Bookshelf in the Picton Reading Room and Hornby Library, Liverpool

Teachers in ORIAS World History Reading Groups read one book each month within a global studies theme. Participants meet monthly to eat and spend two hours in collegial conversation. It is a relaxing, intellectually rich atmosphere for both new and experienced teachers.

San Francisco book discussions are facilitated by Shane Carter, Outreach Coordinator for ORIAS and by Alan Karras, author and professor in the International and Area Studies Program at University of California, Berkeley. East Bay discussions are facilitated by Shane Carter.

Participants are eligible for book reimbursement if they attend at least 3 meetings. Meetings are open to all k-12 and community college faculty. Space is limited to 10 people per group.

photo credit: Books of Knowledge Picton Library Liverpool via flickr (license)

San Francisco Group

October 12, 2017

The Art of Not Being Governed, by James C. Scott

East Bay Group

October 13, 2017

Africa's Discovery of Europe, by David Northrup

Sign Up to Attend

World History Reading Group sign-up

SF Meeting Location

Teach for America Offices
940 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA

East Bay Meeting Location

ORIAS Office
1995 University Ave., 5th floor
Berkeley, CA

All meetings: 5 PM to 7 PM

SF Dates

Thursday, October 12

East Bay Dates

Friday, October 13