May 2010

Evan Thomas: " America, War, and Empire: A Love-Hate Relationship."

Mon, May 10 2010 - 6:00pm

Evan Thomas: America, War and Empire

Editor, Newsweek; Author, The War Lovers

Thomas’s work in journalism has won him praise from all quarters. He explores our nation’s idiosyncratic urge to invade via the context of the Spanish-American War. He will present his take on America’s mindset for war, drawing links between the likes of hawkish Teddy Roosevelt and William Randolph Hearst and our current leaders.

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

Anna Quindlen

Sun, May 9 2010 - 2:00pm

Anna Quindlen

Columnist, Newsweek; Author, Every Last One: A Novel

In conversation with Ellen Sussman, Author

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Quindlen’s wit and insight on politics, social justice and family idiosyncrasy have captivated readers for over 35 years. Read more »

Medici Florence Salon

Thu, May 6 2010 - 6:00pm

Medici Florence Salon

Join us to discuss the themes and ideas raised during the Florence of the Medici program, presented at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco on April 30 and May 1. Share your thoughts on the intersection of political, financial and religious power and its effect on the patronage of Florentine artists and their work.

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

Scott Turow: Writing 'Innocent': The Sequel to 'Presumed Innocent'

Thu, May 6 2010 - 6:00pm

Scott Turow: Writing Innocent

Author, Innocent, Presumed Innocent, The Burden of Proof

Writer and attorney Turow has authored seven best-selling novels and taken the literary world by storm. His latest, Innocent, is the sequel to his 1987 best-seller Presumed Innocent. Read more »

Grabbing The Wheel: Youth Leaders Speak Up on Driving Down Carbon

Tue, May 4 2010 - 6:00pm

Youth Grabbing the Wheel: Young Leaders Speak Up on Driving Down Carbon

Jason Bade, 19, Stanford Student; Co-director, Green Youth Alliance;  California Climate Champion
Gemma Givens, 19, UC Santa Cruz Student; Member, Indigenous Environment Network
Shreya Indukuri, 16, Harker Upper School Student; Co-founder SmartPowerEd.org
alli reed, uc berkeley student; real food challenge

What would the move to a clean-energy economy look like if your kids were driving? Read more »

"Miss Representation" - a screening and dialogue with Jennifer Siebel Newsom on women and power

Tue, May 4 2010 - 6:00pm

Miss Representation: A Screening and Dialogue with Jennifer Siebel Newsom on Women and Power

Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Filmmaker; First Lady of San Francisco
Christie Dames, CEO and Co-founder, TechTalk / Studio – Moderator

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear from the first lady of San Francisco. Read more »

Nietzsche

Mon, May 3 2010 - 6:00pm

Nietzsche

Denise Schickel, Nietzsche Fan

Monday Night Philosophy explores ideas in Friedrich Nietzsche’s Will to Power, including connecting Nietzsche’s focus on self-overcoming to Abraham Maslow’s theory of self-actualization. Schickel will investigate her favorite Nietzschean insights, 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. networking reception, 6 p.m. Read more »

Victor Davis Hanson: War And Its Impact On Society

Mon, May 3 2010 - 6:00pm

Victor Davis Hanson: War and Its Impact on Society

Victor Davis Hanson, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution; Author, The Father of Us All

Hanson is here to tell us how war has created the world as we know it – and how war will frequently change to suit our needs. He explores our conflicts from the terrorist bombings of September 11 and Iran to ancient Athens and the U.S. Civil War. Read more »