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Janine Zacharia and Joel Brinkley: Two Journalists in the Middle East

Fri, Sep 14 2012 - 12:00pm

Janine Zacharia in Conversation with Joel Brinkley

Janine Zacharia, Journalist; News Analyst; Visiting Scholar, Stanford University
Joel Brinkley, Professor of Journalism, Stanford University; Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist

Come hear firsthand experiences from seasoned Middle East reporters. Zacharia was the Washington Post's Jerusalem bureau chief and has reported widely on the Middle East for Bloomberg, Reuters and Washington Week in Review. Read more »

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Dr. Adam Gazzaley: Video Games as Cognitive Enhancers

Mon, Sep 10 2012 - 6:00pm

Video Games As Cognitive Enhancers

Dr. Adam Gazzaley, M.D., Ph.D., Founding Director, Neuroscience Imaging Center, UCSF; Associate Professor of Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry, UCSF

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

Our brains exhibit an amazing ability to modify both their structure and function in response to new experiences throughout our lives, a phenomenon known as neuroplasticity. Read more »

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Book Discussion: "The Warmth of Other Suns" by Isabel Wilkerson

Tue, Sep 4 2012 - 5:30pm

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

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How Volunteering Can Lead to a Dream Job

Mon, Aug 27 2012 - 6:00pm

How Volunteering Can Lead to a Dream Job

Wylie Greig, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV), India; Retired Head, Global Research RREEF, Division of Deutsche Bank; Chair, One World Children’s Fund Board
Janet Greig, RPCV/India; Retired Agent and Field Executive, State Farm Insurance; Board Member, One World Children’s Fund
Christopher Greig, Volunteer, Stanford's Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, and Cystic Fibrosis Research Inc.; Specialty Account Manager, Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals
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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Aug 27 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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Jeffrey D. Yergler: The Psychological Impact of Unemployment

Mon, Aug 20 2012 - 5:15pm

The Psychological Impact of Unemployment

Jeffrey D. Yergler, Ph.D.,  Assistant Professor of Management and Chair of the Undergraduate Management Department, Golden Gate University; Principal, Integer Leadership Consulting

Unemployment is often a devastating experience, going beyond upending the financial stability of the individual. Unemployment can impact marriages, children, friendships and social participation. Read more »

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Matt Cantor: The New Slavery

Mon, Aug 13 2012 - 6:00pm

The New Slavery

Matt Cantor, Columnist, Berkeley Daily Planet

Monday Night Philosophy investigates one aspect of the future of work, and finds a resurgence, in different dress, of the institution of human slavery. We'll look at the controversial topic of prison populations in the U.S., which are continuing to surge; the labor of many of those forcibly idled inmates is being put to use. Are long prison terms for petty crimes a recruiting tool? Read more »

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The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

Mon, Aug 6 2012 - 5:30pm

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

This program is sold out

Booker Prize winner The Sense of an Ending follows a middle-aged man as he contends with a past he has never much thought about – until his closest childhood friends return with a vengeance, one of them from the grave, another maddeningly present. Tony Webster thought he'd left all this behind as he built a life for himself, and by now his marriage, family and career have fallen into an amicable divorce and retirement. Read more »

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Rethinking the Job Search: Winning Strategies for People over 50

Mon, Aug 6 2012 - 5:15pm

Rethinking the Job Search: Winning Strategies for People over 50

Noreen McKeon, Program Manager, Coming of Age: Bay Area
Mark Guterman, Career Coach, JVS

Whether you've been laid off or are simply seeking a job change, whether you're seeking extra income in retirement or a move into work in a new field, in the current economy there are clear challenges to job seekers over 50. Read more »

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The Arts as a Medium for Exploring Racial Issues: Past, Present, Future

Mon, Jul 30 2012 - 6:00pm

The Arts As a Medium for Exploring Racial Issues: Past, Present, Future

Sherri Young, Executive Director, African American Shakespeare Company
Joyce Jordan, Founder and Director, Joyce Jordan Gallery, Oakland
Sean San Jose, Co-founder, Campo Santo; Program Director, Intersection for the Arts
Marcus Shelby, Jazz Bassist; Composer; Director, Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra

The Arts Forum hosts a lively panel discussion in association with AfroSolo Arts Festival 19. Read more »

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