Interactive Evening Lounge
“Book Club Session 7”
25th May 2017 18:00-20:00 (Eng.Bld.#8-536, Hongo Campus)
■Date：Thursday, May 25th, 2017, 18:00-20:00
■Venue：GSDM Student Room (Eng. Bld. 8 Room 536)
■Organizer：Dr. Roberto Orsi
This IEL will consist in the seventh session of our GSDM Book Club, namely a regular gathering of GSDM students and faculty who, having agreed to read the same book, meet to discuss its main themes in the light of the GSDM goals. For this session, Xenophon’s Cyropaedia has been chosen as the text participants will have to read.
Cyropaedia or the Institution of Cyrus is a classical book about how to raise a ruler (in this case, the Persian King), which can be considered as a great source of ideas about leadership in the ancient past. It has been hugely influencing over the course of the centuries.
A free English version of the book is available online at the following URL: https://archive.org/details/cyropaediavolum00millgoog in English and the original Greek. A different English translation is available here: https://archive.org/details/cyropdia00xen
The IEL is opened by a brief introduction by Dr. Roberto Orsi, then the particular book of the evening will be discussed by all participants. Finally, participants exchange their ideas and proposals about the book to read for the next meeting.
This IEL has been organized in the form of Book Club, in order to expand the intellectual horizon of GSDM students, by means of making them approach literary works and other books which can relate to the main topics of GSDM, particularly leadership, global affairs, inter-disciplinarity.
– 18:00-18:15 Introduction of the Book Club
– 18:15-18:30 Brief summary of the book by one or more students.
– 18:30-19:45 Debate
– 19:45-20:00 Decision about the next book