Berkeleyside Uncharted Evening Ideas Fests

November 14, 2019
6:00pm - 9:00pm
$25 | Tickets
We're bringing the lively, mind-opening conversations of the Berkeleyside Uncharted Ideas Festival to a series of single-evening events, starting in November 2019. Join us for ideas on the edge that challenge your assumptions and thinking. Our Evening Idea Fests are produced with the generous support of North Berkeley Investment Partners. Our first Evening Ideas Fest on Nov. 14 features two extraordinary speakers: Rumman Chowdhury and Anat Shenker-Osorio. Chowdhury will be one of the Professors of Practice at the Pacific School of Religion this academic year. Shenker-Osorio is a leading consultant on political messaging and the host of the Brave New Words podcast. Rumman Chowdhury will be in conversation with Berkeleyside's Lance Knobel about "Artificial Intelligence and the Outsourcing of Moral Responsibility," and Anat Shenker-Osorio will be in conversation with writer Daphne White about "Reframing the Debate for Progressive Victories." It's an evening that is certain to make you think and then, we hope, act.

The Healthiest One at the Table

November 15, 2019
1:00 pm
$25-$35 | Tickets
Addressing both internal and external food bias messages in the course of treatment are not only important aspects of recovery work but are also indicative of long-term cohesive recovery as supported by research. The treatment of adolescents is also inherently a family-oriented process. When family members hold tightly to their own food bias, it can be destructive to the foundation of the work that adolescents have established, and in turn their overall recovery path. This presentation explores how we, as clinicians, can best prepare our clients for the times that they may be the healthiest one at the table.

Europe and the Arctic: Ground Zero for Global Climate Change?

November 15, 2019
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free | Register
How should the European Union respond to the entwined challenges of climate change mitigation, international law, sustainable development, indigenous rights, and security in the Arctic? An interactive conversation moderated by Dr. Andreas Raspotnik, in cooperation with The Arctic Institute, the Norwegian Consulate in San Francisco and the High North Center for Business and Governance, Norway As sea ice retreats from the Arctic, the challenges of governance, sustainable development, human rights, and security intensify. The Arctic is in many senses a unique space, now undergoing unprecedented transformation. Accelerated climate change gravely affects the global climate, making the Arctic the world’s climate change canary in the coal mine. Arctic policy decisions thus matter on a global level. Among major Arctic actors, the European Union is the most likely to exercise a positive influence on the region's development. But will it? Join us for an interactive discussion among experts on contemporary Arctic affairs. They will analyze how the EU can and should respond to these challenges. Researchers, students, professionals, and community members engaged with these questions are warmly invited to join this conversation and ask questions or share their insights. To attend, please register through Once registered, you will receive access to a short analytical essay that provides helpful context for the discussion.

3rd Annual Dr. Alan Lifshay Memorial Lecture, featuring Dr. Louise Aronson

November 20, 2019
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Free |
An evening with Dr Louise Aronson, featuring insights and storytelling from her recently released book, Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, and Reimagining Life, a New York Times non-fiction best seller. Louise Aronson, MD MFA, is a leading geriatrician, writer, educator, professor of medicine and regular contributor to the New York Times and the New England Journal of Medicine among other publications. The event includes a talk, book signing, and snacks. Attendance is free of charge but pre-registration is required. For registration information, email