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.
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 »
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, 2312Read more »
Melissa Caen, Contributor, CBS SF (“Mornings with Melissa”); Host, "The Cheat Sheet"; Attorney; Twitter @melissacaen1 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 »
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 »
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: @RepMcCaul Kori Schake, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University—Moderator Read more »