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The Art of Living Black: Artworks by Karin Turner and Dr. Ajuan Mance

Mon, Jan 10 2011 - 10:00am

The Art of Living Black: Artworks by Karin Turner and Ajuan Mance

This year, The Commonwealth Club celebrates Black History Month with an exhibition of paintings that address the issues of race and gender. Artist Turner and Ajuan Mance, artist, writer and professor, are both Bay Area women of African descent. Read more »

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William Draper: The Start Up Game (SF)

Mon, Jan 10 2011 - 6:00pm

William Draper

This program is sold out

Entrepreneur; Author, The Startup Game

Ann Winblad, Co-founder and Managing Director, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners - Moderator

For more than 40 years, Draper has worked with top entrepreneurs in fabled Silicon Valley, where today’s vision is made into tomorrow’s reality. This venture capitalist saw the value in Skype, Open Table and many other companies, and he will share his firsthand stories of success. Read more »

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"Crime and Punishment"

Mon, Jan 3 2011 - 5:30pm

"Crime and Punishment"

In our book discussion program, we will discuss Fyodor Dostoevsky's classic tale of guilt and redemption, Crime and Punishment.

MLF: San Francisco Book Discussion
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. program
Cost:
FREE
Program Organizer: Howard Crane

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"The Lacuna," by Barbara Kingsolver

Mon, Dec 6 2010 - 5:30pm

The Lacuna

Don't miss this fun and illuminating chance to discuss The Lacuna, Barbara Kingsolver's new historical novel that moves from the Mexico City of Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo and Leon Trotsky in the 1930s to the Washington, D.C., of FDR, J. Edgar Hoover and Richard Nixon in the 1940s. As a reminder, this is a book discussion group; the author will not be present.

MLF: Book Discussion
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. program
Cost: FREE
Program Organizer:
Howard Crane

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Imaginary Countries: Photos by Alexis Papahadjopoulos

Fri, Nov 5 2010 - 10:00am

“Imaginary Countries”: Photos by Alexis Papahadjopoulos

His goal was to travel to the ends of the earth, then bring back a distillation of his experiences. Whether in a landscape or in a person’s face, Papahadjopoulos created a world as he wanted it to be, perfect in color, form and emotion. Come view his work on display at The Commonwealth Club.

MLF: The Arts
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: Regular Club business hours
Cost: FREE
Program Organizer:
Lynn Curtis

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Aneesh Chopra: Innovation and Technology in Health Care (SF)

Wed, Aug 18 2010 - 12:00pm

Innovation and Technology in Health Care

Aneesh Chopra, United States Chief Technology Officer

Thomas Nesbitt, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Vice Chancellor for Strategic Technologies and Alliances, UC Davis School of Medicine - Moderator

Chopra, assistant to the president and the nation's first-ever chief technology officer, has made it a priority to advance America's health-care reform goals through the use of technology and innovation for one of the administration's top priorities. Read more »

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Dr. Thomas Frieden

Thu, Jul 22 2010 - 12:00pm

Thomas Frieden

M.D., M.Ph., Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Administrator, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

Haile T. Debas, Executive Director, UCSF Global Health Sciences; chancellor emeritus, ucsf; Dean Emeritus, UCSF School of Medicine - Moderator

As director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Frieden works to control communicable and noncommunicable diseases in the United States and around the world. He led the nation’s response to the H1N1 influenza pandemic. Read more »

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Funding the Transportation System of the Future

Fri, Jun 25 2010 - 9:00am

Asha Weinstein Agrawal, Ph.D., Director, Mineta Transportation Institute National Transportation Finance Center
William Millar, President, American Public Transportation Association
John Horsley, Executive Director, Association of American State Highway and Transportation Officials
Alan Lowenthal, California State Senator
Norman Mineta, U.S. Secretary of Transportation (Ret.); Former U.S.Congressman - Moderator 

Within the next two decades, the Census Bureau estimates that the U.S. Read more »

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Corporate Sustainability: Sprint or Marathon?

Tue, Jun 8 2010 - 6:00pm

Corporate Sustainability: A Sprint or Marathon?

Dan Hesse, CEO, Sprint
 
When every company claims to be a green leader, how can consumers know which ones really are? Hesse will share his insights on why sustainable growth is sound business and can offer a competitive edge in an industry expanding rapidly around the world. What are the energy and environmental impacts of the global wireless revolution? Sprint has introduced eco-friendly phones and placed in the top 20 of Newsweek magazine’s 2009 Green Rankings of 500 U.S. Read more »

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