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The Power of Pull: How Small Moves, Smartly Made, Can Set Big Things in Motion

Wed, Sep 22 2010 - 6:00pm

The Power of Pull: How Small Moves, Smartly Made, Can Set Big Things in Motion

John Seely Brown, Co-chairman, Deloitte Center for the Edge; Author, The Social Life of Information; Former Chief Scientist, Xerox Corp.; Director, Palo Alto Research Center
John Hagel, Co-chairman, Deloitte Center for the Edge; Author, The Only Sustainable Edge
In conversation with Michael Meyer, CEO, Adaptive Path
Kevin O'Malley, President TechTalk / Studio - Moderator

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It's the Way You Say It

Mon, Sep 20 2010 - 6:00pm

It’s the Way You Say It

This program is sold out

Carol Fleming, Speech Consultant; Author, It’s the Way You Say It

We all know that communication is oh-so-much more than a stream of words. Exactly how you say those words, and how you look when you say them, makes all the difference in what message is actually received. Hear stories from Dr. Read more »

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The Roses of Pasadena: Art, Food, and Entrepreneurial Women

Fri, Sep 17 2010 - 9:00am

The Roses of Pasadena:
Art, Food, and Entrepreneurial Women
 

September 17-19, 2010

Sitting at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains, Pasadena has played a key role in California’s history. In 1886, it became the second incorporated city in Southern California after Los Angeles. Today, it is an upscale community with a thriving arts, cultural, and entertainment scene, best known for the Tournament of Roses Parade that takes place every New Year's Day. Read more »

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Africa's Entry into the Information Age

Thu, Sep 16 2010 - 6:00pm

How Africa's Entry into the Information Age Is Changing Its Economic and Political Perspective

Max Seybold, CEO, CherryPal

Through CherryPal, Max is dedicated to changing the world, one computer at a time. He has been succeful where others failed in providing laptop computers that cost less than $100 to millions of Africans. He believes that it’s crucial to bridge the “digital divide”, and make computers affordable for everyone. Read more »

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How the Nature of Data Security Threats Is Changing

Wed, Sep 15 2010 - 6:00pm

How the Nature of Data Security Threats Is Changing

Eva Chen, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Trend Micro, Inc.

This event has been postponed.

Cybercrime against businesses has shifted from acts of vandalism to acts of larceny. Stealth has replaced ingenuity as the dominant characteristic of criminally successful malicious software. Given the proliferation of cyber attacks on businesses, executives must understand how to protect their businesses from potentially crippling damage. Read more »

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Mis-Mapping the Mind

Mon, Sep 13 2010 - 6:00pm

Mis-Mapping the Mind

Kent Grelling, Ph.D., Psychologist

Monday Night Philosophy explores the issues caused by the shift from a highly subjective to a purely descriptive, categorical approach for defining mental illness. Past diagnostic systems relied heavily on unsubstantiated notions about causes, but during the 1970s, developments in the field resulted in favoring new diagnostic systems based upon a checklist of observable symptoms, regardless of cause. Read more »

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Europe's Social Capitalism vs. America's Wall Street Capitalism

Thu, Sep 9 2010 - 6:00pm

Europe's Social Capitalism vs. America's Wall Street Capitalism: Which Has the Better Development Model for the 21st Century?

Steven Hill, Political Writer; Author, Europe’s Promise

Hill contends that a quiet revolution has been occurring in post-World War II Europe:  A world power emerging across the Atlantic that is rewriting the rules for how a modern society should provide economic security, environmental sustainability, and global stability. Read more »

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Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America

Tue, Sep 7 2010 - 6:00pm

Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America

Erika Lee, Associate Professor of History and Asian American Studies, University of Minnesota; Co-author, Angel Island
Judy Yung, Professor Emerita of American Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz; Co-author, Angel Island

Based on extensive new research, Lee and Yung examine the diversity of immigration through Angel Island: Chinese "paper sons," Japanese picture brides, Korean refugee students, South Asian political activists, Russian and Jewish refugees Read more »

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FEMA: Political Football

Wed, Sep 1 2010 - 6:00pm

FEMA: Political Football

Karen Keefer, Retired Senior Program Officer, FEMA

Inside FEMA, decisions are made on how our government will respond to a disaster. What influences those decisions? How does the president decide to declare a disaster? Should the public feel there will be sufficient time to evacuate if there is a nuclear power plant accident? How timely was FEMA's response on 9/11? And what really happened during Hurricane Katrina five years ago? Read more »

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The Taste for Civilization

Tue, Aug 31 2010 - 6:00pm

The Taste for Civilization

Janet A. Flammang, Professor and Chair of Political Science, Santa Clara University; Author, The Taste for Civilization: Food, Politics, and Civil Society

The recent deterioration of family mealtime traditions raises questions about the concomitant lack of civility in America’s political and civil discourse. Are our dining rooms the fundamental education foundation of our civility? Read more »

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