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Journalist Stephen Kinzer: History’s Lessons for American Foreign Policy in 2017

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Thu, Feb 9 2017 - 6:30pm

Stephen Kinzer, Columnist, The Boston Globe; Senior Fellow, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University; Author, The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire Read more »

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Bret Baier, Fox News Chief Political Anchor

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Tue, Feb 7 2017 - 6:30pm

Bret Baier, Chief Political Anchor, Fox News; Author, Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s Final Mission; Twitter:

This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Read more »

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Changemakers: Movement Leaders on Building Power and Voice

Wed, Feb 1 2017 - 6:30pm

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Sponsored by the San Francisco Foundation as part of the People, Power, Place Series, which addresses access and equity in the Bay Area. Read more »

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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Social Hour 1/30/17

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Mon, Jan 30 2017 - 6:30pm

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We've got a new administration in the White House, a new Congress in the Capitol, and new down-ballot officeholders across the country, not to mention the impact of a raft of state and local propositions here in California. Read more »

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Terrorism Expert Brian Fishman: How Can ISIS Be Defeated?

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Wed, Jan 25 2017 - 6:30pm

Brian Fishman, Counterterrorism Research Fellow, New America; Fellow, Combating Terrorism Center, West Point; Author, The Master Plan: ISIS, al-Qaeda, and the Jihadi Strategy for Final Victory 
In conversation with Kori Schake, Research fellow, Hoover Institution; Former Deputy Director, Policy Planning, U.S. State Department; Former Director, Defense Strategy and Requirements, National Security Council

To defeat ISIS, you need to understand ISIS. Read more »

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Walter Alvarez: A Most Improbable Journey

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Tue, Jan 24 2017 - 7:00pm

Walter Alvarez, Professor, Earth and Planetary Science Department, University of California, Berkeley; Author, A Most Improbable Journey: A Big History of Our Planet and Ourselves

One in a million doesn’t even come close.

Not when we’re talking about the odds that you would happen to be alive today, on this particular planet, hurtling through space. Almost 14 billion years of cosmic history, more than 4 billion years of Earth history, and a couple million years of human history, has led to you. Read more »

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Carole Bayer Sager: A Star-Studded Musical Journey

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Thu, Jan 19 2017 - 6:30pm

Carole Bayer Sager, Grammy and Academy Award-winning Songwriter; Author, They’re Playing Our Song; Twitter

This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Read more »

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen

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Wed, Jan 18 2017 - 12:00pm

Janet L. Yellen, Ph.D., Chair, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System; Professor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley

Two days before the new U.S. president is sworn in, join us for a rare opportunity to hear an economic assessment from the head of the Fed. Read more »

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Tech Innovator Jerry Kaplan: Could Artificial Intelligence Eventually Take Us Over?

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Tue, Jan 17 2017 - 6:30pm

Jerry Kaplan, Entrepreneur; Author, Artificial Intelligence: What Everyone Needs to Know 
In conversation with John MarkoffNew York Times Technology Reporter

This program is generously supported by Accenture. Read more »

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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Social Hour 1/12/17

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Thu, Jan 12 2017 - 6:30pm

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Join us for a new-year political roundtable as we explore the biggest, most controversial and sometimes the surprising political issues with expert commentary by panelists who are smart, are civil, and have a good sense of humor. Join our panelists for informative and engaging commentary on political and other major news, audience discussion of the week’s events, and our live news quiz! Read more »

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