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Matt Bai: When Politics Went Tabloid

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Mon, Oct 20 2014 - 12:00pm

Matt Bai, National Political Columnist, Yahoo News; Author, All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid; Twitter @mattbai Read more »

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Mark Schapiro: Carbon Shock – A Tale of Risk and Calculus on the Front Lines of the Disrupted Global Economy

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Tue, Nov 25 2014 - 6:00pm

Mark Schapiro, Author; Former Senior Correspondent, Center for Investigative Reporting; Adjunct Professor, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism Read more »

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Eric Metaxas: Do you Believe in Miracles?

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Wed, Oct 29 2014 - 6:00pm

Eric Metaxas, Lecturer, King’s College; Author, Bonhoeffer and Miracles: What They Are, Why They Happen, and How They Can Change Your Life

What are miracles and why do we believe in them? Is it for comfort, to explain the inexplicable, or do we simply long for a connection with something larger than ourselves? And why do some people dismiss them out of hand, as if they can never happen? 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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Powering Innovation

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Mon, Sep 15 2014 - 6:00pm

Katie Fehrenbacher, Reporter, GigaOm
David Crane, CEO, NRG
Adam Lowry, Co-Founder and Chief Greenskeeper, Method Products
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Rita Moreno

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Fri, Oct 17 2014 - 7:00pm

Rita Moreno, Actress; Singer; Author, Rita Moreno: A Memoir
In conversation with Jan Yanehiro, Director, School of Multimedia Communications, Academy of Art University

An extraordinarily talented star of stage and screen, Moreno is a force of nature. The Puerto Rican-born entertainer is one of the few artists to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony as well as the National Medal of Honor. Read more »

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Flour + Water’s Chef Thomas McNaughton in Conversation with Adam Savage

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Mon, Oct 6 2014 - 6:30pm

Thomas McNaughton, Chef and Partner, flour + water, central kitchen and salumeria; Author, flour + water: pasta
In conversation with Adam Savage, Host, “Mythbusters” Read more »

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How to Work a Room and Enjoy Networking in Our Digital Age

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Tue, Oct 14 2014 - 6:00pm

Susan RoAne, Author, How to Work a Room: The Ultimate Guide to Making Lasting Connections in Person and Online and Face to Face: How to Reclaim the Personal Touch in a Digital World

How do you introduce yourself to someone? What do you say next? In a world that seems isolated behind emoticons and quick transactions, how can you create and nurture warm, engaged relationships? One way is to join us for a session with best-selling author and keynote speaker Susan RoAne. 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 »

Past event

Book Discussion: The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman

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Tue, Sep 2 2014 - 5:30pm

Barbara Tuchman's The Guns of August is a compelling book to discuss during this 100th anniversary of the inception of World War I. The first world war was the signal event of the modern era: without it, no Hitler, no Holocaust, no World War II, no Bolshevik Revolution, no Cold War (including the Korean and Vietnam Wars), and no nuclear weapons. The book discussion will focus on the first 158 pages. Anyone not interested in the minutiae of military history after hostilities opened can stop at page 158, which completes Ms. Read more »

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