EARTH DAY: Dave Johnson on Climate Change, Activism, Stanford Law School, Biden's Build Back Better Policies, Silicon Valley Tech Companies, Design, and The Role of Civil Disobedience

A World of Difference

Apr 22 2022 • 1 hr 7 mins


https://law.stanford.edu/directory/david-johnson/ (Dave Johnson) is a lawyer, teacher and writer. He has served as general counsel for several tech companies in Silicon Valley across the last twenty years. For the last decade he has held teaching and research posts at Stanford Law School, as well as the Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. Dave’s client list included some of the biggest names in science and technology: Apple, Caliper, Google, McKesson, and https://computerhistory.org (The Computer History Museum). He has testified before Congress and the California Assembly on technology policy matters, and as expert witness on intellectual property in federal court. His most recent article, Design for Legal Systems, was published by the Singapore Academy of Law in Spring 2021. For his JSM degree in Environmental Law and Policy at https://law.stanford.edu/directory/david-johnson/ (Stanford), Dave’s thesis examined software design methods and their potential to improve global environmental policy, especially with respect to climate change. He is currently working on a book titled Climate Activism by Design, bringing design principles to bear on citizen activists responding to corporate and government inaction on this immediate, existential crisis facing all of humankind. WEBSITE: https://www.climate-activist.com (https://www.climate-activist.com) LEGAL BIO: http://law.stanford.edu/directory/david-johnson (law.stanford.edu/directory/david-johnson) DESIGN BIO: http://dschool.stanford.edu/team-member?name=david-johnson (dschool.stanford.edu/team-member?name=david-johnson) EMAIL: dwj@law.stanford.edu PHONE: 650.544.8108  DESIGN FOR LEGAL SYSTEMS: https://climate-activist.com/about (https://climate-activist.com/about) The A World of Difference Podcast is brought to you in partnership with https://www.missioalliance.org/ (Missio Alliance). Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. Rate, review and share this podcast with anyone that would love to listen.   Find Us Online: https://www.instagram.com/aworldof.difference/ (@aworldof.difference) on Instagram and https://www.facebook.com/A-World-of-Difference-613933132591673/ (A World of Difference) on Facebook, on Twitter at https://twitter.com/loriadbr (@loriadbr) & on Clubhouse https://www.joinclubhouse.com/@loriadbr (@loriadbr).https://linktr.ee/aworldofdifference (https://linktr.ee/aworldofdifference) or http://loriadamsbrown.com/ (loriadamsbrown.com)Interested in one-on-one or group coaching on how to live a life that makes a difference? Check out: https://www.loriadamsbrown.com/coaching (https://www.loriadamsbrown.com/coaching) https://www.patreon.com/aworldofdifference (Become a patron of this podcast), and enjoy free merch. Join other patrons of this podcast at https://www.patreon.com/aworldofdifference (Patreon). Mentioned in this episode: Help with life, career, and family- Coaching with Lori This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy