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Henry Brady: A Political Prognosis for the Presidential Race and its Aftermath

Fri, Oct 26 2012 - 12:00pm

A Political Prognosis for the Presidential Race and its Aftermath

Henry Brady, Dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy and Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley

Eleven days before the election, Dean Brady will delve into the details of electoral politics, laying out the reality of the processes of our democracy, how they played out in this election cycle, what we can expect to happen on election night, and what shifts he anticipates in the political landscape if those expectations are realized.

MLF:  Humanities
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Robert Bringhurst: What the Ink Sings to the Paper

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Fri, Oct 19 2012 - 12:00pm

What the Ink Sings to the Paper

Robert Bringhurst, Author, The Elements of Typographic Style

Even in the era of the Internet and digital publishing, the writer’s craft becomes visible through the medium of print. Bringhurst will examine the common spirit that moves the typographer, master printer, artist and writer. He will place particular emphasis on California printing at the center of discovery and expression in the form of printed books. Read more »

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Kerrin Meis: Romaine Brooks -The Other Amazon

Mon, Oct 15 2012 - 6:00pm

Romaine Brooks: The Other Amazon

Kerrin Meis, Art Historian

Romaine Brooks is best known for her relationship with the American expatriate writer Natalie Barney, and her paintings have often been dismissed as retardataire because she embraced the figurative in a period of artistic upheaval. But Robert de Montesquiou dubbed her the Thief of Souls, recognizing her uncanny ability to capture the essence of her subjects. Read more »

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Week to Week: Silicon Valley

Thu, Oct 4 2012 - 6:30pm

Week to Week: The News Commentary Program

Terry Christensen, Professor Emeritus, San Jose State University; Member, Commonwealth Club Silicon Valley Advisory Council
Barbara Marshman, Editorial Pages Editor, San Jose Mercury News
Kirk O. Hanson, John Courtney Murray SJ University Prof and Exec Director, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
John Zipperer, Vice President of Media and Editorial, The Commonwealth Club — Host Read more »

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Joel Fajans: Antimatter, Anti-Atoms, and the Big Bang

Mon, Oct 1 2012 - 6:00pm

Antimatter, Anti-Atoms, and the Big Bang

Joel Fajans, Professor of Physics, UC Berkeley Read more »

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Arthur Brooks, Pres., American Enterprise Institute: Making The Moral Case For Free Enterprise

Mon, Oct 1 2012 - 12:00pm

Arthur Brooks: Making the Moral Case for Free Enterprise

This program is postponed. Check back later for a new date. 

President, American Enterprise Institute; Professor Emeritus of Business and Government, Syracuse University; Author, The Road to Freedom: How to Win the Fight for Free Enterprise

The president of one of America’s most prestigious conservative think tanks argues that free enterprise and morality can and must go together. Read more »

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Dr. Thomas Henriksen: America and Rogue States

Fri, Sep 28 2012 - 12:00pm

America and Rogue States

Thomas Henriksen, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Author, America and Rogue States

Dr. Dina Ibrahim, Assistant Professor of Broadcasting and Electronic Communication Arts, SFSU - Moderator

Dr. Henriksen, who specializes in foreign policy and defense issues, will discuss U.S. policies and interaction with rogue states posing terrorist and/or nuclear threats. These include Iran, pre-war Iraq and N. Korea. Read more »

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Thea Bellos: Timeless Explorations - A Creative Odyssey

Mon, Sep 24 2012 - 6:00pm

Timeless Explorations: A Creative Odyssey

Thea Bellos, Artist; Photographer; Global Marketing and Management Consultant; Educator; Mentor; President, Global Stewards Institute

Berkeley photographer and professor Bellos will be speaking about her exhibit, "Timeless Explorations: Views from Cuba, Chile, Vietnam, Cambodia and Turkey," currently on view at the Club office. Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Sep 24 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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Kira Z. Reginato: Here I am to Save the Day! What a Skilled Eldercare Manager Can Do for You

Mon, Sep 17 2012 - 5:15pm

Here I Am to Save the Day! What a Skilled Eldercare Manager Can Do for You

Kira Z. Reginato, Eldercare Manager; Radio Show Host

If you’re a caregiver for an aging spouse or one or more parents, you’re in good company with 66 million other Americans. Many will spend more years at this than they did raising children, and they are doing a demanding job without training or having a break. However, Reginato will explain that there is no need to struggle alone any more. Read more »

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