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Mind over Genes: Heredity Is not Destiny—The Science of Epigenetics

Wed, Dec 7 2016 - 6:00pm

Bruce Lipton, Ph.D., Stem Cell Biology Pioneer; Best-selling Author, The Biology of Belief

A renaissance in science is creating a genuine revolution in thought and understanding, one so radical that it is changing the world. The frontier science of epigenetics reveals that we are not victims of our genes but instead have unlimited capacity to live a life overflowing with peace, health and happiness. Read more »

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I'm Right and You're an Idiot: The Toxic State of Public Discourse and How to Clean It Up

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Mon, Dec 5 2016 - 6:00pm

James Hoggan, President, Hoggan & Associates; Chair of the Board, David Suzuki Foundation; Author, I'm Right and You're an Idiot Read more »

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Resilience: A Story about Hope and Research

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Thu, Dec 1 2016 - 6:00pm

Nadine Burke Harris, M.D., Founder and CEO, UCSF Center for Youth Wellness
Joyce Dorado, Ph.D. UCSF Healthy Environments and Response to Trauma in Schools
Jane Stevens, Founder, Publisher, ACEs Connection
James Redford, Director and Producer, Resilience—Moderator Read more »

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Better End-of-Life Care: Using Video and Story to Aid Decisions

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Tue, Nov 29 2016 - 6:00pm

Angelo Volandes, M.D., Faculty Member, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School Read more »

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Global Women Speak: Advice for Our New President on Issues Facing Women Around the World

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Tue, Nov 29 2016 - 6:00pm

Jessica Buchleitner, Journalist; Author, 50 Women Anthology Series
Silvia Vasquez-Lavado, First Peruvian Woman to Summit Mt. Everest; Executive Director, Courageous Girls; Principal of Enterprise Technology, eBay
Nwe Oo, Member, United Nations Delegation, Commission on the Status on the Women, UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, UN Sustainable Development Goals
Masha Maslova, Engagement Manager, Silicon Valley Talent Partnership; Co-founder, El Shadai Foster Home, Uganda Read more »

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Russia's Road to Terror and Dictatorship under Yeltsin and Putin

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Tue, Nov 22 2016 - 6:00pm

David Satter, Former Moscow Correspondent, Financial Times; Fellow, Hudson Institute; Fellow, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies; Author Read more »

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Socrates Café

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Mon, Nov 21 2016 - 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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Troubled Turkey

Fri, Nov 18 2016 - 12:00pm

Jeffrey Collins, Former White House National Security Staff Director for Turkish Affairs
Banafsheh Keynoush, Ph.D., Foreign Affairs Expert; Author
Additional Panelist TBA

A distinguished panel will discuss the unsettled situation in Turkey, one of the most important countries in the Middle East, after the unsuccessful coup attempt, a tightening of control by the regime of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and increased terrorism by Islamic State.

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Tips for Helping Your Aging Parents (Without Losing Your Mind)

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Thu, Nov 17 2016 - 5:15pm

Kira Reginato, Elder Care Manager; Speaker; Author; Elder Care Consultant

Speaking from her recent book, Tips for Helping Your Aging Parents (Without Losing Your Mind), elder care expert Kira Reginato shares her best tips for keeping your mind, temper and sense of humor as you care for a loved one.

Kira's upbeat approach outlines the basics of how to take care of anyone as they age without sacrificing taking care of yourself. Read more »

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First Reversals of Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer’s Disease

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Thu, Nov 17 2016 - 12:00pm

Dale E. Bredesen, M.D., Augustus Rose Professor of Neurology, Department of Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA; Founding President, Buck Institute for Research on Aging Read more »

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