History & Current Affairs

 

Scott Simon

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Zen Hospice Project.
of NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday

NPR’s Scott Simon is one of America’s most admired writers and broadcasters. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador...

Wednesday, Apr 15

Starts at: 7:00 pm

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World War I and the Jews

Stanford University Charles Michael Lecture

With Derek Penslar, Oxford University, and Steven J. Zipperstein, Stanford University

Of the million-plus Jews who served in the armed forces of the Allied...

Monday, Apr 20

Starts at: 7:00 pm

An Evening with David Brooks

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David Brooks is one of the country’s most prominent political commentators. As an Op-Ed columnist at the New York Times, an analyst on NPR’s...

Monday, Apr 27

Starts at: 7:00 pm

Göran Rosenberg

The bookseller for this event is Books Inc. Laurel Village.
A Brief Stop on the Road from Auschwitz

Presented by The Consulate General of Sweden and the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

Author Göran Rosenberg, one of Sweden’s best-known journalists...

Tuesday, Apr 28

Starts at: 7:00 pm

Masha Gessen

From Putin to Pussy Riot and Beyond

In conversation with Peter Finn, national security editor, Washington Post.

Masha Gessen is a fearless Russian-American journalist noted for her opposition to Russian...

Wednesday, Apr 29

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Cuba and the U.S.: Defining the New Era

With the Washington Post’s Nick Miroff and KQED’s Michael Krasny

What does President Obama’s recent move to reopen relations with Cuba mean here in the U.S. and on the ground in Cuba? Join Washington...

Thursday, May 7

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Maria Bello

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Keshet Bay Area.
Whatever…Love is Love:
Questioning the Labels We Give Ourselves


Actress and activist Maria Bello (A History of Violence; The Cooler; Thank You for Smoking; Coyote Ugly) wrote one of the ten most popular...

Friday, May 8

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Mona Eltahawy

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Headscarves and Hymens

Egyptian–American writer and activist Mona Eltahawy, who has worked tirelessly to bridge the divide between Egypt and the West, says that women in the Arab world have two revolutions...

Tuesday, May 19

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Matthieu Ricard

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The Power of Altruism

Buddhist monk, humanitarian activist, scientist and author Matthieu Ricard (The Monk and the Philosopher, Happiness) turns his lens from the personal to the global with a rousing...

Tuesday, Jun 2

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Bernard-Henri Lévy

The Manovill Conversations

Fighting Back Against the New Anti-Semitism


France’s leading public intellectual, Bernard-Henri Lévy is the author of dozens of works of philosophy, fiction, and biography,...

Tuesday, Jun 16

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