June 2012

Fixing the Game: What Capitalism Can Learn from Sports

Tue, Jun 19 2012 - 6:00pm

Fixing the Game: What Capitalism Can Learn from Sports

Roger Martin, Dean, University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management; Columnist, BusinessWeek; Author, Fixing the Game: Bubbles, Crashes, and What Capitalism Can Learn from the NFL
In conversation with Doug LeMoine, Managing Director, Cooper

What can business learn from sports about management, gambling, point spreads and the dangers of playing an "expectations" market rather than a real market of tangible goods and services? Read more »

South Africa's Conflict Resolution Role in Africa

Wed, Jun 13 2012 - 6:00pm

South Africa’s Conflict Resolution Role in Africa

Hon. Ebrahim Ismail Ebrahim, Deputy Minister of International Relations and Co-operation, the Republic of South Africa
In conversation with Dr. Saleem Badat, Vice Chancellor of Rhodes University, South Africa
Kevin O’Malley, President TechTalk / Studio - Moderator

While dramatic changes are taking place on the international scene and among the major powers, Africa continues to suffer from a multitude of violent conflicts. Read more »

Just Added: Todd Park, U.S. Chief Technology Officer

Mon, Jun 18 2012 - 12:00pm

Todd Park, U.S. Chief Technology Officer: Unleashing the Power of Open Data and Innovation for Health Care

Todd Park, U.S. Chief Technology Officer; Former CTO, Health and Human Services (HHS)

Park will discuss how advances in technology will continue to affect changes to our health-care system, create jobs and improve life for Americans. He will focus on his current work and how Healthcare.gov (which he helped create in his previous position as CTO of HHS) is being incorporated to help reduce health-care costs. Read more »

General Colin Powell

Thu, Jun 7 2012 - 12:00pm

General Colin Powell

Former U.S. Secretary of State; Former Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff; Author, It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership

In conversation with Dan Ashley, News Anchor, ABC 7 TV; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors Read more »

Fab.com: The Design Darling of Ecommerce

Thu, Jun 14 2012 - 6:30pm

Fab.com: The Design Darling of Ecommerce

Jason Goldberg, Founder and CEO

In conversation with Sarah Lacy, Founder, PandoDaily 

Recently soaring to 4.8 million members and scooping up a high-profile partnership with the queen of pop, Fab.com is on a winning streak. Read more »

Nuclear Revival?

Mon, Jun 11 2012 - 12:00pm
Nuclear Revival?
 
Jim Boyd, Former Commissioner, California Energy Commission
Marv Fertel, CEO, Nuclear Energy Institute
Joe Rubin, Reporter, Capital Public Radio/Center for Investigative Journalism
 
Two new nuclear plants are moving forward for the first time in nearly 30 years. Boosters of atomic power say that’s an indication an American atomic revival is back on track after the radioactive disaster in Fukushima. But the cost of the new U.S.

Martha Kanter, U.S. Under Secretary of Education: Making College Accessible and Affordable

Fri, Jun 15 2012 - 12:00pm

Martha Kanter: Making College Accessible and Affordable

U.S. Under Secretary of Education; Former Chancellor, Foothill-De Anza Community Colllege District

At UC Davis, tuition and fees have risen a staggering 185 percent over the past decade, and this is not an isolated case. The cost of higher education has skyrocketed across the state in recent years, pushing the prospect of a degree further out of reach for many students. What can be done to turn this crisis around and keep education affordable? Read more »