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Grapes of Wrath at 75: Retracing the Joads’ Journey

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Mon, Dec 8 2014 - 6:00pm

P.J. Palmer, Filmmaker; Videographer
Octavio Solis, Playwright; Director
Patricia Wakida, Writer; Linoleum Block-Print Artist

Monday Night Philosophy celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the publication of John Steinbeck’s seminal novel, The Grapes of Wrath. Its central themes of struggle and hope are still relevant today. Read more »

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John Dean: The Nixon Defense

Tue, Aug 12 2014 - 6:00pm

John Dean, Author, The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It
Roy Eisenhardt, Lecturer, UC Berkeley Law — Moderator Read more »

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Hollywood and the LGBT Journey

Fri, Aug 29 2014 - 12:00pm

Donna Sachet, Media Personality; Actor; Community Activist
Jan Wahl, Film Critic, KRON 4 Read more »

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Adam Michnik, Polish Activist and Journalist

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Tue, Nov 4 2014 - 6:00pm

Adam Michnik, Polish Activist; Editor-in-Chief, Gazeta Wyborcza, Author, The Trouble with History: M Read more »

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Humanities West Book Discussion: Livy's The Dawn of the Roman Empire, Books 31-40

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Thu, Oct 9 2014 - 5:30pm

The Roman commander T.Q. Flamininus proclaimed the freedom of Greece at the Isthmian games near Corinth in 196 BC. Half a century later, Greece was annexed as a province by the Romans, who burned the ancient city of Corinth to the ground. Join us to discuss Books 31 to 40 of Livy's history, which charts Rome's emergence as an imperial nation and the Romans' tempestuous involvement with Greece, Macedonia and the near East. Read more »

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Francis Fukuyama: Political Order and Decay

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Tue, Oct 21 2014 - 6:00pm

Francis Fukuyama, Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow, Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies; Author, Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy Read more »

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Umpire or Empire? The History and Future of American Leadership

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Mon, Nov 10 2014 - 6:00pm

Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman, Dwight Stanford Professor of American Foreign Relations, San Diego State University; National Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Monday Night Philosophy dives into the history of U.S. foreign policy. Most historians believe the U.S. is an empire; the past two presidents and most of the public disagree. What does it matter? Hoffman offers a challenging new interpretation of America's past with important implications for the way forward.

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