Member-Led Forum

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Dr. Trita Parsi: President Obama and Iran

Fri, Mar 8 2013 - 12:00pm

President Obama and Iran

Trita Parsi, Ph.D., Author; Founder and President, National Iranian American Relations Council

Philip Yun, Executive Director, the Ploughshare Fund - Moderator

As we enter a new year and a reconfigured Obama administration, our relations with Iran loom large. Parsi, a noted expert on U.S. and Iranian relations and the Middle East, will discuss his latest book, A Single Role of the Dice, which received the Foreign Affairs Award for best book of 2012 on the Middle East. Read more »

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Natural Wonders of the City: Appreciating and Preserving San Francisco's Wildlands and Wildlife

Fri, Mar 8 2013 - 12:00pm

Natural Wonders of the City: Appreciating and Preserving San Francisco's Wildlands and Wildlife

Margo Bors, Board Member, California Native Plant Society, Yerba Buena Chapter; Nature Photographer and Artist
Peter Brastow, Founding Director, Nature in the City
Ruth Gravanis, Member, San Francisco Commission on the Environment; Long-time Natural Areas Advocate

Join us to explore the value and beauty of San Francisco's remaining indigenous habitats – grasslands, woodlands, coastal scrub, dunes, wetlands – Read more »

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Beyond THC: Cannabidiol (CBD) and the Future of Medical Marijuana

Wed, Mar 6 2013 - 6:00pm

Beyond THC: Cannabidiol and the Future of Medical Marijuana

Martin A. Lee, Author, Smoke Signals

Cannabidiol (CBD), a nonpsychoactive component of marijuana, has extraordinary therapeutic qualities, claims Lee. Discover the various molecular mechanisms through with CBD exerts its effects as an anticonvulsant, antipsychotic and neuro-protective compound. Read more »

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New Visions in Architecture: SFPUC New LEED Platinum Headquarters Building

Mon, Mar 4 2013 - 6:00pm

New Visions in Architecture: SFPUC New LEED Platinum Headquarters Building

Ed Harrington, Recently Retired General Manager, SFPUC Read more »

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Book Discussion Group - 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann

Mon, Mar 4 2013 - 5:30pm

1491 creates a picture of the Americas before the Europeans landed by synthesizing scientific discoveries from anthropology, archaeology and paleolinguistics. Mann arrives at startling conclusions about the civilizations thriving before Columbus: a far more urban, populated and technologically advanced region than generally assumed. Read more »

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How Frugal Innovation Is Reviving the US Economy

Fri, Mar 1 2013 - 12:00pm

How Frugal Innovation Is Reviving the U.S. Read more »

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Dark Energy and the Runaway Universe

Thu, Feb 28 2013 - 6:00pm

Alex Filippenko, Elected Member, National Academy of Sciences; Richard & Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor in the Physical Sciences, UC Berkeley; Researcher; Author Read more »

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Humanities West Book Discussion: The Clockwork Universe

Wed, Feb 27 2013 - 5:30pm

Humanities West Book Discussion: The Clockwork Universe: Isaac Newton, the Royal Society, and the Birth of the Modern World Read more »

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Arts Planning Meeting

Tue, Feb 26 2013 - 5:30pm

Arts Forum Planning Meeting

Please join other art enthusiasts in discussing future programming at The Commonwealth Club in the fine arts and performing arts. Programs, speakers, topics and artist exhibitions will be covered. Please bring your ideas, and your willingness to help in the production of art events in the coming year.

MLF: The Arts
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Feb 25 2013 - 5:30pm

Middle East Discussion Group

Make your voice heard in an enriching, provocative and fun discussion with fellow Club members as you weigh in on events shaping the face of the Middle East. 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. Read more »

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