Books & Writers

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Peter Thiel

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Tue, Sep 30 2014 - 7:00pm

Peter Thiel, Co-founder, PayPal; Author, Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future

Quentin Hardy,  Deputy Tech Editor, The New York Times – Moderator

Who will create the next big idea? It could be you. Thiel is a Silicon Valley technology entrepreneur who invested in hundreds of startups, including Facebook, Space X, and Spotify. Hear Thiel discuss what’s behind the Zero to One philosophy and becoming successful and unique in today’s business world.

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Is the USA Losing the Battle for the Internet?

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Tue, Sep 30 2014 - 6:00pm

Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of European Studies, Oxford; Columnist, The Guardian; Twitter Read more »

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Necessary Wisdom

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Mon, Sep 29 2014 - 6:00pm

Jacob Needleman, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Philosophy, SFSU; Author, Necessary Wisdom
Stephanie Kriebel, Board Certified Health Coach; Educator; Chair, Personal Growth Member-Led Forum - Moderator Read more »

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Charles Blow - New York Times Visual Op-Ed Columnist

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Mon, Sep 29 2014 - 12:00pm

Charles Blow, Visual Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times; Author, Fire Shut Up in My Bones; Twitter
Ian F. Haney-López, Professor, UC Berkeley Boalt School of Law; Author, Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class - Moderator Read more »

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Tavis Smiley

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Wed, Sep 24 2014 - 12:00pm

Tavis Smiley, TV Host, Public Broadcasting Service; Radio Host, Public Radio International; Author, Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s Final Year
Judge LaDoris H. Cordell (ret), Independent Police Auditor, City of San Jose - Moderator Read more »

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Roberto Trotta: The Edge of the Sky – All You Need to Know About the All-There-Is

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Tue, Sep 23 2014 - 6:00pm

Roberto Trotta, Theoretical Cosmologist, Astrophysics Group, Imperial College London; Author, The Edge of the Sky Read more »

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Joe Zee: What’s In, What’s Out, What’s You

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Mon, Sep 22 2014 - 6:30pm

Joe Zee, Editor in Chief and Executive Creative Officer, Yahoo Style; Former Creative Director, Elle; Twitter
Carolyne Zinko, Style Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle; Twitter Read more »

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San Francisco Neighborhood Newspapers: Creating Healthy and Informed Environments and Neighborhoods

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Mon, Sep 22 2014 - 6:00pm

Juan Gonzales, Founder and Editor, El Tecolote
Earl Adkins, Publisher, Marina Times
Willie Ratcliff, Publisher, San Francisco Bay View
Glenn Gullmes, Publisher, West Portal Monthly – Moderator Read more »

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Van Jones & John Hope Bryant: How the Poor Can Save Capitalism

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Fri, Sep 19 2014 - 6:00pm

Van Jones, Host, “Crossfire”; Former Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, White House Council on Environmental Quality
John Hope Bryant, Founder and CEO, Operation HOPE; Author, How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class

"There is a difference between being broke and being poor; being broke is a temporary economic situation, but being poor is a disabling frame of mind.” —John Hope Bryant  Read more »

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Benedict Carey: How We Learn

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Thu, Sep 18 2014 - 7:00pm

Benedict Carey, Science Reporter, The New York Times; Author, How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens; Twitter:

Jenny Dearborn, Senior Vice President and Chief Learning Officer, SAP – Moderator Read more »

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