August 2012

Standing into the Storm

Tue, Oct 16 2012 - 6:00pm

Standing into the Storm

Ken and Kathy Lindner, Founders, Lindner Bison and Heritage Ranch; Authors, Standing into the Storm

Corporatization of agriculture and livestock has been a prominent issue in the national consciousness for the past few decades, and it has been defining for Ken and Kathy Lindner. The Lindners, first-generation sustainable bison ranchers, will discuss the flaws of industrial farming as well as their experience in moving away from it. Read more »

Sufism: Mysticism of Islam

Thu, Oct 25 2012 - 6:00pm

Sufism: Mysticism of Islam

Nahid Angha, Ph.D. , Co-director, The International Association of Sufism; Director, Sufi Women Organization
Michael Pappas, Executive Director, SF Interfaith Council – Moderator

Don't miss this chance to learn about Sufism – the inner, mystical interpretation and expression of Islam – from an internationally esteemed Persian Sufi scholar, author and lecturer. Dr. Read more »

Russian Hill Walking Tour #9

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Thu, Dec 6 2012 - 2:00pm

Russian Hill Walking Tour

Join a more active Commonwealth Club Neighborhood Adventure! Russian Hill is a magical area with secret gardens and amazing views. Join Rick Evans for a two-hour hike up hills and staircases and learn about the history of this neighborhood. See where great artists and architects lived and worked, and walk down residential streets where some of the most historically significant houses in the Bay Area are located.

Location: Meet in front of Swensen's Ice Cream Store located at 1999 Hyde Street at Union. Read more »

Green New Deal

Mon, Sep 17 2012 - 6:00pm

Green New Deal

Michael Grunwald, Senior National Correspondent, Time; Author, The New New Deal 
Nancy Pfund, Managing Partner, DBL Investors

The 2009 stimulus act shelled out $90 billion for clean energy. President Obama's administration said that would create 827,000 “job years” through 2012. That turns out to be a whopping $109,000 per job-year. Did that pan out? Was it worth it? Read more »

Theodore B. Olson: Reflecting on Prop 8

Thu, Oct 18 2012 - 6:00pm

Theodore B. Olson: Reflecting on Prop 8
Theodore B. Olson, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher; Former U.S. Solicitor General (2001-2004) Read more »