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The Courage and Compassion to Do the Right Thing

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Mon, Nov 14 2016 - 6:00pm

Marty Brounstein, Author, Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust

Come hear a true interfaith story of courage, compassion and rescue during the Holocaust. A Catholic couple in the Netherlands, despite great risk and danger, helped save the lives of at least two dozen Jews from certain death during World War II. Brounstein will also explain the meaningful personal connection that inspires him to tell and retell the story of their heroic actions.

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Enduring Conviction: Fred Korematsu and His Quest for Justice

Image - Lorraine Bannai
Wed, Aug 10 2016 - 6:00pm

Lorraine Bannai, Professor of Lawyering Skills and Director, Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, Seattle University School of Law; Author, Enduring Conviction: Fred Korematsu and His Quest for Justice Read more »

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The Brazen Age

Wed, Jul 13 2016 - 6:00pm

David Reid, Author, The Brazen Age Read more »

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Joshua Kendall: Parenting and Politics from George Washington to Barack Obama

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Wed, Jun 8 2016 - 7:00pm

Joshua Kendall, Associate Fellow, Trumbull College, Yale; Author, First Dads: Parenting and Politics from George Washington to Barack Obama

This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.

Work-life balance is a constant struggle for parents, but how does it change when you are the president of the United States? Read more »

Past event

The Unexpected Belle La Follette: Progressive Model for 2016

Image - Nancy Unger
Thu, May 19 2016 - 6:00pm

Nancy C. Unger, Author, Belle La Follette

This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Read more »

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Rereading The Federalist in the 21st Century

Image - Sanford Levinson
Fri, May 13 2016 - 12:00pm

Sanford Levinson, Professor of Government and the John Garwood and W. St. John Garwood Jr. Centennial Chair in Law, University of Texas-Austin; Author, An Argument Open to All: Rereading The Federalist in the 21st Century Read more »

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Spain in Our Hearts

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Mon, May 9 2016 - 6:00pm

Adam Hochschild, Author, Spain in Our Hearts Read more »

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North Beach Walking Tour

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Thu, Apr 28 2016 - 1:45pm

Join another Commonwealth Club Neighborhood Adventure! Explore vibrant North Beach with Rick Evans during a two-hour walk through this neighborhood with a colorful past, where food, culture, history and unexpected views all intersect in an Italian “urban village.” In addition to learning about Beat generation hangouts, you’ll discover authentic Italian cathedrals and coffee shops.

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Jungle of Stone: The True Story of Two Men, Their Extraordinary Journey, and the Discovery of the Lost Civilization of the Maya

Image - William Carlsen
Tue, Apr 26 2016 - 12:00pm

William Carlsen, Author, Journalist

In 1839 explorers John Lloyd Stephens and Frederick Catherwood trekked through the jungles of Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico, investigating the remains of the Maya civilization. After their journey through disparate and widely scattered ruins, they changed forever the world's view of the widespread, advanced Maya society. Carlsen, formerly a San Francisco Chronicle reporter and Pulitzer finalist, traveled the explorers’ 2500-mile route himself to prepare for writing the book.

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The Brazen Age

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Wed, Apr 20 2016 - 12:00pm

David Reid, Author, The Brazen Age Read more »

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