August 2011

EJ Keller: The Culture of Food and Dining in France and the Bay Area

Mon, Dec 12 2011 - 6:00pm

The Culture of Food and Dining in France and the Bay Area

EJ Keller, Personal Chef

This holiday season Monday Night Philosophy turns to personal chef Keller for a juxtaposition of the culinary cultures in France and the Bay Area. In 1995, Keller and his wife returned to her homeland of France. Captivated by French food culture, Keller spent a decade in French kitchens before becoming a personal chef. Discover his knowledge of French cuisine and insights into the Bay Area's booming cultural interest in food. Read more »

General Stéphane Abrial, NATO Strategic Command: Defense in an Age of Austerity

Mon, Oct 17 2011 - 6:00pm

General Stéphane Abrial: Defense in an Age of Austerity

NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Transformation

Though the U.S. has backed away from the sticky Libyan situation, NATO has re-emerged as a notable player in world politics. General Abrial was the first European to be appointed permanently as head of a NATO strategic command. Abrial spent extensive time in the French Air Force, eventually as Air Force Chief of Staff, before being appointed to NATO in 2009. Read more »

Nathaniel Fick: The Making of a Marine Officer

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Fri, Sep 23 2011 - 12:00pm

Nathaniel Fick

CEO, Center for a New American Security; Author, One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer

Fick spent five years in the Marines where, shortly after 9/11, he led a platoon in Afghanistan and Pakistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and later a reconnaissance unit during the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Read more »

Boom or Bust?

Fri, Nov 18 2011 - 12:00pm

Boom or Bust?

Dan Miller, Managing Director, The Roda Group

Climate change presents huge risks, yet many people assert we are currently failing to address what is a near-term threat to life as we know it.  As an investor in clean fuels, Miller posits that renewable technologies can create the mother of all economic booms. Which will it be? What do we need to do to follow this path? Read more »

MLF ENR: Planning Meeting

Thu, Oct 13 2011 - 6:00pm

Environment & Natural Resources Planning Meeting

Please join us for our next opportunity to get together to brainstorm about future programs featuring the themes of the environment and natural resources. All interested Club members are welcome.

MLF: Environment & Natural Resources
SF Club Office
Time: 6 p.m. program
Cost: FREE
Program Organizer:
Marcia Sitcoske

Raphael Torres: Water & Energy - The State Water Project & California's Electrical System

Wed, Nov 9 2011 - 6:00pm

Water and Energy: The State Water Project and California’s Electrical System

Raphael Torres, Deputy Director, California Department of Water Resources

Learn about California’s interconnected water and energy systems and the unique aspects of the State Water Project’s response to statewide initiatives including renewable energy and reduction of greenhouse gases. Read more »

Longevity Planning - Part Two: Practical Approaches to Managing Life Transitions

Mon, Oct 3 2011 - 5:15pm

Longevity Planning - Part Two: Practical Approaches to Managing Life Transitions

Elizabeth Krivatsy, Esq.
Mary Radu, MS, MSW, CPCC
Ben Yohanan, President, Hatch Retirement Services

This panel continues the discussion of successfully planning for a long life. Income planning through the phases of retirement and legacy planning are two big questions that inevitably arise. Read more »

Software Alchemy and the Arc of Technology

Tue, Sep 13 2011 - 6:00pm

Software Alchemy and the Arc of Technology

Alan Cooper, President and Founder, Cooper; Author, The Inmates Are Running the Asylum and About Face

In conversation with Chris Shipley, CEO, Guidewire Group; Former Executive Producer, DEMO Conference Read more »

Ecosystem Services

Mon, Sep 12 2011 - 6:00pm

Ecosystem Services

Jib Ellison, CEO, Blu Skye
Peter Seligmann, Co-founder and CEO, Conservation International

The many services that nature provides to humans are undervalued in commercial markets because it is difficult to put a price tag on them. Now, with increasing awareness about sustainability and resource limitations, companies are paying more attention to such ecosystem services. Read more »

Alan Kaufman: Drunken Angel

Wed, Nov 16 2011 - 6:00pm

Drunken Angel

Alan Kaufman, Author, Jew Boy and Drunken Angel

Got skeletons in the closet? In Drunken Angel Kaufman recounts the story of the alcoholism that took him to the brink of death, the PTSD that drove him to the edge of madness, and the love that brought him back. Read more »