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Past event

Humanities West Book Discussion: Antony and Cleopatra, by William Shakespeare

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Wed, May 17 2017 - 6:30pm

Join us to discuss "Antony and Cleopatra," the famous Elizabethan play by the legendary English playwright about the infamous Roman general who would be Caesar, and the even more famous, legendary and infamous last pharaoh of ancient Egypt—even if she was really Greek. Discussion led by Lynn Harris.

 

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How to "Age in Place" Safely—Navigating the Confusing World of Home Care

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Wed, May 17 2017 - 5:15pm

Catherine Reid, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) 
Nancy Meyer, Realtor, Senior Real Estate Specialist
Denise Michaud, Independent Insurance Agent Read more »

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Rugged Individualism

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Tue, May 16 2017 - 6:00pm

David Davenport, Hoover Institution Research Fellow, Former President of Pepperdine University, Co-author of Rugged Individualism Read more »

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Socrates Café

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Mon, May 15 2017 - 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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The Importance of Diversity in the Environmental Movement for the 21st Century

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Thu, May 11 2017 - 6:00pm

Pallavi Pharitiyal, Executive Director, Rainforest Action Network
Adrianna Quintero, Director of Partner Engagement, Natural Resources Defense Council
Vien Troung, Director, Green for All
Whitney Tome, Executive Director, Green 2.0; Counsel, the Raben Group Read more »

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Alzheimer’s Disease—Eight Steps to Overcoming Refusal of Care

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Wed, May 10 2017 - 5:15pm

Jim Kimzey, Founder and CEO, Tender Rose Dementia Care Specialists Read more »

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SFDebate

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Mon, May 8 2017 - 7:00pm

The SFDebate is an open forum for discussion on the events of our time. It is a place where you will not only be exposed to opposing points of view, but a safe place where you will be encouraged to find and speak up for yours. SFDebate is also a meeting of minds, and we follow every meeting with continued debate and conversation at a nearby bar/restaurant.

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American Enlightenments: Pursuing Happiness in the Age of Reason

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Mon, May 8 2017 - 6:00pm

Caroline Winterer, Professor of History and, by courtesy, of Classics, Stanford University; Anthony P. Meier Family Professor in the Humanities; Director, Stanford Humanities Center; Author, American Enlightenments: Pursuing Happiness in the Age of Reason Read more »

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Longevity Explorers Discussion Group: Better Aging. You. Your Parents.

Mon, May 8 2017 - 2:00pm

Dr. Richard G. Caro, Facilitator Read more »

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The Islamic Enlightenment: The Modern Struggle Between Faith and Reason

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Fri, May 5 2017 - 12:00pm

Christopher de Bellaigue, M.A. in Oriental Studies, Cambridge; Journalist; Author, The Islamic Enlightenment; Contributor, The New Yorker; Former Tehran Correspondent, The Economist
Jonathan Curiel, Journalist; Author, Al' America: Travels Through America’s Arab and Islamic Roots—Moderator  Read more »

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