Books & Writers

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Gretchen Rubin: Happiness and Habits

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Thu, Mar 26 2015 - 7:00pm

Gretchen Rubin, Author, The Happiness Project and Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives; Twitter:
Angie Coiro, Talk Show Host, In Deep Radio - Moderator Read more »

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Shelby Steele: Equality and Justice

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Tue, Mar 24 2015 - 6:30pm

Shelby Steele, Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution; Author, Shame: How America’s Past Sins Have Polarized Our Country

The United States today is hopelessly polarized. The political right and left have hardened into rigid and deeply antagonistic camps, preventing any sort of progress. Amid the bickering and inertia, the promise of the 1960s – when many people came together to fight for equality and universal justice – remains unfulfilled. Read more »

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Tom Hayden: Why Cuba Matters

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Thu, Mar 19 2015 - 6:30pm

Tom Hayden, Activist; Director, Peace and Justice Resource Center; Author, Listen, Yankee: Why Cuba Matters; Twitter
Joe Tuman, TV/Radio Political Analyst, CBS5 San Francisco – Moderator Read more »

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Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman: The Untold Story of Psychiatry

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Wed, Mar 18 2015 - 12:00pm

Jeffrey Lieberman, M.D.; Lawrence C. Kolb Professor and Chairman of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; Author, Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychology
Renee Binder, M.D., Professor and Director Psychiatry and Law Program, UCSF; President-Elect, American Psychiatric Association - Moderator Read more »

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The Internet Is not the Answer

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Tue, Mar 17 2015 - 6:00pm

Andrew Keen, Author; Executive Director, FutureCast; Senior Fellow, CALinnovates; Host, “Keen On”; Columnist, CNN
Elizabeth Stark, Founder, StartBitcoin.org - Moderator Read more »

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Like Moths to a Flame: Technology Innovators

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Thu, Mar 12 2015 - 6:30pm

Privahini Bradoo, CEO and Co-Founder, BlueOak
Miro Salem, CEO and Founder, 3TEN8
Alex Torrenegra, CEO and Co-Founder, Bunny Inc.
Geetha Vallabhaneni, CEO, Luminix
Barbara Marshman, Editorial Page Editor, The San Jose Mercury News – Moderator
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2015: Critical Year for Planet Earth

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Thu, Mar 12 2015 - 6:00pm

James Fahn, Executive Director, Internews' Earth Journalism Network; Journalism Lecturer, UC Berkeley
David Akana, Journalist, Cameroon
Gustavo Faleiros, Journalist, Brazil
Neha Sethi, Journalist, India; Visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley
Mark Schapiro, Journalist, United States; Author, Carbon Shock Read more »

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Bruce Schneier: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data

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Tue, Mar 10 2015 - 6:30pm

Bruce Schneier, Chief Technology Officer, Co3 Systems; Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard Law School; Author, Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World
Shari Steele, Executive Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation - Moderator

Join us for a shocking look at the ways corporations and governments track and control people, and the ways we can fight back. Read more »

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Minimizing Fear

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Mon, Mar 9 2015 - 6:00pm

George Hammond, Author, Rational Idealism and Conversations With Socrates Read more »

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Humanities West Book Discussion: The Song of Roland

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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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