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.
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 Kennedy, History Professor Emeritus, Stanford University Mark DiCamillo, Director, California Field Poll Noel Perry, Venture Capitalist and Founder, Next 10 Kathay Feng, California Common Cause Annette Fuentes, New America Media Lenny Mendonca, Bay Area Council Sunne Wright McPeak, California Forward Read more »
Van Jones, Host, “Crossfire”; Former Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, White House Council on Environmental Quality John Hope Bryant, Founder and CEO, Operation HOPE; Author, How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class
"There is a difference between being broke and being poor; being broke is a temporary economic situation, but being poor is a disabling frame of mind.” —John Hope Bryant Read more »
Cathy B. Glenn, PhD; Author; Advocate; Consultant Sister Mary Juanita High, Board Secretary & Mistress of Archives, The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, San Francisco House Sister Zsa Zsa GlamourRead more »