July 2011

Power Down

Fri, Jul 22 2011 - 12:00pm

Power Down

The Rev. Canon Sally G. Bingham, President, The Regeneration Project
Chris King, Chief Regulatory Officer, eMeter
Gregory Walton, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Stanford University

We know what we should do to reduce our personal and societal carbon footprint. Why don’t we do more? Many citizens and consumers have made strides big and small in their personal and professional lives but can clean tech make energy efficiency sexy? Read more »

"The White Tiger" by Aravind Adiga

Mon, Aug 1 2011 - 5:30pm

The White Tiger, by Aravind Adiga

We will discuss this biting satirical novel, winner of the 2008 Man Booker Prize and set in modern-day India, about an up-from-poverty chauffeur and his wealthy but corrupt employers. As a reminder, this is a book discussion; the author will not be present. Read more »

Swami Beyondananda: Wake Up Laughing, Wise Up Loving

Mon, Aug 1 2011 - 6:00pm

Wake Up Laughing, Wise Up Loving

Swami Beyondananda, Cosmic Comic

Join Swami Beyondananda for a heart opening presentation and find out why noted author Marianne Williamson has called Swami “The Mark Twain of our generation.”  The Swami will also be taking live questions from the audience, so if you have an answerable question, the Swami will have a questionable answer for you. Read more »

Rafiq Dossani: Muslims of India - Their Politics, Identity and Economy

Wed, Aug 10 2011 - 6:00pm

Muslims of India: Their Politics, Identity and Economy

Rafiq Dossani, Ph.D.; Author; Senior Research Scholar, Stanford University Read more »

The Philosophy of Yoga in the Bhagavad Gita

Mon, Aug 8 2011 - 6:00pm

The Philosophy of Yoga in the Bhagavad Gita

Monday Night Philosophy dives deep into dharma, as detailed in the divine conversation between Krishna and Arjuna. Hear as they discuss the byways of yogic philosophy, and delight in Krishna’s failure to convince the warrior Arjuna to do battle with his relatives until Krishna realizes he must forego reasoning and rely on the usual divine persuasiveness of overwhelming power.


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India's Economic Growth - What Can We Expect?

Thu, Aug 11 2011 - 6:00pm

India’s Economic Growth: What Can We Expect?

Nirvikar Singh, Ph.D., Professor of Economics, UC Santa Cruz; Author; Member of an Advisory Group to the Finance Minister of India on G-20 matters Read more »

Minal Hajratwala: Leaving India - My Family's Journey from Five Villages to Five Continents

Thu, Aug 25 2011 - 6:00pm

India and Her Fragments: Migrations from Old to New Worlds

Minal Hajratwala, Author Read more »

Burning Man: A Conversation with the Founder

Tue, Jul 19 2011 - 6:30pm

Burning Man: A Conversation with the Founder

This program is sold out Read more »

North Beach Walking Tour #2

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Thu, Jul 21 2011 - 2:00pm

North Beach Walking Tour

This tour is sold out. We are offering another departure of this tour on September 21. Please register here.

Join another Commonwealth Club Neighborhood Adventure! Read more »

Sunil Asnani: Investing in India Today

Wed, Aug 3 2011 - 6:00pm

Investing in India Today

Sunil Asnani, Portfolio Manager, Matthews International Capital Management
Jennifer Schatz, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Matthews International Capital management Read more »