Make your voice heard in an enriching, provocative and fun discussion with Club members as you weigh in on events shaping the face of the Middle East, North Africa and Afghanistan. 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. There will also be a brief planning session.
Rebecca Tinsley, Human Rights Activist; Author Michael Pappas, Executive Director, San Francisco Interfaith Council—Moderator
Tinsley, who graduated with a law degree from the London School of Economics and was a political reporter for the BBC will primarily discuss the work of Waging for Peace, a project she started after visiting a Darfur refugee camp at the height of the killing there. She collects evidence of human rights abuses and helps Sudanese dissidents who wish to claim asylum. Read more »
Edouard Rollet, Co-founder, Alter Eco Brooke McDonnell, Co-founder, Equator Coffee Maya Spaull, Director of New and Emerging Categories, Fair Trade USA Tierra Del Forte, Director of Product and Merchandising, PACT Apparel Haven Bourque, Principal, HavenBMedia - Moderator
This program is underwritten by Wells Fargo Bank. Read more »
On one Monday evening of every month the Humanities Forum sponsors Socrates Café at The Commonwealth Club. Each meeting is devoted to the discussion of a philosophical topic chosen at that meeting. The group's facilitator, John Nyquist, invites participants to suggest topics, which are then voted on. The person who proposed the most popular topic is asked to briefly explain why she or he considers that topic interesting and important. An open discussion follows, and the meeting ends with a summary of the various perspectives participants expressed. Read more »