Humanities

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Donald Berwick: Is a Bright Future for Health Care Possible?

Tue, Dec 18 2012 - 6:00pm

A Bright Future for Health Care: Is It Possible?

Donald Berwick, M.D., Former President and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement; Former Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

The second annual Lundberg Institute Lecture welcomes Dr. Berwick, who studies the management of health-care systems with emphasis on using scientific methods and evidence-based medicine and comparative effectiveness research to improve the tradeoff among quality, safety and costs. In the ongoing difficult transition to the Obama health plan, Dr. Read more »

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Seth Rosenfeld: Subversives

Mon, Feb 11 2013 - 6:00pm

Subversives

Seth Rosenfeld, Author, Subversives: The FBI's War on Student Radicals, and Reagan's Rise to Power

Monday Night Philosophy explores some until-now secret details about the history of Berkeley in the 1960s : How the FBI disrupted and infiltrated student groups, the faculty and the UC administration; how that influenced California state politics; and how Governor Reagan worked with the FBI to develop one leg of his national political power base.

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Location: SF Club Office
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Rebecca Costa: The Watchman's Rattle - Thinking Our Way Out of Extinction

Thu, Nov 8 2012 - 6:00pm

The Watchman's Rattle: Thinking Our Way Out of Extinction

Rebecca Costa, Interviewer, The Costa Report, Author, The Watchman's Rattle: Thinking Our Way Out of Extinction Read more »

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Ross King: Leonardo and the Last Supper

Thu, Nov 8 2012 - 12:00pm

Leonardo and the Last Supper

Ross King, Author, Leonardo and the Last Supper

In 1495, Leonardo da Vinci began painting one of history’s most influential and beloved works of art. Leonardo was then at a low point, having failed to complete anything that demonstrated his astonishing promise. The commission to paint The Last Supper provided only small compensation, and Leonardo’s odds of completing such a large fresco, without previous experience in the difficult medium, were not promising. Read more »

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Humanities West Book Discussion: A Pepys Anthology

Wed, Jan 23 2013 - 5:30pm

Humanities West Book Discussion: A Pepys Anthology

Join us to discuss the writings of Samuel Pepys, a Restoration-era London civil servant who worked to improve the Royal Navy and eventually became a member of Parliament. The diary he kept as a young man in the 1660s, published in 1825, has made him posthumously famous. Pepys’s diary gives vivid insight into his life and times and includes a first-hand account of the Great Fire of London. Read more »

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Henry Brady: A Political Prognosis for the Presidential Race and its Aftermath

Fri, Oct 26 2012 - 12:00pm

A Political Prognosis for the Presidential Race and its Aftermath

Henry Brady, Dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy and Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley

Eleven days before the election, Dean Brady will delve into the details of electoral politics, laying out the reality of the processes of our democracy, how they played out in this election cycle, what we can expect to happen on election night, and what shifts he anticipates in the political landscape if those expectations are realized.

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Andrew Jameson: Piracy- Ancient and Modern

Thu, Oct 18 2012 - 6:00pm

This program has been cancelled.

Piracy: Ancient and Modern

Andrew Jameson, Professor Emeritus of History, Harvard;  Assistant Vice Chancellor, UC Berkeley (Retired) Read more »

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Humanities Book Discussion: Everybody Was So Young by Amanda Vaill

Wed, Nov 14 2012 - 5:30pm

Humanities West Book Discussion: Everybody Was so Young: Gerald and Sara Murphy: A Lost Generation Story, by Amanda Vaill

Join us to discuss Amanda Vaill's biography of artist Gerald Murphy and his elegant wife, Sara, wealthy expatriate Americans at the center of the literary scene in Paris in the 1920s. Gerald and Sara summered with Picasso on the French Riviera, watched bullfights with Hemingway in Pamplona and inspired kindred creative spirits like Dorothy Parker, Cole Porter and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Read more »

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Humanities West Book Discussion: "Tender Is the Night"

Wed, Sep 12 2012 - 5:30pm

Humanities West Book Discussion: Tender is the Night, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The group will discuss F. Scott Fitzgerald’s intensely autobiographical account, set in France after World War I, of a caring man who disintegrates under the twin strains of his wife’s derangement and a lifestyle that gnaws away at his sense of moral values. The discussion will be led by Lynn Harris.

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Location: SF Club Office
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The Great Debate - Are We Alone?

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Wed, Sep 19 2012 - 6:00pm

The Great Debate: Are We Alone?

Geoff Marcy, Professor of Astronomy, UC Berkeley
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