October 2011

Amory Lovins: Reinventing Fire - Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era

Mon, Oct 17 2011 - 12:00pm

Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era

Amory Lovins, Author; Co-founder and Chief Scientist, Rocky Mountain Institute

Renowned environmentalist Lovins maps business-led pathways for the U.S. to phase out fossil fuels and win the global clean energy race. He envisions a future in which a 2.6-times larger U.S. economy in 2050 could need no oil, coal or nuclear energy, use one-third less natural gas, and save trillions. Read more »

Fabian Nunez: The Most Progressive Climate Change Law in the World

Wed, Oct 19 2011 - 7:00pm

The Most Progressive Climate Change Law in the World: How We Got It and Where Do We Go from Here?

Fabian Nunez, Former California Assembly Speaker Read more »

Saltworks and Beyond

Tue, Oct 18 2011 - 11:30am

Saltworks and Beyond

Peter Calthorpe, Principal Architect, Peter Calthorpe Associates
David Lewis, Executive Director, Save the Bay
Jack Matthews, Mayor, San Mateo

Is DMB Associates' proposal to build 12,000 homes on Cargill's salt ponds in Redwood City an example of smart growth, or just dirty old development? Calthorpe and supporters say it will preserve half of the former wetlands and provide funds for needed transit and reduce greenhouse gases by putting housing closer to jobs. Read more »

Global Economic Forum: The New Reality

Wed, Nov 9 2011 - 6:00pm

Global Economic Forum: The New Reality – Competitiveness in a Multi-Polar, Interconnected and Interdependent World

Dr. Hui Wang, CEO, First China Capital Inc.; Adjunct Staff Consultant, RAND Corporation
Andrew Cummins, Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Explorador Capital
Raffaele Savi,  Managing Director, BlackRock Equity Strategies
Dr. Shyam Kamath, Associate Dean and Director of Global Programs, St. Read more »

Daniel Yergin: On Energy, Security and the Remaking of the Modern World

Thu, Oct 13 2011 - 6:00pm

Daniel Yergin:  On Energy, Security and the Remaking of the Modern World

Executive Vice President and Chairman, IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates; CNBC Global Energy Expert; Author, The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World Read more »

Your Brain on Music

Thu, Nov 3 2011 - 6:30pm

Your Brain on Music: A Story of Song Meets Science

Daniel Levitin, Author, This Is Your Brain on Music
In musical conversation with Alex de Grassi, Grammy Award-nominated Fingerstyle Guitarist Read more »

Mike Farrell: "Death Penalty Focus"

Mon, Nov 7 2011 - 5:15pm

Death Penalty Focus

Mike Farrell, Actor; Human Rights Activist

While most know him as Captain B.J. Hunnicutt from the hit television series "M*A*S*H," Farrell has been a fierce advocate for progressive political causes for decades, using his celebrity to speak out on important human rights issues. In this capacity he has served as a board member for Human Rights Watch, and he has been the president of Death Penalty Focus for more than 15 years. Read more »