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Joel Brinkley - Israel and the Arab Spring

Mon, Sep 19 2011 - 6:00pm

Israel and the Arab Spring

Joel Brinkley, Journalism Professor, Stanford University; Foreign Affairs Columnist

John Diaz, Editorial Page Editor, San Francisco Chronicle - Moderator

Former New York Times Israel bureau chief and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Brinkley will take us inside his recent working trip to the Middle East, where he covered a tour of U.S. and European officials in the Middle East and interviewed several senior, regional leaders. Read more »

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Dr. Robert A. Pastor: The North American Idea - A Vision of a Continental Future

Mon, Sep 19 2011 - 12:00pm

The North American Idea: A Vision of a Continental Future

Dr. Robert A. Pastor, Professor of International Relations and Founder and Director, Center for North American Studies, American University; Author, The North American Idea

To compete against a rising Asia and a united Europe, former National Security Council official Pastor proposes that the United States seek a deeper form of collaboration with its two neighbors and largest trading partners, Canada and Mexico. Read more »

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California Common Sense

Thu, Sep 15 2011 - 12:00pm

California Common Sense

Dakin Sloss, President, California Common Sense (CACS)
Joe Lonsdale, Chairman of the Board, CACS; Silicon Valley Entrepreneur and Investor
Evan Storms, Research Director, CACS

Stanford alumni and students positing that 21st-century technology could both illuminate the sources of California's state government dysfunction and eliminate at least some of them formed California Common Sense in 2010. Read more »

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Piotr D. Moncarz, Ph.D.: A New Energy Paradigm for the European Union and East-Central Europe?

Wed, Sep 14 2011 - 6:00pm

A New Energy Paradigm for the European Union and East-Central Europe?

Piotr D. Moncarz, Ph.D., Consulting Professor, Stanford University; Principal Engineer and Corporate Vice President, Exponent; Chairman, U.S.-Polish Trade Council

Moncarz presents a global economic perspective on the European Union’s dream of clean, efficient and renewable energy: Where is it within the climate challenge of coal, politicized natural gas supply and nuclear power? Will the huge amount of shale gas being developed by U.S. firms in Poland tilt the scale? Read more »

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Software Alchemy and the Arc of Technology

Tue, Sep 13 2011 - 6:00pm

Software Alchemy and the Arc of Technology

Alan Cooper, President and Founder, Cooper; Author, The Inmates Are Running the Asylum and About Face

In conversation with Chris Shipley, CEO, Guidewire Group; Former Executive Producer, DEMO Conference Read more »

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The Ideas Underlying Silicon Valley's Success

Mon, Sep 12 2011 - 6:00pm

The Ideas Underlying Silicon Valley's Success

This event is sold out.

Dan Cooperman, Former General Counsel; Apple and Oracle
Mark Tuttle, Former Entrepreneur
Fred Turner, Associate Professor of Communications, Stanford University; Author, From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital Utopianism
Read more »

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: The Scourge of Our Modern Lifestyles. Novel Treatment

Thu, Sep 8 2011 - 6:00pm

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: The Scourge of Our Modern Lifestyles - Novel Treatment

This event has been canceled.

Dr. Bruce McCormack, M.D., Director/Neurosurgeon, The Neurospine Institute

The crippling effects of carpal tunnel syndrome afflict about 5 percent of us, mostly women. Championing the advancement of minimally invasive CTS surgical technique, McCormack discusses the implications of his new project, The MANOS system. Read more »

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The Real Cost of Retirement Living (Equity, Non Equity, Rental)

Wed, Sep 7 2011 - 5:15pm

The Real Costs of Retirement Community Living

Elizabeth Krivatsy, Elder Law Attorney; Estate Planner
Candiece Lindstrom, Director of Marketing, The Sequoias, San Francisco.

Get the facts about your retirement living options – whether equity, non-equity or rental. There are so many choices. What are the different business models? Why does this matter to you? What are the age, health and financial qualifications for admission? What does it cost to apply? What are the other one-time costs? Read more »

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Frances Moore Lappe: EcoMind

Tue, Sep 6 2011 - 6:00pm


Frances Moore Lappé, Author, Diet for a Small Planet Read more »

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"The Great Crash 1929" by John Kenneth Galbraith

Tue, Sep 6 2011 - 5:30pm

The Great Crash 1929

This program is sold out

We will discuss The Great Crash 1929 by John Kenneth Galbraith. This classic history of the most memorable year in America’s financial history has never been out of print since its publication in 1955. Galbraith, a noted economist and U.S. diplomat, wrote a new introduction in 1997, drawing parallels between the Great Crash and the great bull market of the 1990s. Read more »

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