Reverend Sally Bingham, Interfaith Power and Light Senior Rabbi Stephen Pearce, Temple Emanu-El
What would Jesus say about climate change? What does the Torah say about stewardship of God's creation? Leaders from different religious traditions discuss how their respective philosophies and scriptures guide their approach to today's energy challenges. They'll also address how congregations around the country are getting involved in the movement to build a cleaner energy future. Read more »
Ethical Imperative of America’s Involvement in the World
James A. Baker III, Former U.S. Secretary of State
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The man who played a crucial role in crafting American policy over the last four decades returns to the spotlight for a candid discussion of the ethical concerns that must guide U.S. foreign policy. A Republican Party powerhouse player since the 1970s, James A. Read more »
How Science Inspired Democracy in the Modern World
Timothy Ferris, Former Editor, Rolling Stone; Professor Emeritus, U.C. Berkeley
Ferris argues that just as the scientific revolution rescued billions from poverty, fear, hunger and disease, the Enlightenment values it inspired have swelled the number of persons living in free democratic societies from fewer than 1 percent of the world population in 1600 to over a third today.
California Media In Crisis: Who Will Hold California Institutions Accountable?
Sandy Close, Executive Director, New America Media Stuart Drown, Executive Director, Little Hoover Commission Mark Katches, Editorial Director, California Watch Martin Reynolds, Editor, Oakland Tribune David Lauter, Assistant Managing Editor, Los Angeles Times Louis Freedberg, Director, California Watch – Moderator
Molly McKay, Media Director, Marriage Equality USA Jennifer Morse, President and Founder, Ruth Institute at the National Organization for Marriage Therese Stewart, Chief Deputy City Attorney, San Francisco; Attorney for the plaintiffs in current court case challenging Prop. Read more »
Historian; Author, The Modern Presidency and the National Security State
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Wills argues that the atomic bomb paved the way for presidential authority that has “enfeebled” Congress and the courts, and that reached its apex with George W. Bush. Wills will frame the postwar period in a new light in his aim to sound an alarm about a continued threat to our Constitution and the balance of power. Read more »
Emily Adler, Partnership Director, Alliance for Climate Education Louis Blumberg, Director, California Climate Change, The Nature Conservancy Tony Brunello, Deputy Secretary for Climate Change and Energy, California Natural Resources Agency Leslie Durschinger, Managing Partner, Terra Global Capital Caitlin Grey, Student, Alameda High School Dan JacobsonRead more »
Crisis and Command: Presidential Power in the 21st Century
John Yoo, Law Professor, UC Berkeley; Author, Crisis and Command
Allen Weiner, Co-director, International Law Program, Stanford Law School - Moderator
At the Department of Justice, Yoo played a large and controversial role in shaping the Bush administration’s policy in the war on terrorism, arguing that prisoner of war status under the Geneva Conventions does not apply to “enemy combatants.” He further asserted executive authority to undertake “en Read more »
The Economy: What Government Must Do to Promote Recovery
Tom Campbell, Republican U.S. Senate Candidate; Former U.S. Congressman; Former Dean, Haas School of Business; Former California Director of Finance
Fresh from his decision to switch from the gubernatorial race to the U.S. Senate race, Republican candidate and economics Ph.D. Campbell says that his experience as state finance director in 2004-2005 - when California had a balanced budget - can help lead the state out of its current fiscal crisis. Read more »