Why do we feel the desire for connection? How have our ideas about love and its various forms—romance, family ties, friendship, intimacy, and community—changed through time? What natural forces drive the need to bond, and how do we understand and express this through our different cultures? How do we make it everlasting through art?
An interdisciplinary panel of experts in culture, science, and music, unpack the amorous dimension of Stanford Live’s season theme about the profound human experiences of Life, Love, and Loss. Featuring composer Rob Kapilow (NPR’s What Makes It Great?), neuroscientist Professor Robert Malenka (Stanford Neurosciences Institute and Bio-X), and medieval literature and culture scholar Professor Kathryn Starkey in a conversation moderated by Professor Robert Pogue Harrison, host of the podcast Entitled Opinions.