September 2011

Global Carbon

Thu, Sep 15 2011 - 6:00pm

Global Carbon

Tom Heller, Executive Director, Climate Policy Initiative
Fabrizio Marcelli, Consul General of Italy
Romain Serman, Consul General of France

This event has been canceled.
While international climate negotiations inch forward, many national governments are taking steps to decouple economic growth from carbon pollution. Conservative governments in France and Italy see opportunities in moving away from fossil fuels. Read more »

"Defender of the Faith" by Philip Roth

Mon, Oct 3 2011 - 5:30pm

“Defender of the Faith”

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We will discuss a classic short story, “Defender of the Faith,” by Philip Roth. It appeared in 1959 in Roth's first published work, Goodbye Columbus, a collection of five short stories and a novella that put Roth on the map as a chronicler of Jewish-American life at mid-century. As a reminder, this is a book discussion group; the author will not be present.

MLF: SF Book Discussion
SF Club Office
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Philippa Gregory: The Beginnings of The Royals

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Tue, Oct 25 2011 - 6:00pm

Philippa Gregory: The Beginnings of the Royals

Historian; Novelist; Author, The Other Boleyn Girl, The Lady of the Rivers and The Women of the Cousin’s War
In conversation with Dr. Mary Bitterman, President, Bernard Osher Foundation; Chair, The Commonwealth Club’s Board of Governors
Acclaimed historian and novelist Gregory illuminates the scandals, battles and political infighting that dot the British royal landscape. Read more »

Blessed 350

Thu, Sep 8 2011 - 12:00pm

Blessed 350

Paul Hawken, Author, Blessed Unrest
Bill McKibben, Founder,

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North Beach Walking Tour #3

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Wed, Sep 21 2011 - 2:00pm

North Beach Walking Tour

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Supporting Veterans and Taking National Priorities Local

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Tue, Oct 4 2011 - 12:00pm

Supporting Veterans and Taking National Priorities Local

Deborah Alvarez-Rodriguez, President and Chief Executive Officer, Goodwill Industries of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin; Board Chair, East Bay Community Foundation
Major General Michael Myatt, President and CEO, Marines Memorial Association; Chair, Fleet Week Association
Paul Rieckhoff, Executive Director and Founder, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
Ana Thompson, Executive Director, Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: The Scourge of Our Modern Lifestyles. Novel Treatment

Thu, Sep 8 2011 - 6:00pm

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: The Scourge of Our Modern Lifestyles - Novel Treatment

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Dr. Bruce McCormack, M.D., Director/Neurosurgeon, The Neurospine Institute

The crippling effects of carpal tunnel syndrome afflict about 5 percent of us, mostly women. Championing the advancement of minimally invasive CTS surgical technique, McCormack discusses the implications of his new project, The MANOS system. Read more »