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Former CIA Director Michael Hayden: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror

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Mon, Feb 29 2016 - 6:30pm

General Michael Hayden, Former Director, National Security Agency; Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency; Author, Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror 
Hon. Ellen Tauscher, Former State Department Special Envoy for Strategic Stability and Missile Defense and Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs; Former U.S. Representative (D-CA, 10th District) Read more »

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Adam Grant: Success and Originality

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Thu, Feb 25 2016 - 6:30pm

Adam Grant, Wharton Professor; Author, Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World; Twitter  
Reid Hoffman, Co Founder and Executive Chairman, LinkedIn—Moderator
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Senator Cory Booker: United

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Fri, Feb 19 2016 - 7:00pm

Cory Booker, U.S. Senator from New Jersey
In Conversation with California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom

This is a Good Lit event, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.

Cory Booker, the junior U.S. senator from New Jersey, has built his career in public service by fighting for his belief that we as a nation must come together and rise above that which divides us in order to protect the principles and ideals that unite us. Read more »

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John Williams and John Taylor: Bank of America/Merrill Lynch Walter E. Hoadley Annual Economic Forecast

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Fri, Jan 29 2016 - 11:45am

John Williams, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, San Francisco Federal Reserve
John Taylor, Ph.D., Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics and George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics, Stanford University’s Hoover Institution; Former Economic Advisor to Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush, and George W. Bush Read more »

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U.S. Energy Secretary and Business Leaders

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Tue, Jan 26 2016 - 4:30pm

Hal Harvey, CEO, Energy Innovation
Danny Kennedy, Managing Director, California Clean Energy Fund
Lyndon Rive, Co-Founder and CEO, SolarCity
Ernest Moniz, U.S. Secretary of Energy Read more »

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Gretchen Rubin: Happiness and Habits

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Wed, Jan 20 2016 - 7:00pm

Gretchen Rubin, Best-selling Author, The Happiness Project and Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives; Twitter:
In conversation with Jenny Dearborn, Chief Learning Officer, SAP

We repeat about 40 percent of our behaviors every day. Whether they are good or bad, Rubin believes that when we change our habits, we change our lives. Read more »

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Disrupting Politics As Usual

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Thu, Jan 7 2016 - 6:30pm

Matt Mahan, CEO, Brigade
Jennifer Pahlka, Founder and Executive Director, Code for America
Dan Pfeiffer, Former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama for Strategy and Communications
Shelly Kapoor Collins, CEO and Founder, Tech Hill Advisors—Moderator Read more »

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Perception and Deception: Understanding Misunderstandings Across Cultures

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Tue, Dec 8 2015 - 6:00pm

Joe Lurie, Executive Director Emeritus, International House, UC Berkeley Read more »

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Chef Joanne Weir in Conversation with Chef Gary Danko

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Thu, Dec 3 2015 - 6:30pm

Joanne Weir, Chef and Owner, Copita Tequileria y Comida; Host, "Joanne Weir’s Cooking Confidence"; James Beard Award Winner for Best Cookbook, 2005; Author, Kitchen Gypsy: Recipes and Stories from a Lifelong Romance with Food
In conversation with Gary Danko, Chef and Principal, Restaurant Gary Danko; James Beard Award Winner for Best Chef-California, 1995 and Best New Restaurant, 2000

This program is sponsored by Wells Fargo and is part of the Good Lit Series underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Read more »

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Chris Matthews with Scott Shafer: Kickstarting Conversation on the 2016 Elections

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Thu, Nov 19 2015 - 9:00am

In collaboration with the Leo T. McCarthy Center at The University of San Francisco

Chris Matthews, Host, "Hardball," MSNBC
Scott Shafer, Host and Reporter, "The California Report," KQED

Join us for a special morning program with Chris Matthews, of MSNBC's weekday series "Hardball," who will share his insider perspective on national politics, along with his usual sharp and witty musings, in conversation with KQED's Scott Shafer. Read more »

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