P.J. Palmer, Filmmaker; Videographer Octavio Solis, Playwright; Director Patricia Wakida, Writer; Linoleum Block-Print Artist
Monday Night Philosophy celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the publication of John Steinbeck’s seminal novel, The Grapes of Wrath. Its central themes of struggle and hope are still relevant today. Read more »
Vivek Wadhwa, Fellow, The Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance, Stanford University; Co-Author, Innovating Women Kim Polese, Chairwoman, ClearStreet Inc. Alison van Diggelen, Host of “Fresh Dialogues”; Contributor, BBC – moderator Additional panelists TBARead more »
Brian Richter, Chief Water Scientist, The Nature Conservancy; Author, Chasing Water: A Guide for Moving from Scarcity to Sustainability Peter Gleick, President, Co-Founder, The Pacific Institute; Author, Bottled and Sold
Call it water whiplash. Climate change has contributed to droughts in Iraq and Syria, while at the same time caused flooding in countries like England, India and Australia. In the U.S., carbon pollution has amplified flooding in the Midwest and Atlantic coast, and exacerbated the drought here. Read more »
Don DeLillo presents a novel about words and images, novelists and terrorists, the arch-individualist and the mass mind. The novel centers on Bill Gray, a famous reclusive writer who abandons the novel he has been writing for many years and enters a world of political violence, Semtex explosives and hostages locked in basement rooms. Mao II is Don DeLillo's 10th novel. It won the PEN/Faulkner Award in 1992.
Panelists TBA John Diaz, Editorial Page Editor, San Francisco Chronicle – Moderator
Economic and social disruption is nothing new for San Francisco. From the Gold Rush to the Summer of Love, the city has often been at the vanguard of change. The tech boom has brought an unprecedented wave of riches and stresses to the city. We bring together some of the city’s thought leaders for a provocative discussion of how the city must nurture and/or temper this dramatic period of change.
Brad Mattson, CEO, Siva Power; Author, The Solar Phoenix: How America Can Rise from the Ashes of Solyndra to World Leadership in Solar 2.0 Jigar Shah, Founder, SunEdison; Author, Creating Climate Wealth: Unlocking the Impact Economy Read more »