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Trading Places: How to Cope When the Adult Child is Caring for the Parent

Tue, Nov 9 2010 - 5:15pm

Trading Places: How to Cope When the Adult Child Is Caring for the Parent

Diane M. Wilson, MS, MFT

Diane's talk will address the myriad emotions you may be feeling as you realize that the arrangements for more and more care are consuming an ever-expanding part of your life. As you watch your loved one struggling with infirmities, the worries about finances, visits to doctors and therapists, etc., can take a heavy emotional toll. Read more »

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Park 51: The NY Islamic Center Project

Mon, Nov 8 2010 - 6:00pm

Park 51: NY Islamic Center Project

Munir Jiwa, Founding Director and Professor, Center for Islamic Studies, Graduate Theological Union
Ameena Jandali, Educator; Co-founder, the Islamic Network Group – Moderator

The controversial Park 51 project to build a mosque and Muslim community center near Ground Zero has thrust us into a national conversation about religious freedom, patriotism and Islamophobia. Jiwa posits that the general public still equates 9/11 with Islam rather than al-Qaida. Read more »

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Imaginary Countries: Photos by Alexis Papahadjopoulos

Fri, Nov 5 2010 - 10:00am

“Imaginary Countries”: Photos by Alexis Papahadjopoulos

His goal was to travel to the ends of the earth, then bring back a distillation of his experiences. Whether in a landscape or in a person’s face, Papahadjopoulos created a world as he wanted it to be, perfect in color, form and emotion. Come view his work on display at The Commonwealth Club.

MLF: The Arts
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: Regular Club business hours
Cost: FREE
Program Organizer:
Lynn Curtis

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What Technology Wants

Wed, Nov 3 2010 - 6:00pm

What Technology Wants

Kevin Kelly, Author, What Technology Wants; Senior Maverick, Wired Magazine

Most of us have a love/hate relationship with new inventions, such as the “crackberry,” for example. Kelly declares this conflict as inherent to all technology. But he also argues that technology is not anti-nature, but rather the “seventh kingdom” of life; it now shares with life certain biases, urges, needs and tendencies. By adopting the principles of pro-action and engagement, we can steer technologies into their best roles. Read more »

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iPad Revolution and the Future of Digital Magazines

Tue, Nov 2 2010 - 6:00pm

iPad Revolution and the Future of Digital Magazines

Matthew Carlson, Principal of Experience Strategy and Design, Hot Studio
Matthew Davis, Director of User Experience and Creative, Zinio
Kevin O'Malley, President, TechTalk / Studio – Moderator

The launch of the iPad signaled the start of a new era for magazine publishing. Editorial teams suddenly needed to consider multi-touch gestures, multiple orientations, dynamic layout and the integration of rich media into the design of their magazine issues. Read more »

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Orwell, Twain and Churchill on Tomorrow's Election

Mon, Nov 1 2010 - 6:00pm

Orwell, Twain and Churchill on Tomorrow's Election

Michael Shelden, Author, Orwell and Mark Twain: Man in White

Monday Night Philosophy delves into political philosophy on the eve of the mid-term election. Shelden, the acclaimed biographer of both Orwell and Mark Twain, and who is currently working on a biography of Winston Churchill, will shed light on the current version of politics-as-usual using the insights of these three brilliant political analysts. Read more »

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The Corporate Lattice: Achieving High Performance in the Changing World of Work

Thu, Oct 28 2010 - 6:00pm

The Corporate Lattice: Achieving High Performance in the Changing World of Work

Cathleen Benko, Chief Talent Officer, Deloitte; Author, Mass Career Customization

The old corporate ladder metaphor is dead. What has emerged in its place is the corporate lattice, says top executive Benko, which is flatter, more collaborative and in tune with the changing workplace and workforce. Read more »

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Venice Salon

Thu, Oct 28 2010 - 5:30pm

Venice Salon

Join us to discuss the themes and ideas inspired by the Venice: Queen of the Adriatic program, coming to the Herbst Theater in San Francisco on October 22st and 23rd. Share your thoughts on what made Venice such an influential city-state, and how its trading empire reinvigorated Europeans’ international interests.

MLF: Humanities
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. program
Cost: FREE
Program Organizer:
George Hammond

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Lunch and Lecture: When East Met West: The 150th Anniversary of the US-Japan Relationship

Thu, Oct 28 2010 - 12:00pm

Lunch and Lecture: When East Met West – The 150th Anniversary of the U.S.-Japan Relationship

Uldis Kruze, Associate Professor of Asian Studies, University of San Francisco

In 1860, Japan's first diplomatic contingent to the U.S. stopped first in San Francisco on its way to Washington, D.C. How did Americans react to their Japanese visitors? What impressions did Japanese participants have of the U.S.? How did that relationship develop after 1860? And what significance does it have today for Japan, for the U.S. Read more »

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A Force for Nature

Wed, Oct 27 2010 - 6:00pm

A Force for Nature

John Adams, Co-founder, Natural Resources Defense Council
Patricia Adams, Co-author, A Force for Nature: The Story of NRDC and the Fight to Save Our Planet
Lucy Blake, Former President, California League of Conservation Voters; Winner, MacArthur Award

The Natural Resources Defense Council was founded in 1970 by a group of law students and attorneys at the forefront of the environmental movement, including John Adams. Read more »

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