Social Issues

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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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Rethinking Wealth and Inequality in America

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 Back Read more »

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A Republic If You Can Keep It

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David Davenport, Counselor to the Director for External Relations and Research Fellow, Hoover Institution; Former President, Pepperdine University Read more »

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Visions of Cuba

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Bobbie Rabinowitz, Social Worker; Labor Activist

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 »

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How Successful Women Lead

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 Life Read more »

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Globalizing the Culture War

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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 »

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An Evening in Transition

Jennifer "Raven" Gray, President, Transition U.S.
Dave Room, Bay Localize
Ania Moniuszko, TransitionSF
Michael Poremba, TransitionSF Read more »

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David Shenk: The Genius in All of Us (3/18/10)

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.
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