November 2010

Environment & Natural Resources

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Member-Led Forum

Addresses environmental and natural resource issues of local, national and international interest and importance. Read more »

Business & Leadership

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Member-Led Forum

Examines today's increasingly complex economic issues while establishing a better understanding of why leadership matters and what it means in a modern society. Read more »

Book Discussion

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Member-Led Forum

Lively discussion of monthly book selections. Read more »

Bay Gourmet

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Member-Led Forum

Celebrates and explores the rich food culture of the Bay Area.

In addition to the great events listed below, Bay Gourmet has weekend get aways, such as our trip to Paso Robles Wine Country, October 12-14, 2012. Read more »

Asia-Pacific Affairs

Type: 
Member-Led Forum

Focuses on the culture and politics of the Pacific Rim. Read more »

Arts

Type: 
Member-Led Forum

Examines the myriad forms of the creative process from literature to the performing arts.

For a list of current art exhibits at the Club, please visit our exhibits page.

Become more involved in Club programming by contacting the appropriate MLF chair to join a forum today!

Science As A Contact Sport

Wed, Nov 3 2010 - 12:00pm
Science As A Contact Sport

Ben Santer, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Noah Diffenbaugh, Professor, Environmental Earth System Science, Stanford Uninversity
Greg Dalton, Climate One - Moderator

How are the venomous personal attacks on climate scientists impacting their work? Is the scrutiny causing them to be even more cautious than they are by nature? A chilling effect? What needs to be done to make scientists better public communicators?

What Technology Wants

Wed, Nov 3 2010 - 6:00pm

What Technology Wants

Kevin Kelly, Author, What Technology Wants; Senior Maverick, Wired Magazine

Most of us have a love/hate relationship with new inventions, such as the “crackberry,” for example. Kelly declares this conflict as inherent to all technology. But he also argues that technology is not anti-nature, but rather the “seventh kingdom” of life; it now shares with life certain biases, urges, needs and tendencies. By adopting the principles of pro-action and engagement, we can steer technologies into their best roles. Read more »

Dr. Robert Pearl: Solving America's Health Care Challenges through 21st Century Solutions

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Wed, Nov 3 2010 - 6:00pm

Robert Pearl: Solving America’s Health-Care Challenges Through 21st-Century Solutions

CEO, Permanente Medical Group

Following passage of health insurance reform, a fundamental challenge – and opportunity – facing our nation today is how to advance the medical delivery system into the 21st century. As CEO of the largest medical group in the nation, Pearl is responsible for the health care of over 3 million Kaiser Permanente members.

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:15 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. Read more »

Hamlet on Alcatraz

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Sat, Nov 13 2010 - 3:10pm

Hamlet on Alcatraz

This program is sold out

Join Club members for a unique Bay Area theater performance on Alcatraz that is sure to sell out! In partnership with the National Park Service, We Players has staged a production of “Hamlet” by William Shakespeare, and directed by Ava Roy. Scenes are staged throughout the island – utilizing natural features and historic structures. Read more »