Social Issues

Past event

Women Fostering Women As Change-agents Through Global Mentoring

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Tue, Mar 22 2016 - 6:00pm

Eileen Brewer, Director, Symantec; Tech Advisor, WAKE
Trish Tierney, Co-founder, Women’s Alliance for Knowledge Exchange
Barbara Bylenga, Co-founder and Executive Director, SHE-CAN (formerly Open a Door)
Jocelyn Mizero, Scholar, Lafayette College
Julie Roberts, Health-care Executive; SHE-CAN Lead Mentor—Moderator Read more »

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Sally Osberg and Roger Martin: Bold Ideas to Make the World a Fairer, Better Place

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Tue, Feb 23 2016 - 6:30pm

Sally Osberg, President and CEO, Skoll Foundation; Author, Getting Beyond Better: How Social Entrepreneurship Works 
Roger L. Martin, Former Dean, University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management; Co-author, Getting Beyond Better: How Social Entrepreneurship Works
Tim Brown, CEO, IDEO—Moderator Read more »

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Paradise Now

Image - Chris Jennings, by Terri Loewenthal
Wed, Feb 17 2016 - 6:00pm

Chris Jennings, Author, Paradise Now

Many wonder what the future will look like. A few visionaries try to recreate it. Jennings explores the golden age of American utopianism through the lens of five bold and eccentric dreamers who, in the wake of the Enlightenment and the onset of industrialism, confronted the messiness and injustice of a rapidly changing world. Read more »

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The Episodic Career: How to Thrive at Work in the Age of Disruption

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Tue, Feb 16 2016 - 6:30pm

Kimberly Bryant, Founder, Black Girls Code
Ben Casnocha, Entrepreneur; Executive; Co-author, The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age and The Start-Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career
Justin Dangel, Entrepreneur; Founder, Chairman of the Board and Former CEO, GOJI
Steven C. Pitts, Associate Chair,UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education Read more »

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A Guide to Retirement Living Alternatives

Image - Candiece Milford
Wed, Feb 10 2016 - 5:15pm

Candiece Milford, MFA
John W. Milford, MHA, M. Div

The speakers will survey the retirement living options available in the Bay Area, from living at home to choosing a communal living option. Learn the key decision points in comparing rental, equity-based options, entry-fee communities, and assisted living. A spreadsheet answering frequently asked questions will be provided. Subsidized housing options are not included in this program.

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Morality of Warfare

Image - The Commonwealth Club of California
Mon, Feb 8 2016 - 6:00pm

Peter Dale Scott, Author, The American Deep State
George Hammond, Author, Rational Idealism
Additional panelist TBA Read more »

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Robert Reich, Van Jones, Katrina vanden Heuvel, Ai-jen Poo, LaDoris Cordell: The Nation Magazine’s 150th Anniversary

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Tue, Nov 17 2015 - 7:00pm

Katrina vanden Heuvel, Editor and Publisher, The Nation
Van Jones, Former White House Special Advisor for Green Jobs; CNN Commentator 
Robert Reich, Professor; Author; Former Secretary of Labor
Ai-jen Poo, Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance Read more »

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Who Runs the World? Women with Power and Purpose

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Thu, Oct 29 2015 - 6:30pm

Melanne Verveer, Co-Founder, Seneca Point Global; Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security
Kim Azzarelli, Co-Founder, Seneca Point Global; Chair and Co-founder, Avon Global Center for Women and Justice
Andrea Jung, President and CEO, Grameen; Former CEO, Avon Products, Inc. Read more »

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Image - Lebanon
Fri, Oct 23 2015 - 12:00pm

Eddy Simonian, Masters in International Studies

Maher Kalaji, Ph.D. Chemistry — Moderator

Lebanon has been plagued by war, political instability and refugee crises since its inception as a country in 1920. Simonian, an Assyrian Christian who was raised in Lebanon, will discuss the complicated ethnic and religious history of Lebanon and the sectarian conflict, which was the topic of his 2011 master’s thesis.

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Roberta Kaplan

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Tue, Oct 20 2015 - 7:30pm

Roberta Kaplan, Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP; Author, Then Comes Marriage: United States v. Windsor and the Defeat of DOMA
In conversation with Kara Swisher, Executive Editor, Re/code Read more »

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