Books & Writers

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The World We Create: A Message of Hope for a Planet in Peril

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Wed, Oct 29 2014 - 6:00pm

Frances Beinecke, President, Natural Resources Defense Council; Author, The World We Create
Bob Deans, Director of Editorial Content, Natural Resources Defense Council; Former President, White House Correspondents' Association
Ralph Cavanagh,  Co-Director NRDC Energy Program – Moderator Read more »

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Chasing Water

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Tue, Oct 28 2014 - 6:00pm

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
Brooke Barton, Director, Water Program, Ceres Read more »

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Changing the Way We Die

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Mon, Oct 27 2014 - 6:00pm

Fran Smith, Author, Changing the Way We Die; Blogger, Psychology Today
Sheila Himmel, Author, Changing the Way We Die; Blogger, Psychology Today Read more »

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Linda Rottenberg in Conversation with Reid Hoffman: Think Big

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Thu, Oct 23 2014 - 6:30pm

Linda Rottenberg, CEO and Co-founder, Endeavor; Author, Crazy Is a Compliment
In conversation with Reid Hoffman, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, LinkedIn

“If people aren’t calling you crazy, you aren’t thinking big enough.” – Linda Rottenberg Read more »

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The Return of George Washington

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Thu, Oct 23 2014 - 6:00pm

Edward Larson, Author, The Return of George Washington; Professor of History, Pepperdine University Read more »

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Steven Johnson: Six innovations that Made the Modern World

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Wed, Oct 22 2014 - 7:00pm

Steven Johnson, Author, Where Good Ideas Come From and How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World; Twitter @stevenbjohnson
Stephen Ciesinski, Vice President and General Manager, SRI International - Moderator Read more »

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Dr. Atul Gawande

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Wed, Oct 22 2014 - 12:30pm

Atul Gawande, Author, The Checklist Manifesto and Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End; Staff Writer, The New Yorker; Professor, Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health

Alice Huan-mei Chen, M.D., M.P.H., Chief Integration Officer, Director of the Center for Innovation in Access and Quality, and Director of the eReferral Program, San Francisco General Hospital; Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco — Moderator Read more »

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Innovating Women: The Changing Face of Technology

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Tue, Oct 21 2014 - 7:00pm

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 TBA Read more »

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Eating for Life: The Longevity Kitchen

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Tue, Oct 21 2014 - 6:30pm

Rebecca Katz, Chef; Educator; Author, The Longevity Kitchen and The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen

In conversation with Cathy Curtis, Chair, Bay Gourmet Member-Led Forum; Vice President of Board of Directors, CUESA Read more »

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Matt Bai: When Politics Went Tabloid

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Mon, Oct 20 2014 - 12:00pm

Matt Bai, National Political Columnist, Yahoo News; Author, All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid; Twitter @mattbai
Doug Sovern, Political Reporter, KCBS Radio - Moderator Read more »

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