March 2012

Paddle to the Sea: An Outdoor Adventure from the Sierras to the San Francisco Bay

Tue, Apr 17 2012 - 6:00pm
Paddle to the Sea: An Outdoor Adventure from the Sierras to San Francisco Bay on the Majestic Tuolumne River

Jessie Raeder, Director, Paddle to the Sea
Eric Wesselman, Executive Director, Tuolumne River Trust

Though many are not aware, the Tuolumne, a wild and scenic designated river, is the major source of water for San Francisco and much of the Bay Area.

Susan Reverby: A Historian Walks into an Archive

Mon, Mar 19 2012 - 6:00pm

A Historian Walks into an Archive: Why It Matters that the U.S. Apologized for Medical Research in Guatemala

Susan Reverby,
Ph.D., Professor of Women's and Gender Studies, Wellesley College
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Make Macarons with Chez Pim

Sun, Mar 4 2012 - 1:00pm
Make Macarons with Chez Pim

Chez Pim
, Food Blogger, ChezPim.com

Through the popularity of her food blog, Pim has appeared on TV shows such as Iron Chef America and Martha Stewart. As an accomplished home cook and baker, she has been featured in publications from the New York Times to Bon Appétit. It has been said that Pim has perfected the art of making macarons, those lovely meringue-based confections sandwiched with a delectable array of fillings such as ganache, butter cream or jam.

Move Your Money!

Thu, Mar 29 2012 - 6:00pm

Move Your Money!

Diana Dykstra,
President/ CEO, California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues
Kristen Christian, Social Media Activist; Leader, Bank Transfer Movement

A tidal wave of cash has spilled into credit unions as consumers have revolted against bank fees and foreclosures. We’ll discuss the credit union movement with Diana Dykstra, president and CEO of the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues. Read more »

Francis Tapon: Eastern Europe 20 Years After Communism

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Thu, May 3 2012 - 6:00pm

Eastern Europe 20 Years After Communism

Francis Tapon, Author, The Hidden Europe: What Eastern Europeans Can Teach Us Read more »

T.C. Boyle

Mon, Mar 5 2012 - 6:00pm

 T.C. Boyle

Author, When the Killing’s Done: A Novel; Distinguished Professor of English, University of Southern California
Dr. Gloria Duffy, President and CEO, The Commonwealth Club- Moderator

Prolific and renowned author T. Coraghessan Boyle has written 22 novels, many of which probe the relationship between contemporary human civilization and the natural world. Read more »

Lori Andrews: Social Networks and the Death of Privacy

Thu, Mar 8 2012 - 6:30pm
Lori Andrews

Law Professor, Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law; Author, I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did: Social Networks and the Death of Privacy

A leading figure in the realms of law, ethics and genetic technology, award-winning law professor Andrews has served as an adviser to several authoritative political bodies, including the U.S. Congress and the World Health Organization.

Annual Travers Ethics Conference: Managing The Delta

Fri, Mar 2 2012 - 9:00am

15th Annual Travers Ethics Conference

Managing the Delta: The Governance Challenges of Adaptive Management

The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is a critically important public resource for California and the nation. Much of our state’s drinking water flows through the delta, and delta water irrigates millions of acres of California farmland. As the largest estuary on the West Coast, the delta ecosystem supports native fish and wildlife and offers many recreational opportunities. Read more »

Eric Topol: The Creative Destruction of Medicine

Wed, Mar 14 2012 - 6:00pm

The Creative Destruction of Medicine

Eric Topol,
M.D., Director, Scripps Translational Science Institute; Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman, West Wireless Health Institute; Author, The Creative Destruction of Medicine

Pioneering cardiologist and geneticist Topol says that medicine is poised to go through its biggest shakeup in history. An unprecedented convergence of technologies, such as the ability to digitize human genomes and the invention of wireless tools, is gaining momentum, thrusting the medical field into the digital era. Read more »

Christopher Twomey: Is Armed Conflict with China Avoidable?

Thu, Mar 22 2012 - 6:00pm

Is Armed Conflict with China Avoidable?

Christopher Twomey, Associate Professor, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey; Author, The Military Lens: Doctrinal Differences and Deterrence Failure in Sino-American Relations

The rise of China poses many challenges to the U.S., both economic and political, but the most important and dangerous might be potential security conflicts. Twomey says that some sources of tension represent true conflicts of interest between the U.S. and China: Taiwan, relations with U.S. Read more »