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Journalist Stephen Kinzer: History’s Lessons for American Foreign Policy in 2017

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Mon, Mar 13 2017 - 12:00pm

Stephen Kinzer, Columnist, The Boston Globe; Senior Fellow, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University; Author, The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire
In conversation with Jonathan Curiel, Author; Journalist Read more »

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The Hamilton Affair

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Thu, Mar 2 2017 - 6:00pm

Elizabeth Cobbs, Professor and Melbern G. Glasscock Chair in American History, Texas A&M University; Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Author, The Hamilton Affair

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

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The End of the Vikings

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Thu, Feb 23 2017 - 6:00pm

Linda Rugg, Professor of Swedish Studies, Department of Scandinavian Studies, University of California Berkeley Read more »

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Media Icon Dorothy Kilgallen: The Reporter Who Knew too Much

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Wed, Feb 22 2017 - 6:00pm

Mark Shaw, Former Criminal Defense Attorney; CNN Legal Analyst; Author, The Reporter Who Knew Too Much Read more »

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Humanities West Book Discussion: The Age of Vikings, by Anders Winroth

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Wed, Feb 15 2017 - 6:30pm

Join us to discuss The Age of Vikings, whose image is often distorted by myth. Though it is true that they pillaged, looted and enslaved, the Vikings also settled peacefully and traveled far from their homelands in swift and sturdy ships to explore. Anders Winroth captures the innovation and pure daring of the Vikings without glossing over their destructive heritage, revealing how Viking arts, literature and religious thought evolved in surprising ways. Discussion led by Lynn Harris.

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Bret Baier, Fox News Chief Political Anchor

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Tue, Feb 7 2017 - 6:30pm

Bret Baier, Chief Political Anchor, Fox News; Author, Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s Final Mission; Twitter:
In conversation with Kori Schake, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution

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

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Walter Alvarez: A Most Improbable Journey

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Tue, Jan 24 2017 - 7:00pm

Walter Alvarez, Professor, Earth and Planetary Science Department, University of California, Berkeley; Author, A Most Improbable Journey: A Big History of Our Planet and Ourselves
Lisa Krieger, Science and Research Reporter, San Jose Mercury News—Moderator

One in a million doesn’t even come close. Read more »

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Historian Saul Friedländer: The Holocaust and Its Importance in 2016

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Mon, Nov 14 2016 - 6:30pm

Saul Friedländer, Historian; Professor, UCLA, Author, When Memory Comes and Where Memory Leads: My Life
In conversation with Stephen Pearce, Ph.D., Senior Rabbi Emeritus, Congregation Emanu-El, San Francisco

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

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Frances Dinkelspiel: Greed, Murder, and Arson in California's Vineyards

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Tue, Nov 1 2016 - 7:00pm

Frances Dinkelspiel, Author, Tangled Vines: Greed, Murder, Obsession, and an Arsonist in the Vineyards of California

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

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Lincoln’s Generals’ Wives: Four Women Who Influenced the Civil War, for Better and for Worse

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Tue, Oct 25 2016 - 6:00pm

Candice Shy Hooper, Author, Lincoln's Generals' Wives

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

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