August 2011

Spice of Life, Growing Up Queer in India

Wed, Aug 17 2011 - 6:00pm

Spice of Life: Growing Up Queer in India

Devesh Khatu
Minal Hajratwala
Rakesh Modi
Dipti Ghosh
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Susan Pohlman: Halfway to Each Other

Mon, Aug 8 2011 - 6:00pm

How Far Would You Go to Save a Marriage?

Susan Pohlman, Author, Halfway to Each Other: How a Year in Italy Brought Our Family Home

Laura Fraser, Author, All Over the Map - Moderator

Fueled by faith and a desperate desire to keep their family together, Susan Pohlman and her husband made an unexpected decision, during a business trip to Italy, to sign a lease on a furnished apartment on the Italian Riviera rather than divorce papers. Read more »

Rajasvini Bhansali: India Shining - From the Ground Up

Tue, Aug 23 2011 - 6:00pm

India Shining: From the Ground Up

Rajasvini Bhansali, MPA, Executive Director, International Development Exchange 

The rhetoric of India Shining, a 2004 public relations campaign, engineered by the then-ruling Hindu fundamentalist party, referred to the economic growth following India's IT boom and a few years of plentiful rain. Read more »

Barbara Desoer, President, Bank of America Home Loans

Thu, Aug 4 2011 - 6:00pm

The Future of the Housing Market

Barbara Desoer, President, Bank of America Home Loans

Jed Kolko, Ph.D., Policy Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California – Moderator

Bank of America’s purchase of mortgage giant Countrywide three years ago came at the height of the housing crisis. Read more »

California Common Sense

Thu, Sep 15 2011 - 12:00pm

California Common Sense

Dakin Sloss, President, California Common Sense (CACS)
Joe Lonsdale, Chairman of the Board, CACS; Silicon Valley Entrepreneur and Investor
Evan Storms, Research Director, CACS

Stanford alumni and students positing that 21st-century technology could both illuminate the sources of California's state government dysfunction and eliminate at least some of them formed California Common Sense in 2010. Read more »

Humanities West Book Discussion: An Intimate History of the Black Death, by John Kelly

Wed, Nov 16 2011 - 5:30pm

Humanities West Book Discussion: The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague in All the World by John Kelly

A book that chronicles one of the worst human disasters in recorded history shouldn't be so entertaining, but Kelly effectively illuminates the unwashed details of medieval life that contributed to so many of our underlying cultural fears. Lynn Harris will moderate the discussion. The author will not be present.

MLF: Humanities
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 6 p.m. Read more »