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My Father's Ghost Climbing in the Rain by Patricio Pron

Mon, Jan 6 2014 - 5:30pm

Patricio Pron, one of Granta’s Best Young Spanish-Language Novelists, gives us his American debut: a daring, deeply affecting novel about the secrets buried in the past of an Argentine family. A young writer, living abroad, makes the journey home to say goodbye to his dying father. In his parents’ house, he finds a cache of documents and unwittingly begins to unearth his father’s obsession with the disappearance of a local man. Read more »

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Where's Rosie? The State of Personal Robotics

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Mon, Mar 10 2014 - 6:00pm

Melonee Wise, Co-founder and CEO, Unbounded Robotics
Joe Augenbraun, Founder, Neato Robotics
Pieter Abbeel, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, UC Berkeley 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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Ag and Trade

Mon, Nov 18 2013 - 12:30pm

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

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Fri, Jan 24 2014 - 12:00pm

Rescheduled to March 7.

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

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The Golem and the Jinni

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Fri, Jan 10 2014 - 12:00pm

Helene Wecker, Author; M.F.A. in Fiction, Columbia University Read more »

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Who Will Own the Future? Privatization and the Threat to the Urban Environment

Mon, Jan 6 2014 - 6:00pm

George Wooding, Former President, West of Twin Peaks Central Council; First Vice President, Coalition for San Francisco Neighborhoods; Columnist, Westside Observer Read more »

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Christians and the Arab Spring

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Fri, Dec 13 2013 - 12:00pm

Marianne Ibrahim, Coptic Christian; Egyptian Activist
Dina Ibrahim, Ph.D., Media Analyst; Educator
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Treating Trauma with....Ecstasy?

Mon, Dec 9 2013 - 6:00pm

Richard Rockefeller, M.D., Former Board Member, Rockefeller University; Former Chair, U.S. Advisory Board, Doctors Without Borders Read more »

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