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From Bloody Thursday to Now: 80 Years of Labor History in San Francisco

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Wed, Dec 3 2014 - 6:00pm

Harvey Schwartz, Historian, International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU)
Robert Cherny, History Professor Emeritus, San Francisco State University
John Castanho, Member, ILWU Local 10 and Coast Benefits Specialist
Carl Nolte, Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle
Melvin Mackay, President of ILWU Local 10 (Program Chair)
Tim Paulson, Executive Director, San Francisco Labor Council - Moderator 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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The Crusades of Cesar Chavez

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Fri, Nov 7 2014 - 12:00pm

Miriam Pawel, Author, The Crusades of Cesar Chavez Read more »

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Zen's Chinese Heritage

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Thu, Nov 6 2014 - 6:00pm

Andy Ferguson, Chinese Language and Literature Expert; Author, Zen’s Chinese Heritage: The Masters and Their Teachings Read more »

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Humanities West Book Discussion - A Most Dangerous Book: Tacitus's Germania from the Roman Empire to the Third Reich

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Wed, Nov 5 2014 - 5:30pm

Join us to discuss Harvard classics professor Christopher Krebs' lucid account of the abuse of history. Germania, written in 98 C.E. by the Roman official Tacitus, was lost for centuries but resurfaced around 1500. 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: Morality, Revolution, and Counterrevolution

The Trouble with Democracy After Communism Read more »

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The Return of George Washington

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Thu, Oct 23 2014 - 6:00pm

Edward Larson, Author, The Return of George Washington; Professor of History, Pepperdine University 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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