July 2011

Professor Frank H. Shu: Nuclear Energy After Fukushima

Tue, Sep 27 2011 - 6:00pm

Nuclear Energy After Fukushima

Frank H. Shu, University Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley and UC San Diego

The media and public reaction to the nuclear accident at Fukushima involving light water reactors and their associated spent-fuel storage pools threaten to cripple the nuclear renaissance that is humanity’s best hope for mitigating climate disruption, Shu contends. He will review how light water reactors and the “once-through” fuel cycle came to dominate the landscape for generating nuclear power today and assess options for the future. Read more »

Dr. Alex Feng: The Tai Ji Way to Healthy Living

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Wed, Oct 12 2011 - 6:00pm

The Tai Ji Way to Healthy Living

Dr. Alex Feng, LAc, Ph.D., OMD, Founder, Zhi Dao Guan, Taoist Center

Tai Ji Quan is a Chinese internal martial art that emphasizes working with your qi, or life energy, with precise body postures and natural movements to improve physical health and increase energy. Tai Ji is so versatile that people of all ages can find it useful. Feng will give a live demonstration of the form, and audience members will be able to participate. He is a grandmaster of this traditional Chinese internal martial art form. Read more »

Joshua Goldstein, Ph.D.: Winning the War on War - The Decline of Armed Conflict Worldwide

Wed, Sep 21 2011 - 12:00pm

Winning the War on War: The Decline of Armed Conflict Worldwide

Joshua Goldstein, Ph.D., Author; Professor Emeritus of International Relations, American University

Despite the headlines, armed conflict is decreasing and peace is succeeding, Goldstein maintains. Fewer wars are starting, more are ending, and those that remain are smaller and more localized than in past years. Read more »