History & Current Affairs

 

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

Starts at: 7:00 pm


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

With U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Lee, 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...

Thursday, May 7

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Matthieu Ricard

Our community partner is Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

The bookseller for this event is Green Apple Books.
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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Maria Bello

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


In conversation with novelist Ayelet Waldman


Actress and activist Maria Bello (A History of Violence; The Cooler; Thank You for Smoking;...

Friday, May 8

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Mona Eltahawy

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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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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