Humanities

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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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White House Story

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Wed, Mar 26 2014 - 6:00pm

Melinda Bates, Author, White House Story: A Democratic Memoir Read more »

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Learning from Leonardo

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Tue, Mar 18 2014 - 6:00pm

Fritjof Capra, Founding Director, Center for Ecoliteracy; Author, Learning from Leonardo 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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Plato at the Googleplex

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Thu, Mar 13 2014 - 6:00pm

Rebecca Goldstein, MacArthur Fellow, Professor of Philosophy; Author, Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away Read more »

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