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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Nov 28 2011 - 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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Humanities West Book Discussion: An Intimate History of the Black Death, by John Kelly

Wed, Nov 16 2011 - 5:30pm

Humanities West Book Discussion: The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague in All the World by John Kelly

A book that chronicles one of the worst human disasters in recorded history shouldn't be so entertaining, but Kelly effectively illuminates the unwashed details of medieval life that contributed to so many of our underlying cultural fears. Lynn Harris will moderate the discussion. The author will not be present.

MLF: Humanities
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 6 p.m. Read more »

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"The Finkler Question" by Howard Jacobson

Mon, Nov 7 2011 - 5:30pm

The Finkler Question

This program is sold out

Please join us as we discuss the 2010 Man Booker Prize winner, The Finkler Question, by Howard Jacobson. Set in modern-day London, the novel is described by The Washington Post as "a tragicomic meditation" on the nature of anti-Semitism. As a reminder, this is a book discussion group. The author will NOT be present.

MLF: SF Book Discussion
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Oct 31 2011 - 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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Lawrence Lessig: Republic Lost

Mon, Oct 24 2011 - 6:30pm

Lawrence Lessig

Director, the Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics, Harvard University; Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; Author, Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress – and a Plan to Stop It

With the influx of private donations and corporate campaign expenditures continuing to balloon, trust in government is at an all-time low. Lessig discusses the evolution of our “economy of influence,” faulting both Democrats and Republicans and offering a plan to end corruption and restore our trust in the political system. Read more »

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Fabian Nunez: The Most Progressive Climate Change Law in the World

Wed, Oct 19 2011 - 7:00pm

The Most Progressive Climate Change Law in the World: How We Got It and Where Do We Go from Here?

Fabian Nunez, Former California Assembly Speaker Read more »

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Humanities West Book Discussion: The Hunchback of Notre Dame, by Victor Hugo

Wed, Oct 19 2011 - 5:30pm

Humanities West Book Discussion: The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Join us to discuss The Hunchback of Notre Dame, by Victor Hugo, as background reading on medieval Paris and its centerpiece, the Gothic cathedral masterpiece justly famous throughout the world. The discussion will be moderated by Lynn Harris. Neither the author nor Quasimodo will be present.

MLF: Humanities
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. discussion
Cost: FREE
Program Organizer:
George Hammond

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Science and Technology Planning Meeting

Mon, Oct 17 2011 - 6:15pm

Science & Technology Planning Meeting

Join fellow Club members with similar interests and brainstorm upcoming  Science & Technology programs. All Commonwealth Club members are welcome. We explore visions for the future through science and technology. Discuss current issues and share your insights with fellow Club members to shape and plan programs for the months ahead. 

MLF: Science & Technology
Location:
Club Office
Time: 6:15 p.m. Read more »

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MLF ENR: Planning Meeting

Thu, Oct 13 2011 - 6:00pm

Environment & Natural Resources Planning Meeting

Please join us for our next opportunity to get together to brainstorm about future programs featuring the themes of the environment and natural resources. All interested Club members are welcome.

MLF: Environment & Natural Resources
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 6 p.m. program
Cost: FREE
Program Organizer:
Marcia Sitcoske

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