May 2010

Overtaken by Events: A Pakistan Road Trip

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Thu, May 27 2010 - 6:00pm

Overtaken by Events: A Pakistan Road Trip

Ethan Casey, Journalist; Author, Alive and Well in Pakistan and Overtaken by Events: A Pakistan Road Trip

Casey recounts a six-week overland trip made in early 2009, beginning in Mumbai, India, in the early aftermath of that city's terrorist siege, and ending in Karachi, Pakistan. Read more »

Mobile Apps: Shifting Dynamics of a Digital World

Thu, May 27 2010 - 6:30pm

Mobile Apps: Shifting Dynamics of a Digital World

Krishna Subramanian, Co-founder, Mobclix
Tim Chang, Principal, Norwest Venture Partners
Shervin Pishevar, Founder and Executive Chairman, Social Gaming Network
Lisa Marino, Chief Revenue Officer, RockYou 
Yukari Iwatani Kane, The Wall Street Journal - Moderator 
 
The mobile app market is expected to hit $30 billion by 2015, creating one of the fastest growing areas in technology today. Read more »

Taking Charge of Your Health: The Mind-Body Connection

Wed, May 26 2010 - 5:15pm

Taking Charge of Your Health: The Mind-Body Connection

Leslie Davenport, Author; Psychotherapist

Over the last 20 years, medical research has confirmed what certain spiritual and indigenous traditions have known for centuries: Our states of mind and emotions directly affect our physiology. What, then, is the true cost to our health of dark moods or incessant worry? Read more »

Guns in Public: Exploring California's Open Carry Policy

Wed, May 26 2010 - 6:00pm

Guns in Public: Exploring California’s Open Carry Policy

Chief Ken James, Police Chief, Emeryville, CA
Sam Paredes, Executive Director, Gun Owners of California
Professor Franklin Zimring, William G. Simon Professor of Law and Wolfen Distinguished Scholar, UC Berkeley
John Diaz, Editorial Page Editor, SF Chronicle - Moderator

The gun debate is more heated than ever. Read more »

Sebastian Junger in SF

Tue, May 25 2010 - 6:00pm

Sebastian Junger

Filmmaker; Author, War and The Perfect Storm

The author who brought us The Perfect Storm, Junger explores the harsh realities of soldiers dealing with war and combat. For 15 months, Junger followed a single platoon through its tour of duty in Afghanistan’s dangerous Korengal Valley. Through the harrowing experiences of the young men he joined, Junger examines the physical and mental strength needed to fight, serve and survive on a daily basis. Read more »

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: From Islam to America

Tue, May 25 2010 - 7:00pm

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

This program is sold out

Human Rights Activist; Author, Infidel and Nomad: From Islam to America

A former member of the Dutch parliament and longtime human rights advocate, Ali has lived in constant threat for her outspoken beliefs and collaboration with controversial director Theo van Gogh (who was later murdered by a radical Islamist). Read more »

Muhammad Yunus: Social Entrepreneur Series

Mon, May 24 2010 - 12:00pm

Muhammad Yunus

2006 Nobel Peace Prize Winner; Founder, Grameen Bank; Author, Building Social Business: The New Kind of Capitalism that Serves Humanity’s Most Pressing Needs

Microcredit pioneer and Grameen Bank founder Yunus shows how he believes the social business model can harness the entrepreneurial spirit to address poverty, hunger and disease. Read more »

Sebastian Junger in SV- Author of "The Perfect Storm" and "War"

Sun, May 23 2010 - 4:00pm

Sebastian Junger

Documentary Filmmaker; Author, War and The Perfect Storm

This program is cancelled

Junger explores the harsh realities of soldiers dealing with war and combat. For 15 months, Junger followed a single platoon through its tour of duty in Afghanistan’s dangerous Korengal Valley. Junger examines the physical and mental strength needed to fight, serve and survive on a daily basis. Read more »

Michael Moss: A Pulitzer Prize-Winning Look at the Food Industry

Thu, May 20 2010 - 12:00pm

Michael Moss: 2010 Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist’s Look Inside the Food Industry

Reporter, The New York Times

Sarah Varney, KQED Reporter, "The California Report" and "Health Dialogues" - Moderator

Pulitzer Prize winning Times reporter Moss will share his insights gained while uncovering some of the food industry’s best kept secrets. Moss just won the Pulitzer Prize for his investigation of lapses in food safety surrounding contaminated hamburger meat. Read more »

100 and Loving it! The Road Map to Aging Well

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Thu, May 20 2010 - 6:30pm

100 and Loving It! The Road Map to Aging Well
 
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

Sure, you can’t live forever, but renowned doctor and aging expert Bortz contends that we can live far longer – and happier – than most people can even dream of. Read more »