February 2010

Bringing the Power of Emotional Engagement to Work

Mon, Feb 8 2010 - 6:00pm

Bringing the Power of Emotional Engagement to Work

Lawler Kang, CEO, Ingage; Author, Passion at Work

A leading force in helping teams identify their emotional triggers and then aligning them with their work and life, Kang will argue for the need, impact and benefits of emotional engagement. Read more »

And Yet, We Are Not Broken: the Journey of Recovery

Mon, Feb 8 2010 - 6:00pm

And Yet, We Are Not Broken: The Journey of Recovery

Janice Mirikitani, Co-founder/Founding President, Glide Foundation; San Francisco’s 2nd Poet Laureate

Mirikitani speaks about recovery of her life from a childhood history of incest, abuse, violence and internment of her family in WWII camps. She has worked for 43 years in partnership with the Rev. Cecil Williams. She shares her journey to recover her own voice and to create programs where other women, men, and young people have recovered theirs. Read more »

The Cultural Policies of the Early Ptolemies: Alexandria and Beyond

Thu, Feb 4 2010 - 6:00pm

The Cultural Policies of the Early Ptolemies: Alexandria and Beyond

William Greenwalt, Professor of Classics, Santa Clara University

As Alexander’s empire dissolved and the Ptolemies established their control over Egypt and outlying areas, they were faced with a challenge: establishing their dynastic legitimacy among different domestic constituencies while simultaneously facing international challenges. Read more »

Dan Walters: Political Columnist, The Sacramento Bee

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Wed, Feb 3 2010 - 12:00pm

California: A State of Turmoil

Dan Walters, Political Columnist, Sacramento Bee

According to veteran columnist Walters, California is suffering from an unparalleled social and economic complexity that has collided with an antiquated and pitfall-laden political system. What does the future hold? Will our next governor be able to make a difference? Read more »

Face To Face: How to Work Any Room

Wed, Feb 3 2010 - 6:00pm

Face to Face: How to Work Any Room

This program is now occurring on April 7

Susan RoAne, Author, Face to Face: How to Reclaim Personal Touch in a Digital World

Have you ever walked into an event and felt uncomfortable? You’re not alone, because 93 percent of adults feel the same way. Read more »

"Reading Like a Writer" by Francine Prose

Mon, Feb 1 2010 - 5:30pm

Reading Like a Writer

We’ll discuss Francine Prose’s widely praised primer for aspiring writers and dedicated readers alike who wish to increase their sensitivity to and appreciation of the writer’s craft. The book is laced with passages from authors as diverse as James Joyce, Philip Roth, Flannery O’Connor and John Le Carre, and is a must-read for book-discussion afficionados. Read more »

After Copenhagen: What Happened? What Now?

Tue, Feb 2 2010 - 6:00pm

After Copenhagen: What Now?

This program is sold out

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
Leslie Durschinger, Managing Partner, Terra Global Capital
Caitlin Grey, Student, Alameda High School
Dan Jacobson Read more »

Going Undercover: James O'Keefe

Mon, Feb 1 2010 - 6:30pm

Going Undercover 

This program is postponed

James O’Keefe, Investigative Journalist and Filmmaker

Josh Wolf, Graduate Student, UC Berkeley School of Journalism; Blogger, Freedomedia; Freelance Journalist - Moderator

Meet the man who thrust ACORN into controversy. Read more »

Eyewitness Accounts: The Prague Spring and Russian Occupation of 1968

Tue, Feb 2 2010 - 6:00pm

Eyewitness Accounts: The Prague Spring and Russian Occupation of 1968

Petr Palecek, International Management Consultant
Robert Koran, Director, Business and Management Department, UC Berkeley Extension
Alois Strnad, Venture Capitalist and Fund Manager
John Connelly, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley History Department
Richard Pivnicka, Honorary Consul General of the Czech Republic – Moderator

During one of the most remarkable periods of Eastern European history, lib Read more »

Does Evil Exist?

Mon, Feb 1 2010 - 6:00pm

Does Evil Exist?

Matt Cantor, Columnist, Berkeley Daily Planet

Monday Night Philosophy explores the ancient question about what evil truly is. Why do people do bad things? Is there an objective “bad”? Could there even be an external force that provokes undesirable actions? Cantor will present his opinions and make his arguments, followed by a Socratic dialogue with Hammond and an open discussion with the audience.

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