Andrew Jameson, Military Historian; Former Assistant Vice Chancellor, UC Berkeley
A veteran of the Battle of the Bulge takes us behind the scenes of the biggest and costliest battle ever fought by the U.S. Army, lasting from December 16th, 1944, to January 25, 1945. As many as 250,000 German soldiers and 1,000 tanks pushed the Allied line back during a very cold, snowy Ardennes Forest winter. Read more »
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 »
Dakin Sloss, President, California Common Sense (CACS) Joe Lonsdale, Chairman of the Board, CACS; Silicon Valley Entrepreneur and Investor Evan Storms, Research Director, CACS
Stanford alumni and students positing that 21st-century technology could both illuminate the sources of California's state government dysfunction and eliminate at least some of them formed California Common Sense in 2010. Read more »
Dan Cooperman, Former General Counsel; Apple and Oracle Mark Tuttle, Former Entrepreneur Fred Turner, Associate Professor of Communications, Stanford University; Author, From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital Utopianism Read more »
Bulbul Tiwari, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University
In this special program, Stanford Fellow Tiwari introduces us to historical and contemporary Indian Hindi film. She will provide insight into the significant conventions, economics and genres, including a screening of excerpts from old and new musical film performances.
MLF: The Arts/Humanities/Middle East Location: SF Club Office Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m.Read more »
Monday Night Philosophy dives deep into dharma, as detailed in the divine conversation between Krishna and Arjuna. Hear as they discuss the byways of yogic philosophy, and delight in Krishna’s failure to convince the warrior Arjuna to do battle with his relatives until Krishna realizes he must forego reasoning and rely on the usual divine persuasiveness of overwhelming power.
Join Swami Beyondananda for a heart opening presentation and find out why noted author Marianne Williamson has called Swami “The Mark Twain of our generation.” The Swami will also be taking live questions from the audience, so if you have an answerable question, the Swami will have a questionable answer for you. Read more »
Monday Night Philosophy explores ideas in Friedrich Nietzsche’s Will to Power, including connecting Nietzsche’s focus on self-overcoming to Abraham Maslow’s theory of self-actualization. Schickel will investigate her favorite Nietzschean insights, followed by a Socratic dialogue with George Hammond and an open discussion with the audience. Read more »