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JoAnne Keatley: Discrepancies in Health Care Access Experienced by Transgender People (5/28/09)

JoAnne Keatley, MSW, Director, Center of Excellence for Transgender HIV Prevention and Minority Programs Manager, Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center at UCSF

Keatley states that transgender people have been systematically excluded from the health-care system. She will outline the societal, emotional and financial costs associated with these inequities. She will discuss her December meeting with the Obama transition team on access to health care for LGBT people and strategies to achieve better outcomes. Read more »

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Vincent Warren: Neutralizing the Bush Legacy (5/21/09)

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Vincent Warren, Executive Director, Center for Constitutional Rights Read more »

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The Changing Role of the Older Adult in Culture and the Marketplace (5/18/09)

Mary Furlong, Ed.D., President and CEO, Mary Furlong & Associates

The role of the older adult in society has changed dramatically since World War II. Furlong is a leading authority on the baby boom generation. She will speak about how socially and consumer-conscious companies understand the real needs of this growing and changing market. Furlong has appeared on CBS, PBS, NPR and NBC and has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, Fortune, People and Fast Company, among other publications. Read more »

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Strategic Philanthropy: Its Potential and Pitfalls (5/18/09)

Hal Harvey, CEO, ClimateWorks Foundation; Co-author, Money Well Spent: A Strategic Plan for Smart Philanthropy
Paul Brest, President, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation; Co-author, Money Well Spent: A Strategic Plan for Smart Philanthropy Read more »

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Powerful Lessons from Cutting-Edge Innovators (4/29/09)

Mark Dwight, Founder and CEO, Rickshaw Bagworks
Matt Flannery, Co-founder/CEO, Kiva Read more »

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Putting Practical Idealism into Practice (4/14/09)

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John Hammock, Past President, Oxfam America; Professor of Ethics, Tufts University; Co-author, Practical Idealists: Changing the World and Getting Paid Read more »

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The How-to of Social Entrepreneurship panel (4/8/09)

Wilford Welch, Former U.S. Diplomat, Business Executive and Publisher; Author, The Tactics of Hope
Lynne Twist, Co-founder, the Pachamama Alliance
David Hopkins, Social Entrepreneur, BeRewarding.com Read more »

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Darfur and Beyond: The Responsibility to Protect (3/12/09)

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Mark Hanis, Executive Director, Genocide Intervention Network

Genocide Intervention Network founder Hanis will provide an overview of the genocide in Darfur and how people in the United States can help. He is a 2006 Draper Richards fellow and a Echoing Green fellow and has been featured in The New York Times and on CNN and National Public Radio. Read more »

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Now & Then Series: The Jewish Community of the Bay Area Since 1945

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Fred Rosenbaum, Founding Director, Lehrhaus Judaica

Jews have been at the center of business, political and artistic life in the Bay Area since the Gold Rush, but the postwar demographic transformation and technological revolution have linked the community with world Jewry in unprecedented ways. Nevertheless, the cosmopolitan ethos that has characterized local Jews and Jewish institutions has remained constant. Rosenbaum will discuss the evolution of this Bay Area community. Read more »

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Palestinian Struggles for Nationality

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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 »

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