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Williams School Launches Cincinnatus Book Club

— by on December 1st, 2015

The Williams School has launched a campus-wide book club for students, faculty and staff who want to bridge business, science and the liberal arts by coming together to read books on some of today’s most urgent topics.

Discussion groups meet twice during the winter term, and the program culminates with a public lecture by the author. Books are given to members free of charge, and are guaranteed to those students who register before Dec. 11.

This year, the Cincinnatus Book Club will read “The Reckoning: Financial Accountability and the Rise and Fall of Nations” by Jacob Soll, Professor of History and Accounting and the University of Southern California and a MacArthur Genius Grant recipient.

Important Dates

Tuesday, November 10
Cincinnatus Book Club registration opens

Tuesday, December 1
Books available for pick-up in Huntley Hall 203
To receive a book, students must be a registered member of the club

Friday, December 11
Cincinnatus Book Club registration deadline

Wednesday, January 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Discussion Part I
Larry and Fran Peppers Reading Room, Huntley Hall

Wednesday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Discussion Part II
Larry and Fran Peppers Reading Room, Huntley Hall

Tuesday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Public Lecture by Jacob Soll
Stackhouse Theater

Members of the Cincinnatus Book Club are expected to attend both the January and February discussions and the public lecture in March.