Humanities

Past event

The Future of Books

Mon, Nov 16 2009 - 6:00pm

The Future of Books

Kevin Hunsanger, Co-owner, Green Apple Books
Jared Friedman, Co-founder, Scribd
Brewster Kahle, Director and Co-founder, Archive.org
Dan Clancy, Engineering Director, Google Books
Pamela Samuelson, Distinguished Professor, Law and Information, UC Berkeley
David Hellman, Associate Librarian, San Francisco State University – Moderator

Will the printed word become obsolete? Read more »

Past event

Introduction to Monday Night Philosophy Series

Mon, Nov 2 2009 - 6:00pm

Introduction to Monday Night Philosophy Series

George Hammond, Author, Conversations with Socrates and Rational Idealism

Monday Night Philosophy returns to The Club with a new format. This lecture serves to preview what to expect from the new series. Read more »

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Bipartisan Foreign Policy: Better Process, Better Outcomes

Fri, Oct 9 2009 - 12:00pm

Bipartisan Foreign Policy: Better Process, Better Outcomes

Matthew Rojansky, Executive Director, Partnership for a Secure America

Some critics in Washington contend that President Obama’s ambition to bring Democrats and Republicans together on foreign policy has failed because it depends on a naive, utopian vision of bipartisanship. Read more »

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Astronomy Salon

Thu, Oct 8 2009 - 6:00pm

Astronomy Salon

Patricia Lundberg, Ph.D.

Lundberg leads a lively discussion of the issues raised during Humanities West’s program “Copernicus, Galileo, and Kepler: Redefining Our Place in the Universe,” being presented at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco on October 2 and 3. Share your thoughts and flex your intellectual muscles with fellow humanities fans.

MLF: Humanities
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. Read more »

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Bethany Cobb: In Galileo's Footsteps, Edwin Hubble and the Reshaping of Our Universe

Thu, Oct 1 2009 - 6:00pm

In Galileo’s Footsteps: Edwin Hubble and the Reshaping of Our Universe

Bethany Cobb, Ph.D., NSF Fellow, UC Berkeley

Learn about the great astronomy pioneer Edwin Hubble and how his use of a 100-inch telescope at the Mount Wilson Observatory in California not only resolved the “Great Debate” over the scale of the universe but also provided radical evidence that the universe is expanding.

MLF: Humanities/Science & Technology
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. Read more »

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Obama's Agenda for the Arts and Humanities: Stimulating the Cultural Economy

Mon, Aug 3 2009 - 6:00pm

Obama's Agenda for the Arts and Humanities: Stimulating the Cultural Economy

Matthew Tiews, Associate Director, Stanford Humanities Center
Ralph Lewin, Executive Director, California Council for the Humanities
Josie Talamantez, Director of Grants, California Arts Council
Kary Schulman, Director, Grants for the Arts, City of San Francisco
Representative of the National Endowment for the Arts TBA

Will this recession leave the arts and the humanities poorer, or p Read more »

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China's Stimulus Plan

Thu, Jul 23 2009 - 6:00pm

China's Stimulus Plan

Amy L. Sommers, Attorney

It’s smaller than the American plan, but still huge: China has adopted a US$586 billion stimulus package. How is it structured? What do we know about where China's funds are flowing? Are there any opportunities for foreign investors? Sommers, an American attorney who works in Shanghai, will discuss these and other compelling issues.

MLF: Asia-Pacific Affairs/Humanities
Location:
Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. Read more »

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The Democratic Surround and the Forgotten History of Multimedia

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Mon, Dec 9 2013 - 6:00pm

Fred Turner, Associate Professor of Communication and Director of the Program in Science, Technology and Society, Stanford University; Author, The Democratic Surround: Multimedia and American Liberalism from World War II to the Psychedelic Sixties Read more »

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Future Ethics: Reproduction Rights Versus Social Policy

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Mon, Nov 4 2013 - 6:00pm

Matt Cantor, Columnist, Berkeley Daily Planet Read more »

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Heart of a Tiger: Growing Up with My Grandfather

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Thu, Oct 10 2013 - 6:00pm

Herschel Cobb, Grandson of Ty Cobb; Author, Heart of a Tiger Read more »

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