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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Jun 27 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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Steny Hoyer, House Democratic Whip: "The Make It In America Agenda"

Mon, Jun 27 2011 - 10:30am

The "Make It in America" Agenda

Steny Hoyer, Democratic Whip, U.S. House of Representatives

House Democratic Whip Hoyer (D-Md.), the second-ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives, will discuss the "Make it in America" agenda: a Democratic legislative program designed to help American businesses innovate here, grow here, make products here, and sell them to the world. Hoyer will explain his belief that wise investments in innovation, infrastructure and education can create jobs in the U.S. Read more »

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Patrick Yam: Quantitative Easing - Re-Leveraging of a Nation

Fri, Jun 24 2011 - 12:00pm

Quantitative Easing: Re-Leveraging of a Nation

This program is sold out

Patrick Yam, CEO, Sensei Partners; Macro-Economist; Academician; Investor; Author

Why are today’s headlines highlighting the current Fed monetary policy of quantitative easing – and is this Fed policy a curse or blessing? Will the increase in monetary supply break the national debt ceiling and heighten inflation? Read more »

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The Wagner Problem

Mon, Jun 20 2011 - 6:00pm

The Wagner Problem

Hans Rudolf Vaget, Professor of German Studies and Comparative Literature Emeritus, Smith College

During San Francisco Opera's Ring Festival, don’t miss this chance to delve into why many knowledgeable observers believe that Richard Wagner was the most controversial artist of the modern era. Ever since he made his mark as an artist and thinker in mid-19th-century Germany, the man and his work have been viewed by discerning minds with suspicion. Read more »

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The Exquisite Art of Arthur Szyk

Mon, Jun 13 2011 - 6:00pm

The Exquisite Art of  Arthur Szyk

Irvin Ungar, Founder/CEO, Historicana 

Arthur Szyk Society curator Ungar will give a PowerPoint presentation based on the recent exhibit, “Arthur Szyk: Miniature Paintings and Modern Illuminations” at the Legion of Honor. Szyk, a self-described soldier-in-art, created profound, intricate works of art. He advocated for many causes, including religious tolerance, racial equality and for the state of Israel. Ungar was recently featured in The New York Times. Read more »

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Afghanistan's Challenge: A View from Ghazni Province

Mon, Jun 6 2011 - 6:00pm

Afghanistan’s Challenge: A View from Ghazni Province

Mohammad Yousef Pashtun, Senior Advisor to President Karzai on Urban Development and National Construction
Mohammad Musa Khan, Governor of Ghazni Province
Shah Gul Rezaie, Member of Parliament from Ghazni Province

As we approach the 10-year anniversary of the U.S. intervention in Afghanistan, many Americans ponder the human costs of this conflict. Read more »

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Why Are Democrats Embattled - And How Can They Win Again?

Fri, Jun 3 2011 - 12:00pm

Why Are Democrats Embattled, and How Can They Win Again?

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Joan Williams, Distinguished Professor of Law, Founder/Director, Center for WorkLife Law, University of California-Hastings; Author, Reshaping the Work-Family Debate: Why Men and Class Matter

In conversation with Mary Cranston, Firm Senior Partner and Immediate Past Chair, Pillsbury

Called “something of a rock star” by The New York Times, Williams contends that Read more »

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Salmon Odyssey

Fri, Jun 3 2011 - 12:00pm

Salmon Odyssey

Phil Isenberg, Chair, Delta Vision Task Force
James Norton, Filmmaker,  Salmon: Running the Gauntlet 
Jonathan Rosenfield, Ph.D., Conservation Biologist, The Bay Institute

The fight to restore salmon runs in the Pacific Northwest involves billions of dollars in public funds and politicking all the way up to the White House. This twisted story is captured in a new documentary airing on PBS this spring. Read more »

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Social Media for Social Good

Mon, May 23 2011 - 6:00pm

Social Media for Social Good

This program is sold out

Beth Kanter, CEO, Zoetica; Author, Beth’s Blog; Co-author, The Networked Nonprofit
May Boeve, Director for Partnerships and Policy and Co-founder, 350.org
Ben Rattray, Founder and CEO, Change.org
Darian Rodriguez Heyman, Editor, Nonprofit Management 101; Former Executive Director, Craigslist Foundation – Moderator

What are the tools, tricks and triumphs o Read more »

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Annie Jacobsen: The Uncensored History of Area 51

Mon, May 23 2011 - 6:00pm

The Uncensored History of Area 51

Annie Jacobsen, Columnist, Los Angeles Times Magazine; Author, Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base

Gil Gross, KGO Radio Host - Moderator Read more »

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