History

Past event

Retired U.S.General Wesley Clark

Image - Retired US General Wesley Clark
Mon, Oct 13 2014 - 12:00pm

Wesley Clark, Ret. U.S. Army General; Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander; Author, Don’t Wait for the Next War: A Strategy for American Growth and Global Leadership

In conversation with Kori Schake, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Former Distinguished Chair in International Security Studies, The United States Military Academy at West Point Read more »

Past event

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

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

Past event

Is the USA Losing the Battle for the Internet?

Image - Timothy Garton Ash
Tue, Sep 30 2014 - 6:00pm

Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of European Studies, Oxford; Columnist, The Guardian; Twitter @fromTGA Read more »

Past event

The Sea & Civilization: A Maritime History of the World

Image - The Sea & Civilization: A Maritime History of the World
Fri, Sep 26 2014 - 12:00pm

Lincoln Paine, Author, The Sea & Civilization: A Maritime History of the World Read more »

Past event

Tavis Smiley

Image - Tavis Smiley
Wed, Sep 24 2014 - 12:00pm

Tavis Smiley, TV Host, Public Broadcasting Service; Radio Host, Public Radio International; Author, Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s Final Year
Judge LaDoris H. Cordell (ret), Independent Police Auditor, City of San Jose - Moderator Read more »

Past event

Stewart Brand and Ryan Phelan: Genetic Rescue for Extinct and Endangered Wildlife

Image - Stewart Brand and Ryan Phelan: Genetic Rescue for Extinct and Endangered
Thu, Sep 18 2014 - 6:00pm

Stewart Brand, Co-founder, Revive and Restore; Founder, The Long Now Foundation; Founder/Editor, The Whole Earth Catalogue
Ryan Phelan, Co-founder and Executive Director, Revive & Restore
Read more »

Past event

What Makes a Perfect Loaf?

Image - What Makes a Perfect Loaf?
Fri, Sep 12 2014 - 12:00pm

Samuel Fromartz, Author, In Search of the Perfect Loaf: A Home Baker's Odyssey; Blogger, ChewsWise; Twitter @fromartz,
In conversation with Chad Robertson, owner Tartine, Bar Tartine; Author, Tartine Book No. 3: Modern, Ancient, Classic, Whole; Twitter @tartinebaker
Read more »

Past event

The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan

Image - The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan
Tue, Sep 9 2014 - 6:00pm

Rick Perlstein, Author, The Invisible Bridge Read more »

Past event

What Is It to Redeem Your Past? Some Lessons from Nietzsche and Kundera

Image - What Is It to Redeem Your Past? Some Lessons from Nietzsche and Kundera
Mon, Sep 8 2014 - 6:00pm

Lanier Anderson, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Stanford University Read more »

Past event

Book Discussion: The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman

Image - Book Discussion: The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman
Tue, Sep 2 2014 - 5:30pm

Barbara Tuchman's The Guns of August is a compelling book to discuss during this 100th anniversary of the inception of World War I. The first world war was the signal event of the modern era: without it, no Hitler, no Holocaust, no World War II, no Bolshevik Revolution, no Cold War (including the Korean and Vietnam Wars), and no nuclear weapons. The book discussion will focus on the first 158 pages. Anyone not interested in the minutiae of military history after hostilities opened can stop at page 158, which completes Ms. Read more »

Syndicate content