History

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Finding Fibonacci

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Thu, Aug 10 2017 - 6:00pm

Keith Devlin, Executive Director, Stanford University's H-STAR Institute; President, BrainQuake; Senior Researcher, the Center for the Study of Language and Information; the "Math Guy," NPR; Author, Finding Fibonacci Read more »

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Ancestry’s Catherine Ball: Who Do You Think You Are?

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Mon, Jul 17 2017 - 6:30pm

Dr. Catherine Ball, Chief Scientific Officer, Ancestry

Perceived identity has been a discussion for centuries because of its crucial and diverse psychological implications. Culture, social roles, relationships and family structure have been known to make up and create one’s sense of self. This need rests deep inside every human—to feel connected to something bigger than ourselves and to find our place in the world.   Read more »

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Rugged Individualism

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Tue, May 16 2017 - 6:00pm

David Davenport, Hoover Institution Research Fellow, Former President of Pepperdine University, Co-author of Rugged Individualism Read more »

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American Enlightenments: Pursuing Happiness in the Age of Reason

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Mon, May 8 2017 - 6:00pm

Caroline Winterer, Professor of History and, by courtesy, of Classics, Stanford University; Anthony P. Meier Family Professor in the Humanities; Director, Stanford Humanities Center; Author, American Enlightenments: Pursuing Happiness in the Age of Reason Read more »

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The Islamic Enlightenment: The Modern Struggle Between Faith and Reason

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Fri, May 5 2017 - 12:00pm

Christopher de Bellaigue, M.A. in Oriental Studies, Cambridge; Journalist; Author, The Islamic Enlightenment; Contributor, The New Yorker; Former Tehran Correspondent, The Economist
Jonathan Curiel, Journalist; Author, Al' America: Travels Through America’s Arab and Islamic Roots—Moderator  Read more »

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The Witches: Salem 1692

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Thu, May 4 2017 - 6:00pm

Stacy Schiff, Pulitzer Prize Winner; Author, The Witches: Suspicion, Betrayal, and Hysteria in 1692 Salem Read more »

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Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court, from Brandeis to Kagan

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Tue, Apr 25 2017 - 6:00pm

David Dalin, Ph.D., Author, Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court, from Brandeis to Kagan Read more »

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Bonds of Union

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Mon, Apr 24 2017 - 6:00pm

Bridget Ford, Professor of History, California State University, East Bay; Author, Bonds of Union: Religion, Race, and Politics in a Civil War Borderland Read more »

Past event

Humanities West Book Discussion: Cleopatra, by Stacy Schiff

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Wed, Apr 19 2017 - 6:30pm

Join us to discuss Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff, the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer who brings to life one of the most intriguing women in human history. Though the palace of the last queen of Egypt actually did shimmer with onyx, garnets and gold, it was richer still in political and sexual intrigue. Cleopatra died young, at 39, but first married two brothers, dispatching one in a brutal civil war while they were still teenagers, and poisoning the other, before eliminating a sister as well. Read more »

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How Leaders Can Gain Competitive Advantage Through Lessons from History

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Thu, Apr 13 2017 - 6:00pm

Barry Strauss, Bryce and Edith M. Bowmar Professor in Humanistic Studies, Department of History at Cornell University; Visiting Scholar, Hoover Institution; Author Read more »

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