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Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld: Triple Package

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Fri, Feb 14 2014 - 12:00pm

Amy Chua, John M. Duff, Jr. Professor of Law, Yale Law School; Author, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother; Co-author, The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America  Read more »

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Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert

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Mon, Feb 3 2014 - 5:30pm

What makes human beings happy and why? Brandishing a sense of humor that sends readers into fits of giggles, renowned Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert dives headfirst into the exceedingly rich world of human behavior and emotion. Read more »

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Meatonomics

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Mon, Feb 24 2014 - 12:00pm

Meatonomics

David Robinson Simon, Author, Meatonomics: How the Rigged Economics of Meat and Dairy Make You Consume Too Much – and How to Eat Better, Live Longer, and Spend Smarter Read more »

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Jose Cuisia, Jr., Philippine Ambassador to the U.S.

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Fri, Mar 7 2014 - 12:00pm

Prospects and Challenges of the Philippine Economy in 2014 and Beyond Read more »

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Green Latinos

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Fri, Feb 7 2014 - 12:00pm

Catherine Sandoval, Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission
Orson Aguilar, Executive Director, The Greenlining Institute Read more »

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Ian Haney-Lopez: Race and Politics in America

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Mon, Feb 24 2014 - 6:00pm

Ian Haney-Lopez, UC Berkeley Professor of Law; Author, Dog Whistle Politics

Judge LaDoris Hazzard Cordell - Moderator Read more »

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NPR Reporter Margot Adler: Why We Love Vampires

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Mon, Feb 10 2014 - 12:00pm

Correspondent, NPR; Author, Vampires Are Us: Understanding Our Love Affair with the Immortal Dark Side

Penny Nelson, KQED - Moderator Read more »

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Climate One + You

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Tue, Dec 17 2013 - 6:30pm

As we look to 2014, we will circle our chairs and have a facilitated conversation about what you most value about Climate One, and where it could do a better job. Your insights will help Climate One’s leadership gauge future opportunities to enhance its live events and radio shows and podcasts. Read more »

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Humanities West Book Discussion - The Caliph's Splendor: Islam and the West in the Golden Age of Baghdad by Benson Bobrick

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Wed, Apr 30 2014 - 5:30pm

Join us to discuss the achievements of Harun al-Rashid, the legendary caliph of The Thousand and One Nights, whose actual court was nearly as magnificent as the fictional one. Read more »

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Humanities West Book Discussion - The Arabian Nights: Tales from A Thousand and One Nights

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Wed, Apr 16 2014 - 5:30pm

Join us to discuss the Richard F. Burton translation of the classic tales from Baghdad's Golden Age. These are the tales about Aladdin, Sinbad and Ali Baba that saved the life of Shahrazad, whose husband, the king, executed each of his wives after a single night of marriage. Beginning an enchanting story each evening, Shahrazad always withheld the ending, and a thousand and one nights later, her life was spared forever. Read more »

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