World History Reading Groups

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

Wednesday, October 17

Fascism: A Warning by Madeleine Albright

Wednesday, November 12

Myanmar's Enemy Within by Francis Wade

Wednesday, December 12

The Feast of the Goat by Mario Vargas Llosa

Wednesday, January 16

The Return by Hisham Matar

Wednesday, February 13


Wednesday, March 13


Wednesday, April 17


Sign Up to Attend

World History Reading Group sign-up

SF Meeting Location

Civic Center Secondary School
727 Golden Gate Ave
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

October 17, 2018

November 14, 2017

December 12, 2018

East Bay Dates

October 12, 2018

November 9, 2018