Events Nationwide

[GX LOGO] = Global Exchange event

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 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.
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
 
Oakland,
CA
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
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
Berkeley,
CA
September 19, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
very fall, the Brower Center presents the Art/Act Award & Exhibition, created to honor established artists who have dedicated a significant part of their careers to using art’s unique transformative power in the service of activism. In 2014, the Center recognizes internationally acclaimed sculptor, architectural designer, and ardent environmentalist Maya Lin, known most widely for her Vietnam Veterans Memorial, but whose most recent work has focused on threatened ecosystems.
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.
San Francisco,
CA
September 22, 2014 - 6:00pm
Juan Gonzales, Founder and Editor, El TecolotePaul Kozakiewicz, Publisher, Richmond Review and Sunset BeaconWillie Ratcliff, Publisher, San Francisco Bay ViewGlenn Gullmes, Publisher, West Portal Monthly – Moderator