January 2013

How We Learn

The Commonwealth Club of California Presents

7 P.M.
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Jack Gallant: Reverse-Engineering the Human Brain

Mon, Jan 28 2013 - 6:00pm

Jack Gallant: Reverse-Engineering the Human Brain

Jack Gallant, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, UC Berkeley

The human brain is the most sophisticated computer system known to man, capable of impressive feats under challenging natural conditions. Reverse-engineering the brain might enable us to design artificial systems with the same capabilities. Gallant’s laboratory uses a data-driven approach to tackle this reverse-engineering problem. Read more »

Jared Diamond

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Thu, Jan 24 2013 - 12:00pm

Jared Diamond

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Professor of Geography, UCLA; Author, Guns, Germs, and Steel and The World Until Yesterday

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Diamond examines how Amazonian Indians, Inuit and other traditional societies have adapted and evolved for nearly 6 million years. Read more »

Infectious Cures: Hijacking Viruses to Overcome Disease

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Thu, Jan 24 2013 - 12:00pm

Infectious Cures: Hijacking Viruses to Overcome Disease

Leor Weinberger, Ph.D.; Associate Investigator, Gladstone Institutes
Shannon Bennett, Ph.D.; Associate Curator of Microbiology, California Academy of Sciences (host)

Everywhere, viruses such as HIV compete with their hosts in an evolutionary arms race – building resistance to the latest therapies in order to maintain their deadly hold on our species. Read more »

Clean Clothes with the CEOs of Levi Strauss & Co. and Patagonia

Fri, Jan 25 2013 - 12:00pm

Clean Clothes with the CEOS of Levis Strauss & Co. and Patagonia

Casey Sheahan, CEO, Patagonia
Chip Bergh, CEO, Levi Strauss and Co.

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Jon Moscone and Tony Taccone: Theatre in the East Bay

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Wed, Jan 23 2013 - 6:30pm

Theater in the East Bay

Jonathan Moscone, Artistic Director, California Shakespeare Theater
Tony Taccone, Artistic Director, The Berkeley Repertory Theatre

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The artistic forces behind the success of the Bay Area theater scene join us to explore their life and work. Read more »