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Traveling to the World’s Darker Countries

Tony Wheeler, Co-founder, Lonely Planet; Author, Tony Wheeler’s Dark Lands

Marc Casto, President and COO, Casto Travel – Moderator Read more »

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The Big Book of In-Your-Face Gay Etiquette

Daniel Curzon, Author; Teacher; Social, Cultural and Political Commentator

Curzon has been on the cutting edge of major social and political issues for years in San Francisco. He is the author of fiction, poems and plays, including the landmark gay protest novel, Something You Do in the Dark, about which Christopher Isherwood wrote, “I greatly admire Daniel Curzon for writing this book,” and Joyce Carol Oates wrote, “Engrossing, powerful and disturbing.” 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…

Join Cleese as he takes us on a grand tour of his ascent in the entertainment world, from his humble beginnings in a sleepy English town to the pinnacle of comedy and worldwide success. Read more »

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Jamie Metzl: Are China and the U.S. Headed for a Genetic Arms Race?

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Wed, Nov 12 2014 - 12:00pm

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

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Jack Devine: An American Spymaster's Story (June 11 2014)

Wed, Jun 11 2014 - 12:00pm

Jack Devine, Founding Partner and President, The Arkin Group; Author, Good Hunting: An American Spymaster’s Story
In conversation with Kori Schake, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Former Distinguished Chair in International Security Studies, West Point Read more »

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John Lanchester in conversation with Michael Lewis

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Tue, Oct 14 2014 - 6:00pm

John Lanchester, Author, How to Speak Money: What the Money People Say – And What It Really Means Read more »

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Humanities West Book Discussion: Livy's The Dawn of the Roman Empire, Books 31-40

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Thu, Oct 9 2014 - 5:30pm

The Roman commander T.Q. Flamininus proclaimed the freedom of Greece at the Isthmian games near Corinth in 196 BC. Half a century later, Greece was annexed as a province by the Romans, who burned the ancient city of Corinth to the ground. Join us to discuss Books 31 to 40 of Livy's history, which charts Rome's emergence as an imperial nation and the Romans' tempestuous involvement with Greece, Macedonia and the near East. Read more »

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Nina Teicholz: The Big Fat Surprise – Are Butter, Meat and Cheese Healthy? (August 7 2014)

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Thu, Aug 7 2014 - 6:00pm

Nina Teicholz, Author, The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet

Ronald M. Krauss, M.D., Senior Scientist and Director, Atherosclerosis Research, Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute; Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine, UCSF and Department of Nutritional Sciences, U.C. Berkeley - Moderator Read more »

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A History of the World According to Beer

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Wed, Nov 5 2014 - 6:30pm

William Bostwick, Beer Critic; Author, The Brewer’s Tale: A History of the World According to Beer Read more »

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