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The End of Business As Usual

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Thu, Jun 30 2016 - 12:00pm

David Burkus, Professor, Oral Roberts University; Founder and Host, "Radio Free Leader"; Author, Under New Management: How Leading Organizations Are Upending Business As Usual Read more »

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Middle East Forum Discussion

Mon, Jun 27 2016 - 5:30pm

The Middle East Forum discussion group that primarily covers the Middle East, North Africa and Afghanistan has been meeting for more than eight years. We do not debate. We exchange ideas and opinions. The discussion is considered a perk of membership but those interested, especially students, are welcome to attend.

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Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War

Thu, Jun 23 2016 - 6:00pm

Mark Danner, Author, Former Staff Writer, The New Yorker; Chancellor’s Professor of Journalism and English, UC Berkeley

In his latest book, Spiral, Danner describes a nation altered in fundamental ways by 9/11. Fourteen years of armed conflict makes the War on Terror the longest war in U.S. history, even though only a tiny percentage of our citizens fight in actual combat. Now Al Qaeda has been replaced by multiple jihadist and terror organizations, including the most notorious: ISIS. Read more »

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How to Have a Holistic, Healthy, Happy Home: Solutions for Parents of Kids with Challenges

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Thu, Jun 23 2016 - 12:00pm

Beth Greer, Award-winning Journalist; Environmental Health Advocate; Holistic Lifestyle Educator; Author, Super Natural Home: Improve Your Health, Home and Planet … One Room at a Time Read more »

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Sail into Retirement

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Wed, Jun 22 2016 - 5:15pm

Larry Jacobson, Author; Speaker; Retirement Transition Coach Read more »

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Wellness in the Schools

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Wed, Jun 22 2016 - 12:00pm

Nancy E. Easton, Co-Founder/Executive Director, Wellness in the Schools Read more »

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End Childhood Hunger: What You Can Do to Help

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Tue, Jun 21 2016 - 12:00pm

Debbie Shore, Co-Founder, Share our Strength

Childhood hunger is a problem that threatens an entire generation of future leaders, innovators and problem-solvers. Share Our Strength's primary mission is "to end hunger and poverty in the United States and abroad by mobilizing industries and individuals, and creating community wealth to promote lasting change.

Educators, parents, and anyone involved with kids and interested in eliminating hunger can attend and come away with ideas and direction about what to do to help end childhood hunger.

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Socrates Café

Mon, Jun 20 2016 - 6:30pm

On one Monday evening of every month the Humanities Forum sponsors Socrates Café at The Commonwealth Club. Each meeting is devoted to the discussion of a philosophical topic chosen at that meeting. The group's facilitator, John Nyquist, invites participants to suggest topics, which are then voted on. The person who proposed the most popular topic is asked to briefly explain why she or he considers that topic interesting and important. An open discussion follows, and the meeting ends with a summary of the various perspectives participants expressed. Read more »

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The Sake Revolution: Sequoia Sake

Mon, Jun 20 2016 - 6:00pm

Jake Myrick, Co-Founder, Sequoia Sake Read more »

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The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence

Mon, Jun 13 2016 - 6:00pm

Dacher Keltner, Professor of Psychology, UC Berkeley; Co-Director, Greater Good Science Center; Author, The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence

Monday Night Philosophy investigates a revolutionary reconsideration of power. It is taken for granted that power corrupts. This is reinforced culturally by everything from Machiavelli to contemporary politics. But enduring power only comes from empathy and giving, because power is given to us by other people. Read more »

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