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Chef Joanne Weir in Conversation with Chef Gary Danko

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Thu, Dec 3 2015 - 6:30pm

Joanne Weir, Chef and Owner, Copita Tequileria y Comida; Host, "Joanne Weir’s Cooking Confidence"; James Beard Award Winner for Best Cookbook, 2005; Author, Kitchen Gypsy: Recipes and Stories from a Lifelong Romance with Food
In conversation with Gary Danko, Chef and Principal, Restaurant Gary Danko; James Beard Award Winner for Best Chef-California, 1995 and Best New Restaurant, 2000

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Andrea Ponsi: San Francisco Through the Eyes of an Italian Architect

Andrea Ponsi: San Francisco Through the Eyes of an Italian Architect
Mon, Nov 23 2015 - 6:30pm

Andrea Ponsi, Architect; Author, San Francisco: A Map Of Perceptions

Florence native Andrea Ponsi shares his unique vision of San Francisco, the city often described as the most European of American cities. An award-winning architect, designer and artist who has lived and worked in San Francisco for 10 years, Ponsi takes us on a personal exploration of San Francisco that is at once visual, literary, poetic and historical, with illustrations informed by the architect's Renaissance sensibility and passion for urban design. Read more »

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Who Runs the World? Women with Power and Purpose

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Thu, Oct 29 2015 - 6:30pm

Melanne Verveer, Co-Founder, Seneca Point Global; Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security
Kim Azzarelli, Co-Founder, Seneca Point Global; Chair and Co-founder, Avon Global Center for Women and Justice
Andrea Jung, President and CEO, Grameen; Former CEO, Avon Products, Inc. Read more »

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Diana Nyad: Never Give Up

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Wed, Oct 28 2015 - 12:00pm

Diana Nyad, Long Distance Swimmer; Author, Find a Way; Twitter @diananyad
Alison van Diggelen, Host, “Fresh Dialogues”; Contributor, BBC – Moderator

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Humanities West Book Discussion: Dante’s Divine Comedy (Book 3)

Mon, Oct 26 2015 - 5:00pm

Join us to discuss paradise within Dante’s Divine Comedy with discussion leader Lynn Harris. The Clive James’s translation will be used, which took decades to finish and renders the entire epic as a coherent and compulsively readable lyric poem. The translation reproduces the same wonderful momentum of the original Italian, propelling the reader along the pilgrim’s path, from hell to heaven, from despair to revelation.

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The Food Lab: Cooking with Science

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Thu, Oct 22 2015 - 6:30pm

J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, Managing Culinary Director, Serious Eats; Author, The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science

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Adam Johnson: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author

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Mon, Oct 19 2015 - 6:30pm

Adam Johnson, Associate Professor, Stanford University; Author, The Orphan Master’s Son and Fortune Smiles

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Anne Marie Slaughter

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Wed, Oct 7 2015 - 6:30pm

Women Can’t Have It All: Women Men Work Family

Anne Marie Slaughter, President and CEO of New America Read more »

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Ruth Reichl

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Wed, Oct 7 2015 - 12:00pm

Ruth Reichl, Former Editor-in-Chief, Gourmet; Author, My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved My Life; Twitter: @ruthreichl

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Dale Russakoff: Who's in Charge of America's Schools?

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Tue, Sep 29 2015 - 6:00pm

Dale Russakoff, Author, The Prize: Who’s in Charge of America’s Schools?

Listen to Dale Russakoff, expert journalist, deliver a story of high ideals and hubris as reformers face off against entrenched unions, skeptical parents and bewildered students. The Prize is a portrait of a titanic struggle over the future of education for the poorest kids, and a cautionary tale for those who care about the shape of America’s schools. Read more »

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