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Week to Week: 2/24/12

Fri, Feb 24 2012 - 12:00pm

Week to Week: February 24, 2012

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 »

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The Rise of Turkey

Fri, Feb 17 2012 - 12:00pm
The Rise of Turkey

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
Bonnie Joy Kaslan, Honorary Consul General, Turkish Republic, S.F.
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Ralph Richard Banks: Marriage in the 21st Century

Mon, Feb 13 2012 - 6:00pm

Marriage in the 21st Century

SOLD OUT; Wait-list below.

Ralph Richard Banks, Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of Law, Stanford Law School; Author, Is Marriage for White People? How the African American Marriage Decline Affects Everyone

On the eve of Valentine’s Day, Monday Night Philosophy wades into controversial waters about the institution of marriage. How important is it to society and culture? Read more »

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Sebastian Seung: Connectome

Mon, Feb 13 2012 - 6:00pm

Connectome: How the Brain’s Wiring Makes Us Who We Are

Sebastian Seung, Ph.D., Author, Connectome: How the Brain’s Wiring Makes Us Who We Are
Kishore Hari, Director, Bay Area Science Festival- Moderator

Are we simply the products of our genes? Seung says otherwise. The MIT professor has found what he calls the nexus of nature and nurture: the network of connections between neurons in the human brain. Read more »

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"Solar" by Ian McEwan

Mon, Feb 6 2012 - 5:30pm

Solar by Ian McEwan

SOLD OUT

We will be discussing a work of contemporary fiction, Ian McEwan's Solar , for our book discussion. Solar is an engrossing and satirical novel that focuses on climate change, focusing on one man’s ambitions and self-deceptions. The author will not be attending this discussion.

MLF: San Francisco Book Discussion
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. Read more »

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Dr. Jennifer Berger Garvey: Developing Leaders For A Complex World

Fri, Feb 3 2012 - 12:00pm

Developing Leaders for a Complex World

Dr. Jennifer Berger Garvey, Partner, Cultivating Leadership; Author, Changing on the Job

How can we address the shortage of real wisdom and leadership in organizations and develop people who are more sophisticated, thoughtful, and nuanced? Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Jan 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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Women and the Arab Spring

Fri, Jan 27 2012 - 12:00pm

Women and the Arab Spring

Laila El Sissi, Memoirist, Out of Alexandria
Aidah Aliyah Rasheed, Student, MFA, California College of the Arts
Annick Wibben, Ph.D., International Politics, specializes in Security Studies and Feminist International Relations, University of San Francisco; Author, Feminist Security Studies
Dina Ibrahim, Ph.D., Journalism; Associate Professor, San Francisco State University- Moderator    Read more »

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Counter Attack - Stagebridge Senior Theatre Spotlight

Fri, Jan 27 2012 - 12:00pm

Counter Attack: Stagebridge Senior Theatre Spotlight

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Joan Holden, Veteran Playwright, San Francisco Mime Troupe
Joan Mankin, Bay Area Actress
Sharon Lockwood, Director and San Francisco Mime Troupe veteran

Join us for an interview and preview by the artists of Counter Attack, with excerpts from Stagebridge Senior Theatre Company's premiere production in February. Read more »

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