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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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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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