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Humanities West Book Discussion: The City: A Global History, by Joel Kotkin

Wed, Oct 6 2010 - 5:30pm

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 »

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Dean Ornish: Change Your Lifestyle, Change Your Genes!

Tue, Oct 5 2010 - 6:00pm

Change Your Lifestyle, Change Your Genes!

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 »

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"The Secret Agent" by Joseph Conrad

Mon, Oct 4 2010 - 5:30pm

The Secret Agent

Join fellow Club members and lit enthusiasts as we discuss The Secret Agent, Joseph Conrad's classic and prophetic espionage thriller about terrorists in turn-of-the-20th-century London.

MLF: SF Book Discussion
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. program
Cost: FREE
Program Organizer:
Howard Crane

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Plato's Theaetetus

Mon, Oct 4 2010 - 6:00pm

Plato’s Theaetetus

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 »

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Venice Salon

Thu, Oct 28 2010 - 5:30pm

Venice Salon

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

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Lunch and Lecture: When East Met West: The 150th Anniversary of the US-Japan Relationship

Thu, Oct 28 2010 - 12:00pm

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 »

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A Force for Nature

Wed, Oct 27 2010 - 6:00pm

A Force for Nature

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 »

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The Next Hundred Million: America in 2050

Thu, Oct 21 2010 - 6:00pm
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Brazil on the Rise

Thu, Oct 14 2010 - 12:00pm

Brazil on the Rise

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 »

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