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How the Nature of Data Security Threats Is Changing

Wed, Sep 15 2010 - 6:00pm

How the Nature of Data Security Threats Is Changing

Eva Chen, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Trend Micro, Inc.

This event has been postponed.

Cybercrime against businesses has shifted from acts of vandalism to acts of larceny. Stealth has replaced ingenuity as the dominant characteristic of criminally successful malicious software. Given the proliferation of cyber attacks on businesses, executives must understand how to protect their businesses from potentially crippling damage. Read more »

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Understanding Human Healing Responses from preconception through youthful longevity

Tue, Sep 14 2010 - 6:00pm

Understanding Human Healing Responses from Preconception Through Youthful Longevity

Russell Jaffe, M.D., Ph.D., FASCP, FACN, FACAAI, FAMLI; Health Company Founder

Jaffe is an internist and biochemist with a lifetime interest in evoking human healing responses. His successful outcome studies in diabetes, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndromes are examples of his integrative, evidence-based innovative approach. Sustained remissions in autoimmune illness has earned him international recognition. Read more »

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Mis-Mapping the Mind

Mon, Sep 13 2010 - 6:00pm

Mis-Mapping the Mind

Kent Grelling, Ph.D., Psychologist

Monday Night Philosophy explores the issues caused by the shift from a highly subjective to a purely descriptive, categorical approach for defining mental illness. Past diagnostic systems relied heavily on unsubstantiated notions about causes, but during the 1970s, developments in the field resulted in favoring new diagnostic systems based upon a checklist of observable symptoms, regardless of cause. Read more »

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All Over Coffee: The Artwork of Paul Madonna

Mon, Sep 13 2010 - 10:00am

September 13 – November 04

All Over Coffee: The Artwork of Paul Madonna

Madonna combines art, comics and literature for his unclassifiable series “All Over Coffee,” published weekly in the San Francisco Chronicle, in book form by City Lights Press, and exhibited in galleries and museums. Traveling internationally to draw on location, Madonna addresses the relationship of stories through city and landscape. Read more »

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Europe's Social Capitalism vs. America's Wall Street Capitalism

Thu, Sep 9 2010 - 6:00pm

Europe's Social Capitalism vs. America's Wall Street Capitalism: Which Has the Better Development Model for the 21st Century?

Steven Hill, Political Writer; Author, Europe’s Promise

Hill contends that a quiet revolution has been occurring in post-World War II Europe:  A world power emerging across the Atlantic that is rewriting the rules for how a modern society should provide economic security, environmental sustainability, and global stability. Read more »

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Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America

Tue, Sep 7 2010 - 6:00pm

Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America

Erika Lee, Associate Professor of History and Asian American Studies, University of Minnesota; Co-author, Angel Island
Judy Yung, Professor Emerita of American Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz; Co-author, Angel Island

Based on extensive new research, Lee and Yung examine the diversity of immigration through Angel Island: Chinese "paper sons," Japanese picture brides, Korean refugee students, South Asian political activists, Russian and Jewish refugees Read more »

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"Everyman"

Tue, Sep 7 2010 - 5:30pm

Everyman

Come discuss Philip Roth’s meditation on aging and death. His novel’s protagonist is a 70-something who spends his last days lamenting his lost prowess and refusing to apologize for a lifetime of bad behavior. Some will see him as Portnoy all grown up, a synthesis of the womanizing, sex- and death-obsessed characters that have been Roth’s fictional trademarks. As a reminder, this is a book discussion group; the author will not be present.

MLF: SF Book Discussion
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. Read more »

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Why we get fat : Adiposity 101 and the Alternative Hypothesis of Obesity

Thu, Sep 2 2010 - 6:00pm

Why We Get Fat: Adiposity 101 and the Alternative Hypothesis of Obesity

This program is postponed. The new date is Wednesday, October 13. Book tickets here.

Gary Taubes, Science Journalist; Author, Good Calories, Bad Calories

Prepare to change everything you thought you knew about weight management. Since the 1950s, the conventional wisdom has held that we get fat because we eat too much and move too little. Read more »

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FEMA: Political Football

Wed, Sep 1 2010 - 6:00pm

FEMA: Political Football

Karen Keefer, Retired Senior Program Officer, FEMA

Inside FEMA, decisions are made on how our government will respond to a disaster. What influences those decisions? How does the president decide to declare a disaster? Should the public feel there will be sufficient time to evacuate if there is a nuclear power plant accident? How timely was FEMA's response on 9/11? And what really happened during Hurricane Katrina five years ago? Read more »

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The Taste for Civilization

Tue, Aug 31 2010 - 6:00pm

The Taste for Civilization

Janet A. Flammang, Professor and Chair of Political Science, Santa Clara University; Author, The Taste for Civilization: Food, Politics, and Civil Society

The recent deterioration of family mealtime traditions raises questions about the concomitant lack of civility in America’s political and civil discourse. Are our dining rooms the fundamental education foundation of our civility? Read more »

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