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Humanities West Book Discussion: All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

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Wed, May 6 2015 - 5:30pm

Join us to discuss the classic novel about World War I, All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque. The discussion will be led by Lynn Harris.

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Joseph Stiglitz: The Great Divide

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Wed, Apr 29 2015 - 7:00pm

Joseph Stiglitz, Professor, Columbia University; Author, The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them; Twitter @JosephEStiglitz
Michael Moritz, Managing Member, Sequoia Capital — Moderator Read more »

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Juan Enriquez and Steve Gullans: Evolving Ourselves

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Thu, Apr 16 2015 - 6:00pm

Juan Enriquez, Co-Founder, Excel Venture Management; Co-author, Evolving Ourselves: How Unnatural Selection and Nonrandom Mutation Are Changing Life on Earth, Twitter: @Evolving
Steve Gullans, Co-Founder, Excel Venture Management; Co-author, Evolving Ourselves: How Unnatural Selection and Nonrandom Mutation Are Changing Life on Earth, Twitter: @stevegullans Read more »

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Write the Book About Your Business to Increase Profits and Clients

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Fri, Apr 10 2015 - 12:00pm

Francine Brevetti, Business Journalist, Formerly with the Oakland Tribune; Ghostwriter; Memoirist Read more »

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American Whistleblowers: The Peril and Promise of Science

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Thu, Apr 9 2015 - 6:00pm

Judy Mikovits, Ph.D., Former Director, Antiviral Drug Mechanisms Laboratory, National Cancer Institute; Co-author, Plague: One Scientist's Intrepid Search for the Truth
Kent Heckenlively, Attorney; Science Teacher; Founding Editor, Age of Autism; Co-Author, Plague: One Scientist's Intrepid Search for the Truth
Brian Hooker, Ph.D., P.E., Associate Professor of Biology and Chair of the Science and Mathematics Division, Simpson University Read more »

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Barry Eichengreen

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Wed, Apr 8 2015 - 6:00pm

Barry Eichengreen, Professor of Economics and Politics, UC Berkeley; Author, Hall of Mirrors: The Great Depression, The Great Recession, and the Uses – and Misuses – of History Read more »

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Book Discussion: You Are One of Them: A Novel About Secrets, Betrayal, and the Friend Who Got Away, by Elliott Holt

Mon, Apr 6 2015 - 5:30pm

Though Russia figures in this book, the subtitle best describes the work: A Novel About Secrets, Betrayal, and the Friend Who Got Away. Set in Cold War America and post-Soviet Russia, it is a mystery at the heart of which lies the story of the affection between girls and young women, love and loss. Inspired by the media sensation surrounding the letter of an American girl, Samantha Smith, to Yuri Andropov, the book has intrigue, plot twists, and ambiguity.

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Humanities West Book Discussion: To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918

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Wed, Apr 1 2015 - 5:30pm

Join us to discuss To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918, by Adam Hochschild. It has been a century since the start of the Great War, whose cultural aftermath is still influencing us. Yet it remains relevant to ask if the solutions to the illusions that led to trench warfare are still eluding us a century later. Discussion led by Lynn Harris.

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Gretchen Rubin: Happiness and Habits

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Thu, Mar 26 2015 - 7:00pm

Gretchen Rubin, Author, The Happiness Project and Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives; Twitter: @gretchenrubin
Angie Coiro, Talk Show Host, KGO Radio - Moderator Read more »

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Shelby Steele: Equality and Justice

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Tue, Mar 24 2015 - 6:30pm

Shelby Steele, Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution; Author, Shame: How America’s Past Sins Have Polarized Our Country

The United States today is hopelessly polarized. The political right and left have hardened into rigid and deeply antagonistic camps, preventing any sort of progress. Amid the bickering and inertia, the promise of the 1960s – when many people came together to fight for equality and universal justice – remains unfulfilled. Read more »

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