Web Talks

The Wilmette Institute sponsors a monthly series of Web Talks (which rhymes with “TED Talks”). These video talks are free and open to the public. Web Talks use a system transmitting audio and video of the presenters, together with any PowerPoint slides being used. Audience members can comment and ask questions by typing them into a “chat” box.

Unless otherwise indicated, all talks are held on a Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. Eastern Time (1 p.m. CT; 12 noon MT; 11 a.m. PT; 7 p.m. in the UK, 8 p.m. in Western Europe). If you are new to the Web Talks, please read Frequently Asked Questions about the Web Talks.

Our webinar system has recently been upgraded to accepts the first 500 participants. If you are unable to connect you can switch to watching on Facebook or YouTube. Here are the web addresses for both alternate broadcast options:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/Wilmette-Institute/
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/WilmetteInstitute/

Use Web Talks for Firesides and Deepenings

2020 Web Talks

Previous Web Talks: 2019  /  2018  /  2017  /  2016  /  2015

Recent and Upcoming web talks (3-month listing)

Sunday, February 9, 2020
Steven Phelps
“Overview of the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh”
Watch on YouTube: Web Talk, or, Listen on SoundCloud

Sunday, February 23, 2020
Brian Lepard
“Building a ‘System the Like of Which Mortal Eyes Have Never Witnessed’: Some Reflections on the Nature and Application of Bahá’í Law”
Watch on YouTube: Web Talk, or, Listen on SoundCloud

Sunday, March 8, 2020
Roshan Danesh
“Exploring a Bahá’í Legal Imagination”
Watch on YouTube, or, Listen on SoundCloud

Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 12 noon Eastern
Mikhail Sergeev
“Globalization and Its Discontent” (Interview with Professor Alexander Chumakov)
Watch on YouTube, or, Listen on SoundCloud

Sunday, April 5, 2020
Angelina Allen
“John David Bosch: In the Vanguard of Heroes, Martyrs, and Saints” 

Sunday, April 12, 2020
Augusto Lopez-Claros, Arthur L. Dahl, Maja Groff
“Global Governance and the Emergence of Global Institutions for the 21st Century”