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Janine Zacharia and Joel Brinkley: Two Journalists in the Middle East

Fri, Sep 14 2012 - 12:00pm

Janine Zacharia in Conversation with Joel Brinkley

Janine Zacharia, Journalist; News Analyst; Visiting Scholar, Stanford University
Joel Brinkley, Professor of Journalism, Stanford University; Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist

Come hear firsthand experiences from seasoned Middle East reporters. Zacharia was the Washington Post's Jerusalem bureau chief and has reported widely on the Middle East for Bloomberg, Reuters and Washington Week in Review. Read more »

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Peter Gleick: The Future of Our Water - Can We Learn From The Past?

Thu, Sep 13 2012 - 6:00pm

The Future of Our Water:  Can We Learn from the Past?

Peter Gleick, Water Expert; Co-founder, Pacific Institute; MacArthur Fellow Read more »

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Social Capital Markets: Making Meaning Matter

Wed, Sep 12 2012 - 6:00pm

Social Capital Markets: Making Meaning Matter

Paula Goldman, Director, Omidyar Network
Kevin Jones, Founder, Good Capital; Convener, SOCAP
Greg Ulrich, Director, Advisory Services, Hope Consulting
Steve Wright, Vice President, Poverty Insights, Grameen Foundation
Kevin O’Malley, President, TechTalk / Studio – Moderator

SOCAP12 will gather global innovators – investors, foundations, institutions and social entrepreneurs – to celebrate directing the power and eff Read more »

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Dr. Adam Gazzaley: Video Games as Cognitive Enhancers

Mon, Sep 10 2012 - 6:00pm

Video Games As Cognitive Enhancers

Dr. Adam Gazzaley, M.D., Ph.D., Founding Director, Neuroscience Imaging Center, UCSF; Associate Professor of Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry, UCSF

This program is sold out. You can add your name to the waitlist below.

Our brains exhibit an amazing ability to modify both their structure and function in response to new experiences throughout our lives, a phenomenon known as neuroplasticity. Read more »

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The Media & Presidential Politics

Mon, Sep 10 2012 - 6:00pm

The Media and Presidential Politics

Diane Dwyer, News Anchor, NBC Bay Area
Randy Shandobil, Shandobil Communications; Former Political Reporter, KTVU

Another presidential election, another non-presidential process. Monday Night Philosophy welcomes two Bay Area broadcast news reporters to discuss the media's role in shaping presidential politics. Televised politics has certainly shifted emphases and made certain types of politicians obsolete, but has it really been a game changer? Read more »

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Tony Haymet: Understanding the Deep Sea - Oceanography Meets Business

Wed, Sep 5 2012 - 6:00pm

Understanding the Deep Sea: Oceanography Meets Business

Tony Haymet, Director, Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Vice Chancellor for Marine Sciences, and Dean, Graduate School of Marine Sciences, UCSD

Our community is increasingly asking demanding questions on the prediction of the natural world. What useful chemicals will be discovered from the ocean and ocean mud? Will the steady trend in movement of California precipitation from snow to rain continue, or accelerate? Read more »

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Book Discussion: "The Warmth of Other Suns" by Isabel Wilkerson

Tue, Sep 4 2012 - 5:30pm

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

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Maddalena Bearzi: Dolphin Confidential - Confessions of a Field Biologist

Wed, Aug 29 2012 - 6:00pm

Maddalena Bearzi: Dolphin Confidential – Confessions of a Field Biologist

Ph.D., President, Ocean Conservation Society

Ever fantasized about the unique thrill of working among charismatic and clever dolphins in the wild? Come hear renowned scientist Bearzi talk about her experiences at sea, tracing her own evolution as a woman and as a scientist from her earliest travails to her transformation into an advocate for conservation and dolphin protection. Read more »

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The Illusion of Building Green: How our Fight for Responsible Building Design is Falling Short

Tue, Aug 28 2012 - 6:00pm

The Illusion of Building Green: How Our Fight for Environmentally Responsible Building Design Is Falling Short

Rick Chitwood, BSME, HVAC: Insulation Contractor, Field Researcher; Code Writer; Author
Frank Bergamaschi, California Registered Architect, LEED Accredited Professional

The way we approach the marketing of environmental design and technology rarely includes practical, cost saving methods. Often the marketing message is: more money = best energy practices. Read more »

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Rescheduled - The Illusion of Building Green

Mon, Aug 27 2012 - 7:30pm

The Illusion of Building Green: How Our Fight for Environmentally Responsible Building Design Is Falling Short

Rescheduled to August 28. Read more »

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