Books & Writers

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When I'm 164: The New Science of Radical Life Extension

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Thu, May 22 2014 - 6:30pm

David Ewing Duncan, Author, When I'm 164: The New Science of Radical Life Extension, and What Happens if It Succeeds and Experimental Man; Columnist, Newsweek; Chief Correspondent, NPR Talk’s Biotech Nation
In conversation with Becky Worley, Technology Contributor, ABC’s “Good Morning America”; Host, “Upgrade Your Life,” Yahoo! News Read more »

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The Economist's John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge Talk Smart Government

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Thu, May 22 2014 - 6:30pm

John Micklethwait, Editor-in-Chief, The Economist; Co-author, The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race to Reinvent the State
Adrian Wooldridge, Management Editor and Schumpeter Columnist, The Economist; Co-author, The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race to Reinvent the State
In conversation with Steven Fish, Professor, UC Berkeley; Author, Democracy Derailed in Russia: The Failure of Open Politics Read more »

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Ruth Reichl

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Tue, May 20 2014 - 7:00pm
Ruth Reichl, Food Critic; Former Editor, Gourmet; Author, Delicious!; Twitter @ruthreichl
Angie Coiro, Journalist and Host, "In Deep" - Moderator
 
In her fiction debut, Reichl celebrates her love of food with a story about family ties and the special bond between sisters. Reichl is an award-winning chef and well-known food critic for The New York Times. Hear more from one of the pioneers of the Berkeley culinary revolution.
 
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Freakonomics with Steven Levitt & Stephen Dubner

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Tue, May 20 2014 - 7:00pm

Steven Levitt, Author, Think Like a FreakRead more »

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Anya17: Human Welfare and the Aesthetics of Opera

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Tue, May 20 2014 - 6:00pm

This event has been cancelled

Ben Kaye, Librettist, Anya17; Poet 
Spokesperson from United Nations Women, TBA 
Celebrity Advocate Against Human Trafficking, TBA Read more »

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Vitamin C, Calcium and Chronic Degenerative Disease

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Wed, May 14 2014 - 12:00pm

Thomas E Levy, MD, JD, Author, Curing the Incurable: Vitamin C, Infectious Diseases, and Toxins Read more »

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War! What is it Good For?

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Mon, May 12 2014 - 6:00pm

Ian Morris, Jean and Rebecca Willard Professor of Classics and Professor of History, Stanford University; Author, War! What Is It Good For? Read more »

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Sandra Tsing Loh

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Wed, May 7 2014 - 7:00pm

Sandra Tsing Loh, Contributing Editor, The Atlantic; Host, “The Loh Down on Science”; Author, The Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones
Connie Martinez, CEO, Silicon Valley Creates - Moderator Read more »

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C-Span Founder Brian Lamb Dishes on DC Media

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Wed, May 7 2014 - 6:00pm

Brian Lamb, Founder & Retired CEO, C-SPAN; Author, Sundays at Eight: 25 Years of Stories from C-SPAN’s Q&A and Booknotes Read more »

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Book Discussion: A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov

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Mon, May 5 2014 - 5:30pm

This great Russian classic is set in the Caucasus during the reign of Tsar Nicholas I. Its Byronic anti-hero, Grigory Pechorin, is the prototype of the "superfluous man," often met in other Russian novels. A person of great ability, intelligence and charm, Pechorin can find no real outlet for his talents and becomes bitter, cynical and bored. He takes pleasure in manipulating others and inflicting pain. Read more »

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