Joel Brinkley, Journalism Professor, Stanford University; Foreign Affairs Columnist
John Diaz, Editorial Page Editor, San Francisco Chronicle - Moderator
Former New YorkTimes 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »