June 2011

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council (6/16/11)

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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council

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American Museums and the Illicit Antiquities Trade

Tue, Jul 12 2011 - 6:00pm

American Museums and the Illicit Antiquities Trade

Jason Felch and Ralph Frammolino, Co-authors, Chasing Aphrodite: The Hunt for Looted Antiquities at the World’s Richest Museum

Felch and Frammolino led an investigation of the Getty Museum’s four-decade effort to build a world-class antiquities collection and revealed an astounding case of tax fraud, deceit and controversial acquisition relationships across the Mediterranean. Read more »

Architecture Walking Tour #5

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Thu, Jul 14 2011 - 1:45pm

San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour

This program is sold out. We are also running a departure of this tour on July 28.

Explore San Francisco’s Financial District with historian Rick Evans and discover the stories behind some of our city’s remarkable structures, streets and squares. Hear about the famous architects that influenced the city’s rebuilding after the 1906 earthquake. Read more »

What's Next California? The Informed Voter's Path to Political Reform

Wed, Jun 29 2011 - 12:00pm

What's Next, California? The Informed Voter's Path to Political Reform

James Fishkin, Director of the Center for Deliberative Democracy, Stanford; Author, When the People Speak

Did you read in the Chronicle about the experiment in deliberative polling being held here in California over the June 24-26 weekend? Those originally polled will be brought together for a weekend of discussion and information, and then repolled to assess the viability of various solutions to our enduring political problems. Read more »