March 2010

Our Energy Future

Thu, Mar 18 2010 - 6:00pm

Our Energy Future: Forecast, or Invent?

Note: This event is now occurring on April 20

Vinod Khosla, Founder, Khosla Ventures; Former CEO, Sun Microsystems

Predictions of peak oil and resource scarcity are driving investments in new energy and technologies. What will determine the winners and losers? What policies are needed to drive innovation and send proper price signals? Read more »

Israel's Consul General: Middle East Peacemaking, the Iranian Crisis and U.S.-Israel Relations

Wed, Mar 17 2010 - 6:00pm

Middle East Peacemaking, the Iranian Crisis and U.S.-Israel Relations

Akiva Tor, Consul General for Israel, Pacific Northwest Region

John Diaz, Editorial Page Editor, San Francisco Chronicle - Moderator

Consul General Tor will discuss steps required for the achievement of an Israeli and Palestinian peace agreement and peace trieaties between Israel and other Arab states; how the threat of a rapidly nuclearizing Iran plays into this dynamic; and how the United States-Israel relationship can advance regional peac Read more »

SFDebate Asks, Should the US keep a military presence in Afghanistan indefinitely?

Tue, Mar 16 2010 - 7:00pm

SFDebate Asks, Should the U.S. keep a military presence in Afghanistan indefinitely?

Should the U.S. maintain an indefinite military presence in Afghanistan, or withdraw ASAP? Certainly, the public clamor for withdrawal within the U.S. as well as Canada and Europe has made an impact, and though President Obama implicitly campaigned on this issue, and has set a timeline, the U.S. has recently poured enormous human and financial resources into its war effort. Should the U.S. Read more »

James A. Baker III: The Ethical Imperative of America's Involvement on the World Stage

Tue, Mar 16 2010 - 6:00pm

Ethical Imperative of America’s Involvement in the World

James A. Baker III, Former U.S. Secretary of State

This event is sold out.

The man who played a crucial role in crafting American policy over the last four decades returns to the spotlight for a candid discussion of the ethical concerns that must guide U.S. foreign policy.
A Republican Party powerhouse player since the 1970s, James A. Read more »

Mark Halperin and John Heilemann: Game Change in SV

Mon, Mar 15 2010 - 12:00pm

Mark Halperin Editor-at-large and Senior Political Analyst, Time; Co-Author, Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime
John Heilemann National Political Correspondent & Columnist, New York magazine; Co-Author, Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime

Go behind the scenes of the historic 2008 election and learn more about the riveting book that even Stephen Colbert just can’t put down. Read more »

Mark Halperin and John Heilemann: Game Change in SF

Mon, Mar 15 2010 - 6:00pm

Mark Halperin Editor-at-large and Senior Political Analyst, Time; Co-Author, Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime
John Heilemann National Political Correspondent & Columnist, New York magazine; Co-Author, Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime
Phil Bronstein Executive Vice President, San Francisco Chronicle - Moderator
 
Go behind the scenes of the historic 2008 election and learn more abo Read more »

Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage - Hosts of "Mythbusters"

Sat, Mar 13 2010 - 1:00pm

Jamie Hyneman, Co-host, “MythBusters”
Adam Savage, Co-host, “MythBusters”

This program is sold out

I conversation with Kevin Kelly, Founding Executive Editor, Wired

Are elephants truly scared of mice? Can trousers really spontaneously combust? Is it movie magic, or can a person actually hold on to the hood of a speeding car? Read more »

What is Shari'ah Law

Thu, Mar 11 2010 - 6:00pm

What Is Shari’ah and Shari’ah law  in Islam?

Sumbul Ali-Karamali, Author, The Muslim Next Door

Join Ali-Karamali, an attorney with a graduate degree in Islamic law and author of The Muslim Next Door: The Qur’an, the Media, and that Veil Thing, as she demystifies commonly used Islamic terms like “shari’ah” and “shari’ah law” and discusses how the rules of Islam were developed and have been implemented, with examples regarding women, finance and criminal law.

MLF: Middle East/Asia-Pacific Affairs
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Chasing Molecules: The Promise of Green Chemistry

Wed, Mar 10 2010 - 6:00pm

Chasing Molecules: The Promise of Green Chemistry

Elizabeth Grossman, Author, Chasing Molecules: Poisonous Products, Human Health, and the Promise of Green Chemistry

There is substantial evidence that environmental conditions and environmental pollutants – among them synthetic chemicals in consumer products – have a profound effect on human health. Read more »

Timothy Ferris: How Science Inspired Democracy In The Modern World

Mon, Mar 8 2010 - 6:00pm

How Science Inspired Democracy in the Modern World

Timothy Ferris, Former Editor, Rolling Stone; Professor Emeritus, U.C. Berkeley

Ferris argues that just as the scientific revolution rescued billions from poverty, fear, hunger and disease, the Enlightenment values it inspired have swelled the number of persons living in free democratic societies from fewer than 1 percent of the world population in 1600 to over a third today.

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