Humanities

Past event

Custer's Trials

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Thu, Feb 25 2016 - 6:00pm

T. J. Stiles, Author, Custer's Trials

This program is part of the Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Read more »

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Paradise Now

Image - Chris Jennings, by Terri Loewenthal
Wed, Feb 17 2016 - 6:00pm

Chris Jennings, Author, Paradise Now

Many wonder what the future will look like. A few visionaries try to recreate it. Jennings explores the golden age of American utopianism through the lens of five bold and eccentric dreamers who, in the wake of the Enlightenment and the onset of industrialism, confronted the messiness and injustice of a rapidly changing world. Read more »

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Morality of Warfare

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Mon, Feb 8 2016 - 6:00pm

Peter Dale Scott, Author, The American Deep State
George Hammond, Author, Rational Idealism
Additional panelist TBA Read more »

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Building the Golden Gate Bridge: A Workers' Oral History

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Mon, Feb 1 2016 - 6:00pm

Harvey Schwartz, Bay Area Historian; Author, Building the Golden Gate Bridge: A Workers' Oral History Read more »

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Come, Let Me Guide You: A Life Shared with a Guide Dog

Image - Susan Krieger
Thu, Jan 28 2016 - 6:00pm

Susan Krieger, Sociologist, Stanford University; Author, Come, Let Me Guide You

This is a Good Lit event, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Read more »

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Socrates Café

Mon, Jan 25 2016 - 5:00pm

On one Monday evening of every month the Humanities Forum sponsors Socrates Café at The Commonwealth Club. Each meeting is devoted to the discussion of a philosophical topic chosen at that meeting. The group's facilitator, John Nyquist, invites participants to suggest topics, which are then voted on. The person who proposed the most popular topic is asked to briefly explain why she or he considers that topic interesting and important. An open discussion follows, and the meeting ends with a summary of the various perspectives participants expressed. Read more »

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Ronald Reagan

Image - Jacob Weisberg
Wed, Jan 20 2016 - 6:00pm

Jacob Weisberg, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, The Slate Group; Former Editor, Slate Magazine; Author, Ronald Reagan

This program is part of the Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Read more »

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Values that Guide Healthcare Decisions

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Mon, Jan 11 2016 - 6:00pm

Mileva Saulo Lewis, Ed.D., RN, Associate Professor, Samuel Merritt University; Vice President, The Center for Medical Ethics and Mediation Read more »

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Poets, Painters and Spies: The Cultural Cold War in Latin America

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Tue, Jan 5 2016 - 6:00pm

Patrick Iber, Assistant Professor of History, University of Texas, El Paso; Author, Neither Peace Nor Freedom Read more »

Past event

Socrates Café

Image - Socrates Café
Tue, Dec 15 2015 - 6:30pm

On one Monday evening of every month the Humanities Forum sponsors Socrates Café at The Commonwealth Club. Each meeting is devoted to the discussion of a philosophical topic chosen at that meeting. The group's facilitator, John Nyquist, invites participants to suggest topics, which are then voted on. The person who proposed the most popular topic is asked to briefly explain why she or he considers that topic interesting and important. An open discussion follows, and the meeting ends with a summary of the various perspectives participants expressed. Read more »

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