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Trauma and First Responders: An Insider's View of First Responder Culture

Mon, Jan 7 2013 - 5:15pm

Trauma and First Responders: An Insider’s View of First Responder Culture

Joel Fay, Psy.D.

First responders include police, fire and emergency medical services. They have unique cultural norms that allow them to function individually and as a team during high-stress events. The ability to suppress emotions and remain functional despite what is encountered is an asset but can also be a liability when they need help. Read more »

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Design Alert: Blue is the Next Green

Wed, Dec 19 2012 - 6:00pm

Design Alert: Blue Is the Next Green

This program is cancelled

Peter Williams, Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Architect, ARCHIVE Global Read more »

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Donald Berwick: Is a Bright Future for Health Care Possible?

Tue, Dec 18 2012 - 6:00pm

A Bright Future for Health Care: Is It Possible?

Donald Berwick, M.D., Former President and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement; Former Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

The second annual Lundberg Institute Lecture welcomes Dr. Berwick, who studies the management of health-care systems with emphasis on using scientific methods and evidence-based medicine and comparative effectiveness research to improve the tradeoff among quality, safety and costs. In the ongoing difficult transition to the Obama health plan, Dr. Read more »

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An Entertaining History of End-of-the-World Doom

Mon, Dec 10 2012 - 6:00pm

December 21st, 2012 and All That: An Entertaining History of End of the World Doom

David Morrison, Director, Carl Sagan Center for Study of Life in the Universe, and Senior Scientist, NASA Lunar Science Institute

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT; you can add your name to the waitlist below Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Dec 10 2012 - 5:30pm

Middle East Discussion Group

Make your voice heard in an enriching, provocative and fun discussion with fellow Club members as you weigh in on events shaping the face of the Middle East. Each month, the Middle East Member-Led Forum hosts an informal roundtable discussion on a topic frequently suggested by recent headlines.  After a brief introduction, the floor will be open for discussion. All interested members are encouraged to attend. Read more »

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Oil, Earthquakes, and Declining Science in Arabia

Fri, Dec 7 2012 - 12:00pm

Oil, Earthquakes and Declining Science in Arabia

Dr. Muawia Barazangi, Professor Emeritus, Cornell University; Ph.D Seismology
Richard Cardwell, Academic; Former Senior Geophysicist, Chevron - Moderator

How do natural resources and geologic features affect the course of Middle East history and geopolitics? Barazangi highlights the critical importance of better understanding Islamic history and cultures of the Arab/Persian region, which has the world's largest oil reserves. Read more »

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Paola Gianturco: Grandmother Power - A Global Phenomenon

Mon, Dec 3 2012 - 6:00pm

Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon

Paola Gianturco, Author; Photojournalist

Gianturco discusses a new international movement represented by grandmothers who are younger, better educated and healthier than grandmothers have ever been before. Read more »

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Book Discussion: Before the Dawn by Nicholas Wade

Mon, Dec 3 2012 - 5:30pm

Before the Dawn: Recovering the Lost History of Our Ancestors, by Nicholas Wade

Nicholas Wade explores the deep roots of our cognitive and emotional nature, beginning with the origin of humanity in Africa 50,000 years ago, and traces the human population’s spread and development throughout the world, up to the present. Science journalist Wade applies the insights of genetics to these questions about our species. As a reminder, this is a book discussion group. Read more »

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30 Years Under the Influence: St. George's Tale of Liquid Courage

Fri, Nov 30 2012 - 7:30pm

30 Years Under the Influence: St. George’s Tale of Liquid Courage

Jörg Rupf, Founder, St. George Spirits
Lance Winters, Master Distiller, St. George Spirits
Dave Smith, Distiller, St. George Spirits
Bob Klein, Proprietor, Oliveto Restaurant - Moderator

When Jörg Rupf founded St. George Spirits in 1982, he was a lone wolf making elegant eaux de vie in a wine cooler world. Read more »

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Science & Technology Planning Meeting

Thu, Nov 29 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 »

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