Monday Night Philosophy focuses on the very unfocused ideas we have about time and eternity. Alluring, yet confusing, even their scientific versions allow for responsibility-escaping backward movement in time. Clarity is achieved by using the underlying, and more coherent, concept of the continuum of change. But clarity has its price. Read more »
Stephen Greenblatt's The Swerve, winner of the 2011 National Book Award for nonfiction, unearths the story of an Italian book hunter named Poggio Bracciolini, who, one fateful day in 1417, stumbled across what was then the only known surviving copy of the Roman poet Lucretius's On the Nature of Things. Read more »
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 »
Larry Gerston, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor, San Jose State University; Political Analyst, NBC 11 Debra Saunders, Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle Michael Fox, Film critic and journalist John Zipperer, Vice President of Media & Editorial, The Commonwealth Club of California -- Moderator Read more »
Anastasia Ashman, Entrepreneur; Cultural Essayist; Editor, Tales from the Expat Harem: Foreign Women in Modern Turkey Steven West, Ph.D., Fulbright Scholar to Turkey; Professor of Turkish Studies and Cross Cultural Communication BonnieJoy Kaslan, Honorary Consul General, Turkish Republic, S.F.