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Eyewitness Accounts: The Prague Spring and Russian Occupation of 1968

Tue, Feb 2 2010 - 6:00pm

Eyewitness Accounts: The Prague Spring and Russian Occupation of 1968

Petr Palecek, International Management Consultant
Robert Koran, Director, Business and Management Department, UC Berkeley Extension
Alois Strnad, Venture Capitalist and Fund Manager
John Connelly, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley History Department
Richard Pivnicka, Honorary Consul General of the Czech Republic – Moderator

During one of the most remarkable periods of Eastern European history, lib Read more »

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Does Evil Exist?

Mon, Feb 1 2010 - 6:00pm

Does Evil Exist?

Matt Cantor, Columnist, Berkeley Daily Planet

Monday Night Philosophy explores the ancient question about what evil truly is. Why do people do bad things? Is there an objective “bad”? Could there even be an external force that provokes undesirable actions? Cantor will present his opinions and make his arguments, 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. Read more »

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Turkey and Armenia

Fri, Jan 29 2010 - 12:00pm

Turkey and Armenia

Steven West, Ph.D. Turcology, Lecturer

Michael Pappas, Executive Director, the San Francisco Interfaith Council - Moderator

West, who taught Near Eastern languages and cultures at UCLA, will discuss the evolution and interaction of Turkey and Armenia from ancient times to modern day. Read more »

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The Woman Who Invented the Information Age

Thu, Jan 28 2010 - 6:00pm

The Woman Who Invented the Information Age

Kurt W. Beyer, Author, Grace Hopper and the Invention of the Information Age

When we think of the pioneers responsible for the information age, our thoughts often turn to Thomas Watson, Bill Gates, Andy Grove and Steve Jobs. But Beyer will share with us the amazing story of Grace Hopper, the woman whose achievements as a business executive, inventor and visionary created the technical foundation upon which the modern computer industry has been built. Read more »

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Bank Lending on the Hot Seat: What Lies Ahead?

Wed, Jan 27 2010 - 6:00pm

Bank Lending on the Hot Seat: What Lies Ahead?

This program is sold out

Steve Buster, CEO, Mechanics Bank
Mike Walker, Northern California President, U.S. Bank
Perry Pelos, Executive Vice President, Wells Fargo National Commercial Banking
Tom Cleveland, Professor, St. Read more »

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The Criminal Court

Wed, Mar 24 2010 - 6:00pm

International Criminal Court: How’s It Doing? Should the U.S. Join?

William H. Taft, IV, Professor of International Law and Diplomacy, Stanford Law School

The International Criminal Court is almost 10 years old, but the Obama administration has yet to decide if the U.S. will join. Fear that it would be a politicized institution likely to prosecute American soldiers have not been realized, nor has it been effective in prosecuting persons responsible for war crimes. In recent years the U.S. Read more »

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Hunted and Gathered: Adventures in Collecting as seen in "The Face in the Lens: Anonymous Photograph

Mon, Jan 25 2010 - 6:00pm

Hunted and Gathered: Adventures in Collecting as seen in “The Face in the Lens: Anonymous Photography”

Robert Flynn Johnson, Curator Emeritus, Achenbach Foundation for the Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

In “Face in the Lens”, Johnson’s second book on anonymous photography, he focuses on the human condition.  These photographs, which were once taken with a purpose, cannot tell us who, when or why their subjects were selected. However, their anonymity does not detract from their quality. Read more »

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Daring Young Men: The Heroism and Triumph of The Berlin Airlift

Thu, Jan 21 2010 - 6:00pm

Daring Young Men: The Heroism and Triumph of the Berlin Airlift

Richard Reeves, Author, Daring Young Men

Best-selling author Reeves offers a gripping account of one of the most audacious and perilous actions of the post-WWII years – the Berlin Airlift. When the Soviets cut off all supplies to two million West Berliners in 1948, President Truman boldly resolved to resupply the isolated city by air. Read more »

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Modern European Nationalism and the Fight to Control the Past

Wed, Jan 20 2010 - 5:15pm

Modern European Nationalism and the Fight to Control the Past

Patrick Geary, Professor of Medieval History, UCLA

Does history matter in the New Europe? Geary will explore the recent, dangerous resurgence of ethnocentric nationalism since 1989 in Europe, which makes an appeal to long-discredited but still powerful myths about the region’s deep past. Read more »

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Your Brain's Function and IQ: How Do We Improve Cognition, Mood, and Focus

Tue, Jan 19 2010 - 6:00pm

Your Brain's Function and IQ: How Do We Improve Cognition, Mood and Focus (as well as Developmental Disorders) Using Scientific Tests and Holistic Therapies?

Adiel Tel-Oren, M.D., Founder and President, Ecopolitan Eco-Health Network

Is your brain functioning optimally, as well as it used to? Would you like to keep it that way? Read more »

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