Member-Led Forum

Past event

The New Middle East and Israel

Mon, May 7 2012 - 12:00pm

The New Middle East and Israel  

Akiva Tor, Consul General, Israel, Pacific North West Region
John Diaz, Editorial Page Editor, San Francisco Chronicle

The deep instability in today's Middle East beckons a revisiting of previous strategic assumptions. With the rise of political Islam in North Africa, Turkey, Egypt, Gaza and elsewhere, can Israel safely meet the Palestinian conditions for peace? How should Israel face the challenge of the Arab Awakening and seek opportunity amidst deepening isolation? Read more »

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Professor Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg: Investing in Girls - Hope or Hype?

Wed, May 2 2012 - 6:00pm
Investing in Girls: Hope or Hype?

Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg
, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of San Francisco; Founder and Executive Director, Akili Dada

As the world discovers the value of investing in adolescent girls, how can we ensure that interventions achieve maximum impact? Drawing from its award-winning model, Dr. Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg, Akili Dada's founder and director, will share lessons on making sustainable and scalable investments in the lives of vulnerable girls in Africa.
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Rafe Sagarin: Learning from the Octopus

Mon, Apr 30 2012 - 6:00pm

Rafe Sagarin: Learning from the Octopus

Rafe Sagarin
, Ph.D,, Marin Ecologist and Environmental Policy Analyst, University of Arizona; Author, Learning from the Octopus
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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Apr 30 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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Marc Freedman: Are You Ready for the Big Shift? Thoughts on Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife

Thu, Apr 26 2012 - 6:00pm

Marc Freedman: Are You Ready for the Big Shift? Thoughts on Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife

Founder and CEO of Civic Ventures; Author, The Big Shift
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Stephanie Pearson: A Day in the Life of an Archaeologist at Pompeii

Thu, Apr 26 2012 - 6:00pm

A Day in the Life of an Archaeologist at Pompeii
Stephanie Pearson, M.A. in History of Art, Ph.D. candidate at UC Berkeley Read more »

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Howard Rheingold: Net Smart - How to Thrive Online

Tue, Apr 24 2012 - 6:00pm

Howard Rheingold: Net Smart - How to Thrive Online

Howard Rheingold,
Lecturer, Stanford University; Author, Net Smart: How to Thrive Online

 Like it or not, knowing how to make use of online tools without being overloaded with too much information is an essential ingredient to personal success in the 21st century. How can we use digital media so that they make us empowered participants rather than passive receivers? In Net Smart, author and Stanford lecturer Rheingold shows how to use social media intelligently, humanely, and, above all, mindfully. Read more »

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Human Trafficking: Slavery 2012

Fri, Apr 20 2012 - 12:00pm

Human Trafficking: Slavery 2012

David Batstone, Founder & CEO, Not For Sale; Professor of Business, USF
Mimi Chakarova, Photo Journalist, Filmmaker, Price of Sex 2011; Correspondent, Center for Investigative Reporting
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Dale Carpenter: Flagrant Conduct -The Untold Story of Lawrence v. Texas

Thu, Apr 19 2012 - 6:00pm

Dale Carpenter: Flagrant Conduct- The Untold Story of Lawrence v. Texas

Earl R. Larson Professor of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law,University of Minnesota Law School.

Equal parts investigative legal history and compelling detective tale, Flagrant Conduct is the still-untold story of Lawrence v. Texas, the landmark Supreme Court. Read more »

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Paddle to the Sea: An Outdoor Adventure from the Sierras to the San Francisco Bay

Tue, Apr 17 2012 - 6:00pm
Paddle to the Sea: An Outdoor Adventure from the Sierras to San Francisco Bay on the Majestic Tuolumne River

Jessie Raeder, Director, Paddle to the Sea
Eric Wesselman, Executive Director, Tuolumne River Trust

Though many are not aware, the Tuolumne, a wild and scenic designated river, is the major source of water for San Francisco and much of the Bay Area.
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