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Bread From Stones

Fri, Sep 25 2015 - 12:00pm

Keith David Watenpaugh, Associate Professor of Modern Islam, Human Rights and Peace Studies, UC Davis

Hear Watenpaugh, a noted Middle East historian and educator, discuss his latest book, Bread from Stones: The Middle East and the Making of Modern Humanitarianism. Watenpaugh will elaborate on the development of helping victims following the mass violence, genocide, displacement of millions, the collapse of the Ottoman Empire and the advent of late colonialism in the Middle East.

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Unity of Sacred Symbols and Words

Fri, Jul 31 2015 - 12:00pm

Salma Arastu, Artist
Reverend Will McGarvey, Executive Director, Contra Costa County Interfaith Council - Moderator

Salma Arastu will give a visual presentation of her latest works, which are an artistic endeavor to help people understand the threads of commonalities across cultural, national and religious lines. Her beautiful paintings reflect the interconnectedness of belief in our collective cultural memories.

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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Jul 27 2015 - 5:30pm

Make your voice heard in an enriching, provocative and fun discussion with Club members as you weigh in on events shaping the face of the Middle East, North Africa and Afghanistan. Each month, the Middle East Member-Led Forum hosts an informal roundtable discussion on a topic frequently suggested by recent headlines. After a brief introduction, the floor will be open for discussion. All interested members are encouraged to attend. There will also be a brief planning session.

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Greening Asia

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Thu, Jul 16 2015 - 6:30pm

Mark Clifford, Executive Director, Asia Business Council; Author, The Greening of Asia
Stella Li, Senior Vice President, BYD Company Ltd.
Orville Schell, Director, Center on U.S.-China Relations, Asia Society New York; Former Dean, Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley Read more »

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Kiva Co-Founder Jessica Jackley: Entrepreneurship that Can Change the World

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Wed, Jul 8 2015 - 6:00pm

Jessica Jackley, Co-founder, Kiva; Author, Clay Water Brick: Finding Inspiration from Entrepreneurs Who Do the Most with the Least
Sally Osberg, President and CEO, Skoll Foundation - Moderator

This program is underwritten by Bank of the West. Read more »

Past event

Ebola and the Evacuation of Peace Corps in Guinea

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Wed, Jul 1 2015 - 6:00pm

Lisa Hoffman, Peace Corps Volunteer, Guinea, 2013-2014
Veronica Canilao, Peace Corps Volunteer, Guinea, 2013-2014
Hilary Braseth, Peace Corps Volunteer, Guinea, 2011-2014
Frank Price, Peace Corps Volunteer, Cote d’Ivoire, 1969-1972; Secretary, Northern California Peace Corps Association – Moderator Read more »

Past event

Michael Oren: Former Israeli Ambassador to the United States

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Tue, Jun 30 2015 - 7:00pm

Michael Oren, Former Israeli Ambassador, United States; Author, Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide; Twitter: @DrMichaelOren

Co-presented by The Oshman Family JCC Read more »

Past event

Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Jun 29 2015 - 5:30pm
Make your voice heard in an enriching, provocative and fun discussion with Club members as you weigh in on events shaping the face of the Middle East, North Africa and Afghanistan. Each month, the Middle East Member-Led Forum hosts an informal roundtable discussion on a topic frequently suggested by recent headlines. Nabil Wahbeh will make a presentation about his trip to Israel and the West Bank. Afterwards, the floor will be open for discussion. All interested members are encouraged to attend. There will also be a brief planning session.
Past event

Trans Pacific Partnership: Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

Tue, Jun 16 2015 - 6:00pm

Demetrios Marantis, Head of International Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Square; Former Acting U.S. Trade Representative and Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Read more »

Past event

U.S.-Japan Ties: Image and Reality

Thu, Jun 11 2015 - 12:00pm

Satu Limaye, Director, East-West Center in Washington
Bruce Stokes, Director of Global Economic Attitudes, Global Attitudes Project, Pew Research Center
The Honorable John V. Roos, Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan
Dan Bob, Director of Programs and Senior Fellow, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA – Moderator

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, an expert panel will examine the depth and strength of U.S. ties with Japan based on public opinion and statistics. Read more »

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