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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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A Discussion of the Biography, "Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson

Mon, Jun 4 2012 - 5:30pm

A Discussion of the biography, Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

This program is sold out. You may add your name to the waitlist below.

This discussion will be led by Howard Crane and Barbara Massey.

This biography by Walter Isaacson is the first authorized by Steve Jobs. Consisting mostly of a series of interviews with Jobs conducted over two years, the biography also includes interviews with family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues. Read more »

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Gary Karp: Thriving Through and Beyond Trauma- Adjustment to Acquired Disability

Mon, Jun 4 2012 - 5:15pm

Thriving Through and Beyond Trauma: Adjustment to Acquired Disability

Gary Karp, Author, Life on Wheels: The A to Z Guide to Living Fully with Mobility Issues and Disability & the Art of Kissing

Karp injured his spinal cord and became paraplegic in 1973 at the age of 18 in a fall from a tree. Now he is an internationally recognized voice for what he terms the "Modern Disability" experience. Read more »

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Anne Willan: Exploring the Origin of the Modern Cookbook

Mon, Jun 4 2012 - 12:00pm

Exploring the Origin of the Modern Cookbook

Anne Willan, Author, The Cookbook Library: Four Centuries of the Cooks, Writers and Recipes that Made the Modern Cookbook

From the opulent banquet halls of the Burgundian dukes to the tables of simple English countrymen and American settlers, Willan explores the religious, economic and political crosscurrents that influenced their meals. Read more »

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Week to Week 5/25/12

Fri, May 25 2012 - 12:00pm

Week to Week: May 25, 2012

This program has been postponed; please join us at our next Week to Week program on June 29, or our special evening program with reception on July 30. Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, May 21 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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