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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

This program is postponed

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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Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa: Becoming Dr. Q - My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon

Mon, Oct 10 2011 - 12:00pm

Becoming Dr. Q: My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon

Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins

Dr. Q, as he's known to patients and colleagues, is an internationally renowned neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins, a position even more notable for the fact that he was once an undocumented migrant worker toiling in the fields of the Central Valley of California. Read more »

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Longevity Planning - Part Two: Practical Approaches to Managing Life Transitions

Mon, Oct 3 2011 - 5:15pm

Longevity Planning - Part Two: Practical Approaches to Managing Life Transitions

Elizabeth Krivatsy, Esq.
Mary Radu, MS, MSW, CPCC
Ben Yohanan, President, Hatch Retirement Services

This panel continues the discussion of successfully planning for a long life. Income planning through the phases of retirement and legacy planning are two big questions that inevitably arise. Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Sep 26 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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Bruce Cain: Saving California's Government - Burn the Wagons?

Fri, Sep 23 2011 - 12:00pm

Saving California's Government: Burn the Wagons?

Bruce Cain, Heller Professor of Political Science and Director of the Washington Center, University of California

Though almost everyone realizes California currently has enormous politically caused economic problems, not many of us have realistic ideas for how to move forward again. Professor Cain is a well-known acute observer of the California political scene. Read more »

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