Boris Dittrich, Human Rights Activist; Former Member, Netherlands Parliament
Dittrich will discuss LGBT issues around the world, including efforts to save lives of homosexual men in the Middle East; the anti-homosexuality bill in Uganda, which introduces the death penalty; the role of the United Nations in supporting, or hindering, LGBT rights; and emerging LGBT groups around the world.
This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on March 16, 2010.
David Shenk, Author, The Forgetting, Data Smog and The Immortal Game
Shenk presents a compelling case against the notion of genetic “giftedness.” Forget everything you think you know about genes, talent and intelligence. In recent years, some scientific evidence has emerged suggesting a completely new paradigm: not talent scarcity, but latent talent abundance.
Rev. Kapya Kaoma, Project Director, Political Research Associates; Anglican Priest from Zambia Leading Churches in Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts Sandip Roy, Editor, New America Media - Moderator Read more »
Joanna Barsh, Executive, McKinsey and Company; Author, How Remarkable Women Lead: The Breakthrough Model for Work and Life
Susie Cranston, Executive, McKinsey and Company; Author, How Remarkable Women Lead: The Breakthrough Model for Work and LifeRead more »
Get an inside look at a culturally rich but politically and economically struggling country. Rabinowitz will present a slide show with commentary about her most recent trip to Cuba last year. Rabinowitz has been to Cuba 10 times since 1974, as a volunteer and as part of health care, labor and cultural programs. Her intriguing photos offer an intimate look at Cuba and Cubans today. Read more »
Gar Alperovitz, Lionel R. Bauman Professor of Political Economy, University of Maryland; Co-author, Unjust Deserts: How the Rich are Taking our Common Inheritance and Why We Should Take It Back Lew Daly, Senior Fellow, Demos; Co-author, Unjust Deserts: How the Rich are Taking our Common Inheritance and Why We Should Take It BackRead more »
Omar Dajani, Former Senior Legal Advisor, Palestine Liberation Organization’s Negotiations Support Unit; Former Political Advisor, United Nations Special Envoy Terje Roed-Larson; Associate Professor of Law, University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law George Bisharat, Ph.D., Professor of Law, Expertise in Middle East Affairs Read more »