November 2013

Humanities West Book Discussion - The Caliph's Splendor: Islam and the West in the Golden Age of Baghdad by Benson Bobrick

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Wed, Apr 30 2014 - 5:30pm

Join us to discuss the achievements of Harun al-Rashid, the legendary caliph of The Thousand and One Nights, whose actual court was nearly as magnificent as the fictional one. Read more »

Stephen Palumbi and Anthony Palumbi: The Extreme Life of the Sea

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Wed, Apr 16 2014 - 6:00pm

Stephen R. Palumbi, Ph.D., Professor of Biology and Director of the Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University; Co-author, The Extreme Life of the Sea
Anthony Palumbi, Writer; Co-author, The Extreme Life of the Sea Read more »

Humanities West Book Discussion - The Arabian Nights: Tales from A Thousand and One Nights

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Wed, Apr 16 2014 - 5:30pm

Join us to discuss the Richard F. Burton translation of the classic tales from Baghdad's Golden Age. These are the tales about Aladdin, Sinbad and Ali Baba that saved the life of Shahrazad, whose husband, the king, executed each of his wives after a single night of marriage. Beginning an enchanting story each evening, Shahrazad always withheld the ending, and a thousand and one nights later, her life was spared forever. Read more »

Tom Goldstein: Surprises and New Directions from the Roberts U.S. Supreme Court

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Mon, Feb 10 2014 - 6:00pm

Tom Goldstein, Publisher, SCOTUSblog; Instructor of Supreme Court Litigation, Harvard Law School

Jesse H. Choper, Earl Warren Professor of Public Law, University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) - Moderator Read more »

US Secretary of the Interior Sandy Jewell. Climate and Energy Comments at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco

Thu, Nov 7 2013
Envirobeat

My Father's Ghost Climbing in the Rain by Patricio Pron

Mon, Jan 6 2014 - 5:30pm

Patricio Pron, one of Granta’s Best Young Spanish-Language Novelists, gives us his American debut: a daring, deeply affecting novel about the secrets buried in the past of an Argentine family. A young writer, living abroad, makes the journey home to say goodbye to his dying father. In his parents’ house, he finds a cache of documents and unwittingly begins to unearth his father’s obsession with the disappearance of a local man. Read more »

Club Closed

The Club Offices will be closed 11/28/2013-11/29/2013 for the Thanksgiving Day Holiday.