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Eli Pariser: What the Internet is Hiding from You

Thu, May 19 2011 - 6:30pm

Eli Pariser

Board President and Former Executive Director, MoveOn.org; Author, The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding from You
 
With the Internet changing the way we shop, get our news and connect with friends, how can our privacy be protected online? The former executive director of MoveOn, Pariser provides a controversial and eye-opening account of how personalization on the Internet is controlling and limiting the information we get. Read more »

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Another Look at Particle Physics

Mon, May 16 2011 - 6:00pm

Another Look at Particle Physics

This program is sold out

Marianne Ryan, Artist
Richard Breedon, Physicist Read more »

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Wal-Mart: Force of Nature or Greenwashing?

Mon, May 16 2011 - 6:00pm

Wal-Mart: Force of Nature or Greenwashing?

Edward Humes, Author, Force of Nature Read more »

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Consul General Akiva Tor: Foundations for Peace in the Middle East

Mon, May 16 2011 - 12:00pm

Foundations for Peace in the  Middle East

Akiva Tor, Consul General for Israel for the Pacific Northwest

The last half year has seen tectonic political shifts inside major state actors in North Africa and the Middle East. Consul General Tor will discuss the conditions required for advancing peace in an uncertain environment.

MLF: Middle East
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 11:30 a.m. Read more »

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Never Fly Solo: How to Build Trusting Partnerships and Reach New Heights in Business

Fri, May 13 2011 - 12:00pm

Never Fly Solo: How to Build Trusting Partnerships and Reach New Heights in Business

Lt. Col. Rob “Waldo” Waldman, MBA, CSP;  Author, Never Fly Solo:  Lead with Courage, Build Trusting Partnerships, and Reach New Heights in Business

Flying solo? Perhaps not! You have support staff, colleagues and significant others. These are your wingmen – those you trust to help you reach new heights in business and life. Read more »

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Richard North Patterson

Wed, May 11 2011 - 6:30pm

Richard North Patterson

Online ticket sales no longer available. Tickets available for purchase at the door.

Former Assistant Attorney General, Ohio; Former Trial Lawyer, Securities and Exchange Commission; Author, Eclipse and Exile

Jonathan Curiel, San Francisco Journalist; Author, 'Al' America - Moderator

Patterson has brought us 15 novels, 11 of them best sellers. Read more »

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News Media vs. Social Media: Can Both Survive?

Mon, May 9 2011 - 6:00pm

News Media vs. Social Media: Can Both Survive?

Diane Dwyer, News Anchor, NBC Bay Area

Monday Night Philosophy explores the disruptive force of the Internet throughout the established news media. The future of newspapers is in doubt, broadcast news is being splintered into niche markets, and no one knows who will pay for relatively objective but labor-intensive international reporting. Into the breach steps Facebook and other social media, with blogs and personal reporting.  But where is the editorial control? Read more »

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Conversations with Terrorists: Their Views on Politics, Violence, and Empire

Fri, May 6 2011 - 12:00pm

Conversations with Terrorists: Their Views on Politics, Violence and Empire

Reese Erlich, Foreign Correspondent; Author, Conversations with Terrorists

A veteran journalist will take you inside the U.S.-led war on terror. Read more »

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America + Canada = A More Perfect Union

Mon, May 2 2011 - 6:00pm

America + Canada = A More Perfect Union: The Unnecessary Northern Border and the Promise of North America

Les Horswill, Canadian Political Commentator

Horswill argues that an expanded union between Canada and the United States, two of the world’s most experienced liberal-democratic federations, would bring about significant benefits for both countries. Read more »

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Balenciaga and Spain: Austerity and Extravagance

Fri, Apr 29 2011 - 12:00pm

Balenciaga and Spain: Austerity and Extravagance

Julia Geist, Chair of Docent Council, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

“The master of us all,” said Christian Dior about Cristobal Balenciaga, who created day dresses of deceiving simplicity and evening gowns of staggering extravagance. Spain was his muse. Geist's illustrated lecture will look at the life and success of the couturier who maintained tradition and continuity in Spain and Paris for more than 30 years. Read more »

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