January 2012

North Beach Walking Tour #5

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Mon, Jan 23 2012 - 2:00pm

North Beach Walking Tour

SOLD OUT

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Science & Technology Planning Meeting

Wed, Feb 15 2012 - 6:15pm

Science & Technology Planning Meeting

Join fellow Club members with similar interests and brainstorm upcoming Science & Technology programs. All Commonwealth Club members are welcome. We explore visions for the future through science and technology. Discuss current issues and share your insights with fellow Club members to shape and plan programs for the months ahead.

MLF: Science & Technology
Location:
  SF Club Office
Time: 6:15 p.m. Read more »

Thomas Frank - Author of "What's the Matter with Kansas?" and "Pity the Billionaire"

Thu, Jan 26 2012 - 6:00pm

Thomas Frank

Please Note New Time: 6 p.m. program

Founding Editor, The Baffler; Author, What’s the Matter with Kansas? and Pity the Billionaire: The Hard Times Swindle and the Unlikely Comeback of the Right

Joseph Fink, President Emeritus, Dominican University of California - Moderator

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Bishop Robert McElroy: Catholicism, Conscience, and American Politics

Wed, Jan 18 2012 - 12:00pm

Catholicism, Conscience and American Politics: Reflections by a Catholic Bishop

Bishop Robert McElroy, Archdiocese of San Francisco 

Are there clear Catholic positions on issues in American politics? What is the role of Catholic Church authorities, and what is the role of the conscience of the individual Catholic in assessing and voting on these issues? Bishop McElroy, one of the auxiliary bishops of the San Francisco Archdiocese, will offer his reflections on these crucial matters. Read more »

Brian Kennedy: Understanding the Mysteries of Aging-Treating Illnesses and Extending the Healthy Ye

Mon, Jan 23 2012 - 5:15pm

Understanding the Mysteries of Aging: Treating Illnesses and Extending the Healthy Years

This Event Has Been Postponed

Brian Kennedy, Ph.D., President and CEO, the Buck Institute

Is aging the single biggest risk factor for many diseases? Read more »

Swans, Swine and Swindlers: Coping with the Growing Threat of Mega-Crises

Tue, Jan 24 2012 - 6:00pm

Swans, Swine and Swindlers: Coping with the Growing Threat of Mega-Crises

Ian Mitroff, Professor Emeritus, USC; Adjunct Professor, UC Berkeley; Author, Why Some Companies Emerge Stronger and Better from a Crisis
Can M. Read more »

Dr. David Agus: The End of Illness

Tue, Feb 21 2012 - 7:00pm

Dr. David Agus

New Date- rescheduled from January 19

Director, USC’s Westside Cancer Center; Professor of Medicine, USC Keck School of Medicine; Co Founder, Navigenics; Author, The End of Illness Read more »

Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel - Authors of "Lunatics"

Thu, Jan 19 2012 - 6:00pm

Humor Columnist Dave Barry and Former "SNL" Writer Alan Zweibel

Dave Barry, Humor Columnist; Co-author, Lunatics
Alan Zweibel, Former Writer, "Saturday Night Live"; Co-author, Lunatics
Doug Sovern, KCBS Radio/ CBS 5 TV Correspondent (Moderator) Read more »

Mark Meckler and Jenny Beth Martin: Tea Party Patriots Seeking a Second Revolution

Thu, Jan 26 2012 - 12:00pm

Mark Meckler and Jenny Beth Martin: Tea Party Patriots Seeking a Second Revolution

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Co-founders and National Coordinators, Tea Party Patriots; Co-authors, Tea Party Patriots: The Second American Revolution Read more »

Humanities West Book Discussion: Ming China 1368-1649: A Concise History of a Resilient Empire

Wed, Jan 11 2012 - 5:30pm

Humanities West Book Discussion- Ming China 1368-1649: A Concise History of a Resilient Empire

Come chat with fellow Humanities lovers about John Dardess’ engaging exploration of how the Ming dynasty was able to endure for 276 years. Focusing on the dynasty’s foreign relations, the lives of its 16 emperors, its system of governance, the literati who served it, and the mass outlawry that allowed the Manchu invasions to succeed, Dardess presents a fascinating study. Lynn Harris will moderate the discussion. Read more »