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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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Democracy in the Muslim World

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Fri, Feb 14 2014 - 12:00pm

Alp Aslandogan, Ph.D., President, Alliance for Shared Values

Michael Pappas, Executive Director, SF Interfaith Council

Introduction by Bonnie Joy Kaslan, Honarary Consul General, the Republic of Turkey, San Francisco Bay Area Read more »

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Glimpsing the Past: a Virtual Tour of Pompeii

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Mon, Feb 10 2014 - 6:00pm

Michael Anderson, Associate Professor, Department of Classics, San Francisco State University

Monday Night Philosophy explores the past with Anderson, who will present a virtual day in Pompeii: a walking tour of the highlights of the ancient city designed to reveal aspects of its history, development, daily life and destruction. Monuments visited will include the forum and its temples and administrative buildings, theatre district and the city's amphitheater, and numerous ancient houses. Italian espresso not provided, but highly recommended.

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Tom Goldstein: Surprises and New Directions from the Roberts U.S. Supreme Court

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Mon, Feb 10 2014 - 6:00pm

Tom Goldstein, Publisher, SCOTUSblog; Instructor of Supreme Court Litigation, Harvard Law School

Jesse H. Choper, Earl Warren Professor of Public Law, University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) - 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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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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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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Orville Schell: The Rise of China

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Mon, Feb 3 2014 - 6:00pm

Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director, Center on U.S.-China Relations, Asia Society; Former Dean and Professor, UC Berkeley; Co-author, Wealth and Power: China’s Long March to the Twenty-First Century; T 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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Richard Powers: Author of "The Echo Maker" and "Orfeo"

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Mon, Jan 27 2014 - 6:00pm

Richard Powers, Professor, Stanford University; Author, The Echo Maker and Orfeo Read more »

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