June 2012

Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan: A Tiger in the Kitchen - A Memoir of Food and Family

Thu, Jun 21 2012 - 12:00pm

A Tiger in the Kitchen: A Memoir of Food and Family

Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, Author, A Tiger in the Kitchen, A Memoir of Food and Family

By slowing down her fast-paced life to learn to prepare her ancestors’ pineapple tarts, pandan-skin moon cakes and more, Tan embarked on a study of culinary anthropology in which her family’s roots are revealed. She pieces together family history, dotted by secret gambling dens, opium addictions and family schisms. Read more »

Financing Infrastructure for America: Are We Becoming a Second Class Country?

Published in:
Fri, Jun 22 2012 - 9:00am

Financing Infrastructure for America: Are We Becoming a Second-Class Country?

Mort Downey, III, Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Transportation - Moderator
Dr. Read more »

Joseph Stiglitz: The Price of Inequality

Tue, Jun 12 2012 - 7:00pm

Joseph Stiglitz

Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Memorial Prize Winner for Economics; Professor, Columbia University; Author, The Price of Inequality: How Today’s Divided Society Endangers Our Future
Joan Walsh, Editor at Large, Salon.com – Moderator

Advance ticket sales have ended. Read more »

Raj Patel: Stuffed and Starved (SV)

Thu, Jun 14 2012 - 7:00pm

Raj Patel: Stuffed and Starved

Raj Patel, Activist, Academic, Author, Stuffed and Starved and The Value of Nothing

This program is being postponed. Check back for new date soon.

Half the world is malnourished, the other half obese. Why is there such a large discrepancy between the haves and the have-nots for what we all need: food? Read more »

Frank Deford: My Life as a Sportswriter

Wed, Jun 13 2012 - 6:00pm

Frank Deford

Senior Contributing Writer, Sports Illustrated; Author, Over Time: My Life As a Sportswriter Read more »

The Candidate

Published in:
Mon, Jun 25 2012 - 6:00pm

The Candidate: What it Takes to Win

Samuel Popkin, Professor of Political Science, UCSD; Consulting Analyst, Clinton, Gore and CBS News; Author, The Candidate: What It Takes to Win – and Hold – the White House

Jerry Lubenow, Project Consultant, Center on Politics, Institute of Governmental Studies, UC Berkeley; Editor, California Votes - Moderator

A campaign veteran and political expert, Popkin will share his take on the politics of presidential campaigns. Read more »