ISSS Book Club

Welcome to the ISSS Book Club! The purpose of the book club is to explore the systems science literature in depth, so books are read over several months,  with monthly reading assignments of approximately 50-100 pages. Participants will have opportunities to both suggest books to read and vote on a selection of books. Meetings are on the third Thursday of the month from 12:30 – 2:00 pm Eastern Time.
 
We are currently reading:
 
From Violence to Love: Using Systems Wisdom to Live Beyond Violence
By Victor MacGill
 
 
 
This book is not yet published (hopefully by the end of the year), so this is a great opportunity to give a fellow colleague some feedback. Victor will be joining us for the meetings.
 
The book is available in both pdf and Word versions, although the Word version is usually the one that it most up-to-date. PLEASE NOTE: As of 24 March 2022, the content of the book as changed substantially, so do not rely on previous copies of the book for the reading assignments. Here are the links:
 
https://1drv.ms/w/s!Avm8B6xFLGnEhMRymT48hXrcKc8hlg?e=h5Usqe  DOCX
https://1drv.ms/b/s!Avm8B6xFLGnEhMU0bp-fP-ROXWKl9A?e=VM1b2Z PDF
 
Here are the reading assignments:
 
May 19: Chapters 9-12
June 16: No meeting!
 
Up next:

 
Reading assignments:
 
 
July 21: Chapters 4-6 (Note: we read Chapters 1-3 in January)
August 18: Chapters 7-10
September 15: Chapter 11-13
October 20: Chapter 14 - Note One
November 17: Note Two - Note Five
December 21: No meeting! Happy holidays!
 
 
 
 
 
If you would like to be included on book club emails, please email Marty Jacobs. She is listed in the Member Directory.
 
Please note: This is a members only benefit. If you'd like to join the conversation, please consider becoming a member of ISSS.
 
Video Recording of Ray Ison meeting with Book Club 15 July 2021