Winter/Spring 2016

February 2 Lorrin Koran, MD., Professor of Psychiatry, Emeritus, Stanford University Medical Center and former Director, Stanford Medical Center, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Clinic and Research Program

Overcoming Obessions and Compulsions

February 16 Larry Gerston, PhD., Professor Emeritus of Political Science, San Jose State University

The 2016 Election: Why We Should Care (And Why Few People Do!)

March 1 Elizabeth J. Freeman, Director, VA Palo Alto Health Care System

VA Palo Alto Health Care System: The transformation of health care with a Veteran-centered focus

March 15 Rick Steves, Advocate of smart, independent travel; writer, producer of tv series “Rick Steves’ Europe”

Broadening Your Global Perspective Through Travel

April 5 Richard Blanco, Inaugural Poet Laureate

Becoming American: An Inaugural Poet’s Journey

April 19 Karl Eikenberry, Director of the U.S. Asia Security Initiative at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center; Former Ambassador to Afghanistan (May 2009 – July 2011); Retired Lieutenant General, U.S. Army

America and Its Military – Drifting Apart

May 3 Maureen Corrigan, Book critic for NPR’s Fresh Air; Columnist for The Washington Post; Lecturer in English at Georgetown University

So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures

May 17 John King, San Francisco Chronicle’s Urban Design Critic; author of Citiscapes: San Francisco and its Buildings

What Yesterday’s Buildings Say About Today’s San Francisco

June 7 Hank Greely, Deane F. and Kate Edelman Johnson Professor of Law and Professor, by courtesy, of Genetics at Stanford University

The End of Sex: The Future of Human Reproduction