Humanities West Book Discussion: The City: A Global History, by Joel Kotkin
Join us as we focus on the historical triumphs of city-states, with a special focus on Venice. Joel Kotkin's book, The City: A Global History, highlights the effectiveness of powerful cities in history, and showcases Venice's achievements. The discussion will be moderated by Lynn Harris.
MLF: Humanities Location: SF Club Office Time: 5:30 p.m.Read more »
Dean Ornish, M.D., Preventive Medicine Research Institute Kim Mulvihill, M.D.; CBS 5 Healthwatch Doctor - Moderator
Recognized by Life magazine as one of the 50 most influential members of his generation, Ornish undertook pioneering research that was the first to prove that lifestyle changes may stop or even reverse the progression of heart disease, early-stage prostate cancer and even change gene expression by “turning on” disease-preventing genes and “turning off” genes t Read more »
James Mink, Litigation Attorney; Classics Aficionado
Monday Night Philosophy delves deep into Plato’s dialogue on knowledge. Mink will focus on the Platonic ideas that underlie the search for truth in a jury trial, which led to the development of the common law on hearsay. Mink’s analysis will be followed by a Socratic dialogue with Hammond and an open discussion with the audience.
MLF: Humanities Location: SF Club Office Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m.Read more »
Join us to discuss the themes and ideas inspired by the Venice: Queen of the Adriatic program, coming to the Herbst Theater in San Francisco on October 22st and 23rd. Share your thoughts on what made Venice such an influential city-state, and how its trading empire reinvigorated Europeans’ international interests.
MLF: Humanities Location: SF Club Office Time: 5:30 p.m. program Cost: FREE Program Organizer: George Hammond
Lunch and Lecture: When East Met West – The 150th Anniversary of the U.S.-Japan Relationship
Uldis Kruze, Associate Professor of Asian Studies, University of San Francisco
In 1860, Japan's first diplomatic contingent to the U.S. stopped first in San Francisco on its way to Washington, D.C. How did Americans react to their Japanese visitors? What impressions did Japanese participants have of the U.S.? How did that relationship develop after 1860? And what significance does it have today for Japan, for the U.S. Read more »
John Adams, Co-founder, Natural Resources Defense Council Patricia Adams, Co-author, A Force for Nature: The Story of NRDC and the Fight to Save Our Planet Lucy Blake, Former President, California League of Conservation Voters; Winner, MacArthur Award
The Natural Resources Defense Council was founded in 1970 by a group of law students and attorneys at the forefront of the environmental movement, including John Adams. Read more »
Larry Rohter, Culture Reporter, The New York Times; Author, Brazil on the Rise
Rohter gives an account of the culture and politics of the country that’s hosting the 2016 Olympics. Brazil was once one of the world’s poorest countries ruled by dictatorship. Today, it has become both a democracy and a leading industrial and agricultural powerhouse, boasting the world’s eighth largest economy. Read more »