Books & Writers

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Charles Blow - New York Times Visual Op-Ed Columnist

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Mon, Sep 29 2014 - 12:00pm

Charles Blow, Visual Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times; Author, Fire Shut Up in My Bones; Twitter @CharlesMBlow
Ian F. Haney-López, Professor, UC Berkeley Boalt School of Law; Author, Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class - Moderator Read more »

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Tavis Smiley

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Wed, Sep 24 2014 - 12:00pm

Tavis Smiley, TV Host, Public Broadcasting Service; Radio Host, Public Radio International; Author, Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s Final Year
Judge LaDoris H. Cordell (ret), Independent Police Auditor, City of San Jose - Moderator 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 »

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Joe Zee: What’s In, What’s Out, What’s You

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Mon, Sep 22 2014 - 6:30pm

Joe Zee, Editor in Chief and Executive Creative Officer, Yahoo Style; Former Creative Director, Elle; Twitter @mrjoezee
Carolyne Zinko, Style Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle; Twitter@carolynezinko Read more »

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San Francisco Neighborhood Newspapers: Creating Healthy and Informed Environments and Neighborhoods

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Mon, Sep 22 2014 - 6:00pm

Juan Gonzales, Founder and Editor, El Tecolote
Earl Adkins, Publisher, Marina Times
Willie Ratcliff, Publisher, San Francisco Bay View
Glenn Gullmes, Publisher, West Portal Monthly – Moderator 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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Benedict Carey: How We Learn

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Thu, Sep 18 2014 - 7:00pm

Benedict Carey, Science Reporter, The New York Times; Author, How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens; Twitter: @bencareynyt

Jenny Dearborn, Senior Vice President and Chief Learning Officer, SAP – Moderator Read more »

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General Anthony Zinni: Before the First Shots Are Fired

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Thu, Sep 18 2014 - 6:30pm

General Anthony Zinni, USMC (ret.); Special Envoy to the Middle East (ret.); Author, Before the First Shots Are Fired: How America Can Win or Lose off the Battlefield
In conversation with Michael Nacht, Ph.D., Professor and former Dean, Goldman School of Public Policy, U.C. Berkeley;  Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs, Obama Administration
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Ruth S. DeFries: The Big Ratchet - How Humanity Thrives in the Face of Natural Crisis

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Thu, Sep 18 2014 - 6:30pm

Ruth S. DeFries, Denning Family Professor of Sustainable Development and Chair, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology, Columbia University; Author, The Big Ratchet Read more »

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Stewart Brand and Ryan Phelan: Genetic Rescue for Extinct and Endangered Wildlife

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Thu, Sep 18 2014 - 6:00pm

Stewart Brand, Co-founder, Revive and Restore; Founder, The Long Now Foundation; Founder/Editor, The Whole Earth Catalogue
Ryan Phelan, Co-founder and Executive Director, Revive & Restore
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