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Ebola and the Evacuation of Peace Corps in Guinea

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Wed, Jul 1 2015 - 6:00pm

Lisa Hoffman, Peace Corps Volunteer, Guinea, 2013-2014
Veronica Canilao, Peace Corps Volunteer, Guinea, 2013-2014
Hilary Braseth, Peace Corps Volunteer, Guinea, 2011-2014
Frank Price, Peace Corps Volunteer, Cote d’Ivoire, 1969-1972; Secretary, Northern California Peace Corps Association – Moderator Read more »

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How to Clone a Mammoth – The Science of De-Extinction

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Thu, Jun 25 2015 - 6:00pm
Beth Shapiro, Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
 
Could extinct species, like mammoths and passenger pigeons, be brought back to life? The science says yes. Beth Shapiro, evolutionary biologist and pioneer in "ancient DNA" research, will discuss the astonishing and controversial process of de-extinction.
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Haiku Across Borders: From Japan to the United States . . . and Back Again? Perspectives of an American Haiku Poet

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Mon, Jun 22 2015 - 6:00pm

Abigail Friedman, Haiku Poet; Author, The Haiku Apprentice: Memoirs of Writing Poetry in Japan; Former U.S. Diplomat Read more »

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Socrates Café

Mon, Jun 22 2015 - 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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Cell Phones & Wireless Technologies: Should Safety Guidelines Be Strengthened?

Mon, Jun 22 2015 - 11:30am

Cell Phones and Wireless Technologies: Should Safety Guidelines Be Strengthened to Protect Adults, Children and Vulnerable Populations – and Should Parents, Teachers and Schools Restrict Technology Overuse among Children? Read more »

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The Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Fri, Jun 19 2015 - 12:00pm

Scott Dodson, Professor of Law, College of Law, UC Hastings; Editor, The Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Barbara Babcock, Crown Professor of Law, Stanford University Law School; Author, Woman Lawyer: The Trials of Clara Foltz – Moderator

A Good Lit program sponsored by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Read more »

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Trans Pacific Partnership: Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

Tue, Jun 16 2015 - 6:00pm

Demetrios Marantis, Head of International Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Square; Former Acting U.S. Trade Representative and Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Read more »

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The Panama Canal: The Next 100 Years

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Thu, Jun 11 2015 - 6:00pm

Gene Bigler, International Consultant; Former U.S. Diplomat
Michael Conniff, Professor of History, San José State University
Herman Boschken, Professor Emeritus, College of Business, San José State University Read more »

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Forgive for Good: The Research, Value and Practices of Forgiveness

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Wed, Jun 10 2015 - 6:00pm

Fred Luskin, Ph.D., Director, Stanford Forgiveness Project, Forgive for Good Read more »

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