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Social Entrepreneur Series Subscription

Tue, Mar 29 2011 - 6:00pm

Subscribe to the Social Entrepreneurship Series and Save!

Social entrepreneurship has become somewhat of a catch-all phrase. Coined by Bill Drayton in the early 1980s, it originally referred to someone with the passion of an entrepreneur tackling a social challenge. Read more »

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Marc Hershon and Jonathan Littman

Thu, Feb 3 2011 - 7:00pm

Marc Hershon & Jonathan Littman

Authors, I Hate People: Kick Loose from the Overbearing and Underhanded Jerks at Work and Get What You Want Our of Your Job

Hershon and Littman identify the 10 most troublesome types of people to work with. Learn the attributes of workers like the “stop sign” (someone who always has a reason why an idea won’t work) or the “bulldozer” (someone who uses bullying tactics on others). Read more »

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Calories & Carbon

Thu, Oct 21 2010 - 6:00pm

Calories and Carbon

Improving our eating habits is one of the best ways to reduce our environmental and carbon footprint, while also trimming our waistlines. How do we get the biggest bang for our dietary bucks? When it comes to climate change, are domestic steak and imported salmon created equal?

Why does cheese generate more than twice the greenhouse gas emissions per pound compared to chicken? What about pork? How important is buying local food? What protein alternatives produce the lowest carbon footprints? Read more »

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Christopher Hitchens in SV

Sun, Jun 27 2010 - 5:30pm

Christopher Hitchens

This program is postponed

Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair; Media Fellow, Hoover Institution; Author, Hitch 22: A Memoir

Ever wonder how Christopher Hitchens became Christopher Hitchens? English-born and American by adoption, Hitchens is one of the most captivating (and sometimes controversial) literary journalists working today. Read more »

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Is Google Making Us Stupid?

Wed, Jun 23 2010 - 7:45pm

What's the Internet Doing to Our Brains?

Both this and the David Kirkpatrick program for tonight are sold out 

Nicholas Carr, Author, The Shallows

In conversation with Peter Norvig, Director of Research, Google

Introduction by Josh McHugh, President, Attention Span Media; President, INFORUM Board

“Once I was a scuba diver in the sea of words. Read more »

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David Kirkpatrick: The Facebook Effect

Wed, Jun 23 2010 - 6:00pm

David Kirkpatrick: The Facebook Effect

Both Double Feature programs for tonight are sold out

Journalist; Author, The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of a Company that Is Connecting the World

With an introduction by Marc Benioff, Founder and CEO,

Michael Arrington, Founder and Editor, TechCrunch - Moderator

Kirkpatrick traces the story of the most powerful social networking tool of our day from its humble beginnings to its role as Read more »

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Esther Dyson

Tue, Jun 15 2010 - 7:00pm

Homebrew Health

Esther Dyson, Chairman, EDventure   
In conversation with Martine Paris, Editor, Content NOW

When famed venture capitalist Dyson starts exploring a new market, seasoned investors pay attention. In 1995, she wrote about the impact of the Internet on intellectual property and later invested in start-up companies sold to Symantec, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo! Her most recent adventure was spending six months training as a cosmonaut in Russia. Read more »

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Why Y Matters

Thu, Apr 22 2010 - 6:30pm

Why “Y” Matters

Louann Brizendine, M.D.; Women's Mood and Hormone Clinic, UCSF; Author, The Female Brain and The Male Brain

For all those times you’ve wondered “Why?,” Brizendine has the answers. A neuropsychiatrist, Brizendine has studied why our brains lead us to act and react the way we do. Read more »

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The Criminal Court

Wed, Mar 24 2010 - 6:00pm

International Criminal Court: How’s It Doing? Should the U.S. Join?

William H. Taft, IV, Professor of International Law and Diplomacy, Stanford Law School

The International Criminal Court is almost 10 years old, but the Obama administration has yet to decide if the U.S. will join. Fear that it would be a politicized institution likely to prosecute American soldiers have not been realized, nor has it been effective in prosecuting persons responsible for war crimes. In recent years the U.S. Read more »

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Face To Face: How to Work Any Room

Wed, Feb 3 2010 - 6:00pm

Face to Face: How to Work Any Room

This program is now occurring on April 7

Susan RoAne, Author, Face to Face: How to Reclaim Personal Touch in a Digital World

Have you ever walked into an event and felt uncomfortable? You’re not alone, because 93 percent of adults feel the same way. Read more »

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