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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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Portrait of Bhutan: A Club Travel Program

Tue, Feb 16 2010 - 6:00pm

Portrait of Bhutan: A Club Travel Program

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 »

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Fall in Love with SF - A City Connections Happy Hour

Fri, Feb 12 2010 - 6:00pm

City Connections Happy Hour: Fall in Love with SF

This event is sold out

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 »

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"Reading Like a Writer" by Francine Prose

Mon, Feb 1 2010 - 5:30pm

Reading Like a Writer

We’ll discuss Francine Prose’s widely praised primer for aspiring writers and dedicated readers alike who wish to increase their sensitivity to and appreciation of the writer’s craft. The book is laced with passages from authors as diverse as James Joyce, Philip Roth, Flannery O’Connor and John Le Carre, and is a must-read for book-discussion afficionados. Read more »

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Silicon Valley Reads 2010: Michael Pollan

Wed, Jan 27 2010 - 7:30pm

2010 Silicon Valley Reads: One Book, One Community Kickoff Event

Michael Pollan, Author, The Ominvore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food
Mike Cassidy, Columnist, San Jose Mercury News

According to Pollan, the advent of “nutritionism” has vastly complicated how Americans see food, without doing very much for our health. Read more »

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Shape Public Discussion - INFORUM's Program Committee

Mon, Jan 25 2010 - 6:30pm

Shape Public Discussion: INFORUM’s Program Committee

Do you want to share your passion for politics and civic dialogue with the world? Think that you know who The Commonwealth Club should host and what burning issues we should address? Come to INFORUM’s Program Committee meeting and be a part of the team that shapes public debate and invigorates civic dialogue. We are artists, writers, scientists, financial analysts – all dedicated to putting together timely and compelling events. Read more »

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Humanities West Book Discussion: Justine by Lawrence Durrell

Wed, Jan 13 2010 - 5:30pm

Humanities Book Discussion: Justine, by Lawrence Durrell

Our topic this session is Alexandria, Egypt. We will discuss Justine, by Lawrence Durrell, the first book of his Alexandria Quartet. Set amid the corrupt glamour and intrigues of 1930s Alexandria, Durrell's novel gives a very vivid portrait of modern Alexandria. The discussion moderator will be Lynn Harris.

MLF: Humanities
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. Read more »

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Science & Tech Planning Meeting

Tue, Jan 12 2010 - 6:15pm

Science & Technology Planning Meeting

Please join us to celebrate the one year anniversary of the Science & Technology Member-Led Forum relaunch efforts. We explore visions for the future through science and technology. If you would like to join our planning committee to brainstorm, organize, chair and/or volunteer for programs for the months ahead, you are invited to this meeting. Read more »

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