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Better Health for the World’s Poorest Will Strengthen Global Security

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Wed, Oct 19 2016 - 12:00pm

Dr. Gary Gottlieb, CEO, Partners In Health

While the developed world enjoys economic and social advancement enabled by health-care improvements, millions of people around the world continue to die from 18th and 19th century illnesses. The world’s poorest people deserve access to the modern health care that people in wealthier countries take for granted. We not only can deliver modern health services, we must do so. Global health is a key to global order. Read more »

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Why Presidents Fail and How They Can Succeed Again

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Tue, Oct 18 2016 - 6:00pm

Elaine Kamarck, Professor, Harvard Kennedy School; Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; Author, Why Presidents Fail and How They Can Succeed Again

Elaine Kamarck argues that for most of their lives, Americans have experienced government failure. The idea that government can and will produce results, implement policy, and efficiently govern the nation is met with rolled eyes. Kamarck explores the failings of presidents Carter, Bush and Obama with a bipartisan analysis of how and why each fiasco occurred. Read more »

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Reading Californians Book Discussion Group: Elevation: 6,040, by Earnest J. Finney

Mon, Oct 17 2016 - 6:00pm

Elevation: 6,040 by Earnest J. Finney will be discussed at the next book group meeting Rosco McAdams and his younger brother and sister have always lived with their parents, Sebastian and Moonstar, in an isolated cabin high on a ridge in California's northern Sierra. The children have mostly been home-schooled. However, each year In the spring when Moonstar can't take the snow anymore, she has taken the children down the mountain to a school and has returned back to the small cabin in the late summer. Read more »

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Special Preview: Meet the 17th Annual Brower Youth Award Winners

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Mon, Oct 17 2016 - 6:00pm

Xerxes Libsch, New York, age 17
Susette Onate, Florida, age 17
Karina Gonsalez, Arizona, age 22
Heidi Kritz, Alaska, age 21
Erica Davis, Tennessee, age 22
Will Amos, California, age 21
Rosemary Brower Olsen, Granddaughter of David R. Brower—Moderator Read more »

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Longevity Explorers Discussion Group: Better Aging. You. Your Parents.

Mon, Oct 17 2016 - 2:00pm

Dr. Richard G. Caro, Facilitator Read more »

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Why Russia and Ukraine Fight

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Mon, Oct 17 2016 - 12:00pm

Herman Pirchner, Jr., President, The American Foreign Policy Council Read more »

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Grgich Hills Estate: A Toast to Mike Grgich

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Wed, Oct 12 2016 - 6:00pm

Violet Grgich, Vice President for Sales and Marketing, Grgich Hills Estate
In conversation with Sasha Paulsen, Features Editor, Napa Valley Register

In the 40 years that have passed since he crafted the iconic Chateau Montelena Chardonnay that beat its French counterpart in the famous 1976 Judgment of Paris wine tasting competition, Miljenko "Mike" Grgich has garnered wide acclaim as an industry pioneer while his wines have been served at White House state dinners. Read more »

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From Moldova to Mountain View: Technovation Challenges Girls to Code Solutions to Social Problems

Tue, Oct 11 2016 - 6:00pm

Madhavi Bhasin, Global Partnerships Director, Technovation
Allie Holmes, Events & Engagement Director, Technovation Read more »

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Parkinson’s Disease: Nutritional Therapy

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Tue, Oct 11 2016 - 12:00pm

Steve Blake, Sc.D., Faculty Nutritional Biochemist, Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience; Author, Vitamins and Minerals Demystified and Parkinson’s Disease: Dietary Regulation of Dopamine

Parkinson’s disease involves a deficiency of the neurotransmitter dopamine. Symptoms can include tremor, rigidity and slow movements. In this program, you will learn about changes in dietary protein that have been found to reduce these symptoms by half. Read more »

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The Creative Architect

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Mon, Oct 10 2016 - 6:00pm

Pierluigi Serraino, Architect; Author, The Creative Architect: Inside the Great Midcentury Personality Study
In conversation with John King, Architecture Critic, San Francisco Chronicle Read more »

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