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2019 CHINA Town Hall
Nov 18, 2019 at 3:00 pm

2019 CHINA Town Hall

Join communities across the U.S. for the thirteenth annual CHINA Town Hall that provides Americans a nuanced understanding of U.S.-China relations. A national webcast of a panel of China experts will be followed by a local town hall discussion.

Polluting the Ganges: A Book Talk & Discussion
Nov 18, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Polluting the Ganges: A Book Talk & Discussion

Join us for a conversation with Sudipta Sen, professor of history at the University of California, Davis, as he discusses how the Ganges River is jeopardized by climate change and environmental pollution on Monday, November 18 from 4 - 6 p.m.

Polluting the Ganges: A Book Reading and Discussion
Nov 18, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Polluting the Ganges: A Book Reading and Discussion

Join us for a book reading and discussion of “Ganges: the Many Pasts of an Indian River” with Sudipta Sen, Professor of History at the University of California, Davis.

The Bishop and  The Imam “A Conversation on Immigration”
Nov 18, 2019 at 6:00 pm

The Bishop and The Imam “A Conversation on Immigration”

The Eugene M. Burke Lectureship on Religion and Society

Birch Aquarium’s Perspectives Lectures: Exploring the Earth Under the Sea
Nov 18, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Birch Aquarium’s Perspectives Lectures: Exploring the Earth Under the Sea

Birch Aquarium’s Perspectives Lectures: Exploring the Earth Under the Sea: Over 50 years of Scientific Seafloor Drilling with Paleontologist Dick Norris.

Nov 19, 2019 at 8:00 am

Time Agility: The New Reality of Productivity

This workshop will help you assess your approach to managing time & energy, to identify the time wasters that decrease your effectiveness, develop a system and discover another way of increasing your agility.

Carnival in the Zen Temple
Nov 19, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Carnival in the Zen Temple

Guest speaker, Ben Van Overmeire, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Duke Kunshan University, on “Carnival in the Zen Temple: A Bakhtinian interpretation of Janwillem van de Wetering’s Afterzen.”

Archaeology in Israel—Land and Sea at Scripps
Nov 20, 2019 at 8:00 am

Archaeology in Israel—Land and Sea at Scripps

Scripps Center for Marine Archaeology & the Israel Antiquities Authority invite you to: Israel Archaeology Land and Sea Lightning Sessions with over 20 Israeli Archaeologists.

Nov 20, 2019 at 8:00 am

Coaching and Mentoring: Bringing Out the Best in Others

This training will provide all managers and supervisors with the tools to effectively conduct performance enhancement discussions.

Here’s What Everyone Wants to Know About Russian Meddling
Nov 20, 2019 at 1:30 pm

Here’s What Everyone Wants to Know About Russian Meddling

Whether you are a conservative or liberal, Democrat or Republican, there are many questions on the topic of Russia’s reported meddling in the 2016 election. These questions and more will be answered by expert political scientists at UC San Diego.

Aging Populations and Dementia—A Global Challenge
Nov 21, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Aging Populations and Dementia—A Global Challenge

Dr. Jinkook Lee will introduce the Harmonized Cognitive Aging Project (HCAP) protocol. She will also discuss various country’s national dementia strategies and their potential implications.

Nov 22, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Physicalism and the Identity of Identity Theories

Invited speaker Professor Samuel Elgin on “Physicalism and the Identity of Identity Theories.”

25 Years of Religions in the Public Sphere
Nov 26, 2019 at 11:00 am

25 Years of Religions in the Public Sphere

Invited guest speaker José Casanova, Georgetown University, on “25 Years of Religions in the Public Sphere: Retrospective and Prospective Reflections.”

The Past and Future of Political Reform in China
Dec 2, 2019 at 4:00 pm

The Past and Future of Political Reform in China

30 years on, activist Wang Dan reflects on the pro-democracy movement in 1989 and discusses prospects of reform of the Chinese Communist Party in the context of political corruption and social tensions, in a conversation with Professor Victor Shih.

Dec 3, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Negotiation

In this workshop, we will familiarize ourselves with the science of negotiation and will then use a hands-on approach of role-playing exercises to help you develop your own style and learn for yourself the art of negotiation.