January 2010

Tom Campbell: The Economy: National and California--What Government Must Do To Promote Recovery

Wed, Jan 20 2010 - 6:00pm

The Economy: What Government Must Do to Promote Recovery

Tom Campbell, Republican U.S. Senate Candidate; Former U.S. Congressman; Former Dean, Haas School of Business; Former California Director of Finance

Fresh from his decision to switch from the gubernatorial race to the U.S. Senate race, Republican candidate and economics Ph.D. Campbell says that his experience as state finance director in 2004-2005 - when California had a balanced budget - can help lead the state out of its current fiscal crisis. Read more »

Your Brain's Function and IQ: How Do We Improve Cognition, Mood, and Focus

Tue, Jan 19 2010 - 6:00pm

Your Brain's Function and IQ: How Do We Improve Cognition, Mood and Focus (as well as Developmental Disorders) Using Scientific Tests and Holistic Therapies?

Adiel Tel-Oren, M.D., Founder and President, Ecopolitan Eco-Health Network

Is your brain functioning optimally, as well as it used to? Would you like to keep it that way? Read more »

SFDebate Asks, Is Racial Profiling Necessary for Airport Security?

Tue, Jan 19 2010 - 7:00pm

SFDebate Asks, Is Racial Profiling Necessary?

With the Christmas Day terror plot, racial profiling has once again become a topic of national debate. Some people insist that racial sensitivity should yield to the potential for another plane-related terror attack. On the other side, arguments are made that increased racial profiling would only exacerbate the cause of terrorism by encouraging rather than abating ill-feelings toward the West. Should United States public policy be cognizant of race? Read more »

Economic Smackdown: How Politics Make or Break Economies

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Tue, Jan 19 2010 - 6:30pm

Economic Smackdown: How Politics Make or Break Economics

This program is now occurring on Thursday, April 1

Panelists TBA
Laura Mandaro,
Assistant Markets Editor, MartketWatch- Moderator

If the recent financial crisis has taught us anything, it is that no nation is recession proof. The downturn seems to have left few points on the political or economic spectrums untouched, simultaneously striking rich democracies and the developing world. Read more »

Benoit Denizet-Lewis

Fri, Jan 15 2010 - 12:00pm

American Voyeur: Dispatches from Modern Gay Life

This event has been cancelled

Benoit Denizet-Lewis, Contributing Writer, The New York Times Magazine; Author, American Voyeur: Dispatches from the Far Reaches of Modern Life and America Anonymous

A nationally recognized journalist and nonfiction writer, San Francisco native Denizet-Lewis was named the youngest New York Times Magazine Contributing Writer in 2004 at the age of 28.  His cover stories for Read more »

Kamala Harris: Smart on Crime: Elevating the Discussion in Our City, State, and Nation

Thu, Jan 14 2010 - 6:00pm

Smart on Crime: Elevating the Discussion in Our City, State and Nation

Kamala Harris, District Attorney, San Francisco; Candidate, California Attorney General; Author, Smart on Crime: A Career Prosecutor’s Plan to Make Us Safe

Are corrections institutions failing their mission? Many people say that prisoners are leaving the system as increasingly hardened criminals, not rehabilitated citizens. Read more »

Humanities West Book Discussion: Justine by Lawrence Durrell

Wed, Jan 13 2010 - 5:30pm

Humanities Book Discussion: Justine, by Lawrence Durrell

Our topic this session is Alexandria, Egypt. We will discuss Justine, by Lawrence Durrell, the first book of his Alexandria Quartet. Set amid the corrupt glamour and intrigues of 1930s Alexandria, Durrell's novel gives a very vivid portrait of modern Alexandria. The discussion moderator will be Lynn Harris.

MLF: Humanities
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. Read more »

A Venice of China: Transforming China's Cities for the Next Century

Wed, Jan 13 2010 - 6:00pm

A Venice of China: Transforming China’s Cities for the Next Century

Renee Chow, Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Design and Eva Li Chair of Design Ethics, University of California, Berkeley; Principal, Studio URBIS

Professor Chow has spent over 30 years documenting and researching Chinese patterns of living, from Uyghur villages to Beijing, and was the first to conduct contemporary analysis of these drastically different regions. Read more »

The Fire and Elegance of Argentine Tango

Wed, Jan 13 2010 - 6:00pm

The Fire and Elegance of Argentine Tango

Christy Coté, Founder, Artistic Director and Choreographer, LiberTango Dancers
Rose Vierling, Performer, LiberTango Dancers
Jesse Dishart, Performer, LiberTango Dancers
Adolfo Caszarry, Performer, LiberTango Dancers

Born among the impoverished immigrants of Buenos Aires in the late 1800s, the tango became one of the most stylish and popular dances in Europe and the U.S. Read more »

His Excellency Dr. Fatmir Sejdiu, President of the Republic of Kosovo

Tue, Jan 12 2010 - 6:00pm

The Republic of Kosovo: Achievements and Challenges After Two Years of Independence

His Excellency Fatmir Sejdiu, President of the Republic of Kosovo

The world’s youngest country, the Republic of Kosovo, declared its independence in February 2008. Currently 63 countries have recognized the Republic of Kosovo as a sovereign state, while it has also been admitted to both the IMF and World Bank. Kosovo’s independence has resulted in significant development for the country in all spheres and has proven to be a factor of stability for the region. Read more »