October 2009

Stewart Brand - President of the Long Now Foundation

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Thu, Oct 15 2009 - 7:00pm

Stewart Brand

Co-founder/President, Long Now Foundation; Author, Whole Earth Discipline

Mike Mielke, Senior Director of Environmental Programs and Policy, Silicon Valley Leadership Group - Moderator

Brand believes it’s time to look beyond the surface and reframe the environmental and global warming debates to provide insight into innovative design-based solutions for our planet. Read more »

Steve Poizner

Wed, Oct 14 2009 - 7:00pm

Steve Poizner

California Insurance Commissioner (R)

California insurance commissioner and 2010 Republican gubernatorial candidate Poizner has voiced his plan to reform California and give the Golden State its competitive edge once again. Join the former Silicon Valley entrepreneur as he continues the discussion and talks about education, the economy, and his ideas for the future of California with San Jose State University professor and NBC 11 political analyst Larry Gerston. Read more »

Why We Get Fat: Adiposity 101 and the Alternative Hypothesis of Obesity

Wed, Oct 14 2009 - 4:00pm

Why We Get Fat: Adiposity 101 and the Alternative Hypothesis of Obesity

This program is cancelled

Gary Taubes, Author, Good Calories, Bad Calories

Common sense tells us that we get fat because we eat more calories than we expend. So why does eating less and exercising more not always work? German and Austrian researchers have suggested that we should consider obesity a disorder of excess fat accumulation and pay attention to the hormones and enzymes that regulate our fat tissue. Read more »

The Jungle Effect

Wed, Oct 14 2009 - 6:00pm

The Jungle Effect

Note new date! This program is now occurring on October 14 at 6 p.m.

Daphne Miller, M.D., Associate Professor, UCSF

Food is a powerful medicine, and what you eat and how can tell a lot more about your health than the supplements you take. Over the span of three years and tens of thousands of miles, Miller traveled to five locations where common diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and depression were rare. Read more »

Innovation and Collaboration in a New Economy

Tue, Oct 13 2009 - 6:00pm

Innovation and Collaboration in a New Economy

Elliott Brown, Founder and Executive Director, Springboard Forward

This event has been postponed.

As the economic upheaval forces the nation to rethink business at every level, this is a time of unprecedented opportunity. Read more »

Twyla Tharp at JCC

Wed, Dec 9 2009 - 7:00pm

Twyla Tharp

Choreographer; Author, The Collaborative Habit and The Creative Habit

Tharp discusses how good collaborators aren’t born, they’re made. She explores working with others and gives examples of how collaboration is replacing competition in both education and business. Read more »

Neil Sheehan: A New Cold War?

Mon, Oct 12 2009 - 6:00pm

A New Cold War?

Neil Sheehan, Former Correspondent, The New York Times; Recipient, Pulitzer Prize; Author, A Fiery Peace in a Cold War

Robert Rosenthal, Executive Director, Center for Investigative Reporting - Moderator

Sheehan will explain the notion that we’ve gone from a Cold War with the former Soviet Union to what he terms a “new Cold War” with countries like North Korea and Iran. He will discuss in detail how close the U.S. Read more »

Helen Thomas: In Conversation With Phil Bronstein

Mon, Oct 12 2009 - 12:00pm

Helen Thomas

Journalist; Author, Listen Up, Mr. President

In conversation with Phil Bronstein, Executive VP, San Francisco Chronicle

This event is sold-out.

Learn the recipe for a successful presidency from a legendary journalist who has covered 10 administrations during her 60-year career. Read more »

Bipartisan Foreign Policy: Better Process, Better Outcomes

Fri, Oct 9 2009 - 12:00pm

Bipartisan Foreign Policy: Better Process, Better Outcomes

Matthew Rojansky, Executive Director, Partnership for a Secure America

Some critics in Washington contend that President Obama’s ambition to bring Democrats and Republicans together on foreign policy has failed because it depends on a naive, utopian vision of bipartisanship. Read more »

HPV: The Silent Killer -- Prevention, Treatment and Controversy

Fri, Oct 9 2009 - 12:00pm

The HPV Vaccine: Helpful or Harmful?

Joel Palefsky, M.D., UCSF-Infectious Disease Specialist
Dean Blumberg, M.D., Associate Professor, Pediatric Infectious Disease, UC Davis Medical Center; Unpaid Speaker for Merck (maker of Gardasil)
Alina Salganicoff, Vice President and Director, Women's Health Policy and KaiserEDU.org, Kaiser Family Foundation; Ph.D. Read more »