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Nada Prouty: Jihad Jane or Patriot?

Fri, Nov 18 2011 - 12:00pm

Jihad Jane or Patriot

Nada Prouty, Former CIA Agent; Author, Uncompromised: The Rise and Fall and Redemption of an Arab American Patriot in the CIA

Jonathan Curiel, Author, Al'America: Travel Through America's Arab and Islamic Roots - Moderator

Prouty was raised in Lebanon but came to America as a youth. The U.S. became her adopted home, where she became a respected undercover agent, first for the FBI, then for the CIA. Read more »

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Ian Morris: Why the West Rules - For Now

Mon, Nov 14 2011 - 6:00pm

Why the West Rules…for Now

Ian Morris, Professor of Classics, History and Archaeology, Stanford University; Author, Why the West Rules Read more »

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Dr. Susan Hockfield - President of MIT

Wed, Nov 9 2011 - 7:00pm

Revving Up America's Innovation Engine

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Dr. Susan Hockfield, President, MIT
Stephen Wright, Vice President of Strategic Communications, Silicon Valley Leaderships Group- Moderator

The U.S. rose as an economic power on the strength of its innovation system: We pursued advanced scientific research, turned those discoveries into breakthrough innovations and manufactured them for markets around the world. Read more »

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Mike Farrell: "Death Penalty Focus"

Mon, Nov 7 2011 - 5:15pm

Death Penalty Focus

Mike Farrell, Actor; Human Rights Activist

While most know him as Captain B.J. Hunnicutt from the hit television series "M*A*S*H," Farrell has been a fierce advocate for progressive political causes for decades, using his celebrity to speak out on important human rights issues. In this capacity he has served as a board member for Human Rights Watch, and he has been the president of Death Penalty Focus for more than 15 years. Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Oct 31 2011 - 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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Gayle Geary: Let's Make Aging Amazing! A New Approach to Aging in San Francisco

Mon, Oct 24 2011 - 5:15pm

Let’s Make Aging Amazing: A New Approach to Aging in San Francisco

Gayle Geary, Founder, Member and Board President, San Francisco Village

Are you weighing options about where to live and how to meet your wants and needs as you age? With the village movement, we now have the ability to grow older in the homes we love with all the services we need, says Geary. Villages are grassroots, membership organizations; there are more than 50 in operation. Read more »

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General Stéphane Abrial, NATO Strategic Command: Defense in an Age of Austerity

Mon, Oct 17 2011 - 6:00pm

General Stéphane Abrial: Defense in an Age of Austerity

NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Transformation

Though the U.S. has backed away from the sticky Libyan situation, NATO has re-emerged as a notable player in world politics. General Abrial was the first European to be appointed permanently as head of a NATO strategic command. Abrial spent extensive time in the French Air Force, eventually as Air Force Chief of Staff, before being appointed to NATO in 2009. Read more »

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Rod Ponath, M.D.: Selected Remarks on Correctional Psychiatry

Mon, Oct 17 2011 - 5:15pm

Selected Remarks on Correctional Psychiatry

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Rod Ponath, M.D.

Working as a psychiatrist at San Quentin State Prison is not what Dr. Ponath expected. In less than 15 years, he has witnessed it transition from what felt like the last health-care frontier in a third world country to a state-of-the-art setting with a $140 million health-care services building where one might discuss the unique cultural competencies required to treat prison inmates. Read more »

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Amory Lovins: Reinventing Fire - Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era

Mon, Oct 17 2011 - 12:00pm

Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era

Amory Lovins, Author; Co-founder and Chief Scientist, Rocky Mountain Institute

Renowned environmentalist Lovins maps business-led pathways for the U.S. to phase out fossil fuels and win the global clean energy race. He envisions a future in which a 2.6-times larger U.S. economy in 2050 could need no oil, coal or nuclear energy, use one-third less natural gas, and save trillions. Read more »

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Stephen Greenblatt: The Swerve - How the World Became Modern

Mon, Oct 10 2011 - 6:00pm

The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

Stephen Greenblatt, Author, The Swerve; Professor of English and American Literature, Harvard University Read more »

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