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Socrates Café

Mon, Mar 28 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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A Conversation About Atul Gawande's Being Mortal

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Mon, Mar 28 2016 - 6:00pm

Patrick Arbore, M.A., Ed.D, Director, CESP
Karyn Skultety, Ph.D., Vice-President of Health Services, Institute on Aging Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Mar 28 2016 - 5:30pm

Make your voice heard in an enriching, provocative and fun discussion with Club members as you weigh in on events shaping the face of the Middle East, North Africa and Afghanistan. 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. There will also be a brief planning session.

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Humanities West Book Discussion: Don Quixote, by Cervantes

Mon, Mar 28 2016 - 5:00pm

Join us to discuss Cervantes’ classic novel Don Quixote. We will be using the Edith Grossman translation. If anyone has a windmill to bring in, we will all tilt our lances at it. The discussion will be led by Lynn Harris.

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Saudi Arabia and Iran: Friends or Foes

Fri, Mar 25 2016 - 12:00pm

Banfsheh Keynoush, Ph.D., Foreign Affairs Scholar; Author; Educator 
Jonathan Curiel, Award-winning Journalist; Author; Former Reuters Foundation Scholar, Oxford University—Moderator Read more »

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The Missing Kennedy

Wed, Mar 23 2016 - 5:15pm

Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff, The New York Times Bestselling Author Read more »

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Women Fostering Women As Change-agents Through Global Mentoring

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Tue, Mar 22 2016 - 6:00pm

Trish Tierney, Co-founder, Women’s Alliance for Knowledge Exchange; Former Executive Director, Institute of International Education
Barbara Bylenga, Co-founder and Executive Director, SHE-CAN (formerly Open a Door)
Julie Roberts, Health-care Executive; SHE-CAN Lead Mentor—Moderator Read more »

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San Francisco Green Film Festival: Wild Tales—Filmmaking and Conservation

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Mon, Mar 21 2016 - 6:00pm

Panelists TBA

Films can make us cry, make us laugh out loud and keep us thinking for days. From Blackfish to Racing Extinction, filmmakers are capturing the power people have to make significant change and to protect our environments and wildlife. Read more »

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How Early Nutrition Can Shape Gut Microbiota and Its Implications in the Autoimmunity Epidemics

Thu, Mar 17 2016 - 12:00pm

How Early Nutrition Can Shape Gut Microbiota and Its Implications in the Autoimmunity Epidemics: The Lesson Learned From Celiac

Alessio Fasano, M.D., Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, Harvard Medical School, Boston Read more »

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An Osteopathic Approach to the Obesity Epidemic: A Timely Remedy

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Tue, Mar 15 2016 - 6:00pm

Shelley Berkley, CEO and Senior Provost, Touro University California
Michael B. Clearfield, Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine, Touro University California
Jean-Marc Schwarz, Professor, Touro University California
Jay Shubrook, Professor, Touro University California
Tami Hendriksz, Associate Professor, Assistant Dean for Clinical Integration, Touro University California Read more »

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