Member-Led Forum

Past event

Come, Let Me Guide You: A Life Shared with a Guide Dog

Image - Susan Krieger
Thu, Jan 28 2016 - 6:00pm

Susan Krieger, Sociologist, Stanford University; Author, Come, Let Me Guide You

This is a Good Lit event, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Read more »

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Technology and the Transforming Human Perception

Image - Kara Platoni
Wed, Jan 27 2016 - 6:00pm

Kara Platoni, Science and Technology Journalist; Author, We Have the Technology: How Biohackers, Foodies, Physicians, and Scientists are Transforming Human Perception, One Sense at a Time Read more »

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Health and Hope from the Ocean Depths to the Mountain Tops

Image - Ocean Country book cover
Tue, Jan 26 2016 - 6:00pm

Arlene Blum, Executive Director, Green Science Policy Institute
Liz Cunningham, Author; Environmental Activist Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Jan 25 2016 - 5:30pm

This month's topic: Interfaith understanding

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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Socrates Café

Mon, Jan 25 2016 - 5:00pm

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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Israel and European Union Relations

Image - Ravit Baer
Fri, Jan 22 2016 - 12:00pm

Ravit Baer, Deputy Consul General for Israel for the Pacific Northwest
John Diaz, Editorial Page Editor, San Francisco Chronicle Read more »

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10 Ways to Heal Health Care: How Consumers Can Revolutionize Their Care Experience

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Thu, Jan 21 2016 - 12:00pm

Bridget Duffy, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Vocera Communications; Recognized by Various Media as 2015 Woman of the Year, One of the Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business for 2015, and Among 20 People Who Make Healthcare Better Read more »

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Ronald Reagan

Image - Jacob Weisberg
Wed, Jan 20 2016 - 6:00pm

Jacob Weisberg, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, The Slate Group; Former Editor, Slate Magazine; Author, Ronald Reagan

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

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At Home with Growing Old: Activism Starts in Your Own Home

Image - Susanne Stadler
Tue, Jan 19 2016 - 5:15pm

Susanne Stadler, MBA, MArch, Architect, Social Entrepreneur

Our homes are a resource for us as we age. Though age-friendly design is often about grab bars and ramps for supporting mobility and preventing accidents, it is most of all about living well in our homes. Architect and social entrepreneur Susi Stadler will help the audience discover the potential of our homes to adapt to our changing needs. Read more »

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STEM to STEAM Movement

Tue, Jan 12 2016 - 6:00pm

Donn K. Harris, Executive and Artistic Director, Oakland School for the Arts; Chairman, California Arts Council
Virginia Wilcox, Photographer, The Salton Sea Series
Matt Ganucheau, Education Director, Art/Technology Center, Gray Area, San Francisco
Shaun Tai, Founder, Digital Divide Resource Center, Oakland Digital, Oakland
Staci Smith, STEAM Coordinator, Oakland School for the Arts Read more »

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