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Garry Wills: The Extra-Constitutional Executive

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Garry Wills: The Extra-Constitutional Executive


Historian; Author, The Modern Presidency and the National Security State


Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Wills argues that the atomic bomb paved the way for presidential authority that has “enfeebled” Congress and the courts, and that reached its apex with George W. Bush.


This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on February 11, 2010.

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Human Rights, Human Spirit and International Law (4/22/2009)

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Thomas Buergenthal, American Judge, International Court of Justice in the Hague; Author, A Lucky Child

Buergenthal has been an influential voice in international and human rights law, shaped in large part by his experience as a survivor of Auschwitz during the Holocaust. Join us as he shares his experiences of that unforgettable time in history, and discusses the importance of international law and a worldwide commitment to human rights. Read more »

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Middle East History 101: The Origins of the Current Conflict (8/15/2006)

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George Bisharat, Professor of Law in Middle Eastern Societies, UC Hastings
Noel Kaplowitz, Former Professor of International Relations and Middle East Affairs, UC Davis, UC Berkeley and UCLA
Andrew Ross, Executive Foreign and National Editor, San Francisco Chronicle
Frederic Wehrey, International Policy Analyst, RAND Corp. Read more »

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Panel: The San Francisco Beer Story (1/25/2008)

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Justin Crossley, Radio Host, ”Brewcaster,” The Brewing Network and CBS Radio
John Foster, Co-host, Beerschool.com Webcast
Nico Freccia, Beer Journalist; Co-owner, 21st Amendment Restaurant and Brewery
Dan Gordon, Co-founder and Master Brewer, Gordon Biersch Read more »

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Wallace Stegner Centennial: A look at the legacy of legendary author Wallace Stegner (2/18/2009)

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Philip Fradkin, Author, Wallace Stegner and the American West
Page Stegner, Author; Professor of Literature, UC Santa Cruz
Nancy Packer, Writer; Professor Emerita of Creative Writing, Stanford University Read more »

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Frank McCourt: Author of Angela's Ashes (11/28/2007)

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Frank McCourt, Author 
In Conversation with Sandip Roy, Host, KALW's "Upfront" Read more »

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Litquake: CA History Panel (10/6/2009)

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Frances Dinkelspiel, Author, Towers of Gold
Ethan Rarick, Author, Desperate Passage: The Donner Party's Perilous Journey
Rick Wartzman, Author, Obscene in the Extreme: The Burning and Banning of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath
Julia Flynn Siler, Author, House of Mondavi - Moderator Read more »

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Carol A. Fleming: A New Birth of Eloquence: What We Can Learn About Powerful Speaking from the Gettysburg Address

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Carol A. Fleming, Ph.D., Speaking Coach

What makes Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address the most admired speech in American history? In just two minutes (and 272 words), this speech changed a nation and the course of history. Fleming helps us learn the techniques of eloquence and inspiration from Lincoln in one of the most-quoted speeches in U.S. history.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club on February 12, 2009.

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Problems with Progress: A Historical Perspective on the Presidency (1/15/2009)

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Leon Litwack, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian; Professor, UC Berkeley (retired); Author, How Free Is Free
James Taylor, Associate Professor of Politics, University of San Francisco Read more »

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Richard Kovacevich, Chairman, Wells Fargo & Company (10/21/2008)

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“Now and Then” with Dick Kovacevich: Leadership in a Time of Financial Crisis


Richard Kovacevich, Chairman, Wells Fargo & Company Read more »

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