Bay Area Events

[GX LOGO] = Global Exchange event

Berkeley,
CA
August 27, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm
  UK filmmaker Candida Brady's documentary Trashed, featuring actor Jeremy Irons looks at the growing global crisis of trash, highlighting how human health and the environment are threatened by the pollution from burning and discarding waste.
San Francisco,
CA
September 8, 2014 - 12:00pm
  Dr. Kelly has published widely, including books on Shakespeare and papers on dramaturgy and cultural engagement. She will discuss her work in teaching and leadership at many different Saudi universities. Kelly's next book will record the experiences of Saudi Arabia's female leaders in a society that is still rigidly masculinist. Cost: $20 non-members, MEMBERS FREE, students free (with valid ID) 
San Francisco,
CA
September 11, 2014 - 6:00pm
  Louis Schubert, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, Social Sciences Department, City College of San Francisco.
San Francisco,
CA
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?
San Francisco,
CA
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.  
San Francisco,
CA
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
San Francisco,
CA
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.
San Francisco,
CA
September 16, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
 
Berkeley,
CA
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
San Francisco,
CA
September 22, 2014 - 9:30am
  “An End to Loneliness and Intervention for Justice forthe Intersex Child” Anne Tamar-Mattis, Executive Director of Advocates for Informed Choice, discusses needless and cruel surgeries done without permission on intersex children long before their true gender has become evident, and the work of AIC to remedy a history of injustice for dual sex or intersex children and adults. Light breakfast offered for slight fee.