Kevin Hunsanger, Co-owner, Green Apple Books Jared Friedman, Co-founder, Scribd Brewster Kahle, Director and Co-founder, Archive.org Dan Clancy, Engineering Director, Google Books Pamela Samuelson, Distinguished Professor, Law and Information, UC Berkeley David Hellman, Associate Librarian, San Francisco State University – Moderator
Matthew Rojansky, Executive Director, Partnership for a Secure America
Some critics in Washington contend that President Obama’s ambition to bring Democrats and Republicans together on foreign policy has failed because it depends on a naive, utopian vision of bipartisanship. Read more »
Lundberg leads a lively discussion of the issues raised during Humanities West’s program “Copernicus, Galileo, and Kepler: Redefining Our Place in the Universe,” being presented at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco on October 2 and 3. Share your thoughts and flex your intellectual muscles with fellow humanities fans.
MLF: Humanities Location: SF Club Office Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m.Read more »
In Galileo’s Footsteps: Edwin Hubble and the Reshaping of Our Universe
Bethany Cobb, Ph.D., NSF Fellow, UC Berkeley
Learn about the great astronomy pioneer Edwin Hubble and how his use of a 100-inch telescope at the Mount Wilson Observatory in California not only resolved the “Great Debate” over the scale of the universe but also provided radical evidence that the universe is expanding.
MLF: Humanities/Science & Technology Location: SF Club Office Time: 5:30 p.m. Read more »
Obama's Agenda for the Arts and Humanities: Stimulating the Cultural Economy
Matthew Tiews, Associate Director, Stanford Humanities Center Ralph Lewin, Executive Director, California Council for the Humanities Josie Talamantez, Director of Grants, California Arts Council Kary Schulman, Director, Grants for the Arts, City of San Francisco Representative of the National Endowment for the Arts TBA
Will this recession leave the arts and the humanities poorer, or p Read more »
It’s smaller than the American plan, but still huge: China has adopted a US$586 billion stimulus package. How is it structured? What do we know about where China's funds are flowing? Are there any opportunities for foreign investors? Sommers, an American attorney who works in Shanghai, will discuss these and other compelling issues.
MLF: Asia-Pacific Affairs/Humanities Location: Club Office Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m.Read more »
Fred Turner, Associate Professor of Communication and Director of the Program in Science, Technology and Society, Stanford University; Author, The Democratic Surround: Multimedia and American Liberalism from World War II to the Psychedelic SixtiesRead more »