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  • Wednesday, February 1, 2023
  • You are cordially invited to The Providence Roundtable event, a faculty seminar dinner discussion on science, religion, and society. This event is completely complimentary for you thanks in large part to a number of individuals and organizations

    “The Heart of the Matter: Are We More Than Physical Beings?
    Two Distinguished Doctors Discuss”

    We’re continuing our exploration of what it means to be human by inviting two people to share from their extensive expertise and experience: renowned heart surgeon Dr. Arun Singh and chief of surgery at Tenwek Hospital Dr. Russell White.

    Both are professors, doctors, surgeons, and scientists who found their careers at Brown University and have achieved many noteworthy accolades and awards throughout their careers.

    While they share a deep love for healing people, their pasts and paths have been different, as are some of their perspectives on science, medicine, and the meaning of life.

    WHEN: 6-8:30pm, Wednesday, February 1st

    WHERE: The Brown Faculty Club (1 Bannister Street, Providence, RI)

    Registration is open now

    Every Providence Roundtable seats six guests at a table for dinner, drinks, dessert and discussion after brief remarks from the presenter(s). This event is by invitation only, but we are happy to work with you as an invited guest to welcome colleagues of yours to participate.

    This event is complimentary but seating is limited. So please click the link to register as soon as you can. Thank you!

    Roundtable Coordinator

More about the Roundtables: 

This event is complimentary for all who attend. The series of roundtable events are sponsored and funded in part by the John Templeton Foundation, a philanthropic catalyst for discoveries related to the big questions of human purpose and ultimate reality. Additional funding has been provided by generous scholars and foundations invested in the intersection of science and faith.

Templeton is interested in Providence expanding on an experience that began in Amherst and Cambridge, MA. Since 2005, hundreds of Harvard and MIT professors have engaged in Roundtable faculty-seminar dinner-discussions, experiencing the potential to bring added depth to their lives as scholars and educators. Sponsored by Christian chairpersons and dedicated to fostering dialogue that explores the intersection of current academic thought and every shade of religious and nonreligious thought on issues related to science and religion, invitations are not pre-sorted in alignment with any particular perspective. Select community leaders are also invited to ensure a diversity of religious points of view.

The Providence Roundtable is co-chaired by:

The Providence Roundtable Coordinator is Jarrod Lynn (Brown ’05, M’07), Religious Life Affiliate at Brown University. Please contact him directly with your questions and inquiries: Jarrod _ Lynn @

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