Member-Led Forum

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Socrates Café

Socrates Café
Mon, Apr 27 2015 - 6:30pm

The Humanities Forum brings Socrates Café to The Commonwealth Club. It will be held once a month on a Monday evening for the discussion of philosophical issues. At each monthly meeting the group's facilitator, John Nyquist, will invite participants to suggest topics, which are then voted on. The person who proposed the most popular topic will briefly explain why she or he considers the subject interesting and important. An open discussion will follow, ending with a summary. Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Apr 27 2015 - 5:30pm

This evening's discussion will focus on Iran. Make your voice heard in an enriching, provocative and fun discussion, led by Banafsheh Keynoush, 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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Arabian Shakespeare

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Fri, Apr 24 2015 - 12:00pm

William Brown III, Actor; Founding Director, Arabian Shakespeare Festival
Asma Dhaif, Masters Student in Instructional Technologies, SFSU
Torange Yeghizarian, Founding Artistic Director, Golden Thread Productions
Philippa Kelly, PhD; Educator; Shakespeare Expert – Moderator Read more »

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Let's Talk about Death: How Boomers Are Transforming the Last Taboo

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Wed, Apr 22 2015 - 5:15pm

Suzette Sherman, CEO, Founder & Blogger, SevenPonds
Peter Stathis, Board of Directors member, SevenPonds Read more »

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When Cultures Collide

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Mon, Apr 20 2015 - 12:00pm

Richard D. Read more »

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The Islamic State

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Fri, Apr 17 2015 - 12:00pm

Bonnie Joy Kaslan, Consul General, Turkey
Karima Bennoune, Professor of International Law, UC Davis; Author, Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here Read more »

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Mantra and Meditation

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Thu, Apr 16 2015 - 6:00pm

Prabha Duneja, Vedic scholar; Author, The Legacy of Yoga in Bhagawad Geeta and Hinduism: Scriptures and Practices Read more »

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The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age

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Wed, Apr 15 2015 - 6:00pm

Robert M. Wachter, M.D., Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Medicine, UCSF; Director, Division of Hospital Medicine Read more »

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Where Trauma, Poverty and Education Intersect

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Tue, Apr 14 2015 - 5:15pm

Christine Stoner-Mertz, LCSW, President and CEO, Lincoln Child Center
Macheo Payne, Ed.D., MSW, Senior Director of Equity and Educational Initiatives, Lincoln Child Center, Assistant Professor of Social Work, California State University East Bay Read more »

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