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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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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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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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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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Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Former Baghdad Bureau Chief, The Washington Post; Author, Imperial Life in the Emerald City (11/9/2009)

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Assistant managing editor of The Washington Post and Bay Area-native Rajiv Chandrasekaran will describe the surreal state of affairs in Baghdad's American-occupied Green Zone. He will draw on hundreds of interviews and internal documents to paint a picture of life in what he dubs the "Emerald City." He will also elaborate on how the headquarters for the American occupation of Iraq, the Green Zone, is a ritzy enclave of palm trees, pools, and nightclubs that sorely clashes with the war and violence around it.
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Katrina, Big Government and a New Strategy for Future Crises (9/18/2006)

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Marvin Olasky, Professor, University of Texas, Austin; Editor, World Magazine; Author, The Politics of Disaster Read more »

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Anthony Bourdain, TV host, chef, author of Kitchen Confidential (6/16/2006)

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Anthony Bourdain, TV host, chef, author of Kitchen Confidential

World traveler, chef and best-selling author Anthony Bourdain will talk about his travels and discuss his penchant for underused, inexpensive cuts of meat as outlined in his Les Halles Cookbook. In a quote from the book, Bourdain says, "Any schmo can grill a fancy steak, it takes a cook to transform a humble pig's foot into something people clamor for."
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