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Grapes of Wrath at 75: Retracing the Joads’ Journey

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Mon, Dec 8 2014 - 6:00pm

P.J. Palmer, Filmmaker; Videographer
Octavio Solis, Playwright; Director
Patricia Wakida, Writer; Linoleum Block-Print Artist

Monday Night Philosophy celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the publication of John Steinbeck’s seminal novel, The Grapes of Wrath. Its central themes of struggle and hope are still relevant today. Read more »

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Book Discussion: Lawrence in Arabia, by Scott Anderson

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Mon, Dec 1 2014 - 5:30pm

The Arab Revolt against the Turks in World War I was, in the words of T.E. Lawrence, “a sideshow of a sideshow” – a conflict shaped by a small handful of adventurers far removed from the corridors of power. At the center of it all was Lawrence himself. In early 1914 he was an archaeologist excavating ruins in Syria; by 1917 he was riding into legend at the head of an Arab army while fighting a rearguard action against his own government’s imperial ambitions. Read more »

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Mark Schapiro: Carbon Shock – A Tale of Risk and Calculus on the Front Lines of the Disrupted Global Economy

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Tue, Nov 25 2014 - 6:00pm

Mark Schapiro, Author; Former Senior Correspondent, Center for Investigative Reporting; Adjunct Professor, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism Read more »

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Andy Cohen in Conversation with Rashida Jones

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Wed, Nov 19 2014 - 7:00pm

Andy Cohen, Host, “Watch What Happens: Live”; Author, The Andy Cohen Diaries; Executive Producer, The Real Housewives Franchise Read more »

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John Cleese - Monty Python Actor and Comedian

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Mon, Nov 17 2014 - 7:00pm

John Cleese, Actor; Writer; Producer; Author, So, Anyway…
In conversation with Adam Savage, Host, “Mythbusters” Read more »

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Leadership: The Power Behind the Throne

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Thu, Nov 13 2014 - 6:00pm

Richard Hytner, Deputy Chairman, Saatchi & Saatchi; Adjunct Associate Professor of Marketing, London Business School; Author, Consiglieri: Leading from the Shadows Read more »

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Jamie Metzl: The US-China Rivalry at the Genetic Frontier

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Wed, Nov 12 2014 - 12:00pm

Jamie Metzl, Novelist; Former U.S. Security Official Read more »

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Robert Baer

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Tue, Nov 11 2014 - 7:30pm

Robert Baer, Former CIA Operative; National Security Affairs Analyst, CNN; Author, See No Evil and The Perfect Kill: 21 Laws for Assassins Read more »

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The Crusades of Cesar Chavez

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Fri, Nov 7 2014 - 12:00pm

Miriam Pawel, Author, The Crusades of Cesar Chavez Read more »

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