November 2010

Trading Places: How to Cope When the Adult Child is Caring for the Parent

Tue, Nov 9 2010 - 5:15pm

Trading Places: How to Cope When the Adult Child Is Caring for the Parent

Diane M. Wilson, MS, MFT

Diane's talk will address the myriad emotions you may be feeling as you realize that the arrangements for more and more care are consuming an ever-expanding part of your life. As you watch your loved one struggling with infirmities, the worries about finances, visits to doctors and therapists, etc., can take a heavy emotional toll. Read more »

Laurie David:Why Family Dinners Matter: How Every Concern Crosses Your Dinner Plate

Tue, Nov 9 2010 - 6:00pm

Why Family Dinners Matter: How Every Concern Crosses Your Dinner Plate

Laurie David, Producer, An Inconvenient Truth; Author, The Family Dinner

Research has shown that children who have regular dinners together with their parents do better in almost all areas of life, from higher grades in school to maintaining loving relationships, to avoiding bad behaviors like drugs, alcohol, and promiscuity. Read more »

Timothy Sandefur:The Right to Earn A Living

Mon, Nov 8 2010 - 6:00pm

How Government Harms Economic Growth

Timothy Sandefur, Adjunct Scholar, CATO Institute; Author, The Right to Earn a Living

This event has been postponed.

Want to open a pest-control company or become a florist?  First you must spend two years and thousands of dollars to pass a licensing exam. Read more »

Park 51: The NY Islamic Center Project

Mon, Nov 8 2010 - 6:00pm

Park 51: NY Islamic Center Project

Munir Jiwa, Founding Director and Professor, Center for Islamic Studies, Graduate Theological Union
Ameena Jandali, Educator; Co-founder, the Islamic Network Group – Moderator

The controversial Park 51 project to build a mosque and Muslim community center near Ground Zero has thrust us into a national conversation about religious freedom, patriotism and Islamophobia. Jiwa posits that the general public still equates 9/11 with Islam rather than al-Qaida. Read more »

In the Balance: Energy, Economy and Environment

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Part of The Chevron California Innovation Series Read more »

Solar Surge?

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Solar Surge?

John Woolard, CEO, BrightSource Energy
Karen Douglas, Chairman, California Energy Commission
Lisa Hoyos, California Director, Apollo Alliance
Greg Dalton, Climate One - Moderator Read more »

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger: Green Light or Red Light Ahead?

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Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger: Green Light or Red Light Ahead? Read more »

Calories and Carbon

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Calories and Carbon

Ken Cook, Founder and President, Environmental Working Group
Whendee Silver, Professor of Ecology, UC Berkeley; Marin Carbon Project
Helene York, Director, Bon Appetit Management Company Foundation
Greg Dalton, Founder of Climate One, moderator

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The Climate Fix?

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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.

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