Satu Limaye, Director, East-West Center in Washington Bruce Stokes, Director of Global Economic Attitudes, Global Attitudes Project, Pew Research Center
The Honorable John V. Roos, Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Dan Bob, Director of Programs and Senior Fellow, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA – Moderator
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, an expert panel will examine the depth and strength of U.S. ties with Japan based on public opinion and statistics. Read more »
Laila El-Sissi, Author, Out from the Shadow of Men Judith Hornok, Author, Modern Arab Women; Founder, Hornok & Partner, which advises companies to understand business culture in the Gulf region Aisha Wahab, Afghan-American Human Rights and Political Activist Dina Ibrahim, Ph.D., Educator; Middle East analyst; Producer, Hope and Fear: Egypt on the Tipping Point – Moderator Read more »
A witty, warm and engaging book about Russians and the food obsessions of Soviet life; it is also a culinary history of the Russian Revolution and its consequences. In the great tradition of Russian memoirs, it presents a view of the country's past and culture in the mode of “laughter through tears.” A delicious read complete with recipes.
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.
Stefan Schlueter, German Consul General in San Francisco Andy David, Consul General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest Paulina Carmona, Consul General of France for San Francisco Phil Bronstein, Executive Chair of the Board, The Center for Investigative Reporting; Former Executive VP and Editor-at-Large, San Francisco Chronicle – Moderator Read more »
William Damon, Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Education; Co-author, The Power of Ideals: The Real Story of Moral Choice
The Power of Ideals thoroughly examines the full range of available research on moral choice and presents a compelling new theory. It takes into account current scientific claims and explores our undeniable capacity to act on noble ideals, to make principled moral choices, and to live lives of generosity, integrity and genuine human connection.