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Is the USA Losing the Battle for the Internet?

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Tue, Sep 30 2014 - 6:00pm

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

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The Sea & Civilization: A Maritime History of the World

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Fri, Sep 26 2014 - 12:00pm

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

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Tavis Smiley

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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 »

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

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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
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What Makes a Perfect Loaf?

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

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Tue, Sep 9 2014 - 6:00pm

Rick Perlstein, Author, The Invisible Bridge Read more »

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

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Mon, Sep 8 2014 - 6:00pm

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

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Book Discussion: The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman

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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 »

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The San Francisco LGBT Struggle for Freedom Revisited: Catholic Power and the Right to the City

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Mon, Aug 25 2014 - 6:00pm

Bill Issel, Professor of History Emeritus, San Francisco State University Read more »

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Augustus Is Dead! Latin Is Not!

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Tue, Aug 19 2014 - 6:00pm

Matt Davis, Latin Teacher, Miramonte High School Read more »

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