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Kerrin Meis: Romaine Brooks -The Other Amazon

Mon, Oct 15 2012 - 6:00pm

Romaine Brooks: The Other Amazon

Kerrin Meis, Art Historian

Romaine Brooks is best known for her relationship with the American expatriate writer Natalie Barney, and her paintings have often been dismissed as retardataire because she embraced the figurative in a period of artistic upheaval. But Robert de Montesquiou dubbed her the Thief of Souls, recognizing her uncanny ability to capture the essence of her subjects. Read more »

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Mitch Mayne: Gay Mormons for Equality

Thu, Oct 11 2012 - 6:00pm

Gay Mormons for Equality: In Conversation with Mitch Mayne

Mitch Mayne, Executive Secretary, San Francisco Bishopric, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Read more »

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Spillover: The Rise of New Global Disease Epidemics

Wed, Oct 10 2012 - 6:00pm

Spillover: The Rise of New Viral Disease Epidemics

David Quammen, Science, Nature and Travel Writer; Author, Spillover

The emergence of strange new diseases is a frightening problem that seems to be getting worse. In this age of speedy travel, it could threaten a worldwide pandemic. The bugs that transmit some of these serious infectious diseases share one thing: They originate in wild animals and pass ailments to humans by a process called spillover. Read more »

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Adam Leipzig: Hollywood, Creativity and Entrepreneurial Recovery

Tue, Oct 9 2012 - 6:00pm

Hollywood, Creativity and Entrepreneurial Recovery

Adam Leipzig, Former President, National Geographic Films; Former Senior Vice President, Walt Disney Studios Read more »

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Aaron S. Williams: Peace Corps in the 21st Century - Benefits of Service in the Global Marketplace

Tue, Oct 9 2012 - 12:00pm

Peace Corps in the 21st Century: Benefits of Service in Today’s Global Marketplace

This program is cancelled

Aaron S. Williams, Director, Peace Corps

Many of the inequities that existed half a century ago, such as poverty, disease, illiteracy and hunger, still loom large in much of the world. Today, however, these injustices are often exacerbated by challenges ranging from climate change to malaria to HIV/AIDS. Read more »

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Patrick Iber: What Is the Purpose of Democracy?

Mon, Oct 8 2012 - 6:00pm

What is the Purpose of Democracy?

Patrick Iber, Lecturer, Stanford Department of History, and Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in the Humanities Read more »

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Integral Healthcare: Healing Approaches for Troubled Times

Thu, Oct 4 2012 - 6:00pm

Integral Health Care: Body-Mind Healing Approaches for Troubled Times

Michael Mayer, M.D., Co-founder, Transpersonal Psychology Program, John F. Kennedy University; Author, The Path of the Reluctant Metaphysician: Stories and Practices for Troubled Times Read more »

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Joel Fajans: Antimatter, Anti-Atoms, and the Big Bang

Mon, Oct 1 2012 - 6:00pm

Antimatter, Anti-Atoms, and the Big Bang

Joel Fajans, Professor of Physics, UC Berkeley Read more »

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Book Discussion: "The True Believer" by Eric Hoffer

Mon, Oct 1 2012 - 5:30pm

The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements, by Eric Hoffer

Author Eric Hoffer analyzes and attempts to explain the motives of the various types of personalities that give rise to mass movements; why and how mass movements start, progress and end; and the similarities between them, whether religious, political, radical or reactionary. Read more »

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Dr. Thomas Henriksen: America and Rogue States

Fri, Sep 28 2012 - 12:00pm

America and Rogue States

Thomas Henriksen, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Author, America and Rogue States

Dr. Dina Ibrahim, Assistant Professor of Broadcasting and Electronic Communication Arts, SFSU - Moderator

Dr. Henriksen, who specializes in foreign policy and defense issues, will discuss U.S. policies and interaction with rogue states posing terrorist and/or nuclear threats. These include Iran, pre-war Iraq and N. Korea. Read more »

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