March 2012

Howard Rheingold: Net Smart - How to Thrive Online

Tue, Apr 24 2012 - 6:00pm

Howard Rheingold: Net Smart - How to Thrive Online

Howard Rheingold,
Lecturer, Stanford University; Author, Net Smart: How to Thrive Online

 Like it or not, knowing how to make use of online tools without being overloaded with too much information is an essential ingredient to personal success in the 21st century. How can we use digital media so that they make us empowered participants rather than passive receivers? In Net Smart, author and Stanford lecturer Rheingold shows how to use social media intelligently, humanely, and, above all, mindfully. Read more »

Covering Carbon

Fri, Mar 2 2012 - 12:00pm

Covering Carbon 

Felicity Barringer, Reporter, The New York Times
Marc Lifsher, Reporter, Los Angeles Times

California’s scheme to reduce carbon pollution is forging ahead even though Washington DC and other states have hit the brakes on similar efforts. How is the state’s main climate law (AB 32) holding up in a national political environment hostile to any environmental regulations? How well is the mainstream news media covering the complex and murky world of carbon trading? Read more »

Russell Feingold

Thu, Mar 1 2012 - 6:00pm

Russell Feingold

SOLD OUT

Former U.S. Senator (D-Wisconsin); Author, While America Sleeps: A Wake-up Call for the Post-9/11 Era

Christopher Edley, Jr., Dean, Berkeley Law School, University of California -- Moderator

Widely known for his efforts to spur campaign finance reform during his 18 years as a U.S. senator, Democratic Feingold was the only senator to oppose the Patriot Act of 2001 and the first to propose a concrete timetable for the dissolution of American troops in Iraq. Read more »