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Expert Roundtable: Skeptical About Cell Phones and Health?

Mon, Dec 9 2013 - 11:30am

Maxwell Anderson, Berkeley City Council Member
Lisa Bailey, M.D., Breast Surgeon; Former President, American Cancer Society, California
Ronald D. Balassanian, M.D., Pathologist, UCSF Read more »

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LGBT Rights in Israel: 25 Years of Progress and Challenges

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Fri, Apr 25 2014 - 12:00pm

Arthur Slepian, Executive Director and Founder, A Wider Bridge

Donny Inbar, Ph.D., Associate Director of Arts and Culture, Jewish Community Federation's Israel Center - Moderator Read more »

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A Discussion of The Symposium, a Dialogue of Plato

Mon, Dec 2 2013 - 5:30pm

One prominent modern philosopher has said that all of Western philosophy is but a footnote to Plato. The genius of Plato's dialogues is how they raise and clarify deep issues in a conversational format which makes them entirely and brilliantly accessible, without specialized concepts or terminology. Human truth is derived from the common human experience. Read more »

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A Doctor's Hopes for Afghanistan

Fri, Dec 6 2013 - 12:00pm

Dr. Nafisa Abdullah, M.D., Humanitarian; Educator Read more »

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Humanities West Book Discussion: Count Belisarius by Robert Graves

Wed, Mar 12 2014 - 5:30pm

The sixth century was not a peaceful time for the Roman empire and its capital, Constantinople. Read more »

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Humanities West Book Discussion: The Alexiad by Anna Komnene

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Wed, Feb 5 2014 - 5:30pm

Written between 1143 and 1153 by the daughter of Byzantine Emperor Alexios I Komnenos, The Alexiad is one of the most popular and revealing primary sources in the vast canon of medieval literature. Read more »

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Ken Walsh, Chief White House Correspondent, US News and World Report

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Fri, Nov 22 2013 - 12:00pm

Ken Walsh, Chief White House Correspondent, U.S. News and World Report; Author, Prisoners of the White House

President Obama calls it the White House “bubble.” Bill Clinton referred to it as “the crown jewel of the federal penitentiary system.” The nation’s presidents often lose touch with the country when trapped behind that dignified façade. Walsh will discuss how presidents manage to either break out or remain isolated. Read more »

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Stephen Kinzer: Dull, Duller, Dulles: Cold War Roots of Today's World Crises

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Fri, Nov 15 2013 - 12:00pm

Stephen Kinzer, Former Correspondent, The New York Times; Author, The Brothers

Joseph Tuman, Professor of Political and Legal Communications, San Francisco State University; Political Analyst, CBS 5 TV – Moderator Read more »

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Book Discussion: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Mon, Nov 4 2013 - 5:30pm

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce Read more »

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The Art and Soul of Combat Veterans

Fri, Nov 1 2013 - 12:00pm

Drew Mendelson, Artillery Forward Officer, Vietnam War; Author, Song Ba To and A Shepherd to Fools

Ari Sonnenberg, Iraq War Veteran (multiple tours); Artist

Michelle Wilmot, Iraq War U.S. Army Veteran; Member, Team Lioness, a female unit that performed house raids and personnel searches; Author, Quixote in Ramadi: An Indigenous Account of Imperialism

Jackie Speier, Member of Congress (D-CA); Member, House Armed Services Committee – Moderator Read more »

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