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Willie Brown, Former Mayor of San Francisco, author of Basic Brown: My Life and Our Times (5/7/2008)

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WILLIE BROWN,
Former Mayor of San Francisco, author of Basic Brown: My Life and Our Times




Brown left an indelible mark in an assortment of political issues, ranging from civil rights to international trade. While mayor, he overhauled Muni and redeveloped the Embarcadero, among other accomplishments. And he was sought for advice from such prominent figures as Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton. Read more »

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Dee Dee Myers, Former Press Secretary; Author, Why Women Should Run the World

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Why Women Should Run the World



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Ben Stein: How Not to Ruin Your Life (1/24/2008)

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Ben Stein, Attorney, Professor, Author, Actor Read more »

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Michael Eric Dyson, Humanities Professor, University of Pennsylvania; Author, Debating Race (3/6/2007)

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SPEAKER: Michael Eric Dyson, Humanities Professor, University of Pennsylvania; Author, Debating Race


TITLE: Debating Race
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Chalmers Johnson; Professor Emeritus, University of California; Author, Nemesis (3/6/2007)

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Chalmers Johnson; Professor Emeritus, University of California; Author, Nemesis

In conversation with Patrick Lloyd Hatcher, Kiriyama Distinguished Visiting Professor, Center for the Pacific Rim, USF
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Ayaan Hirsi Ali; Human Rights Activist; Author, Infidel (2/20/2007)

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Breaking the Chains: The Battle to Find and Use My Voice

Hirsi Ali, a high profile critic of Islam, will share her journey from a forced marriage in Somalia to a new life in the West. She will discuss the costs of her controversial views, including the multiple death threats that required her to seek police protection.

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Deepak Chopra, M.D. Author, Spiritual advisor (11/2/2006)

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Internationally renowned as one of the world’s greatest leaders in the area of mind-body medicine, Dr. Deepak Chopra, will offer his advice on how to live a life anchored in true and lasting happiness, exploring connections between life and after-life. Chopra will tell us why he believes that life and death are not separate, and that they co-exist.
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P. J. O’Rourke; Humorist; Author, On the Wealth of Nations

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SPEAKER: P. J. O’Rourke; Humorist; Author, On the Wealth of Nations


TITLE: P. J. O’Rourke’s Take on On the Wealth of Nations


Satirist P.J. O’Rourke will delve into Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations, making that often-quoted, but rarely read tome on economics, accessible. He will reveal why what seems obvious now was once, and still is, revolutionary. Renowned for his strong libertarian stance, O’Rourke will explain why self-interest must be a governing principle of society.
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Sanford Weill, Former Chair, Citigroup; Board Chair, Carnegie Hall; Author, The Real Deal (11/6/2006)

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Sanford Weill, Former Chairman, Citigroup

One of the business world's consummate dealmakers, billionaire Sanford Weill, looks back on corporate coups, dizzying crashes and stunning comebacks. The self-proclaimed "kid from Brooklyn" built two leading financial services companies and pursued a string of daring acquisitions that led to the creation of securities giant Shearson Loeb Rhoads. He is also responsible for resuscitating the Commercial Credit Company which he molded into Citigroup, the world's largest financial institution. Read more »

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