Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival

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Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Lance Knobel
09.05.2017

Dan Mulhern is a nationally recognized expert in the fields of leadership, gender and organizational culture. Now teaching courses on leadership, organizational behavior and public policy at the Haas School of Business and Boalt Law School at UC Berkeley, Mulhern leverages his experience to offer valuable insight on the leadership and cultural changes happening in today’s

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Lance Knobel
08.31.2017

Pam Kurtz is a single mom of two teen-aged daughters. She grew up in rural Michigan, about 18 miles from the Indiana border.  She was raised as a Roman Catholic; one of 9 children – third from the youngest. She earned her BA in Political Science from UCLA and graduated from law school. She practiced law

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Lance Knobel
08.31.2017

Wes Enzinna is a senior editor and writer at Mother Jones. His reportage and essays on conflict, culture, and politics also appear in the New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, and the London Review of Books.

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Lance Knobel
09.17.2017

Alan Schlosser has litigated numerous landmark cases during his decades-long tenure at the ACLU, including Rodriguez v. California Highway Patrol and California First Amendment Coalition v. Woodford. He joined the ACLU-NC as Staff Counsel in 1976 and served as Managing Attorney from 1994 to 2000. In 2001, Schlosser took on the role of Legal Director, overseeing the affiliate’s

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Lance Knobel
08.31.2017

David Wiegand is an assistant managing editor and TV critic for the San Francisco Chronicle. A native of Rochester, N.Y., he holds a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s in journalism from American University in Washington, D.C. He joined The Chronicle in 1992 as a copy editor with the arts section and became entertainment

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Aaron Joseph
07.24.2017

Healthright 360 is the result of the merger of the Haight Asbury Free Clinics and Walden House. It offers primary care, mental health and substance abuse services to underserved communities. Eisen’s own background is unusual, since she first came to Walden House to seek help for her own heroin addiction. She graduated from that program

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Aaron Joseph
08.27.2015

Lisa Aliferis is Senior Communications Officer of the California Health Care Foundation…Read More

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Aaron Joseph
07.24.2017

Ronald Rael holds the Eva Li Memorial Chair in Architecture and is Chair of the Masters of Architecture Committee at UC Berkeley. He is an applied architectural researcher, design activist, author, and thought leader in the fields of additive manufacturing and earthen architecture. In 2014 his creative practice, Rael San Fratello (with architect Virginia San

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Aaron Joseph
09.25.2014

Frances Dinkelspiel is a co-founder of Berkeleyside, Berkeley’s online newspaper…Read More

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Lance Knobel
08.15.2017

Jennifer Riel is an adjunct professor at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, specializing in creative problem solving. Her focus is on helping people, from undergraduate students to business executives, to create better choices, more of the time. Jennifer is the co-author of Creating Great Choices: A Leader’s Guide to Integrative Thinking (with

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