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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Apr 30 2012 - 5:30pm

Middle East Discussion Group

Make your voice heard in an enriching, provocative and fun discussion with fellow Club members as you weigh in on events shaping the face of the Middle East. 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. Read more »

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Michael McConnell: Why is Religious Liberty the First Freedom?

Tue, Apr 17 2012 - 12:00pm

Why Is Religious Liberty the First Freedom?

Michael McConnell, Director of the Constitutional Law Center, Stanford Law School; Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution

Among the many rights and freedoms that Americans enjoy, what is the correct constitutional status of religious freedom? Should it be a “first freedom” and have priority over other rights or is it equal? These questions are at the heart of the current national debate over religious freedom, contraception, and the new federal health-care law. Read more »

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A Conversation with the Mayors of San Jose

Mon, Apr 16 2012 - 7:00pm

A Conversation with the Mayors of San Jose

Hon. Chuck Reed, Mayor of San Jose (2007-2014)
Hon. Ron Gonzales, Former Mayor of San Jose (1999-2006)
Hon. Susan Hammer, Former Mayor of San Jose (1991-1998)
Hon. Janet Gray Hayes, Former Mayor of San Jose (1975-1982)
Hon. Norman Mineta, Former Mayor of San Jose (1971-1975); Former US Secretary of Transportation
Dr. Read more »

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Mike Pereira - Fox Sports Analyst

Tue, Apr 10 2012 - 12:00pm

Mike Pereira, Fox Sports Analyst

Have current NFL rules caught up with the game? As a sports analyst for Fox Sports, Pereira monitors weekly NFL action and provides explanations and rules interpretation to the calls officials make on the field. He shares his insights about some of the biggest safety concerns among players, coaches and league officials. Read more »

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Paranoid Politics: Islamophobia, McCarthyism, and the Yellow Peril

Tue, Apr 3 2012 - 7:00pm
Paranoid Politics; Islamophobia, McCarthyism and the Yellow Peril
 
Wajahat Ali, Playwright; Attorney; Co-author, Fear Inc., The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America
Dr. Larry Gerston, Emeritus Professor, San Jose State University; Political Analyst, NBC 11
Mike Honda, U.S. Congressman (D - California)
 
Our panel will cover three periods in U.S. history: World War II, the era of McCarthyism, and post 9/11 when groups were persecuted in politics and the media.
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Dr. Ira Byock: The Best Care Possible - What It Is and How To Get It

Thu, Mar 29 2012 - 7:00pm

Dr. Ira Byock: The Best Care Possible – What It Is and How to Get It

Dr. Ira Byock, Director of Palliative Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center; Professor of Anesthesiology and Community & Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School; Author, The Best Care Possible: A Physician’s Quest to Transform Care Through the End of Life
Dr. Dale Larson,  Professor of Counseling Psychology,  Santa Clara University- Moderator Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Mar 26 2012 - 5:30pm

Middle East Discussion Group

Make your voice heard in an enriching, provocative and fun discussion with fellow Club members as you weigh in on events shaping the face of the Middle East. 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. Read more »

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Lori Andrews: Social Networks and the Death of Privacy

Thu, Mar 8 2012 - 6:30pm
Lori Andrews

Law Professor, Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law; Author, I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did: Social Networks and the Death of Privacy

A leading figure in the realms of law, ethics and genetic technology, award-winning law professor Andrews has served as an adviser to several authoritative political bodies, including the U.S. Congress and the World Health Organization.
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New Approaches to Patient Care and Advocacy

Thu, Mar 8 2012 - 6:00pm

New Approaches to Patient Care and Advocacy

Jennifer Brokaw, MD; Founder, Good Medicine
Sean Duffy, Co-Founder and CEO, Omada Health
Marty Tenenbaum, Founder, Cancer Commons
Wayne Pan, MD; Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Health Access Solutions; Chief Medical Officer, Pacific Partners Management Services Inc.
Sarah Varney, Health Reporter, The California Report—moderator

Many Americans today are dealing with chronic illnesses, trying to navigate through Read more »

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Living in Truth: The Life and Work of Vaclav Havel

Wed, Feb 29 2012 - 7:00pm

 Living in Truth: The Life and Work of Vaclav Havel

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Jane L. Curry, Political Science Professor, Santa Clara University
Steven Boyd Saum, Editor, Santa Clara Magazine

As a writer and political leader, Havel advocated using truth and love to combat oppression. He went from being a dissident in prison to negotiating the end of communism in Czechoslovakia in the Velvet Revolution. He served as president of Czechoslovakia and later the Czech Republic. Read more »

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