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Jonathan Alter: The Obama Presidency

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Tue, Jun 18 2013 - 6:00pm

Jonathan Alter, Columnist, Bloomberg View; Author, The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies; Twitter: @jonathanalter

Joe Tuman, Professor of Legal and Political Communications, San Francisco State University; Political Analyst, CBS 5 Television, San Francisco - Moderator Read more »

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New Member Reception

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Thu, Apr 25 2013 - 5:30pm


Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, wine and the company of fellow Club members, ambassadors and staff as we celebrate new members! Are you new to the Club? Just want to explore and check it out? Come and take a peek and meet other new members. Learn about all The Club has to offer – from volunteer opportunities, travel destinations and free language discussion groups to the high-quality programs you expect from us. Bring a friend and explore the Club together! Read more »

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Pipeline Paradigm

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Fri, Apr 26 2013 - 12:00pm

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Mark Bittman, NY Times Food Columnist, in Palo Alto

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Mon, May 6 2013 - 7:00pm

New York Times Food Columnist; Author, How to Cook Everything and VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00 to Lose Weight and Restore Your Health . . . for Good

In conversation with Jason Mark, Editor, Earth Island Journal; Co-manager, Alemany Farm Read more »

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The 82nd Annual California Book Awards

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Thu, Jun 6 2013 - 6:00pm

Since 1931, the California Book Awards have honored literary excellence among authors in the Golden State. At our special awards ceremony, we will bestow gold and silver medals in several categories, including: fiction, nonfiction, first fiction, poetry, young adult, juvenile, Californiana and contribution to publishing. Hear from some literary giants and amazing writers. See you at the ceremony! Read more »

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The End of Intelligence with Peter Coyote

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Tue, May 21 2013 - 6:30pm

Actor; Narrator; Author, Sleeping Where I Fall; Zen Buddhist Priest

Peter Finch, Anchor/Reporter, KGO Radio - Moderator Read more »

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Daniel Dennett: Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking

Wed, May 15 2013 - 6:00pm

Daniel Dennett, Co-director, Center for Cognitive Studies; Professor of Philosophy, Tufts University; Author, Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking
Roy Eisenhardt - Moderator

Dennett will share the “imagination extenders and focus-holders” that he and others have developed for addressing life’s most fundamental questions, cognitive tools purpose-built for the most treacherous subject matter: evolution, meaning, mind and free will. Read more »

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Jaron Lanier: Who Owns the Future?

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Tue, May 14 2013 - 7:00pm

Jaron Lanier, Founder, VPL Research; Author, You Are Not a Gadget and Who Owns the Future?

Steven Leckart, Correspondent, Wired Magazine - Moderator Read more »

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Jeremy Scahill’s War on War

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Thu, May 9 2013 - 6:30pm

Jeremy Scahill, Reporter, The Nation; Author, Dirty Wars Read more »

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Vali Nasr: Improving America's Relations with the Muslim World

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Wed, May 1 2013 - 6:00pm

Dean, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, John Hopkins University, Author, The Dispensable Nation

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 - Moderator Read more »

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