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Past event

Science & Technology Planning Meeting

Mon, Jul 23 2012 - 6:15pm

Science & Technology Planning Meeting

Join fellow Club members with similar interests and brainstorm upcoming Science & Technology programs. All Commonwealth Club members are welcome. We explore visions for the future through science and technology. Discuss current issues and share your insights with fellow Club members to shape and plan programs for the months ahead.

MLF: Science & Technology
Location:
  SF Club Office
Time: 6:15 p.m. Read more »

Past event

Rebecca Costa: The Watchman's Rattle - Thinking Our Way Out of Extinction

Wed, Jul 18 2012 - 6:00pm

The Watchman's Rattle: Thinking Our Way Out of Extinction

This program is postponed until November 8

Rebecca Costa, Interviewer, The Costa Report, Author, The Watchman's Rattle: Thinking Our Way Out of Extinction

Sociobiologist Costa asks what happens to us when complexity exceeds our ability to handle it. Read more »

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Success and Chocolate

Mon, Jul 16 2012 - 6:00pm

Success and Chocolate

Kathy Wiley, Owner, Poco Dolce
Ellin Purdom, Director of Social Media, Toffee Talk
Wendy Lieu, Chief Chocolatier, Socola Chocolatier  
Zohara Mapes, Chocolate Maker, TCHO
Peggy Butler, Blogger, Success & Chocolate Blog - Mode Read more »

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Bastille Day Celebration with the Bay Gourmet Forum

Fri, Jul 13 2012 - 12:00pm

Bastille Day Celebration with the Bay Gourmet Forum

Cara Black, Author, Murder at the Lanterne Rouge - the 12 Aimee Leduc Mystery
in conversation with Leonard Pitt, Physical Theatre Actor and Teacher, Author, Walks Through Lost Paris: Paris, A Journey Through Time

And Yigit Pura, Winner, "Top Chef: Just Desserts"; Owner, Tout Sweet, in conversation with Cathy Curtis, Chair, Bay Gourmet Forum

San Francisco resident Black frequents a Paris little known outside the Read more »

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Julia Ross: Sugar Addiction -Recovery From The Greatest Dietary Crisis Of All Time

Thu, Jul 12 2012 - 6:00pm

Sugar Addiction: Recovery from the Greatest Dietary Crisis of All Time

Julia Ross, MA, MFT, NNTS, CEO, Recovery Systems; Author, The Diet Cure and The Mood Cure

We have recently become aware of the appalling costs, to both adults and children, of our current intake of refined sugars. Sugar addiction, the dynamic that propels this dietary disaster, has been one of Ross’ primary areas of focus since 1983. Read more »

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James M. Patell: Expeditions into Extreme Affordability

Wed, Jul 11 2012 - 6:00pm

Expeditions into Extreme Affordability

James M. Patell,  Herbert Hoover Professor of Public and Private Management, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

Professor Patell will discuss lessons learned in the development of Entrepreneurial Design for Extreme Affordability, an interdisciplinary project course taught at the Stanford d-school in which graduate students apply design, engineering and business skills to create comprehensive solutions for challenges faced by the world's poor. Read more »

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Suzanne Guerlac: Henri Bergson and the Energy of Time

Mon, Jul 9 2012 - 6:00pm

Henri Bergson and the Energy of Time

Suzanne Guerlac, Professor of French Literature, UC Berkeley; Author, Thinking in Time: An Introduction to Henri Bergson

Monday Night Philosophy focuses on Henri Bergson, who asks us to think not only about time, but in time. He asks us to think dynamically instead of statically. Read more »

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Andreas Bummel: United Nations Parliamentary Assembly and Global Democracy

Mon, Jul 2 2012 - 6:00pm

United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA) and Global Democracy

Andreas Bummel, Secretary-General, Campaign for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly, Berlin Read more »

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"The Old Gringo" by Carlos Fuentes

Mon, Jul 2 2012 - 5:30pm

The Old Gringo

This program is sold out

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

This program is sold out

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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