May 2010

Ole: An Evening of Paella and Spanish Wines

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Thu, May 20 2010 - 7:00pm

Olé: An Evening of Paella and Spanish Wines

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Paella is a rich Spanish dish of seafood, chicken and rice served with outstanding Spanish wines. You will enjoy tapas, paella, Spanish cheese and dessert along with a flight of Spanish wines presented by Michael Hutchinson of Olé Imports. Join us for a spicy, fun and informal evening of food and wine.

Location: Grapevine Wine, Cheese and Tasting Bar, 1389 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose
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Shanghai and Beyond

Wed, May 19 2010 - 6:00pm

Shanghai and Beyond: Understanding the Power of Art and Visual Culture

Jay Xu, Director, Asian Art Museum

Through its tumultuous history of over 150 years, Shanghai was one of Asia’s most dynamic and cosmopolitan cities, and today it is experiencing some of the fastest development on the planet. San Francisco and Shanghai are celebrating their 30-year sister relationship in 2010, when Shanghai will host the World Expo. The Asian Art Museum's "Shanghai: Art of the City" exhibition is the centerpiece of the celebration. Read more »

Drill, Baby, Spill

Tue, May 18 2010 - 7:00pm

Drill, Baby, Spill

Jim Boyd, Vice Chair, California Energy Commission
Michael Brune, Executive Director, Sierra Club
Dan Miller, Managing Director, The Roda Group
Catherine Reheis-Boyd, President, Western States Petroleum Association

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Theodore Sorensen: JFK's Most Trusted Advisor Looks Back and Forward

Mon, May 17 2010 - 6:00pm

Theodore Sorensen: JFK's Most Trusted Advisor Looks Back and Forward

Former Special Counsel and Advisor to President John F. Kennedy; Author, Counselor: Life at the Edge of History

In conversation with David Kennedy, Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History, Emeritus, Stanford University

As special counsel to the president, Sorensen had an intimate professional and personal relationship with JFK unlike any of his colleagues. Read more »

Steven Pease: Jewish Leadership

Thu, May 13 2010 - 6:00pm

Steven L. Pease: Jewish Achievement

Author, The Golden Age of Jewish Achievement

Stephen M. Dobbs, Ph.D., Consultant in Philanthropy - Moderator

Though the Jewish people only represent 2 percent of the United States' population, they comprise 36 percent of the world's Nobel Prize recipients in economics, 51 percent of Pulitzer Prizes for nonfiction, 21 percent of Ivy League university enrollment and 37 percent of Academy Award-winning directors. Read more »

The Urban Farming Movement

Wed, May 12 2010 - 6:30pm

The Urban Farming Movement

Jason Mark, Co-manager, Alemany Farm; Editor-in-Chief, Earth Island Journal
Novella Carpenter, Founder, Ghost Town Farm; Author, Farm City
Christopher Burley, Founder, Hayes Valley Farm
David Gavrich, Founder, City Grazing
Novella Carpenter, Author, Farm City; Founder, Ghost Town Farm
Sarah Rich, Writer; Editor; Co-founder, The Foodprint Project; Co-author, Worldchanging: A User's Guide for the 21st Cen Read more »

Taking Control of Your Health in the New Era of Personalized Medicine

Wed, May 12 2010 - 6:30pm

Taking Control of Your Health in the New Era of Personalized Medicine

Thomas Goetz, Executive Editor, Wired

When it comes to our health, we’re often overwhelmed, scared and confused about how to mind it – so we don’t. Goetz offers a bold new vision of health care. He will explain how personalized medicine isn’t just about tailor-made drugs; it’s about our personal data. Read more »

Willie Brown: 2010 Lecture on Political Trends

Tue, May 11 2010 - 6:00pm

Willie Brown: 2010 Lecture on Political Trends

Former Mayor of SF

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Two-term mayor of San Francisco, speaker of the California State Assembly, and widely regarded as among the most influential African-American politicians of the late 20th century, Brown has played a key role in California government for the better part of four decades. He heads the Willie L. Brown Jr. Read more »

How abolition of the Death Penalty will make us all safer, richer, smarter and more beautiful

Mon, May 10 2010 - 5:15pm

How Abolition of the Death Penalty Will Make Us All Safer, Richer, Smarter and More Beautiful

Elizabeth Zitrin, J.D., Attorney, International Outreach; Communications Coordinator, Death Penalty Focus

The truth, asserts Zitrin, that most of our political leaders will not tell is that replacing death by execution with death in prison will make us safer, richer and more honest and ethical people. Read more »