August 2010

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Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter Tells SF Chronicle about Advances in Mental Health

Aug 11, 2010 @ 8:59 AM
Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, who will be speaking at The Commonwealth Club this Friday at noon, Read more »

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter Tells SF Chronicle about Advances in Mental Health

Aug 11, 2010 @ 8:59 AM
Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, who will be speaking at The Commonwealth Club this Friday at noon, Read more »

The Leading Edge for Corporate Social Responsibility

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Wed, Aug 11 2010 - 6:00pm

The Leading Edge for Corporate Social Responsibility

Pamela Hawley, Founder and CEO, UniversalGiving

Bob Saldich, Member and Former Chair, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors - Moderator

Returning from a late-July leadership meeting at the White House, Pamela Hawley will share the latest Washington update from highly respected nationwide leadership who met to dicuss social responsibility and challenges that face us today. Read more »

Comedy Spanks Politics: The Truth Never Hurt So Good

Wed, Aug 11 2010 - 6:30pm

Comedy Spanks Politics: Truth Never Hurt So Good

Marga Gomez, Comedian, Playwright and Humorist
W. Kamau Bell, Standup Comic 
Marcella Arguello, Standup Comic
Joe Garofoli, Political Writer, San Francisco Chronicle – Moderator  

Part III in the SF Comedy Talks Series
 
If Muni, the mayor or the general madness of the city has you feeling low, then come get a healthy dose of comedic relief. Comedy Talks is coming to SF this summer. Read more »

Mary Roach in SV

Mon, Aug 9 2010 - 7:00pm

Mary Roach

Author, Stiff and Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void

She took us into the world of cadavers and examined the anatomy, physiology and psychology behind sex. Now, Roach discovers the surreality and weirdness of space. For example, what happens when you’ve been in space for a year? And is it possible for a human body to survive a bailout at 17,000 miles per hour? From the space shuttle training toilet to NASA’s crash simulation tests, Roach explores the strange universe. Read more »

David Boies: Challenging Law And Making History

Thu, Aug 5 2010 - 6:00pm

David Boies: Challenging Law and Making History

This program is sold out

Attorney; Chairman, Boies, Schiller and Flexner LLP

Pamela S. Karlan, Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law, Stanford University; Co-director, Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, Stanford University - Moderator

Boies has been deeply involved in some of the most prominent legal disputes of the past two decades. Read more »

Kate Kendell, National Center for Lesbian Rights

Thu, Aug 5 2010 - 6:00pm

Kate Kendell

Now occurring on August 26

Executive Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)

The NCLR’s precedent-setting case victories have literally re-written the law, changing the legal landscape for LGBT individuals and families. Kendall stands at center stage in our nation’s discussion of civil rights and social justice. Topics explored will include the role of women in securing economic parity, marriage equality and parenting rights. Read more »

A Life in Science

Wed, Aug 4 2010 - 6:00pm

A Life in Science: Nobel laureate Elizabeth Blackburn in conversation with UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann

Elizabeth H. Read more »

Yves Saint Laurent: Creating Power in Style for the Modern Woman

Wed, Aug 4 2010 - 6:00pm

Yves Saint Laurent: Creating Power in Style for the Modern Woman

Julia Geist, Docent Lecturer, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

In the 1960s, master couturier and fashion pioneer Saint Laurent radically changed the way women dressed. His pantsuits and tuxedos – traditional symbols of male power – conveyed elegance and chic. This illustrated lecture is a retrospective of his imaginative and sexy designs through 40 years.

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