April 2011

Digestive Health

Tue, May 3 2011 - 6:00pm

Digestive Health

Liz Lipski, Ph.D. and C.C.N.
Richard Auld, M.D.
Len Saputo, M.D.

Three experts will discuss the most common maladies of the digestive tract, such as belching, bloating and flatulence, heartburn, inflammatory bowel disease, constipation and dietary fiber intake, absorption of nutrients, and the effects of aging and medication on the digestive tract.

MLF: Health & Medicine
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. Read more »

Energy Policy: What’s Next? (4/5/11)

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Energy Policy: What’s Next?

 

T.J. Glauthier, Former Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy
James Sweeney, Director, Precourt Energy Efficiency Center, Stanford
Tony Knowles, Chair, National Energy Policy Institute; Former Governor, Alaska

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Jim Rogers: Duke of Energy (4/5/11)

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Duke of Energy

 

Jim Rogers, Chairman and CEO, Duke Energy

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The Commonwealth

April/May 2011

Conservative columnist and commentator David Brooks discusses President Obama, the national mood, and psychology in this month's cover story. Also this issue: Tom Campbell, Nora Ephron, public pensions panel discussion, Uldis Kruze on how Japan met America, and Dr. Gloria Duffy on disaster avoidance.

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The Commonwealth December/January

December 2010/January 2011

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton headlines this month's issue, and she's joined by her predecessor, Condoleezza Rice, as well as Prop 8 attorney David Boies, David Gergen, the Swiss Chancellor, chef Rick Bayless, and much more.

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Joel Brinkley - Cambodia's Curse

Thu, May 5 2011 - 6:00pm

Cambodia's Curse: The Modern History of a Troubled Land

Joel Brinkley, Professor of Journalism, Stanford University; Former Reporter and Editor, The New York Times

More than a generation after the fall of the Khmer Rouge, Cambodia shows many signs of having overcome its devastating history. But under this facade lies a country still haunted by terror. As many as two million Cambodians, one-third of the nation’s population, were killed during the Khmer Rouge regime. Read more »

Lessons from England: Holding Health Care Providers Responsible For Quality and Costs

Tue, Apr 12 2011 - 12:00pm

Lessons from England: Holding Health-Care Providers Responsible for Quality and Costs

Chris Ham, CEO, The King's Fund; Professor of Health Policy and Management, University of Birmingham

Much of the attention paid to health reform has focused on insurance coverage, but another important aspect of the new law will be to foster “accountable care organizations” that would take responsibility for improving outcomes and controlling costs. Read more »

Arts Planning Meeting

Thu, Apr 14 2011 - 5:30pm

Arts Forum Planning Meeting

Join fellow Commonwealth Club members in discussing ideas for arts programs and exhibitions at The Commonwealth Club. Be part of the process to help shape programs of fine art, drama, music and dance in the coming year.

MLF: The Arts
Location:
Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. planning meeting
Cost: FREE
Program Organizer:
Anne Smith

Salmon in the Trees

Thu, Apr 21 2011 - 6:00pm

Salmon in the Trees

Amy Gulick, Conservation Photographer; Author

Most of us will never visit the vast wilderness of Alaska, so the phrase "Salmon in the trees" may seem a bit whimsical.  But in the Tongass rainforest, there really are salmon in the trees. Read more »