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Middle East Forum Discussion

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Mon, Jul 31 2017 - 5:30pm

The Middle East Forum discussion group—which primarily covers the Middle East, North Africa and Afghanistan—has been meeting monthly for nine years. We are not a debate group. Each month we discuss timely, cultural subjects in a civil atmosphere with respect for others and their opinions.

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Middle East Forum Discussion

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Mon, Jun 26 2017 - 5:30pm

The Middle East Forum discussion group—which primarily covers the Middle East, North Africa and Afghanistan—has been meeting monthly for nine years. We are not a debate group. Each month we discuss timely, cultural subjects in a civil atmosphere with respect for others and their opinions.

Upcoming event

Week to Week Politics Roundtable and Social Hour 6/5/17

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Mon, Jun 5 2017 - 6:30pm

Marisa Lagos, Reporter, California Politics and Government, KQED; Twitter
C.W. Nevius, Columnist, Santa Rose Press Democrat; Former Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle; Twitter
Randy Shandobil, Host, This Golden State Podcast; Communications Consultant, Shandobil Communications; Former Political Editor, KTVU; Twitter

It's summertime, so let's kick off the new season with a free-for-members special edition of our Week to Week political roundtable. Read more »

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Women and Islam

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Mon, May 22 2017 - 7:00pm

Sumbul Ali-Karamali, Author, The Muslim Next Door
Maha Elgenaidi, Executive Director, Islamic Networks Group
Joe Simitian, Supervisor, Santa Clara County—Moderator
Additional Panelists TBA

What does it mean to be a Muslim woman? Join us for this special community forum to learn how Islam intersects with gender in today’s world.

Co-presented by the office of Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian

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Middle East Forum Discussion

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Mon, May 22 2017 - 5:30pm

This month's topic: Afghanistan

The Middle East Forum discussion group—which primarily covers the Middle East, North Africa and Afghanistan—has been meeting monthly for nine years. We are not a debate group. Each month we discuss timely, cultural subjects in a civil atmosphere with respect for others and their opinions.

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Humanities West Book Discussion: Antony and Cleopatra, by William Shakespeare

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Wed, May 17 2017 - 6:30pm

Join us to discuss "Antony and Cleopatra," the famous Elizabethan play by the legendary English playwright about the infamous Roman general who would be Caesar, and the even more famous, legendary and infamous last pharaoh of ancient Egypt—even if she was really Greek. Discussion led by Lynn Harris.

 

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Bonds of Union

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Mon, Apr 24 2017 - 6:00pm

Bridget Ford, Professor of History, California State University, East Bay; Author, Bonds of Union: Religion, Race, and Politics in a Civil War Borderland Read more »

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Middle East Forum Discussion

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Mon, Apr 24 2017 - 5:30pm

Will McGarvey, Executive Director, Contra Costa Interfaith Council 

This month's topic: the Defusing Hatred project

The Middle East Forum discussion group—which primarily covers the Middle East, North Africa and Afghanistan— has been meeting monthly for nine years. We are not a debate group. Each month we discuss timely, cultural subjects in a civil atmosphere with respect for others and their opinions. Students are particularly welcome.

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Humanities West Book Discussion: Cleopatra, by Stacy Schiff

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Wed, Apr 19 2017 - 6:30pm

Join us to discuss Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff, the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer who brings to life one of the most intriguing women in human history. Though the palace of the last queen of Egypt actually did shimmer with onyx, garnets and gold, it was richer still in political and sexual intrigue. Cleopatra died young, at 39, but first married two brothers, dispatching one in a brutal civil war while they were still teenagers, and poisoning the other, before eliminating a sister as well. Read more »

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The Future of Digital Marketing

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Mon, Apr 17 2017 - 6:00pm

Ming B. Wu, Chief Revenue Officer, Mightyhive 
Nikesh Desai, CEO, InvestingChannel
Mason Garrity, Vice President of Strategy, 3Q Digital
Anneka Gupta, CPO, LiveRamp—Moderator Read more »

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