How the Nature of Data Security Threats Is Changing
Eva Chen, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Trend Micro, Inc.
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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »