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Fri, Jun 7 2013 - 12:00pm

Tamim Ansary, Director, SF Writers Workshop
Atta Arghandiwal, Banking Consultant
Robert Rosenthal, Executive Director, Center for Investigative Reporting - Moderator Read more »

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Young Titan: The Making of Winston Churchill

Mon, May 13 2013 - 6:00pm

Michael Shelden, Author, Young Titan: The Making of Winston Churchill

Monday Night Philosophy welcomes back acclaimed biographer Shelden to focus on the years between 1901 and 1915, which forged Winston Churchill’s character. At 40 Churchill was considered washed up, even though he had already built a modern navy and learned how to outwit more experienced rivals. Hear Shelden’s persuasive portrait of a dashing young suitor who pursued three great beauties of British society with his witty repartee, political flair and poetic letters. Read more »

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The Exploratorium: A Learning Laboratory for the 21st Century

Fri, May 10 2013 - 12:00pm

Marc L’Italien, Design Principal, EHDD
Shawn Lani, Senior Artist, the Exploratorium
Sydnie Kohara, Emmy Award-Winning Broadcast Journalist – Moderator Read more »

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Humanities West Book Discussion: Egyptian Oedipus: Athanasius Kircher

Wed, May 8 2013 - 5:30pm

Long before the discovery of the Rosetta Stone, the 17th-century Jesuit scholar Athanasius Kircher embarked on his famously quixotic effort to unlock the secrets of antiquity by cracking the code of Egyptian hieroglyphs. Join us to discuss Egyptian Oedipus: Athanasius Kircher, by Daniel Stolzenberg. The discussion will be led by Lynn Harris. Read more »

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Laurel Bellows, ABA President: The Fight for Liberty, Equality and Justice

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Fri, May 10 2013 - 12:00pm

American Bar Association President

Jeffrey Brand, Dean, University of San Francisco Law School - Moderator

Nationwide, our courts are withering – starved for adequate funding. Meanwhile, there are more than 100,000 people in the United States who are forced to provide sex and labor services for their captors’ profits. And according to some estimates, women continue to earn just 77 cents for every dollar that men earn. Come listen to one of the nation’s top legal voices, ABA President Bellows, speak about these issues and possible solutions. Read more »

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Book Discussion: "Nostromo," by Joseph Conrad

Mon, May 6 2013 - 5:30pm

One of the greatest political novels in any language, Nostromo re-enacts the establishment of modern capitalism in a remote South American province. A vivid cast of characters is caught up in a civil war to decide whether its fabulously wealthy silver mine can be preserved from the hands of venal politicians. Greed and corruption seep into the lives of everyone, and Nostromo, the principled foreman of the mine, is tested to the limit. Read more »

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Service Unquestioned: The Soldiers and Their Families - A Talk by Susan Weiss

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Mon, May 6 2013 - 6:00pm

Susan Weiss, Photographer

Additional remarks by Major General Jeffrey Phillips, Former Deputy Commanding General, Fort Stewart (3rd Infantry Division) and Hunter Army Airfield, GA; Major General in the Army Reserve, on the Army Staff in the Pentagon Read more »

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What We Need to Build a Better Future, Orion Magazine and Thirty Writers

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Fri, Apr 26 2013 - 12:00pm

#4f4f4f;" style="font-size: small; font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; color: #4f4f4f;">Rubén Martínez, Author, Desert America; Professor of Literature and Writing, Loyola Marymount University
Riane Eisler, Author, The Chalice, The Blade and The Real Worth of Nations; President, Center for Partnership Studies
Craig Childs, Author, Apocalyptic Planet
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Fri, Apr 5 2013 - 12:00pm

Eyal Aronoff, Co-founder, Fuel Freedom Foundation
Kate Gordon, Director of Energy and Climate Program, Next Generation
Gal Luft, Co-director, Institute for the Analysis of Global Security; Co-author, Petropoly Read more »

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Women in Emerging Economies

Fri, Mar 15 2013 - 12:00pm

Women in Emerging Economies

This program is cancelled

La Vonn Schlegel, Director, Indiana Institute for International Business
Linda Calhoun, Vice Chair, International Relations Forum; Executive Director, – Moderator

Schlegel will discuss the changing roles, situations and opportunities for businesswomen in emerging economies with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa. Read more »

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