February 2010

Free To Love, Free To Heal

Fri, Feb 12 2010 - 12:00pm

Free to Love, Free to Heal

David Simon, M.D., Author; Neurologist; Director, the Chopra Center

Mind-body healing pioneer and Chopra co-founder Dr. David Simon will discuss the deep connection between stored emotional pain and physical illness, answer questions and sign his latest book, Free to Love, Free to Heal. Simon is a board-certified neurologist and pioneer in the medical field. His personal mission is to facilitate the integration of complementary and conventional medicine in the 21st century. Read more »

Fall in Love with SF - A City Connections Happy Hour

Fri, Feb 12 2010 - 6:00pm

City Connections Happy Hour: Fall in Love with SF

This event is sold out

Love is in the air and it’s the time to socialize with your city. INFORUM, in partnership with ArtPoint, Bravo, Encore, Net Impact, SPUR, Symphonix, the World Affairs Council, Young Non Profit Professionals and Young Women Social Entrepreneurs, invites you to come fall in love with other like-minded SF organizations this Valentine’s Day. Read more »

Robert Mnookin: Bargaining with the Devil: Negotiating Life's Most Challenging Conflicts

Fri, Feb 12 2010 - 12:00pm

Bargaining with the Devil: Negotiating Life’s Most Challenging Conflicts

Robert Mnookin, Professor and Chair of Negotiation Program, Harvard University Law School

One of the country's most eminent practitioners of the art and science of negotiation addresses some of life's most challenging conflicts – those with an adversary you don't trust,  someone who has harmed you in the past or appears willing to do so in the future, or an enemy you may even feel is evil. Read more »

Alexandria Salon

Thu, Feb 11 2010 - 6:00pm

Alexandria Salon

Join us for a follow-up to re-address the themes and ideas presented during the “Alexander/Alexandria: The Flowering of Hellenistic Culture,” event, presented at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco on February 5 and 6. Share your thoughts on how Greek literature, learning and art intermingled with Egyptian, Persian, Babylonian and Hebrew cultures. Flex your intellect with fellow fans of the humanities.

MLF: Humanities
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. Read more »

Garry Wills: The Extra-Constitutional Executive

Thu, Feb 11 2010 - 6:00pm

Garry Wills: The Extra-Constitutional Executive

Historian; Author, The Modern Presidency and the National Security State

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Wills argues that the atomic bomb paved the way for presidential authority that has “enfeebled” Congress and the courts, and that reached its apex with George W. Bush. Wills will frame the postwar period in a new light in his aim to sound an alarm about a continued threat to our Constitution and the balance of power. Read more »

Azerbaijan: Central Asia's Non-OPEC Energy Option

Wed, Feb 10 2010 - 6:00pm

Azerbaijan: Central Asia’s Non-OPEC Energy Option

Elin Suleymanov, Azerbaijan Consul General, Western United States

Standing at the crossroads of cultures and civilizations, Azerbaijan, a secular, modern, majority-Muslim nation, has an important geographic position, on the western shore of the energy-rich Caspian Sea. It is a significant producer of oil and natural gas, distributing energy to Europe and other regions through its huge BTC Pipeline, a non-OPEC source of oil terminating in NATO-allied Turkey and the open Mediterranean. Read more »

Danger to Self: On the Front Line with an ER Psychiatrist.

Tue, Feb 9 2010 - 6:00pm

Danger to Self: Life on the Front Line with an ER Psychiatrist

Paul Linde, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCSF School of Medicine

What happens behind closed doors in an urban psychiatric ER? What medical, psychiatric and social problems does a front line psychiatrist confront? Linde sheds light on this place, highlighting the history, politics, finance and ethics of society’s current involuntary commitment laws. Read more »

Will Durst

Tue, Feb 9 2010 - 7:00pm

Will Durst

Political Satirist; Author, The All-American Sport of Bipartisan Bashing

Durst has spent his career jabbing at our elected officials from both the right and the left. Former co-host of “The Will and Willie Show” with Mayor Willie Brown, Durst has humored audiences around the nation on radio, television and stage. His one-man show, “The All-American Sport of Bipartisan Bashing,” received rave reviews, as has his book of the same name. Read more »

After Copenhagen

Tue, Feb 9 2010 - 6:00pm

After Copenhagen: What Now?

This program is now occurring on February 2

Emily Adler, Partnership Director, Alliance for Climate Education
Louis Blumberg, Director, California Climate Change, The Nature Conservancy
Tony Brunello, Deputy Secretary for Climate Change and Energy, California Natural Resources Agency
Caitlin Grey, Student, Alameda High School
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