Member-Led Forum

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"In Other Rooms, Other Wonders"

Mon, Jun 6 2011 - 5:30pm

In Other Rooms, Other Wonders

Daniyal Mueenuddin, an American-educated Pakistani, presents this collection of eight interconnected stories, set in Lahore, depicting a place and people plagued by class and ancestral tension and caught between the past and an uncertain future. Come discuss this remarkable book. As a reminder, this is a book discussion group; the author will not be present.

MLF: SF Book Discussion
Location:
SF Club Office
Time:  5:30 p.m. Read more »

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Why Are Democrats Embattled - And How Can They Win Again?

Fri, Jun 3 2011 - 12:00pm

Why Are Democrats Embattled, and How Can They Win Again?

This program is sold out

Joan Williams, Distinguished Professor of Law, Founder/Director, Center for WorkLife Law, University of California-Hastings; Author, Reshaping the Work-Family Debate: Why Men and Class Matter

In conversation with Mary Cranston, Firm Senior Partner and Immediate Past Chair, Pillsbury

Called “something of a rock star” by The New York Times, Williams contends that Read more »

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The Pope Of Wine: Alexis Lichine

Wed, Jun 1 2011 - 6:00pm

The Pope of Wine: Alexis Lichine

Leslie A. Hennessy Jr., Author, The Pope of Wine: The Biography of Alexis Lichine

Salesman, self-promoter, journalist, author, ladies man, connoisseur, war veteran, chateau-owner and – above all – French wine enthusiastic, Alexis Lichine led a fascinating life and is credited with creating the American market for French wine. Read more »

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Dancing on the River: The Eight Principles of Navigating Change

Tue, May 31 2011 - 6:00pm

Dancing on the River: The Eight Principles of Navigating Change

Mark Susnow, Author, Dancing on the River

Many overwhelmed professionals, parents, business owners and managers find themselves struggling through these uncertain times and trying to maintain and expand their sense of success while balancing work and life.  Former trial attorney Susnow offers the overwhelmed a blueprint for creating the life they want to lead and a method for embracing life’s changes, rather than avoiding or just merely reacting to them.

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How the Languages We Speak Shape the Way We Think

Wed, May 25 2011 - 6:00pm

How the Languages We Speak Shape the Way We Think

This program is sold out

Lera Boroditsky, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Stanford University

Do people who speak different languages think differently? Does learning new languages change how you think? Are some thoughts unthinkable without language? Read more »

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Social Media for Social Good

Mon, May 23 2011 - 6:00pm

Social Media for Social Good

This program is sold out

Beth Kanter, CEO, Zoetica; Author, Beth’s Blog; Co-author, The Networked Nonprofit
May Boeve, Director for Partnerships and Policy and Co-founder, 350.org
Ben Rattray, Founder and CEO, Change.org
Darian Rodriguez Heyman, Editor, Nonprofit Management 101; Former Executive Director, Craigslist Foundation – Moderator

What are the tools, tricks and triumphs o Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, May 23 2011 - 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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Environment and Natural Resources Planning Meeting

Thu, May 19 2011 - 6:00pm

Environment & Natural Resources Planning Meeting

Are you passionate about environmental issues? Would you like to help educate the public about those issues? If so, please join us for our quarterly planning meeting. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

MLF: Environment & Natural Resources
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 6 p.m. program
Cost: FREE
Program Organizer:
Marcia Sitcoske

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The Great Eastern Japan Earthquake: An Eyewitness Account

Thu, May 19 2011 - 6:00pm

The Great Eastern Japan Earthquake: An Eyewitness Account

Advance ticket sales no longer available. Tickets available for purchase at the door.

Kit Miyamoto, Ph.D., Structural Engineer; CEO, Miyamoto International

Miyamoto was a presenter at the earthquake engineering conference hosted by the Tokyo Institute of Technology on March 11th when the biggest earthquake in Japanese history struck. Read more »

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Bruce H. Lipton: The Biology of Belief

Wed, May 18 2011 - 6:00pm

Bruce Lipton: Biology of Belief

This program is sold out

Bruce Lipton, Ph.D., Author; Motivational Speaker

Lipton unveils a vision of life science that is shattering old myths. New discoveries in cell biology, epigenetics and physics suggest that we are not victims of our genes but instead have unlimited capacity to live a life overflowing with peace, happiness and love. Read more »

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