September 2010

Christopher Gergen: Social Entrepreneur Series

Tue, Sep 14 2010 - 6:00pm

Christopher Gergen

Director, Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute, Duke University

“Entrepreneurs find a way to make things work, no matter the obstacles. That's a great lesson for us all, especially now,” says Gergen, who brings a variety of perspectives to the field of social innovation and entrepreneurship. In addition to holding a professorship at Duke, he serves as the executive director of Bull City Forward and also co-authored Life Entrepreneurs: Ordinary People Creating Extraordinary Lives. Read more »

Mis-Mapping the Mind

Mon, Sep 13 2010 - 6:00pm

Mis-Mapping the Mind

Kent Grelling, Ph.D., Psychologist

Monday Night Philosophy explores the issues caused by the shift from a highly subjective to a purely descriptive, categorical approach for defining mental illness. Past diagnostic systems relied heavily on unsubstantiated notions about causes, but during the 1970s, developments in the field resulted in favoring new diagnostic systems based upon a checklist of observable symptoms, regardless of cause. Read more »

Lunch with Fatima Bhutto

Tue, Oct 5 2010 - 12:00pm

L. W. "Bill" Lane, 1919-2010

Sep 9, 2010 @ 11:33 AM
The Hon. L. W.

L. W. "Bill" Lane, 1919-2010

Sep 9, 2010 @ 11:33 AM
The Hon. L. W.

Europe's Social Capitalism vs. America's Wall Street Capitalism

Thu, Sep 9 2010 - 6:00pm

Europe's Social Capitalism vs. America's Wall Street Capitalism: Which Has the Better Development Model for the 21st Century?

Steven Hill, Political Writer; Author, Europe’s Promise

Hill contends that a quiet revolution has been occurring in post-World War II Europe:  A world power emerging across the Atlantic that is rewriting the rules for how a modern society should provide economic security, environmental sustainability, and global stability. Read more »

John Bul Dau: Lost Boys Go Back to Sudan

Thu, Sep 9 2010 - 6:30pm

John Bul Dau: Lost Boys Go Back to Sudan

INFORUM’s 21st Century Visionary Award

This program is postponed
 
John Bul Dau, Founder and President, The John Dau Foundation; 2008 World Economic Forum Young Global Leader; Former Lost Boy of Sudan

At 13, Dau became one of the 27,000 orphaned lost boys of Sudan. He fled one of the worst civil wars in near history, walked for 3 months and survived starvation and disease to come to the United States. Read more »

P.J. O'Rourke, Phil Bronstein at The Commonwealth Club

Sep 8, 2010 @ 12:06 PM
When you've got a speaker as funny and interesting as political satirist P.J. O'Rourke, you want to team him up with someone who's also a strong figure. Smart, funny, controversial.

P.J. O'Rourke, Phil Bronstein at The Commonwealth Club

Sep 8, 2010 @ 12:06 PM
When you've got a speaker as funny and interesting as political satirist P.J. O'Rourke, you want to team him up with someone who's also a strong figure. Smart, funny, controversial.

Salt, Oil and Carbon

Wed, Sep 8 2010 - 6:00pm

Salt, Oil and Carbon
 
Jane Lubchenco
, Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Nancy Sutley, Chair, Council on Environmental Quality, the White House
 
How well is the U.S. government managing the BP oil debacle? Will stricter review of offshore oil drilling hurt the economy? Where did all the oil go? Oil sloshing around the Gulf of Mexico is just one disaster unfolding in the world's oceans. Trash heaps, acidification, and declining fish stocks all point to an ecosystem out of balance. Read more »