT; 11 a.m. PT; 7 p.m. U.K.; 8 p.m. Western Europe.
Watch for e-mail flyers including the link to the live program.

June 7, 2015
The Wilmette Institute’s Twentieth Anniversary Free Web Talks.
Topic: The Use of Poetry in the Baha’i Dispensation. [accents on Baha’i]
Presenter: Dr. Sandra Lynn Hutchison.
Time: 2 p.m. Eastern Time (1 p.m. CT; 12 noon MT; 11 a.m. PT; 7 p.m. U.K.; 8 p.m. Western Europe
Watch for e-mail flyers including the link to the live program

July 3–14, 2015
Institute for Studies in Global Prosperity, University Graduate Seminar.
Theme: Discourse and Social Transformation: Achieving Coherence.
Louhelen Bahá’í Center, Davison, Michigan, USA.
To apply online: http://bit.ly/1whAmYI. Applications will not be considered after February 1, 2015.

August 6–9, 2015
Association for Bahá’í Studies Annual Conference.
Begins Thursday morning, August 6, and runs through Sunday, August 9, mid-day.
Hyatt Regency Orange County, 11999 Harbor Boulevard, Garden Grove, CA 92840, USA (served by airport shuttle from LAX, Los Angeles International Airport).
http://orangecounty.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html.
More information will be forthcoming.

August 30, 2015
The Wilmette Institute’s Twentieth Anniversary Free Web Talks.
Topic: Healthy, Unified Marriages as Service to Humanity.
Presenter: Dr. Susanne Alexander.
Time: 2 p.m. Eastern Time (1 p.m. CT; 12 noon MT; 11 a.m. PT; 7 p.m. U.K.; 8 p.m. Western Europe
Watch for e-mail flyers including the link to the live program

September 6, 2015
The Wilmette Institute’s Twentieth Anniversary Free Web Talks.
Topic: Navigating the Storm: The Transition to Sustainability.
Presenter: Dr. Arthur Lyon Dahl
Time: 2 p.m. Eastern Time (1 p.m. CT; 12 noon M.T.; 11 a.m. PT; 7 p.m. U.K.; 8 p.m. Western Europe)
Watch for e-mail flyers including the link to the live program.

September 28, 2015
The Wilmette Institute’s Twentieth Anniversary Free Web Talks.
Topic: The Leaves of the Twin Divine Trees.
Presenter: Dr. Baharieh Maani.
Time: 2 p.m. Eastern Time (1 p.m. CT; 12 noon MT; 11 a.m. PT; 7 p.m. U.K.; 8 p.m. Western Europe.
Watch for e-mail flyers including the link to the live program.

November 15, 2015
The Wilmette Institute’s Twentieth Anniversary Free Web Talks.
Topic: Science and Religion.
Presenter: Dr. Steven Friberg.
Time: 2 p.m. Eastern Time (1 p.m. CT; 12 noon MT; 11 a.m. PT; 7 p.m. U.K.; 8 p.m. Western Europe.Watch for e-mail flyers including the link to the live program.

November 21–24, 2015
American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature.
Atlanta, Georgia, USA.