September 2009

Julio Frenk: Health Reform in an Era of Pandemics: Towards Comprehensive Health Security

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Wed, Sep 30 2009 - 12:00pm

Health Reform in an Era of Pandemics: Toward Comprehensive Health Security

Julio Frenk, Dean, Harvard University School of Public Health; Former Minister of Health, Mexico; Former Executive Director for Policy, World Health Organization

When pandemic H1N1 "swine flu" broke out this spring, Frenk was in the thick of discussions by the Mexican government, the World Health Organization and governments and organizations worldwide in his roles as the current dean at Harvard School of Public Health and the former minister of hea Read more »

Lisa Jackson: EPA + YOU = Greener Future

Tue, Sep 29 2009 - 6:00pm

EPA + You = A Greener Future 

Lisa Jackson, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

After winning higher auto fuel economy earlier this year, what are the EPA’s next big priorities? In her first visit to California as the country’s chief environmental regulator, Jackson will lay out her vision for cleaning up America’s air, water and land. What are her plans on toxics, mining and other hot-button issues? Read more »

Mireille Guiliano in Silicon Valley

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Thu, Oct 29 2009 - 7:00pm

Mireille Guiliano

Author, French Women Don’t Get Fat and Women, Work, & The Art of Savoir Faire

Best-selling author Guiliano inspired women around the world by sharing the art of joyful living with her first book. Now she takes on the evolving role of women by offering life lessons and empowerment tools to succeed both personally and professionally while still embracing and savoring simple pleasures. Explore Guiliano’s philosophy as she discusses how to build better sense and sensibility for work and life with ultimate fulfillment. Read more »

Haleh Esfandiari in Silicon Valley

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Tue, Oct 27 2009 - 7:00pm

Iran: My Prison, My Home

Note new venue!

Haleh Esfandiari, Founder and Director, Woodrow Wilson Center’s Middle East Program; Author, My Prison, My Home: One Woman’s Story of Captivity in Iran

Renowned Iranian journalist and scholar Esfandiari was forced to leave the country and settled in the U.S. during the 1979 revolution. Read more »

Ruth Reichl - Editor in Chief, Gourmet Magazine

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Tue, Sep 29 2009 - 6:15pm

Ruth Reichl

Editor-in-Chief, Gourmet; Editor, Gourmet Today

In conversation with Katrina Heron, Director, Chez Panisse Foundation

American cuisine has experienced a paradigm shift in the last 10 years, from the way we cook and eat to the way we shop. People are eating healthier, supporting farmer’s markets and incorporating international ingredients into their food. Read more »

Doing the Impossible

Mon, Sep 28 2009 - 6:00pm

Doing the Impossible

Steve Hildebrand, Deputy National Campaign Manager, 2008 Obama Presidential Campaign
Sandip Roy, Host, "New America Now," KALW; Commentator, "Morning Edition," NPR - Moderator

Considered one of the premier political strategists in the nation, Hildebrand served as Barack Obama’s deputy national campaign manager during the historic 2008 campaign. When a rift appeared between the LGBT community and Obama last spring, Hildebrand mediated, explaining the position of many in the community. Read more »

Arnold Schwarzenegger: California - Carbon = A Cleaner World?

Thu, Sep 24 2009 - 12:00pm

California - Carbon = A Cleaner World?

The Commonwealth Club Presents an Afternoon with the Governor 

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will soon convene a global summit of governors from developing countries to advance the transition to a clean-energy economy. Before that happens, he'll be here for a discussion of California's role managing greenhouse gases, promoting green jobs and developing clean technology. Join us at the intersection of policy, politics and carbon for a conversation with the governor. Read more »

Kevin Starr: California's Golden Dreams

Thu, Sep 24 2009 - 6:30pm

Kevin Starr: California's Golden Dreams

Kevin Starr, University Professor of History, USC; State Librarian of California Emeritus; Author, Golden Dreams

Starr is a Golden State treasure and a leading expert on the history of the state’s rise to glory on the national and world stage. This captivating storyteller will bring an unparalleled exploration of the cultural history of California in the postwar period of the 1950s. Read more »

Play: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination and Invigorates the Soul

Thu, Sep 24 2009 - 6:00pm

Play: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination and Invigorates the Soul

Stuart Brown, M.D., Founder, the National Institute for Play, Co-author, Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul (with Christopher Vaughan)

Have you played today? Brown explores the power and importance of play, drawing from his own clinical research, as well as the latest developments in neuroscience, social science and behavioral studies. Read more »

Lawler Kang: The Passion to Lead

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Thu, Sep 24 2009 - 7:00pm

Lawler Kang: The Passion to Lead

Lawler Kang, Founder and CEO, Ingage, Inc.; Author, Passion at Work

Best-selling author Lawler will start by illustrating the need, impact and benefits of bringing your passions to market and using them to lead. He will then walk you through some tools that can be used to identify your personal missions, passions, values and assets, and align them in team and organizational contexts.

Location: Kellogg Auditorium, 3005 Tasman Drive, Santa Clara
Time: 6:30 p.m. Read more »