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Pico della Mirandola's Oration on the Dignity of Man

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Mon, Apr 8 2013 - 6:00pm

Natalie Cleaver, Lecturer, Department of Italian Studies, UC Berkeley

Monday Night Philosophy goes looking for the roots of the Renaissance in the writings of Pico della Mirandola. In 1486, Pico became famous for proposing to defend 900 theses on religion, philosophy, natural philosophy and magic against all comers. To support his theses he wrote the Oration on the Dignity of Man, which has been called the “Manifesto of the Renaissance.” Read more »

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Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust

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Mon, Apr 8 2013 - 12:00pm

Marty Brounstein, Author, Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust

To honor Holocaust Remembrance Day, come hear the remarkable true story of a Catholic couple in the Netherlands who, despite great risk and danger, helped save the lives of at least two dozen Jews from certain death during World War II. Brounstein will also explain the meaningful personal connection that inspires him to tell and retell the story of their heroic actions. Read more »

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Kehinde Wiley - The World Stage: Israel

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Fri, Apr 5 2013 - 12:00pm

Karen Tsujimoto, Curator, the Contemporary Jewish Museum; Former Senior Curator, the Oakland Museum

Gina Baleria, Associate News Producer, KGO; Lecturer, Broadcast and Communication Arts, SFSU Read more »

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Joni Seager: Silencing Women Is a Full-Time Job

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Thu, Apr 4 2013 - 6:00pm

Joni Seager, Bentley University, Boston; Author, The Atlas of Women in the World

A large portion of resistance to women’s rights and autonomy is rooted in efforts to silence them – sometimes symbolically, sometimes literally. An expert on global women’s issues, Seager will provide an international survey of women’s rights and the devices, contrivances, laws and strictures she says are deployed to silence them. In conjunction with the art exhibit by Carol Turner, Seager will also discuss women’s resistance efforts. Read more »

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Carol Turner, "Silence of Women" Meet-the-Artist Reception

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Thu, Apr 4 2013 - 4:00pm

Carol Turner’s provocative exhibition challenges us to become more aware of the worldwide status of women. Long tables lined with women’s faces, cast in clay by the artist, span the length of the Club lobby. This reception is an opportunity to meet with the artist and learn more about her work. Following the reception is a related talk by educator and author Joni Seager. (Note separate listing and registration). Read more »

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The End of Hierarchy: When Everyone’s a Leader

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Wed, Apr 3 2013 - 6:30pm

Gary Hamel, Visiting Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, the London Business School; Author, What Matters Now; Leading the Revolution

The "social revolution" is changing everything in business. The social, mobile and cloud technologies that are being rapidly adopted not only provide amazing new opportunities to engage with customers, but fundamentally change the way we need to manage our companies. Read more »

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The Great Debate: Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

Wed, Apr 3 2013 - 12:00pm

Kevin Sabet, former senior advisor to President Obama's drug czar; Co-founder, with Patrick Kennedy, Project SAM
Clint Werner, Author, Marijuana Gateway to Health: How Cannabis Protects Us from Cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease
Rose Aguilar, Journalist; Radio Host - Moderator Read more »

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Ian Morris: The Measure of Civilization

Tue, Apr 2 2013 - 6:00pm

The Measure of Civilization

Ian Morris, Jean and Rebecca Willard Professor of Classics and Professor of History, Stanford University; Author, The Measure of Civilization Read more »

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Book Discussion Group: HHhH by Laurent Binet

Mon, Apr 1 2013 - 5:30pm

The most dangerous man in Hitler’s cabinet, Reinhard Heydrich, was known as the “Butcher of Prague,” feared by all and loathed by most. Heydrich seemed indestructible – until two men, a Slovak and a Czech recruited by the British secret service, killed him in broad daylight on a bustling street in Prague, and thus changed the course of history. Binet’s story is a vivid and highly interesting approach to the historical novel. Read more »

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The Rising Tide of Elder Financial Exploitation

Thu, Mar 28 2013 - 5:15pm

This program is sold out. You can add your name to the waitlist below. 

Jenefer Duane, Sr. Program Analyst, Office for Older Americans, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Helen Karr, Elder Abuse Special Assistant, San Francisco District Attorney's Office Read more »

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