Humanities

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The San Francisco LGBT Struggle for Freedom Revisited: Catholic Power and the Right to the City

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Mon, Aug 25 2014 - 6:00pm

Bill Issel, Professor of History Emeritus, San Francisco State University Read more »

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The Men's Story Project

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Mon, Aug 11 2014 - 6:00pm

Josie Lehrer, ScD, Founder/Director, Men’s Story Project; Senior Technical Specialist, Gender, Violence and Health, International Center for Research on Women Read more »

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The Faraway Nearby

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Thu, May 29 2014 - 6:00pm

Rebecca Solnit, Author, The Faraway Nearby Read more »

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The Immigrant and the University - Peder Sather and Gold Rush California

Thu, Apr 3 2014 - 6:00pm

Karin Sveen, Author,The Immigrant and the University Read more »

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The Book of Forgiving

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Thu, Mar 20 2014 - 12:00pm

Reverend Mpho A. Tutu, Episcopal Priest, Founder and Executive Director, the Tutu Institute for Prayer & Pilgrimage; Co-author, The Book of Forgiving Read more »

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Transcending Cruelty

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Mon, Mar 10 2014 - 6:00pm

George Hammond, Author, Rational Idealism and Conversations With Socrates Read more »

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The Pope and Mussolini

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Wed, Feb 19 2014 - 6:00pm

David Kertzer, Professor of Social Science, Anthropology and Italian Studies at Brown University; Author, The Pope and Mussolini Read more »

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The Growing Epidemic of Elder Financial Abuse

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Thu, Feb 13 2014 - 6:00pm

Jonathan Canick, Neuropsychologist

David Baer, Estate Planning Attorney 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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