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The Orphan Master's Son

Mon, Oct 7 2013 - 5:30pm

The protagonist of The Orphan Master’s Son is a stranger in his own mysterious land, North Korea. Through his journey, Jun Do goes from orphan to a professional kidnapper to a labor camp detainee. Read more »

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The Voyage of Volcanoes of the Deep Sea

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Fri, Oct 4 2013 - 12:00pm

Dr. Richard A. Lutz, Director, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University; Science Director, IMAX Films
Dr. Jaleh Daie, Managing Partner, Aurora Equity, LLC; Member, Board of The Commonwealth Club of California - Moderator

Come with us on a voyage to a place where the world began, on a journey miles beneath the sea close to the center of the Earth. Experience a fantastic new world barely glimpsed by human – a vast land where no life seems to survive, or so we thought. Read more »

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Food to Change the World

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Wed, Oct 2 2013 - 6:30pm

Finding Justice, Health, Security and Sustainability in Good Food Read more »

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Humanities West Book Discussion: The Leopard by Giuseppe di Lampedusa

Wed, Oct 2 2013 - 5:30pm

Leopard tells the spellbinding story of a decadent, dying Sicilian aristocracy threatened by the approaching forces of democracy and revolution. A richness of observation and the grasp of human frailty imbue The Leopard with its melancholic beauty and power. Join us in a discussion led by Lynn Harris about Lampedusa's novel, set in 1860s Italy. Read more »

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Achieving Political Stability in the Middle East: A Palestinian View

Mon, Sep 30 2013 - 6:00pm

Sabri Saidam, Ph.D., Advisor to the Palestinian President on Telecommunications, Information Technology and Technical Education; Deputy Secretary, Fateh Council Read more »

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How to Turn Your Memories into History

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Mon, Sep 30 2013 - 5:15pm

Francine Brevetti, Author; Biographer; Journalist

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Pit Stop in the Paris of Africa

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Mon, Sep 23 2013 - 6:00pm

Julie R. Dargis, Independent Writer and Publisher Read more »

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Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here

Fri, Sep 20 2013 - 12:00pm

 

Karima Bennoune, Human Rights Activist; Author; Professor of Law, UC Davis Read more »

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Randall Kennedy: Race, Affirmative Action, and the Law

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Fri, Sep 20 2013 - 12:00pm

Randall Kennedy, Michael R. Klein, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; Author, For Discrimination: Race, Affirmative Action, and the Law Read more »

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Marketing to U.S. Hispanics in the 21st Century: Is there a Better Way?

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Fri, Sep 13 2013 - 12:00pm

Dr. Jake Beniflah, Executive Director, the Center for Multicultural Science

In conversation with Kerry Curtis, Professor Emeritus, Golden Gate University

Marketing to Hispanics is a billion-dollar business in the United States, and leading corporations are investing more than ever in one of the nation¹s fastest growing consumer segments. Success in this discipline can be attributed to a business model based on culture and language. But which culture ­- American or Hispanic? And in which language ­ English or Spanish? Read more »

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