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Dr. Sara Gottfried: Upgrade Your Brain, Outsmart Your DNA, and Reset Your Hormones Naturally

Tue, Mar 1 2016 - 7:00pm

Sara Gottfried, M.D., Author, The Hormone Cure and The Hormone Reset Diet

The Epic Mission: Upgrade Your Brain, Outsmart Your DNA, and Reset Your Hormones Naturally

Groundbreaking science now shows that approximately 10 percent of disease is genetic and 90 percent is due to environmental exposures such as the way you eat, move, think and supplement. Gottfried practices functional medicine, a systems-based approach to address health from your DNA to your daily habits. Read more »

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The Future of Solar Power

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Tue, Mar 1 2016 - 6:00pm

Dan Shugar, CEO, NextTracker Corporation

Come hear about the future of the burgeoning solar energy industry from a leader in the field. NextTracker CEO and long-time senior executive in the solar power industry Dan Shugar has spent 28 years advancing renewable energy. As founder and CEO, Shugar has served NexTracker from inception to one of the fastest-growing clean technology companies. Read more »

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Socrates Café

Mon, Feb 29 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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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Feb 29 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: Will of the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare, by Stephen Greenblatt

Mon, Feb 29 2016 - 5:00pm

Join us to discuss Stephen Greenblatt's influential and insightful book, Will of the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare. The discussion will be led by Lynn Harris.

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Waging Peace: Why Genocide Keeps Happening

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Fri, Feb 26 2016 - 12:00pm

Rebecca Tinsley, Human Rights Activist; Author
Michael Pappas, Executive Director, San Francisco Interfaith Council—Moderator

Tinsley, who graduated with a law degree from the London School of Economics and was a political reporter for the BBC will primarily discuss the work of Waging for Peace, a project she started after visiting a Darfur refugee camp at the height of the killing there. She collects evidence of human rights abuses and helps Sudanese dissidents who wish to claim asylum. Read more »

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Custer's Trials

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Thu, Feb 25 2016 - 6:00pm

T. J. Stiles, Author, Custer's Trials

This program is part of the Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Read more »

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The San Francisco Foundation: Building Climate Equity and Community Resilience

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Wed, Feb 24 2016 - 6:00pm

Allison Brooks, Executive Director, Bay Area Regional Collaborative
Taj James, Founder and Executive Director, Movement Strategy Center
Mateo Nube, Co-Director, Movement Generation
Alvaro Sanchez, Environmental Equity Director, Greenlining Institute
Francesca Vietor, Program Director for Environment, Public Policy and Civic Engagement, San Francisco Foundation—Moderator Read more »

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Lessons from a Silicon Valley Pioneer

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Tue, Feb 23 2016 - 6:00pm

William Ryan, Co-founder/Chairman, Niehaus/Ryan/Wong; Chairman Emeritus, Craigslist Foundation

From software architectures to the Internet itself, the legendary Niehaus/Ryan/Wong PR firm helped shape and evangelize many of the stories that drove technology trends, market landscapes and demand for over a decade. In his first public conversation, NRW chairman Bill Ryan will share lessons learned from his pioneering work with clients such as Apple, Yahoo!, Xerox and others. Lessons that continue to impact his approach to brand development today. 

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The 49ers Champion Levi’s® Stadium: The First LEED Gold New Stadium and Venue

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Thu, Feb 18 2016 - 6:00pm

Jim Mercurio, Vice President of Stadium Management and General Manager of Levi's® Stadium
Pat Rogan, Director of Engineering Operations, 49ers Stadium Management Company Read more »

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