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2048 Project: Humanity's Agreement to Live Together

Tue, Apr 13 2010 - 6:00pm

2048 Project: Humanity’s Agreement to Live Together

J. Kirk Boyd, Executive Director of the 2048 Project, UC Berkeley School of Law

In 1948, the U.N. General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Because its provisions are not enforceable, its promise has not been fulfilled. Read more »

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Self-Publishing, Part Two: The Nuts + Bolts of Making Books

Mon, Apr 12 2010 - 6:00pm

Self-Publishing – The Nuts and Bolts of Making Books

Lee Foster, Owner, Foster Travel Publishing; Author, The Photographer’s Guide to San Francisco
Joel Friedlander, Proprietor, Marin Bookworks; Blogger, TheBookDesigner.com
V. Vale, Publisher, RE/Search Publications; Founder, Search and Destroy
Paula Hendricks, Founder and Book Designer, Cinnabar Bridge Communications; Author, September in Corrales – Moderator

Book publishing is undergoing a sea change. Read more »

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Kader Abdolah: Writer in Exile

Fri, Apr 9 2010 - 12:00pm

Writer in Exile

Kader Abdolah, Author; U.C. Berkeley Regents Professor in Dutch Studies
Professor Jeroen Dewulf, Queen Beatrix Chair of Dutch Studies at U.C. Berkeley – Moderator

Born and educated in Iran, Abdolah fled to Holland over 20 years ago in pursuit of literary and political freedom. He is a leading Dutch author and has been named as a potential Nobel Prize candidate. Read more »

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Face To Face : How To Work Any Room

Wed, Apr 7 2010 - 6:00pm

Face to Face: How to Work Any Room

This program is sold out

Susan RoAne, Author, Face to Face: How to Reclaim Personal Touch in a Digital World

Have you ever walked into an event and felt uncomfortable? You’re not alone, because 93 percent of adults feel the same way. Read more »

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Self-Publishing, Part One: Options, Directions and Resources

Tue, Apr 6 2010 - 6:00pm

Self-Publishing: Tutorials from the Trenches

Program 1 – Options, Directions and Resources

Lisa Alpine, Publisher, Good to Go Media; Co-author, Self-Publishing Boot Camp Workbook
Peter Beren, Literary Agent; Publishing Consultant; Author, The Writer’s Legal Companion
Carla King, Publisher, Good to Go Media;  Social Media Consultant; Author, Miss Adventuring Series
Paula Hendricks, Founder and Book Designer, Cinnabar Bridge Communic Read more »

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Extinction or Emigration: The Human Future in Space

Mon, Apr 5 2010 - 6:00pm

Extinction or Emigration: The Human Future in Space

George Elias, Author, Breakout into Space

Monday Night Philosophy explores whether homo sapiens can avoid extinction by expanding the biosphere to encompass the entire solar system.  Elias, who is currently working on New Genesis: A Modern Creation Story for Those Leaving Earth, advances reasons why we will become a space-faring species. Read more »

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Is It Time to Reform the U.S. System of Medical School Education?

Mon, Mar 29 2010 - 5:15pm

Is It Time to Reform Medical School Education?

Amin Azzam, M.D., M.A., Department of Psychiatry, UCSF

While the debate on health-care reform has been actively raging in the national news, there has been a parallel and much quieter process of transformation in medical education in the United States. Azzam has had experience in the education of both medical students and early career physicians. Read more »

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Preventing and Transforming Conflicts in Twenty Countries

Thu, Mar 25 2010 - 6:00pm

Preventing and Transforming Conflicts in 20 Countries

John Marks, President and Founder, Search for Common Ground

Join us for a multimedia presentation on the “common ground approach” to conflict transformation. A successful social entrepreneur, Marks will demonstrate how popular culture, including TV and radio soap opera, can be used to prevent violence and promote positive social change. Read more »

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Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD): the New Cardiovascular Epidemic

Tue, Mar 23 2010 - 6:00pm

Peripheral Artery Disease: The New Cardiovascular Epidemic

This program is cancelled

Michael S. Conte, M.D., Professor and Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery, UCSF

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is a condition that results from blockage of arteries in the extremities, affecting between 8 and 12 million Americans and growing. Patients with PAD have 3 times the risk of a heart attack or stroke. Read more »

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10 Sure-fire Communication Tools for Designers and Beyond

Mon, Mar 22 2010 - 6:00pm

Ten Surefire Communication Tools for Designers and Beyond

Sarah B. Nelson, Principal in User Experience, Hot Studio, Inc.

Many potentially wonderful experiences disappoint due to ineffective communication. For designers, effective communication with others is 50 percent of the job but often 0 percent of one’s training. Read more »

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