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Keeping the Water Flowing

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Sat, Jan 30 2016 - 2:00pm

Susan Leal, Former General Manger, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission; Author, Running out of Water

Water’s unique status as a renewable but finite resource misleads us into thinking we can always produce more of it.

Leal will discuss her decade of research on the world’s water and wastewater challenges. She will balance the sobering facts about the water crisis with ideas for innovative solutions aimed at increasing the quality and availability of water for both agricultural users and city dwellers.

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John Williams and John Taylor: Bank of America/Merrill Lynch Walter E. Hoadley Annual Economic Forecast

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Fri, Jan 29 2016 - 11:45am

John Williams, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, San Francisco Federal Reserve
John Taylor, Ph.D., Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics and George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics, Stanford University’s Hoover Institution; Former Economic Advisor to Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush, and George W. Bush Read more »

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Remaking the Planet

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Thu, Jan 28 2016 - 6:30pm

Oliver Morton, Briefings Editor, The Economist
Ken Caldeira, Climate Scientist, Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Global Ecology at Stanford University
Kim Stanley Robinson, Author, 2312
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Handling Your Feelings About Climate Change

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Wed, Jan 27 2016 - 6:30pm

Joan Blades, Co-founder, LivingRoomConversations.org
Joshua Freedman, CEO, Six Seconds; Author, Inside Change
Renee Lertzman, Climate Change Researcher Read more »

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SV Reads 2016: Chance of Rain? The Impact of Climate Change on Our Lives

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Tue, Jan 26 2016 - 7:30pm

Emmi Itaranta, Author, Memory of Water
Benjamin Parzybok, Author, Sherwood Nation
Sal Pizzaro, Columnist, San Jose Mercury News—Moderator

Too little rain … too much rain. Either case can dramatically impact everyday life. Itaranta and Parzybok explore how extreme weather conditions and resource scarcity can affect climate change.

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Ellie Krieger: Fabulous Healthy Meals

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Tue, Jan 26 2016 - 6:30pm

Ellie Krieger, Author, You Have It Made: Delicious, Healthy, Do-Ahead Meals; Twitter
Margo True, Food Editor, Sunset Magazine—Moderator

This event is part of our Food lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation Read more »

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U.S. Energy Secretary and Business Leaders

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Tue, Jan 26 2016 - 4:30pm

Hal Harvey, CEO, Energy Innovation
Danny Kennedy, Managing Director, California Clean Energy Fund
Lyndon Rive, Co-Founder and CEO, SolarCity
Ernest Moniz, U.S. Secretary of Energy Read more »

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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Member Social 1/25/16

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Mon, Jan 25 2016 - 6:30pm

Melissa Caen, Contributor, CBS SF (“Mornings with Melissa”); Host, "The Cheat Sheet"; Attorney; Twitter
C.W. Nevius, Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle; Twitter cwnevius
James Taylor, Ph.D., Director of African American Studies and Professor of Political Science, Department of Politics, University of San Francisco

It's a new year—and a presidential election year! Read more »

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Sanjay Patel: Pixar Animator and Author of "Sanjay's Super Team"

Thu, Jan 21 2016 - 7:00pm

Sanjay Patel, Animator; Short Film Director; Author, Sanjay’s Super Team

This is a Good Lit event, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.

In the new short film from Pixar Animation Studios, Sanjay's Super Team, accomplished artist Sanjay Patel uses his own experience to tell the story of a young, first-generation Indian boy whose love for western pop culture comes into conflict with his family’s traditions.

Come learn more about the film that was nominated for an Academy Award in the short films category. Read more »

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Congressman Michael McCaul, Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee

Thu, Jan 21 2016 - 6:30pm

Michael McCaul, U.S. Representative (R-Texas); Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee; Author, Failures of Imagination: The Deadliest Threats to Our Homeland—and How to Thwart Them; Twitter:
Kori Schake, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University—Moderator Read more »

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