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Andreas Bummel: United Nations Parliamentary Assembly and Global Democracy

Mon, Jul 2 2012 - 6:00pm

United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA) and Global Democracy

Andreas Bummel, Secretary-General, Campaign for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly, Berlin Read more »

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"The Old Gringo" by Carlos Fuentes

Mon, Jul 2 2012 - 5:30pm

The Old Gringo

This program is sold out

The group will discuss The Old Gringo, by the late Carlos Fuentes, one of his greatest works. Read more »

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Sweeta Noori: The State of Afghanistan

Fri, Jun 29 2012 - 12:00pm

Sweeta Nori: The State of Afghanistan

This program is sold out

Afghanistan Country Director, Women for Women International

Dr. Ruth Shapiro, Social Entrepreneur in Residence, The Commonwealth Club - Moderator

A leading advocate for global women’s issues discusses the state of post-troop withdrawal in Afghanistan as well as the role of women in peace talks with the Taliban. Read more »

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The Sky Did Not Fall: Life After the Repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell

Mon, Jun 25 2012 - 6:00pm

The Sky Did not Fall: Life After the Repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell

Ty Walrod, co-founder OutServe Col.
Stewart Borhoft, US Army (Ret.)
Capt. M. Matthew Phelps, USMC

American military personnel have continued their professional defense of America with no disruption after the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell. Active duty troops report that the situation is normal now that there is open service for lesbians and gays in the military. Read more »

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Dr. Ossama Hassanein: Tech Wadi

Mon, Jun 25 2012 - 12:00pm

Tech Wadi

Dr. Ossama Hassanein, Chair, Tech Wadi, BDNA Corp in Silicon Valley and Echovox in Geneva
Dina Ibrahim, Ph.D.,  Associate Professor of Broadcast Communication Arts, SFSU - Moderator

Dr. Hassanein is an international entrepreneur and venture capitalist, in addition to serving as a mentor and lecturer. He will discuss Tech Wadi, a nonprofit organization building bridges between the U.S. and the Middle East and North Africa to promote entrepreneurship, innovation and economic development. Dr. Read more »

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Science & Technology Forum Discussion Group

Tue, Jun 19 2012 - 6:15pm

Science & Technology Forum Discussion Group

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"

Join us for a lively discussion on the nature and role of the public affairs forum in our globalized world where rapid technological changes and scientific discoveries are constantly advancing our opportunities for dialogue. Read more »

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C. W. Gortner: Isabella of Castile

Mon, Jun 18 2012 - 6:00pm

C. W. Gortner: Isabella of Castile

C. W. Gortner, Author, The Queen's Vow Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Jun 18 2012 - 5:30pm

Middle East Discussion Group

Note new date! Now on June 18

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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Martha Kanter, U.S. Under Secretary of Education: Making College Accessible and Affordable

Fri, Jun 15 2012 - 12:00pm

Martha Kanter: Making College Accessible and Affordable

U.S. Under Secretary of Education; Former Chancellor, Foothill-De Anza Community Colllege District

At UC Davis, tuition and fees have risen a staggering 185 percent over the past decade, and this is not an isolated case. The cost of higher education has skyrocketed across the state in recent years, pushing the prospect of a degree further out of reach for many students. What can be done to turn this crisis around and keep education affordable? Read more »

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George Hammond: Love - A Rational Explanation

Mon, Jun 11 2012 - 6:00pm

Love: A Rational Explanation

George Hammond, Author, Rational Idealism

Monday Night Philosophy steps into the debate about whether love is irrational. The apparently inexplicable ways we fall into and out of it are the grist of the entertainment industry, but is there a clear pattern to it all after all? You be the judge after Hammond describes the elements of the emotion we all love to experience. Read more »

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