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"The Old Gringo" by Carlos Fuentes

Mon, Jul 2 2012 - 5:30pm

The Old Gringo

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The group will discuss The Old Gringo, by the late Carlos Fuentes, one of his greatest works. Read more »

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Sweeta Noori: The State of Afghanistan

Fri, Jun 29 2012 - 12:00pm

Sweeta Nori: The State of Afghanistan

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Afghanistan Country Director, Women for Women International

Dr. Ruth Shapiro, Social Entrepreneur in Residence, The Commonwealth Club - Moderator

A leading advocate for global women’s issues discusses the state of post-troop withdrawal in Afghanistan as well as the role of women in peace talks with the Taliban. Read more »

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Zoobiquity

Thu, Jun 28 2012 - 6:00pm

Zoobiquity

Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, Cardiologist, UCLA Medical Center; Co-author, Zoobiquity
Kathryn Bowers, Science writer; Co-author, Zoobiquity Read more »

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Connected Health: How Technology is Revolutionizing Healthcare

Tue, Jun 26 2012 - 6:00pm

Connected Health: How Technology Is Revolutionizing Health Care

This program is postponed

Jody Ranck, Analyst, mHealth Alliance,UN Foundation and IntraHealth International; Principal Investigator, Public Health Institute; Author, Connected Health

In conversation with Scott Stropkay,Co-founder, Essential

Mobiles, big data, the Internet and social media are the early stages of a new algorithmic revolution that offers the opportunity to transform health systems. Read more »

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The Sky Did Not Fall: Life After the Repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell

Mon, Jun 25 2012 - 6:00pm

The Sky Did not Fall: Life After the Repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell

Ty Walrod, co-founder OutServe Col.
Stewart Borhoft, US Army (Ret.)
Capt. M. Matthew Phelps, USMC

American military personnel have continued their professional defense of America with no disruption after the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell. Active duty troops report that the situation is normal now that there is open service for lesbians and gays in the military. Read more »

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Dr. Ossama Hassanein: Tech Wadi

Mon, Jun 25 2012 - 12:00pm

Tech Wadi

Dr. Ossama Hassanein, Chair, Tech Wadi, BDNA Corp in Silicon Valley and Echovox in Geneva
Dina Ibrahim, Ph.D.,  Associate Professor of Broadcast Communication Arts, SFSU - Moderator

Dr. Hassanein is an international entrepreneur and venture capitalist, in addition to serving as a mentor and lecturer. He will discuss Tech Wadi, a nonprofit organization building bridges between the U.S. and the Middle East and North Africa to promote entrepreneurship, innovation and economic development. Dr. Read more »

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The Research and Teamwork Behind the Buck's Breakthrough Discoveries

Thu, Jun 21 2012 - 5:15pm

The Research and Teamwork Behind the Buck's Breakthrough Discoveries

Mary L. McEachron, J.D., Chief Administrative Officer, the Buck Institute

By working to slow the effects of aging and prevent or delay the disorders commonly associated with it, McEachron and Buck Institute scientists are focused on extending the healthy years of life so that growing older doesn't have to mean growing ill. Read more »

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Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan: A Tiger in the Kitchen - A Memoir of Food and Family

Thu, Jun 21 2012 - 12:00pm

A Tiger in the Kitchen: A Memoir of Food and Family

Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, Author, A Tiger in the Kitchen, A Memoir of Food and Family

By slowing down her fast-paced life to learn to prepare her ancestors’ pineapple tarts, pandan-skin moon cakes and more, Tan embarked on a study of culinary anthropology in which her family’s roots are revealed. She pieces together family history, dotted by secret gambling dens, opium addictions and family schisms. Read more »

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Road to Valor

Wed, Jun 20 2012 - 6:00pm

Road to Valor

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Andres McConnon, Historical Researcher; Co-author, Road to Valor
Aili McConnon, Journalist; Co-Author, Road to Valor

Gino Bartali was a chain-smoking, Chianti-loving, Tuscan cyclist who won the Tour de France in 1938 and 1948, and set the Tour record, unbroken to this day, for the longest time span between victories. Read more »

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Science & Technology Forum Discussion Group

Tue, Jun 19 2012 - 6:15pm

Science & Technology Forum Discussion Group

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"

Join us for a lively discussion on the nature and role of the public affairs forum in our globalized world where rapid technological changes and scientific discoveries are constantly advancing our opportunities for dialogue. Read more »

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