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Sister Helen Prejean (2/23/2006)

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This program features a speech and Q&A session with Sister Helen Prejean. Sister Prejean is a proponent of abolishing the death penalty and is author of Dead Man Walking

This program was recorded live on February 23, 2006 by The Commonwealth Club of California.

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Rita Moreno (6/20/2006)

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Actress Rita Moreno speaks to The Club about her career and about race issues in modern day Hollywood film.

After toiling for a decade in film roles she found degrading, Moreno was swept into the spotlight with her Oscar winning portrayal of "Anita" in West Side Story. Since then she has challenged stereotypes in silver-and small-screen performances. Read more »

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Michael Greco, President of The American Bar Association

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President of the American Bar Association, Michael S. Greco examines the legal issue that has divided America since September 11: What can, and can't, the federal government lawfully do in the name of defending us from the threat of terrorism?

Greco tells why he believes that Americans must reject the false choice that has been offered between protecting our security and protecting our liberty. "We can and must" , he says, "protect both". Read more »

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Alberto Gonzales, Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice (7/21/2006)

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“Securing Our Borders: Immigration Reform in a Post 9/11 World” Read more »

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Immigration Town Hall

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IMMIGRATION REFORM, a Town Hall Panel Discussion

PATTY DIAZ, Executive Director Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network (SIREN)
BILL ONG HING, Professor of Law and Asian American Studies, UC Davis
YEH LING-LING, Executive Director, Diversity Alliance for a Sustainable America
HANS JOHSNON, Research Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California-MODERATOR
RICHARD KIY, President, International Community Foundation
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Charles Fried, Professor of Law, Harvard University; Author, Modern Liberty

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SPEAKER: Charles Fried, Professor of Law, Harvard University; Author, Modern Liberty

TITLE: Modern Liberty and the Limits of Government

One of the most esteemed legal scholars in the country and one of the best known conservatives at Harvard Law School, Charles Fried will discuss the controversial issues of personal freedom and government intervention. The former Solicitor General and Massachusetts Supreme Court Justice will address the dichotomy between equality and liberty, as well as the promises and pitfalls of government regulations. 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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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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Kevin Phillips Former Republican Strategist; Political Analyst; Author, American Theocracy (4/18/2007)

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Kevin Phillips
Former Republican Strategist; Political Analyst; Author, American Theocracy

TITLE: American Theocracy
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