October 2010

James Zogby: What Arab Voices Are Telling Us

Mon, Oct 18 2010 - 6:00pm

James Zogby: What Arab Voices Are Telling Us

Founder and President, Arab American Institute; Advisor, Zogby International Polling Firm; Author, Arab Voices: What They Are Saying to Us, and Why It Matters

Based on a new Zogby International poll, Zogby reveals what people in the Middle East are really thinking right now and how we can better understand them. Read more »

If You Missed Hillary Clinton Tonight at The Commonwealth Club ...

Oct 16, 2010 @ 10:51 AM
Then you missed a great program. Secretary of State Clinton addressed a sold-out audience of 1,400 people in downtown San Francisco this evening, talking about everything from Mexico's drug war to environmental needs; but the underpinning of her speech and conversation with Climate One Director Greg Dalton was the need for the United States to be engaged with the world's problems and to approach challenges intelligently, using all of the tools in the country's toolkit.

Arianna Huffington: Beyond the Post

Fri, Nov 19 2010 - 6:30pm

Arianna Huffington: Beyond the Post

This program is sold out

Arianna Huffington, Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief, The Huffington Post; Author, Third World America: How Our Politicians Are Abandoning the Middle Class and Betraying the American Dream

In conversation with Raj Patel, Journalist, Activist, Author, Stuffed and Starved - Moderator

“It is no longer an exaggeration to say that middle-class Americans are an endangered species," says Huffington. Read more »

Climate Fix?

Fri, Oct 15 2010 - 12:00pm

The Climate Fix?

Roger Pielke, Professor, University of Colorado

What’s the most efficient way to minimize the impacts of climate change? Public policy? Massive funding of new technology? Buying off emerging countries that will soon emit most of the world’s carbon pollution? Pielke, who is affiliated with The Breakthrough Institute, is critical of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He’ll explain why and offer his take on the state of climate science. Read more »

Hillary Clinton

Fri, Oct 15 2010 - 7:00pm

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

With a bruised economy and developing countries on the rise, can the United States still lead the world in the 21st century? What challenges do soaring budget deficits, globalization and an unstable climate present for U.S. national interests? Can America's tradition of innovative ideas and technology keep us ahead of the world's biggest problems? How can educating and empowering women around the world help reduce carbon emissions and raise living standards? Read more »

Condoleezza Rice Establishes Peace with Jon Stewart

Oct 14, 2010 @ 10:20 AM
Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart last night to discuss her new book, Extraordinary Ordinary People. Despite their differing political beliefs, Rice and the host clearly got along well, with Stewart noting that he had been charmed when he had seen her discuss her book at a book fair.

They spent most of the two segments on the program discussing Rice's childhood and family, which is the subject of her book.

Jim Leach: Civility in a Fractured Society

Thu, Oct 14 2010 - 12:00pm

Civility in a Fractured Society

This program is cancelled

Jim Leach, Chairman, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

A former Republican congressman from Iowa, Leach believes that civilization requires civility.  Since being appointed by President Obama as chair of the NEH, Leach has launched a 50-state civility tour to call attention to the disturbing growth of inflammatory political speech and discuss improving the quality of public discourse in America.  

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

Wed, Oct 13 2010 - 6:00pm

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

Gary Taubes, Science Journalist; Author, Good Calories, Bad Calories

Prepare to change everything you thought you knew about weight management. Since the 1950s, the conventional wisdom has held that we get fat because we eat too much and move too little. The problem, according to Taubes, is that doing the opposite – eating less and exercising more – seems to fail to cure the problem. Is our underlying hypothesis incorrect? Read more »

Ben Sherwood: The Survivor's Club

Wed, Oct 13 2010 - 6:00pm

The Secrets and Science of the World’s Most Effective Survivors and Thrivers

Ben Sherwood, Journalist; Author, The Survivors Club

Gil Gross, Host, KGO Radio - Moderator

How do we bounce back from extreme adversity? Best-selling author and journalist Sherwood has the answer. Read more »

Uncovering the Secret Washington Family: Fundamentalism in American Politics

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Wed, Oct 13 2010 - 6:30pm

Uncovering the Secret Washington Family: Fundamentalism in American Politics

Jeff Sharlet, Author, The Family and C Street: The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy
 
The Family grabbed headlines last year when adulterous politicians including John Ensign and Mark Sanford were linked to the shadowy organization. Read more »