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PressPass - October, 2014

Los Angeles Area:

WHEN: Monday, October 27, 2014, 4:15 pm
HAT: Energy Seminar: Resource Revolution: A Tenfold Increase in Productivity
WHO: Stefan Heck, Consulting Professor, Precourt Institute for Energy
WHERE: NVIDIA Auditorium, Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center, Stanford University
CONTACT: swang24@stanford.edu
SOURCE: http://energyseminar.stanford.edu/node/605
 

WHEN: Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 11:30 am
WHAT: California State Controller Candidate, The Honorable Ashley Swearengin, Mayor, City of Fresno
WHO: The Honorable Ashley Swearengin, Mayor, City of Fresno
WHERE: City Club Los Angeles, CA, 555 South Flower Street, 51st Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90071
CONTACT: 213-628-8141, info@townhall-la.org
SOURCE: http://www.townhall-la.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=1041
 

WHEN: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 6:00 pm
WHAT: Self-Driving Vehicles
WHO: Nidhi Kalra, Information Scientist, RAND Corporation
WHERE: RAND Corporation, 1776 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
CONTACT: events@rand.org
SOURCE: http://www.rand.org/events/2014/10/28.html
 

WHEN: Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 12:00 pm
WHAT: Civil Rights and the Making of the Modern American State
WHO: Author, Megan Ming Francis
WHERE: Haines Hall Dept. Room, Bunche Center Media Room 135, UCLA
CONTACT: 310- 825-7403, Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies
SOURCE: http://happenings.ucla.edu/all/event/141600#additional-info
 

WHEN: Friday, October 31, 2014, 1:30 pm
WHAT: POLÍTICA: The Forced Annexation and Political Incorporation of the Nuevomexicanos, 1821-1871
WHO: Phillip B. (Felipe) Gonzales, Professor and Associate chair of the Department of Sociology, University of New Mexico
WHERE: Haines Hall Dept. Room – Chicano Studies Res Center Library Room, UCLA
CONTACT: 310-825-2363, csrcinfo@chicano.ucla.edu
SOURCE: http://happenings.ucla.edu/all/event/142505
 

San Francisco Bay Area:

WHEN: Monday, October 27, 2014, 6:00 pm
WHAT: TechWomen: Advancing Women’s Leadership in Africa and the Middle East
WHO: Sylvia Mukasa, Chief Executive Officer, GlobalX Investments Ltd, Kenya; Tarimin Kewa, Senior Technical Specialist, Kisero Ltd, Nigeria; Ouafae Alami, Senior Software Engineer, Devoteam Services Maroc, Morocco; Evelyn Zoubi, Founder and CEO of Glanse, and Eileen Brewer, Senior Manager, Symantec – Moderator
WHERE: The Commonwealth Club of California, 595 Market Street, 2nd floor, San Francisco, CA 94105
CONTACT: Riki Rafner, 415-597-6712, rrafner@comonwealthclub.org
SOURCE: http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2014-10-27/techwomen-advancing-women%E2%80%99s-leadership-africa-and-middle-east#sthash.zIV7IYv4.dpuf
 

WHEN: Monday, October 27, 2014, 7:00 pm
WHAT: 100 Years of Politics and Culture in America
WHO: Franklin Foer, Editor, The New Republic and William Drummond, Professor, Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley
WHERE: World Affairs Council Auditorium, 312 Sutter Street, Suite 200, San Francisco 94108
CONTACT: Michele Dilworth, 415-293-4600, mdilworth@worldaffairs.org
SOURCE: http://www.worldaffairs.org/events/event/1363#.VElj1k0U82w
 

WHEN: Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 12:00 pm
WHAT: Can We Put a Price on Good Health? Controlling the Cost of Health Care
WHO: Doug Owens, MD, Henry J. Kaiser, Jr. Professor, and Director of the Center of the Center for Health Policy; Elisabeth Rosenthal, MD, New York Times Senior Writer; and Paul Costello, Chief Communications Officer at Stanford School of Medicine
WHERE: Berg Hall, Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge, 291 Campus Drive, Stanford University, CA 94305
CONTACT: stanfordhealthpolicyforum@stanford.edu
SOURCE: http://med.stanford.edu/healthpolicyforum/event-calendar.html
 

