August 2009

Peter Coyote

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Mon, Aug 31 2009 - 7:00pm

Peter Coyote

Actor; Activist; Author, Sleeping Where I Fall

This event has been cancelled.

Emmy Award-winning narrator and actor Coyote opens up about his lesser-known achievements as an anti-establishmentarian. Read more »

Ananya Roy: Global Poverty, Hopes & Challenges in the New Millennium

Fri, Aug 28 2009 - 12:00pm

Global Poverty: Hopes and Challenges in the New Millennium

Ananya Roy, Ph.D.; Education Director, Blum Center for Developing Economies, UC Berkeley; Author, Poverty Capital

Roy will discuss poverty alleviation in South Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Roy’s organization, the Blum Center, aims to develop “real-world solutions to combat global poverty.”

MLF: Middle East
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 11:30 a.m. Read more »

Judith Orloff: Achieving Emotional Freedom

Wed, Aug 26 2009 - 6:00pm

Achieving Emotional Freedom: How to Stay Positive in Times of Economic Turmoil

Judith Orloff, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA; Author, Emotional Freedom

The world is in the midst of an emotional meltdown. Join best-selling author Orloff to learn how to harness the power of positive emotions and dispel the negative. Read more »

$10 (or less) Wine

Wed, Aug 26 2009 - 6:30pm

$10 (or Less) Wine

Doug Due, Director of Wine and Beer, Grocery Outlet
Chad Richard, Co-founder, Furthermore Wines
Dorian Kendal, Creator, BudgetVino Blog
Courtney Cochran, Founder, Your Personal Sommelier; Author, Hip Tastes: The Fresh Guide to Wine - Moderator

Are you wine-obsessed but afraid that being an oenophile will empty your pockets? Never fear, there’s more available than “two-buck Chuck”! Read more »

The Long Quest for Health Care Reform: A Bay Area Doctor's Belief in Health Care as a Right

Tue, Aug 25 2009 - 6:00pm

The Long Quest for Health Care Reform: A Bay Area Doctor's Belief in Health Care as a Right

Tom Debley, Director, KP Heritage Resources; Author, The Story of Dr. Sidney R. Garfield: The Visionary Who Turned Sick Care into Health Care

From FDR's era to today, the U.S. government has not lived up to many Americans' hopes for universal health-care coverage. With another attempt in the works, one voice has been constant – even now, a quarter century after his death. It¹s that of Sidney Garfield, co-founder of Kaiser Permanente. Read more »

A Cosmic View of the Human Future

Tue, Aug 25 2009 - 6:00pm

A Cosmic View of the Human Future

Nancy Ellen Abrams, Lawyer; Author; Former Fulbright Scholar
Joel R. Primack, Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy, UCSC

Modern cosmology, the study of the universe as a whole, now explains far more than just the Big Bang. It tells us that everything we can see – the stars, gas, even distant galaxies – is only a tiny fraction of what is actually out there. This lecture includes beautiful videos based on observations and supercomputer simulations. Read more »

Ramit Sethi: Building a Bulletproof Personal Finance System

Mon, Aug 24 2009 - 6:00pm

The Psychology of Building a Bulletproof Personal Finance System

Ramit Sethi, Author, I Will Teach You to Be Rich
Cathy Curtis, CFP, Curtis Financial Planning

Personal finance has traditionally been about “no”: No, you can’t buy that latte. No, forget those jeans. Read more »

Lev & Austin Grossman

Fri, Aug 21 2009 - 12:00pm

Lev and Austin Grossman

Lev Grossman, Senior Writer and Book Critic, Time; Author, Codex and The Magicians
Austin Grossman, Writer; Author, Soon I Will Be Invincible

This event has been canceled.

It’s no surprise that Lev and Austin Grossman are so successful. They have a poet father, a novelist mother, and sculptor sister. Read more »

China: Great Power Interrupted

Thu, Aug 20 2009 - 6:00pm

China: Great Power Interrupted

Robert Horrocks, Ph.D., Chief Investment Officer, Matthews International Capital Management, LLC
Uldis Kruze, Associate Professor and Chair, History Department, USF 

As we mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China and the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square incident, China seems stronger than ever. But the recent economic downturn may threaten the ability of China’s leaders to trade economic prosperity for political stability. Read more »

Abhijit Phanse: Technology in the New Economy

Wed, Aug 19 2009 - 6:00pm

Technology in the New Economy

Abhijit Phanse, Managing Partner, Accelon Capital
Andy Rappaport, General Partner, August Capital

Have the fundamental forces of our new economy changed in a lasting manner? Do technology companies need a new playbook? Will the current macro forces redefine funding, exits, operating models, and the role of the U.S. vis-à-vis India, China, Russia, Brazil and Europe over the next decade? Read more »