May 2009

Suzy Welch in Conversation with Jack Welch

Mon, May 11 2009 - 6:00pm

Suzy Welch in Conversation with Jack Welch

This program is sold out

Suzy Welch, Columnist,  O, The Oprah Magazine; Author, 10-10-10: A Life Transforming Idea
Jack Welch, Business Commentator/Syndicated Columnist; Former CEO, General Electric
 
In today's accelerated world, with its competing priorities, information overload and confounding options, we can all use a compass, a guiding strategy to help navigate the parade of life decisions: Should I Read more »

Michael Kaiser: Maintaining a Healthy Arts Organization

Mon, May 11 2009 - 5:15pm

Maintaining a Healthy Arts Organization: The Art of the Turnaround

Michael Kaiser, President, John F. Kennedy Center; Author, The Art of the Turnaround: Creating and Maintaining Healthy Arts Organizations
Cora Mirikitani, President and CEO, Center for Cultural Innovation

Author of the highly acclaimed The Art of the Turnaround, Kaiser helped major arts organizations move from trauma to triumph. He will discuss with arts leader Mirikitani how organizations can grow and thrive, even in troubling times. Read more »

Abraham Lowenthal: Global California

Fri, May 8 2009 - 12:00pm

Global California: How to Succeed in a Time of Troubles

This program is cancelled

Abe Lowenthal, Professor of Ethics, Globalization and Development, USC; President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Pacific Council on International Policy; Author, Global California

California is at the cutting edge of technological change, demographic transformation and international engagement. Read more »

David A. Kessler: The End of Overeating

Fri, May 8 2009 - 12:00pm

The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the American Appetite

David A. Kessler, M.D., Former Commissioner, U.S. Federal Drug Administration; Professor of Medicine, UCSF

Drawing on years of extensive research and interviews with medical experts and industry insiders, Kessler tears the brightly colored packaging off the food business to reveal the startling cultural, biological and psychological influences that have produced a nation of people hardwired to overeat. Read more »

Canon Andrew White: Vicar of Baghdad

Thu, May 7 2009 - 12:00pm

Vicar of Baghdad

Canon Andrew White, Anglican Activist Vicar

White, leader of St. George’s Church, the last Anglican Church in Iraq, has been described as the most distinguished Christian working in the Middle East. He works closely with the U.S. government and with Israel, the Palestinians and Iraq. Read more »

Willie Brown: Annual Lecture

Thu, May 7 2009 - 6:00pm

Willie Brown: Annual Lecture on Political Trends

This program is sold out

Two-term mayor of San Francisco, speaker of the CA State Assembly and regarded as one of the most influential African-American politicians of the late 20th century, Brown has been at the center of politics, government and civic life for more than four decades. Read more »

Wendy Kopp: Eliminating Education Inequality

Wed, May 6 2009 - 6:00pm

Eliminating Education Inequality

Wendy Kopp, CEO and Founder, Teach for America; Author, One Day, All Children

Kathryn Baron, Journalism Fellow, Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Race, Ethnicity and Diversity, UC Berkeley; Past Host, "The California Report," KQED; Six-Time Winner, Education Writer Association’s National Awards for Education Reporting; Recipient, Armstrong Award for Radio Documentary - Moderator

Kopp wrote her thesis on the idea of creating a national corps of recent co Read more »

Keith Goldstein: The Majesty of the Himalayas

Wed, May 6 2009 - 6:00pm

The Majesty of the Himalayas: An Undiscovered Asia Series

Keith Goldstein, Co-founder, Nepal S.E.E.D.S.

Witness the mystique of Nepal through Goldstein’s stunning presentation: the mountains, the religions and its people. Nepal’s difficult terrain and its relatively new opening to foreign visitors have helped preserve the country’s beauty. Goldstein first visited Nepal in 1986 and has returned 10 times. He co-founded Nepal S.E.E.D.S. to address some of the needs in Nepal including education, the environment and clean drinking water. Read more »

New Members Reception & Open House

Tue, May 5 2009 - 6:00pm

New Members Reception and Open House

Celebrate The Club’s newest members with a fun and delicious party! Are you new to The Club? Come learn more about all The Club has to offer – from volunteer opportunities, travel destinations and free language groups to the high-quality programs you expect from us. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, wine and the company of Club members, volunteers and staff.

MEMBERS ONLY + 1 guest
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30–7:30 p.m. Read more »

Patrick J. Yam: The Economic Crisis

Mon, May 4 2009 - 6:00pm

The Economic Crisis of 2008+: Deleveraging of a Nation

This program is sold out

Patrick J. Yam, CEO, Sensei Partners LLC; Macro-Economist; Investor; Academician; Author

What caused today’s recessionary economy? How did we get here, and what’s next? Diverse information from various media often challenges clarity and exacerbates confusion. Confusion adds fear and apprehension, overriding corporate and household decisions. Read more »