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Safer Guns: A Tech Remedy for the Gun Violence Epidemic

Tue, Aug 16 2016 - 6:00pm

Margot Hirsch, President, Smart Tech Challenges Foundation
Matt Drange, Technology and Business Writer, Forbes Read more »

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Reading Californians Book Discussion Group

Mon, Aug 15 2016 - 6:00pm

The acclaimed novel The Sympathizer, by Pulitzer Prize-winner Viet Thanh Nguyen, will be discussed at the next meeting of our new book discussion group, Reading Californians. Nguyen was the gold medal winner for first fiction in The Commonwealth Club's recent California Book Awards, which recognized the best published writing in California in 2015. Read more »

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Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon

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Mon, Aug 15 2016 - 12:00pm

Larry Tye, Author, Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon

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

Nobody was better, half a century ago, at thinking about the biggest solutions for the problems of his age than Bobby, whether that be race riots roiling in cities across America, and especially in California; the war raging in Vietnam; or the general issue of inequality that was dividing people along lines of class, race, gender and generation. Read more »

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Israeli Innovations in Solving Big Problems

Fri, Aug 12 2016 - 12:00pm

Ravit Baer, Deputy Consul General for Israel for the Pacific Northwest
Nathan Miller, President, Miller Ink; Consultant, Israel 21c
Riva Gambert, Director, East Bay International Jewish Film Festival—Moderator Read more »

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Is There a Safe Way to Use Geo-Engineering to Address Climate Change?

Thu, Aug 11 2016 - 6:00pm

Leslie Field, Ph.D., Founder and President, Ice911 Research; Founder, SmallTech Consulting
Armand Neukermans, Ph.D., Founder, Xros; Author; Inventor Read more »

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Enduring Conviction: Fred Korematsu and His Quest for Justice

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Wed, Aug 10 2016 - 6:00pm

Lorraine Bannai, Professor of Lawyering Skills and Director, Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, Seattle University School of Law; Author, Enduring Conviction: Fred Korematsu and His Quest for Justice Read more »

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Understanding Evil

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Tue, Aug 9 2016 - 6:00pm

George Hammond, Author, Rational Idealism and Conversations with Socrates Read more »

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Ending Slavery

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Mon, Aug 8 2016 - 6:00pm

George Hammond, Author, Rational Idealism and Conversations with Socrates Read more »

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Why Are Class Action Attorneys' Fees so High and Judicial Oversight so Low?

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Wed, Aug 3 2016 - 6:00pm

Lawrence Schonbrun, Attorney Representing the Petitioning Class Member in Laffitte vs. Robert Half International Read more »

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Race and Relationships in Health Care: Basic Psychology I Didn't Learn in Med School (But Wish I Had)

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Thu, Jul 28 2016 - 5:15pm

Denise L. Davis, M.D., Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California San Francisco; Fellow, American Academy on Communication in Healthcare

In 2014, health professions students around the country staged White Coats for Black Lives protests, which focused the attention of UCSF and other medical schools on issues of race, power and health. Dr. Davis will discuss the art and science of improving doctor-patient communication that could change the culture of medicine, helping doctors to move beyond "White Coat Silence" on race and power.

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