September 11, 2014 - 6:00pm
Louis Schubert, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, Social Sciences Department, City College of San Francisco.
September 12, 2014 - 8:00am - September 13, 2014 - 8:00am
Join Global Exchange at the 2014 Justice Begins with Seeds Conference in Portland, Oregon September 12-13.
Global Exchange's Executive Director, Carleen Pickard will be joining Elizabeth Swager from the Oregon Fair Trade Coalition on both a plenary and for an extended workshop discussing the Trans-Pacific Partnership – a free trade deal currently under negotiations, and explore how these type of deals impact our concerns about food sovereignty and GMOs.
September 12, 2014 - 12:00pm
George Marshall, Author, Don’t Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate ChangeDacher Keltner, Professor of Psychology, UC Berkeley
Abundant scientific evidence demonstrates that climate disruption is happening in all 50 states now and many Americans are directly experiencing impacts. Yet many people are failing to do all they can to reduce carbon pollution and build a resilient future. Are we mad? Or are we simply human?
September 14, 2014 - 9:30am - September 15, 2014 - 9:30am
“The Future of Human Rights in Africa”,with Dr.Walter Turner, scholar, author, journalist and co-author of “No Easy Victories: African Liberation and American Activists over a half-century: 1950 to 2000.” Dr. Turner also hosts a radio show every Monday evening on KPFA called “Africa Today”.
Light breakfast offered for slight fee.
September 14, 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Michael McFaul will draw upon his experiences as the former US ambassador to Russia and special assistant to President Barack Obama on the National Security Council to discuss the diplomatic challenges that face the United States going forward. He has conducted research and been engaged with Eastern European and Soviet Union history, politics and foreign policy since his time as a student at Stanford and in St Petersburg, and while earning his doctoral degree as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford.
September 15, 2014 - 9:00am
Deepak Chopra, M.D., Mind-Body Physician; Author, The Soul of LeadershipRinaldo Brutoco, President, Chopra Foundation; Founding President, World Business Academy; Author, Freedom from Mid-East OilGreg Dalton, Host and Founder, Climate One – Moderator
September 15, 2014 - 6:00pm
Katie Fehrenbacher, Reporter, GigaOmDavid Crane, CEO, NRG
Amazon, Apple, Google and your local power company: One of these things is not like the other. But NRG Energy executive David Crane says utilities should aspire to be in league with the strongest tech brands. What’s at stake? Electric companies must quickly find innovative ways to deliver clean and affordable energy, or more severe weather will destabilize the global economy. Government regulation alone won’t get the job done.
September 16, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
September 17, 2014 - 7:00pm
An Animated Conversation with Noam Chomsky
"Noam Chomsky and Michel Gondry are "a charmingly unpredictable, appealing match...This is a movie that celebrates the life of a great mind and makes a case for the mind that knows less but keeps on asking."--Manohla Dargis, New York Times
September 18, 2014 - 7:30pm
“Our relationship with nature has changed…radically, irreversibly, but by no means all for the bad. Our new epoch is laced with invention. Our mistakes are legion, but our talent is immeasurable.”
– Diane Ackerman
“Diane Ackerman’s vivid writing, inexhaustible stock of insights, andunquenchable optimism have established her as a national treasure and as one of our greatest authors...If you haven’t read her previous books, you’re now about to become addicted to Diane Ackerman.”
- Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel