October 2009

Esther Brimmer: Partnering with the World at the UN

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Thu, Oct 29 2009 - 6:00pm

Esther Brimmer: Partnering with the World at the UN

Note new time and venue

Esther Brimmer, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of International Organization Affairs

Brimmer will explore how the United States can achieve its foreign policy goals and identify how the United Nations benefits Americans, in a discussion on the administration’s approach to multilateral diplomacy. Read more »

Larry Ellison: An Evening with Larry Ellison

Wed, Nov 4 2009 - 6:00pm

An Evening with Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison, Co-founder and CEO, Oracle Corporation

Alan Murray, Deputy Managing Editor and Executive Editor Online, The Wall Street Journal - Moderator 

This event has been postponed. The SuperFreakonomics program is still taking place.

Location: Fairmont Hotel, Gold Room, 950 Mason St. (at California)
Time: 5 p.m. Read more »

Mireille Guiliano in Silicon Valley

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Thu, Oct 29 2009 - 7:00pm

Mireille Guiliano

Author, French Women Don’t Get Fat and Women, Work, & The Art of Savoir Faire

Best-selling author Guiliano inspired women around the world by sharing the art of joyful living with her first book. Now she takes on the evolving role of women by offering life lessons and empowerment tools to succeed both personally and professionally while still embracing and savoring simple pleasures. Explore Guiliano’s philosophy as she discusses how to build better sense and sensibility for work and life with ultimate fulfillment. Read more »

The Street Food Movement: SF Hearts the Cart

Thu, Oct 29 2009 - 6:30pm

The Street Food Movement: SF Hearts the Cart

Anthony Myint, Mission Street Food
Brian Kimball, Magic Curry Kart
Steven Gdula, Gobba Gobba Hey
Charles Phan, Executive Chef, Slanted Door
Tamara Palmer, Contributor, Pavement Cuisine, SF Weekly – Moderator

These days you can barely walk down some streets without bumping into a taco truck, a sausage stand or the tamale lady. Read more »

Mireille Guiliano: Women, Work & the Art of Savoir Faire

Wed, Oct 28 2009 - 6:00pm

Mireille Guiliano

Author, French Women Don’t Get Fat and Women, Work, & The Art of Savoir Faire

Jane Ganahl, Co-director, Litquake Festival; Author, Naked on the Page - Moderator 

Best-selling author Guiliano inspired women around the world by sharing the art of joyful living with her first book. Now she takes on the evolving role of women by offering life lessons and empowerment tools to succeed both personally and professionally while still embracing and savoring simple pleasures. Read more »

Haleh Esfandiari: One Woman's Story of Captivity in Iran

Wed, Oct 28 2009 - 12:00pm

Iran: My Prison, My Home

Haleh Esfandiari, Founder and Director, Woodrow Wilson Center’s Middle East Program; Author, My Prison, My Home: One Woman’s Story of Captivity in Iran

Renowned Iranian journalist and scholar Esfandiari was forced to leave the country and settled in the U.S. during the 1979 revolution. Over the years, she returned to visit family members, but during a 2006 visit she was told by officials that she was under investigation and could not leave the country. Read more »

Rick Steves in San Francisco

Wed, Oct 28 2009 - 12:00pm

Rick Steves

Travel Host, PBS; Author, Travel as a Political Act

Spending four months a year overseas, Steves believes that thoughtful travel can expand our world view and shape how we address the political challenges that confront our country. This popular speaker returns to The Club to provide a unique perspective on how the other 96 percent of humanity views our country and why we should “challenge truths we were raised to think were self-evident” in order to become citizens of the planet. Read more »

Rick Steves in Silicon Valley

Wed, Oct 28 2009 - 7:00pm

Rick Steves

Travel Host, PBS; Author, Travel as a Political Act

Spending four months a year overseas, Steves believes that thoughtful travel can expand our world view and shape how we address the political challenges that confront our country. This popular speaker returns to The Club to provide a unique perspective on how the other 96 percent of humanity views our country and why we should “challenge truths we were raised to think were self-evident” in order to become citizens of the planet. Read more »

Haleh Esfandiari in Silicon Valley

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Tue, Oct 27 2009 - 7:00pm

Iran: My Prison, My Home

Note new venue!

Haleh Esfandiari, Founder and Director, Woodrow Wilson Center’s Middle East Program; Author, My Prison, My Home: One Woman’s Story of Captivity in Iran

Susanne Pari, Author, The Fortune Catcher - Moderator

Renowned Iranian journalist and scholar Esfandiari was forced to leave the country and settled in the U.S. during the 1979 revolution. Read more »

Rich Benjamin

Tue, Oct 27 2009 - 12:00pm

Rich Benjamin

Senior Fellow, Demos; Author, Searching for Whitopia

Benjamin has observed a migration phenomenon in which white people are choosing to leave their increasingly diverse neighborhoods for small towns known as “Whitopias.” Benjamin lived in three of the fastest growing Whitopian enclaves in Georgia, Idaho and Utah. He outlines the forces that have created these areas and discusses the psychological and cultural implications that could change the future of the country. Read more »