September 2009

Thomas Frank

Tue, Sep 8 2009 - 6:30pm

Thomas Frank

Founding Editor, The Baffler; Author, What's the Matter with Kansas and The Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Ruined Government, Enriched Themselves, and Beggared the Nation

Following in the steps of H.L. Mencken, Frank offers a candid look at what he sees as the missteps and corruption that have confronted our country since the earliest days of the Republican revolution. Read more »

Robert Flynn Johnson: Hunted and Gathered

Thu, Sep 3 2009 - 6:00pm

Hunted and Gathered: Adventures in Collecting as Seen in “The Face in the Lens: Anonymous Photography”

This program has been postponed

Robert Flynn Johnson, Curator Emeritus, Achenbach Foundation for the Graphic Arts, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Searching out the unexpected, Johnson has gathered images from photographers whose identities have been lost in time. Read more »

Galvanize Your Colleagues with Powerful Storytelling

Tue, Sep 1 2009 - 6:00pm

Galvanize Your Colleagues with Powerful Storytelling

Ruth Halpern, President, Halpern & Associates

Whether you're speaking in a boardroom, a PTA meeting or an informal gathering, a business narrative that includes people, places and a specific timeline can be more persuasive than the most dazzling PowerPoint, and more memorable than a 12-point action plan. Effective stories captivate listeners and make them part of the action. Read more »

Reza Aslan: Islamic Identity in America

Tue, Sep 1 2009 - 6:00pm

Reza Aslan: Islamic Identity in the United States

Reza Aslan, Author, How to Win a Cosmic War: God, Globalization, and the End of War on Terror

Jonathan Curiel, Journalist, San Francisco Chronicle; Author, Al’ America: Travels through America’s Arab and Islamic Roots - Moderator

What does being Muslim in the United States mean today? U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East greatly affects the everyday relations for Muslims living in the United States. Read more »