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Humanities West Book Discussion: A Nervous Splendor, by Frederic Morton

Mon, Sep 26 2016 - 5:00pm

Join us to discuss A Nervous Splendor. Frederic Morton deftly tells the haunting story of the Crown Prince Rudolf and his city, where, in the span of only 10 months, "the Western dream started to go wrong." Morton's story studies other young men just as frustrated as the prince, including young Sigmund Freud, Gustav Mahler, Theodor Herzl, Gustav Klimt, and the playwright Arthur Schnitzler, whose La Ronde was the great erotic drama of the fin de siecle. Morton interweaves their fates with that of the doomed prince and the entire city. Read more »

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Middle East Forum Discussion

Mon, Sep 26 2016 - 5:00pm

The Middle East Forum discussion group—which primarily covers the Middle East, North Africa and Afghanistan—has been meeting monthly for more than eight years. We are not a debate group; we are a discussion group.

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At the Crossroads: Oppression and Resilience in Diverse LGBT Communities

Image - Kimberly Balsam
Thu, Sep 22 2016 - 6:00pm

Kimberly F. Balsam, Ph.D. Professor; President, APA's Division 44; Co-Director, Center for LGBTQ Evidence-Based Applied Research, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, Palo Alto University Read more »

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Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies

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Wed, Sep 21 2016 - 6:00pm

Ross King, Author, Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies

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

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Matthew Fox: Evolution of Religion Toward a Broader Spiritual Path

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Tue, Sep 20 2016 - 6:00pm

Matthew Fox, Ph.D., Episcopal Priest; Author, Original Blessing, The Reinvention of Work, A Spirituality Named Compassion, A Way To God: Thomas Merton's Creation Spirituality Journey, and Meister Eckhart: A Mystic-Warrior for Our Times Read more »

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The Way of Wanderlust

Image - Don George
Mon, Sep 19 2016 - 6:00pm

Don George, Travel Writer; Author, The Way of Wanderlust: The Best Travel Writing of Don George Read more »

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Being Well While Dying

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Mon, Sep 19 2016 - 6:00pm

Ira Byock, M.D., Palliative Care Physician; Founder and Chief Medical Officer, Institute for Human Caring, Providence Health and Services; Professor of Medicine and Community & Family Medicine, Dartmouth Read more »

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Granada: A Pomegranate in the Hand of God

Fri, Sep 16 2016 - 12:00pm

Steven Nightingale, Author, Granada: A Pomegranate in the Hand of God
Rev. Canon Sally Bingham—Moderator Read more »

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Let It Begin Here: Peace Corps and Problem-Solving at the Last Mile

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Thu, Sep 15 2016 - 6:00pm

Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Director , U.S. Peace Corps
Karl W. Eikenberry, Ambassador; William J. Perry Fellow in International Security, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University
Lie Njie, CEO, Kismet Worldwide Consulting; President, NorCal Peace Corps Association—Moderator Read more »

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Navigating the Health Care Crisis

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Wed, Sep 14 2016 - 6:00pm

John Dearborn, M.D. Read more »

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