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The Paleovedic Diet: Early Human Diets and Ayurvedic Medicine

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Tue, Feb 21 2017 - 6:00pm

Akil Palanisamy, M.D., Author, The Paleovedic Diet: A Complete Program to Burn Fat, Increase Energy, and Reverse Disease Read more »

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Humanities West Book Discussion: The Age of Vikings, by Anders Winroth

Wed, Feb 15 2017 - 6:30pm

Join us to discuss The Age of Vikings, whose image is often distorted by myth. Though it is true that they pillaged, looted and enslaved, the Vikings also settled peacefully and traveled far from their homelands in swift and sturdy ships to explore. Anders Winroth captures the innovation and pure daring of the Vikings without glossing over their destructive heritage, revealing how Viking arts, literature and religious thought evolved in surprising ways. Discussion led by Lynn Harris.

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A Valentine's Call-to-Action for the Baby Boomer Generation

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Tue, Feb 14 2017 - 6:00pm

John Tarnoff, MA Spiritual Psychology; Former Hollywood Executive; Educator; Trainer; Coach; Author
Marc Freedman, Founder and CEO, Encore.org; Former Visiting Scholar, Stanford University (2014-15); Member, The Wall Street Journal’s “Experts” Panel; Author, The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife Read more »

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Regional Middle East Issues

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Mon, Feb 13 2017 - 12:00pm

Yoaz Hendel, Ph.D., Military History; Director, Institute of Zionist Strategies
Robert Rosenthal, Executive Director, Center for Investigative Reporting—Moderator

Dr. Hendel, who describes himself as a pragmatic centrist with a national liberal identity, will discuss regional issues confronting the Middle East. He will also explore the influence of the Russian-Iranian relationship in the Middle East.  Read more »

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Our Constitution, Our Climate, Our Kids: Is There a Right not to Be Harmed by Climate Change?

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Thu, Feb 9 2017 - 6:00pm

Philip Gregory, Partner, Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP
Tia Hatton, Youth Plaintiff in Constitutional and Public Trust Case
Julia Olson, Executive Director, Our Children's Trust Read more »

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Crossing the Thinnest Line

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Tue, Feb 7 2017 - 6:00pm

Lauren Leader-Chivee, Founder and CEO, All In Together; Author, Crossing the Thinnest Line Read more »

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Reading Californians Book Discussion Group: An Unnecessary Woman, by Rabih Alamaddine

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Mon, Feb 6 2017 - 6:00pm

An Unnecessary Woman was written by Rabih Alameddine, one of Beirut’s most celebrated voices. The novel is a breathtaking portrait of a reclusive woman's late-life crisis that garnered a wave of rave reviews and love letters to Alameddine’s cranky yet charming septuagenarian protagonist, Aaliya, a character you "can't help but love," according to NPR. Read more »

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Ben Franklin Circles

Wed, Feb 1 2017 - 6:30pm

Join us monthly, every first Wednesday, for a 21st-century version of Ben Franklin’s mutual improvement club. One evening a week, for more than 40 years, the founding father discussed and debated with his friends the 13 virtues that he felt formed the basis for personal and civic improvement, a list he created when he was 20 years old. The virtues to which he aspired included justice, resolution and humility (but don't misunderstand Ben on that one—his explanation of humility was "imitate Jesus and Socrates"). Read more »

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Blinding Flash of the Obvious: Changing Your Feelings with Your Beliefs

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Wed, Feb 1 2017 - 5:15pm

Steven Campbell, M.S., Information Systems

Campbell presents an eye-opening look at the latest research on how our feelings do not come from what has happened to us, or past events in our lives, or the relationships we have. They come from our beliefs about what has happened to us, and the beliefs about those events, and our beliefs about those relationships. When you change those beliefs, your feelings follow. Read more »

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On the Go: The Business and Future of Connected Technology

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Mon, Jan 30 2017 - 6:00pm

S.C. Moatti, Technology Visionary; Venture Capitalist; Bestselling Author, Mobilized: An Insider’s Guide to the Business and Future of Connected Technology
In conversation with Geoff Moore, Speaker; Advisor; Author, Crossing the Chasm Read more »

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