Bay Area Events

[GX LOGO] = Global Exchange event

San Francisco,
CA
September 4, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Asia has enjoyed dramatic growth over recent decades and will continue to prosper in the years to come. However, critical issues still face the region that may challenge its rise, including: lack of transparency and accountability in government; rising income inequality; exclusion of women from political and economic life; ethnic and religious conflict; access to justice and human rights; and climate change, disaster management and water resource management.
Berkeley,
CA
September 5, 2014 - 6:00pm
Join the Latin American Scientific Society of Agroecology (SOCLA) in collaboration with the Berkeley Food Institute and Food First for a public event to interact with leading agroecologists from Brasil, Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru. Our visitors will update us on the agroecological technical and policy advances in various countries and the challenges to achieve food sovereignity in the midst of a globalized economy, corporate control of the food system and climate change. Agroecology in Latin America
San Francisco,
CA
September 6, 2014 - 4:00pm
    The Ubuntu Coffee Cooperative and Mama Art Café Present: Connected by Coffee A Documentary Film by Aaron and Chelsea Dennis   This event is a Fundraiser for small scale coffee farming cooperatives that have lost devastating portions of their coffee to Leaf Rust Fungus brought on by climate change.    All proceeds from the event will benefit Cooperative Las Marias 93 in El Salvador who lost 80% of their crop and
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 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.