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Humanities West Book Discussion: The Last Days of Pompeii, by Baron Edward Bulwer Lytton

Wed, May 9 2012 - 5:30pm
Humanities West Book Discussion: The Last Days of Pompeii, by Baron Edward Bulwer Lytton
 
Join us to discuss the classic Victorian tale of the last days of Pompeii. Poets, flower-girls, gladiators and tribunes fill the Baron's tale of the lives, loves and tragic fate of Roman citizens living in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius. The discussion will be led by Lynn Harris.
 
MLF: Humanities
LocatIon: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m.
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Jojo Capece: Bernini's Rome

Mon, May 7 2012 - 6:00pm

Bernini's Rome

Jojo Capece,
Author, All Roads Lead to Rome

In the 17th century, Rome was revitalized by the Pope displaying the wealth of the resurgent counter-reformation Church. Bernini's immense talents as an architect, painter and sculptor helped define the unique visual style of the Baroque Age. Come hear Capece speak about her love affair with the art of the Eternal City.
 
MLF: The Arts
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Book Discussion: "The Tiger's Wife" by Tea Obreht

Mon, May 7 2012 - 5:30pm

Book Discussion: The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht

This program is sold out

The Tiger's Wife uses fables, allegories and events borrowed from headlines to illustrate the complexities of Balkan history while unearthing patterns of suspicion, superstition and everyday violence that pervade the region even in times of peace. Read more »

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The New Middle East and Israel

Mon, May 7 2012 - 12:00pm

The New Middle East and Israel  

Akiva Tor, Consul General, Israel, Pacific North West Region
John Diaz, Editorial Page Editor, San Francisco Chronicle

The deep instability in today's Middle East beckons a revisiting of previous strategic assumptions. With the rise of political Islam in North Africa, Turkey, Egypt, Gaza and elsewhere, can Israel safely meet the Palestinian conditions for peace? How should Israel face the challenge of the Arab Awakening and seek opportunity amidst deepening isolation? Read more »

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Week to Week 5/4/12

Fri, May 4 2012 - 12:00pm

Week to Week: May 4, 2012

This program has been postponed; Please join us on May 14 for our next Week to Week program

Panelists TBA
In conversation with John Zipperer, Vice President of Media & Editorial, The Commonwealth Club of California Read more »

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Rafe Sagarin: Learning from the Octopus

Mon, Apr 30 2012 - 6:00pm

Rafe Sagarin: Learning from the Octopus

Rafe Sagarin
, Ph.D,, Marin Ecologist and Environmental Policy Analyst, University of Arizona; Author, Learning from the Octopus
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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Apr 30 2012 - 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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Week to Week 4/27/12

Fri, Apr 27 2012 - 12:00pm

Week to Week: April 27, 2012 Read more »

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David Callahan: America's Cheating Epidemic

Mon, Apr 23 2012 - 6:00pm

David Callahan: Cheating to Get Ahead

Rescheduled from Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Senior Fellow, Demos; Editor, CheatingCulture.com; Author, Fortune of Change and The Cheating Culture

David DeCosse, Director of Campus Ethics, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics Santa Clara University – moderator

Cheating has become more common in nearly every sector of our society: business, education and sports. Read more »

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Human Trafficking: Slavery 2012

Fri, Apr 20 2012 - 12:00pm

Human Trafficking: Slavery 2012

David Batstone, Founder & CEO, Not For Sale; Professor of Business, USF
Mimi Chakarova, Photo Journalist, Filmmaker, Price of Sex 2011; Correspondent, Center for Investigative Reporting
Dr. Read more »

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