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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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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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Power Year in Review

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Mon, Dec 2 2013 - 12:00pm

Lauren Faber, West Coast Political Director, Environmental Defense Fund
Amy Myers Jaffe, Executive Director of Energy and Sustainability, UC Davis
Andrew McAllister, Commissioner, California Energy Commission
Craig Miller, Science Editor, KQED Read more »

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Jesse Adams: Nanotechnology and the World Within

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Mon, Nov 25 2013 - 6:00pm

Jesse Adams, Ph.D, Vice President and CTO, NevadaNano; Managing Member, Nanolabz; Managing Member, Nanojems; Senior Author, Nanotechnology: The Whole Story Read more »

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Living an Adventure Philanthropist Life

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Mon, Nov 25 2013 - 6:00pm

Erin Michelson, Author, Adventure Philanthropist: Great Adventures Volunteering Abroad; Finalist, National Geographic Traveler Traveler of the Year: 2013 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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How to Keep Your Brain in Shape: Brain Science and Lifelong Learning

Mon, Nov 18 2013 - 5:15pm

Susan Hoffman, Director, Lifelong Learning Institute, UC Berkeley

Sandra Halladey, Director, the OLLI (Osher Life Long Learning Institute) program, San Francisco State University Read more »

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Ag and Trade

Mon, Nov 18 2013 - 12:30pm

Tom Vilsack, U.S. 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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