It’s smaller than the American plan, but still huge: China has adopted a US$586 billion stimulus package. How is it structured? What do we know about where China's funds are flowing? Are there any opportunities for foreign investors? Sommers, an American attorney who works in Shanghai, will discuss these and other compelling issues.
MLF: Asia-Pacific Affairs/Humanities Location: Club Office Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m.Read more »
Leah Garchik , Columnist, the San Francisco Chronicle - Moderator
Owens is one of our most fascinating photographers. A California native, he has created several books, served in the Peace Corps and founded the American Distilling Institute. Owens, who describes himself as a father, brewer and gardener, lectures and is exhibited worldwide. The renowned photographer will discuss his work with an emphasis on his 1972 classic, Suburbia, and sign his recently published retrospective. Read more »
The Fierce Urgency of Now: Toward a New American Movement in the Obama Era
Torie Osborn, Senior Strategist, United Way of Greater LA
Forty years after Stonewall, marriage equality is rapidly gaining support, with more and more states legalizing gay marriage. To some people, the marriage issue no longer belongs only to the gay community, but is part of a broader social justice matrix. Read more »
Economics Without Ecocide: Building a Whole Earth Economy
Peter G. Brown, Professor, McGill University School of Environment; Co-author, Right Relationship
The economy is damaged and needs fixing. But Brown argues that we’re not asking the right questions to clarify what a healthy economy really is. Starting from first principles, he exposes antiquated and perhaps dangerous assumptions that underlie current answers to basic economic questions and analyzes shortcomings of many reform efforts. Read more »
Nathanson has never understood the concept of investing for the future when the present isn’t providing a joyful and fulfilling life. Unfortunately, the notion of working at just a job after 40 is still the conventional wisdom we hear every day. In this program, Nathanson teaches us why no one over 40 should have just a job, how to wake up and live an authentic life and how to make a contribution to what is most important to you. Read more »
Creating Happiness: The Five Habits that Make a Difference
Laura Delizonna, Ph.D.
This program is sold out
What is the real key to happiness? Delizonna will present her number-one secret, revealed by decades of scientific study. Learn the five habits that she believes will help you apply this secret to your own pursuit of well-being and happiness. Read more »