WHEN: Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 12:00 pm
WHAT: Ebola, Child Survival, and the Meaning of Security: Confronting the Political Requirements of Health
WHO: Dr. Paul H. Wise, the Richard E. Behrman Professor of Child Health and Society and Professor of Pediatrics and Health Policy at Stanford University School of Medicine
WHERE: Stanford University, CISAC Central Conference Room, Encina Hall, 2nd Floor, 616 Serra St., Stanford, CA 94305
CONTACT: Catherine McMillan, 650-736-0414, camcmill@stanford.edu
SOURCE: http://cisac.fsi.stanford.edu/events/ebola-child-survival-and-meaning-security-confronting-political-requirements-health
 

WHEN: Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 6:00 pm
WHAT: Chasing Water
WHO: Brian Richter, Chief Water Scientist, The Nature Conservancy; Peter Gleick, President, Co-Founder, The Pacific Institute; and Brooke Barton, Director, Water Program, Ceres
WHERE: The Commonwealth Club of California, 595 Market Street, 2nd floor, San Francisco, CA 94105
CONTACT: Riki Rafner, 415-597-6712, rrafner@commonwealthclub.org
SOURCE: http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2014-10-28/chasing-water

WHEN: Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 12:00 pm
WHAT: The Business Case for Gender Diversity
WHO: Joe Keefe, CEO, Pax World Funds, Pax Ellevate Management, LLC
WHERE: The Commonwealth Club of California, 595 Market Street, 2nd floor, San Francisco, CA 94105
CONTACT: Riki Rafner, 415-597-6712, rrafner@commonwealthclub.org
SOURCE: http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2014-10-29/business-case-gender-diversity

WHEN: Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 6:30 pm
WHAT: Ebola and Tools to Prevent Infectious Diseases
WHO: Donald Francis, Chairman, Executive Director, Co-Founder, Global Solutions for Infectious Diseases
WHERE: Lafayette Library, 3491 Mt. Diablo Boulevard (corner of 1st Street), Lafayette, CA
CONTACT: Michele Dilworth, 415-293-4600, mdilworth@worldaffairs.org
SOURCE: http://www.worldaffairs.org/events/event/1370#.VElljE0U82w

WHEN: Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 6:30 pm
WHAT: In Pursuit of Prosperity: U.S. Foreign Policy in an Era of Resource Scarcity
WHO: Richard L. Engel, Director, Environment and Natural Resources Program, Strategic Futures Group, National Intelligence Council; Amy Luers, Director of Climate Change, Skoll Global Threats Fund; David Reed, Senior Vice President of Policy, World Wildlife Fund; and Moderator, Jane Wales, President and Chief Executive Officer, World Affairs Council
WHERE: World Affairs Council Auditorium, 312 Sutter Street, Suite 200, San Francisco, CA 94108
CONTACT: Michele Dilworth, 415-293-4600, mdilworth@worldaffairs.org
SOURCE: http://www.worldaffairs.org/events/event/1360#.VElnV00U82w
 

WHEN: Thursday, October 30, 2014, 3:30 pm
WHAT: After the Inevitable: Response and Recovery from Catastrophic Cyber Attacks on US Critical Infrastructure
WHO: Paul Stockton, Managing Director of Sonecon, LLC
WHERE: Stanford University, CISAC Central Conference Room, Encina Hall, 2nd Floor, 616 Serra St., Stanford, CA 94305
CONTACT: Catherine McMillan, 650-736-0414, camcmill@stanford.edu
SOURCE: http://cisac.fsi.stanford.edu/events/social-science-seminar-paul-stockton
 

WHEN: Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:00 pm
WHAT: Keystone and Beyond
WHO: David Baker, Energy Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle and John Cushman, Author, Keystone and Beyond, Former Reporter, The New York Times
WHERE: The Commonwealth Club of California, 595 Market Street, 2nd floor, San Francisco, CA 94105
CONTACT: Riki Rafner, 415-597-6712, rrafner@commonwealthclub.org
SOURCE: http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2014-10-30/keystone-and-beyond