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
“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
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Seize this extraordinary opportunity to go inside one of the most mysterious and beautiful places on earth. As one of the most isolated nations in the world, Bhutan has long remained a dream destination for even the most intrepid of travelers. Though developments and technologies have connected it somewhat with the rest of the world, Bhutan has balanced modernization with its ancient culture and traditions under the guiding philosophy of Gross National Happiness. Read more »
Love is in the air and it’s the time to socialize with your city. INFORUM, in partnership with ArtPoint, Bravo, Encore, Net Impact, SPUR, Symphonix, the World Affairs Council, Young Non Profit Professionals and Young Women Social Entrepreneurs, invites you to come fall in love with other like-minded SF organizations this Valentine’s Day. Read more »