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The World We Create: A Message of Hope for a Planet in Peril

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Wed, Oct 29 2014 - 6:00pm

Frances Beinecke, President, Natural Resources Defense Council; Author, The World We Create
Bob Deans, Director of Editorial Content, Natural Resources Defense Council; Former President, White House Correspondents' Association Read more »

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Mark Bittman: How to Cook Everything Fast

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Sun, Oct 19 2014 - 3:00pm

Mark Bittman, Author, How to Cook Everything Fast: A Better Way to Cook Great Food; Food Columnist, The New York Times; Twitter: @bittman

In conversation with Naomi Starkman, Founder and Editor in Chief, Civil Eats; Winner of the Publication of the Year, 2014 James Beard Awards; Twitter @NaomiStarkman Read more »

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Book Discussion: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

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Mon, Oct 6 2014 - 5:30pm

Thought by many to be the best thriller novel of 2012, this book was a wildly successful tale and considered by culture writer Dave Itzkoff to be the biggest literary phenomenon of 2012, excluding the Fifty Shades of Grey series. A thrilling crime novel, it is also a story of the unknown that goes on behind closed doors. This book is a story filled with intrigue and suspense, painting a portrait of a marriage that delves deep into the true nature of the person on the other side of the bed. Read more »

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Dr. Atul Gawande

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Wed, Oct 22 2014 - 12:30pm

Atul Gawande, Author, The Checklist Manifesto and Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End; Staff Writer, The New Yorker; Professor, Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health

Alice Huan-mei Chen, M.D., M.P.H., Chief Integration Officer, Director of the Center for Innovation in Access and Quality, and Director of the eReferral Program, San Francisco General Hospital; Associate Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco — Moderator Read more »

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Joshua Wolf Shenk: The Power of Two

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Mon, Oct 6 2014 - 6:30pm

Joshua Wolf Shenk, Curator, The Moth; Author, Lincoln’s Melancholy and Powers of Two: Seeking the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs; Twitter: @joshuawolfshenk Read more »

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Founders' Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln

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Tue, Nov 4 2014 - 12:00pm

Richard Brookhiser, Historian Read more »

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Humanities West Book Discussion: Two Lives of Charlemagne, by Einhard and the Monk of St. Gall (MLF)

Wed, Feb 4 2015 - 5:30pm

Join us to discuss the life of Charlemagne, the Holy Roman emperor and “father of Europe.” One biography we’ll look at is by Einhard, who joined the royal court in 791 to serve as an epic poet, mathematician and architect. His work is believed to be the most accurate portrayal of Charlemagne and the finest biography of its time. Read more »

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Humanities West Book Discussion - The Song of Roland

Wed, Mar 4 2015 - 5:30pm

Join us to discuss The Song of Roland, the anonymous classical epic that glorifies the heroism of Charlemagne in the 778 battle between the Franks and the Moors. Lynn Harris will lead the discussion.

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Changing the Way We Die

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Mon, Oct 27 2014 - 6:00pm

Fran Smith, Author, Changing the Way We Die; Blogger, Psychology Today
Sheila Himmel, Author, Changing the Way We Die; Blogger, Psychology Today Read more »

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The Rise and Fall of a Jewish American Princess

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Tue, Dec 16 2014 - 5:15pm

Barbara Rose Brooker, Author; Columnist; Performer; Teacher Read more »

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