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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Apr 27 2015 - 5:30pm

This evening's discussion will focus on Iran. Make your voice heard in an enriching, provocative and fun discussion, led by Banafsheh Keynoush, 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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The Islamic State

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Fri, Apr 17 2015 - 12:00pm

Bonnie Joy Kaslan, Consul General, Turkey
Karima Bennoune, Professor of International Law, UC Davis; Author, Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here Read more »

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Mantra and Meditation

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Thu, Apr 16 2015 - 6:00pm

Prabha Duneja, Vedic scholar; Author, The Legacy of Yoga in Bhagawad Geeta and Hinduism: Scriptures and Practices Read more »

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Dining Practices Around the World

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Wed, Apr 8 2015 - 6:00pm

Syndi Seid, Founder, Advanced Etiquette Read more »

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His Excellency Artur Mas, President of Catalonia

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Mon, Apr 6 2015 - 12:30pm

The ties that bind California and Europe: A perspective from Catalonia

Artur Mas, President, Catalonia Read more »

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Puneet Talwar, Ass’t. U.S. Secretary of State: Foreign Policy Priorities

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Wed, Apr 1 2015 - 6:00pm

Puneet Talwar, Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs

Talwar will give an overview of global developments, from ISIL to Iran to Russia. Informed by his current position as the State Department’s principal liaison with the Department of Defense and his previous experience at the White House and on Capitol Hill, Talwar will discuss the major foreign policy trends of the day – including those that are not necessarily making the headlines. Read more »

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Future of Afghanistan

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Fri, Mar 20 2015 - 12:00pm

Rohila Jalali, B.A., Business Administration
Nangyalai Attal, B.A., English Language and Literature, 2014 UN Youth Courage Awardee
Akmal Siddiqu, B.A., Finance and Management
Ihsanullah Shagiwal, B.A., Business Administration
Atta Arghandiwal, Author, Lost Decency: The Untold Afghan Story – Moderator Read more »

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Tom Hayden: Why Cuba Matters

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Thu, Mar 19 2015 - 6:30pm

Tom Hayden, Activist; Director, Peace and Justice Resource Center; Author, Listen, Yankee: Why Cuba Matters; Twitter @tomehayden
Joe Tuman, TV/Radio Political Analyst, CBS5 San Francisco – Moderator Read more »

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The Allure of Irish Dancing

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Tue, Mar 17 2015 - 6:00pm

Michael Dillon, ADCRG, Dillon Magh Adhair Academy of Irish Dance

Come celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a demonstration of Irish dancing by championship-level dancers from a renowned Bay Area dance school. Dillon, an Ard Diploma Coimisiuin le Rinci Gaelacha (a teacher certified by the worldwide governing body of Irish dance), will also explain the history that permeates this detailed and disciplined dance culture. This will be the perfect pre-pub experience, as you are sure to leave with your feet tapping out a jig — or maybe even a reel.

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International Careers: Explore the World As You Work

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Tue, Mar 10 2015 - 6:00pm

Terry Vogt, Managing Director, Terra Global Capital
Lisa Reinsberg, Executive Director, International Justice Resource Center
Vaido Vald, Superintendent, Skanska – Global Project Development and Construction Group
Nikki Sayres, Senior Director of Field Representation and Operations, The Asia Foundation Read more »

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