June 2011

Hiroshi Inomata, Japanese Consul General

Wed, Jul 13 2011 - 6:00pm

An Update and Reflections on the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

Hiroshi Inomata, Consul General of Japan in San Francisco

The Japanese earthquake and tsunami have left more than 27,000 people dead, over 135,000 homeless, and damage that the Japanese government says could cost $309 billion to rebuild. Inomata will provide an update on the crisis in Japan, including the most current actions of the Japanese government, and he will discuss its impact on the U.S. and the rest of the world. Read more »

Why Are Democrats Embattled - And How Can They Win Again?

Fri, Jun 3 2011 - 12:00pm

Why Are Democrats Embattled, and How Can They Win Again?

This program is sold out

Joan Williams, Distinguished Professor of Law, Founder/Director, Center for WorkLife Law, University of California-Hastings; Author, Reshaping the Work-Family Debate: Why Men and Class Matter

In conversation with Mary Cranston, Firm Senior Partner and Immediate Past Chair, Pillsbury

Called “something of a rock star” by The New York Times, Williams contends that Read more »

Frederick Hertz: Same-Sex Marriage and its Equivalents

Tue, Jul 12 2011 - 6:00pm

Same-Sex Marriage and Its Equivalents: Recent Developments and Likely Future Trends

Frederick Hertz, Author; Civil Rights Attorney

The federal trial over the validity of Proposition 8 is back in the California Supreme Court.What’s happening in the legal work of same-sex relationships, and what is likely to unfold in the coming years? Read more »

Environmental Success Stories: Art, Architecture, Activism

Thu, Jun 9 2011 - 6:00pm

Environmental Success Stories: Art, Architecture, Activism

This program is postponed.

Paul Kephart, President, Rana Creek Living Architecture
Lisa Zimmerman, CEO, 7Story Consulting and Design
Foster Weeks, President, Clementina Cares

Imagine Living Architecture rooted in art, science and technology that immediately inspires and engages communities. Read more »

Denise Schickel: Nietzsche's Will to Power

Mon, Jul 11 2011 - 6:00pm

Nietzsche

Denise Schickel, Nietzsche fan

This program is sold out

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 George Hammond and an open discussion with the audience. Read more »

Omega-3 Breakthrough

Wed, Jul 20 2011 - 6:00pm

Omega-3 Breakthrough

Adiel Tel-Oren, M.D., C.C.N., D.A.C.B.N

Note new program date: July 20.

Unsaturated fats (Omega 3, Omega 6) are in our food, supplements and body – for better and for worse. Tel-Oren demonstrates that most omega-3 products are not ecological and contain rancid, polluted oil and have side-effects. Experts quote the literature which some believe has been heavily EPA/DHA-biased and largely ignore the rancidity issue. Read more »

It's Complicated: Muslims and Jews in America

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Wed, Jun 1 2011 - 7:00pm

It's Complicated: Muslims and Jews in America

Advanced tickets sold out. Tickets available at door. Read more »