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Before 2011

  • Benjamin Ajak, co-author of They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky: The True Story of Three Lost Boys From Sudan
  • Reza Aslan, author of No god But God: the Origins, Evolution and Future of Islam; How to Stop A Cosmic War
  • Melba Pattillo Beals, author of Warriors Don't Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High
  • Mark Brecke, filmmaker, photographer, Darfur Darfur
  • A Celebration of Courage: Women in Tanzania Program included Diane Raleigh, PhD., a clinical psychologist;
    Susan Rickert and Mary Ahlbach, who built schools in Tanzania; and Gloria
    Upchurch
    , a documentary photographer and executive director of A Global Connection.
  • Claire Cummings, author of Uncertain Peril: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Seeds
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist and author of The Pluto Files: the Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet
  • Jared Duval, author of Next Generation Democracy:
    What the Open Source Revolution Means for Power, Politics, and Change
  • Charles Emmerson, expert of geopolitics, author of The Future History of the Arctic
  • Kathy Evans, poet, author of Imagination Comes to Breakfast
  • Zlata Filipovic and Melanie Challenger, editors of
    Stolen Voices: Young People’s War Diaries From World War I to Iraq
  • Tim Flannery, Australian mammalogist, palaeontologist, and author of The Weather Makers
  • Craig Holdrege, founder and director of The Nature Institute, author of Beyond Biotechnology
  • Paul Lewis, a psychotherapist who has worked with adolescents in our local community for 20 years
  • Lewis Lapham, Editor of Lapham’s Quarterly, a magazine of history and ideas, in conversation with Michael Krasny, host of KQED's Forum
  • Anchee Min, memoirist and novelist, author of Red Azalea, Katherine, Becoming Madame Mao, Wild Ginger, Empress Orchid and The Last Empress, and Pearl of China.
  • Greg Mortenson, co-author of Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace…One School at a Time
  • Daniel Pink, author of Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us in conversation with Michael Krasny, host of KQED's Forum
  • Robert Pinsky, poet and translator of The Inferno of Dante
  • Michael Shellenberger, co-author of Break Through: From the Death of Environmentalism to the Politics of Possibility
  • Joseph Stiglitz, Noble Prize-winning economist and author of Making Globalization Work
  • Eric Utne, founder of The Utne Reader
  • Rick Wartzman, Executive Director of the Drucker Institute, author of Obscene in the Extreme: the Burning and Banning of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath
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San Francisco Waldorf High School's public lecture series brings today’s renowned authors, activists, artists, and thinkers together with students and community.

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