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True or False? A Field Guide to Lies in the Information Age

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Thu, Sep 15 2016 - 6:30pm

Daniel J. Levitin, Ph.D., Author, A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age; Dean of Arts and Humanities, Minerva Schools at KGI
Sarah Frier, Tech Reporter, Bloomberg—Moderator

“All I know is what’s on the Internet”
—Donald Trump to “Meet the Press” as justification for his invalid claim that a protester at a recent Trump campaign event was associated with ISIS Read more »

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Is Dating Dead? With Author Moira Weigel

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Thu, Jul 21 2016 - 6:30pm

Moira Weigel, Author, Labor of Love:The Invention of Dating 
Amanda Bradford, Founder and CEO, The League—Moderator

"All humans long for others with whom to share our lives,” says Moira Weigel, Ph.D.

Weigel's book Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating takes a deep dive into the practices of dating and mating from the era of courtships and arranged marriages to the current widespread use of dating apps like Tinder, Bumble, and OKCupid by those looking for love. Read more »

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Turning Homelessness into Headline News

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Wed, Jun 29 2016 - 6:30pm

Audrey Cooper, Editor-in-Chief, San Francisco Chronicle
Clara Jeffery, Editor-in-Chief, Mother Jones
Gary Kamiya, Executive Editor, San Francisco Magazine; Author, Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco; Co-founder, Salon.com; Columnist, “Portals of the Past," San Francisco Chronicle
Holly Kernan, Executive Editor of News, KQED Read more »

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FiveThirtyEight Elections Podcast Live!

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Thu, Jun 23 2016 - 7:00pm

Nate Silver, Editor-in-Chief, FiveThirtyEight; New York Times Best-selling Author, The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail—but Some Don't
Jody Avirgan, Host and Producer, FiveThirtyEight
Harry Enten, Senior Political Writer and Analyst, FiveThirtyEight
Clare Malone, Senior Political Writer, FiveThirtyEight Read more »

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An Evening with Emma Cline, Author of “The Girls”

Tue, Jun 21 2016 - 6:30pm

Emma Cline, Author, The Girls
Claire Bidwell Smith, Grief Therapist; Mother; Author, The Rules of Inheritance and After This: When Life is Over, Where Do We Go?—Moderator

This is a Good Lit event, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Read more »

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Black Lives Matter + the LGBTQI Community: INFORUM + SFPride

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Mon, Jun 20 2016 - 6:30pm

Alicia Garza, Co-Founder, Black Lives Matter; Special Projects Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance; Activist; Writer; Community Grand Marshal [Organization] of San Francisco Pride 2016, As Part of Black Lives Matter
Darnell Moore, Senior Correspondent, Mic; Co-Managing/Editor; The Feminist Wire; Writer-in-residence, Center on African American Religion, Sexual Politics and Social Justice at Columbia University Read more »

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Cultivate Your Entrepreneurial Spirit with Jessica Herrin, CEO of Stella and Dot

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Thu, May 26 2016 - 6:30pm

Jessica Herrin, Founder and CEO, Stella & Dot Family Brands; Author, Find Your Extraordinary: Dream Bigger, Live Happier and Achieve Success on Your Own Terms
Jory Des Jardins, Author, Media Strategist and Co-founder, BlogHer—Moderator Read more »

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You Are What You Wear: Fashion Matters

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Tue, May 17 2016 - 6:30pm

Patti Cazzato, CEO, Timbuk2 
Mike Natenshon, Founder and CEO, Marine Layer
Connie Ulasewicz, Ph.D., Professor, San Francisco State University; Researcher; Speaker; Author
Jason Kibbey, CEO, Sustainable Apparel Coalition—Moderator

Presented in partnership with Levi Strauss & Co. Read more »

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Charles Duhigg: The Science of Productivity

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Mon, May 9 2016 - 6:30pm

Charles Duhigg, Pulitzer Prize-winning Reporter, The New York Times; Author, Smarter, Faster, Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business and The Power of Habit
Farhad Manjoo, Technology Columnist, The New York Times—Moderator
With a special appearance by Mariachi Nueva Generacion Read more »

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United States Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil: Big Data and You

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Wed, May 4 2016 - 6:30pm

DJ Patil, United States Chief Data Scientist
Elizabeth Dwoskin, Silicon Valley Correspondent, Washington Post—Moderator

Big data’s role in our lives is increasing, whether we realize it or not. From influencing our health-care decisions to helping to make our streets safer, big data has changed the way that our government and the private sector are tackling some of today’s most complicated social and economic issues. Read more »

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