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
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 »
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 »
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 »
Understanding Human Healing Responses from Preconception Through Youthful Longevity
Russell Jaffe, M.D., Ph.D., FASCP, FACN, FACAAI, FAMLI; Health Company Founder
Jaffe is an internist and biochemist with a lifetime interest in evoking human healing responses. His successful outcome studies in diabetes, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndromes are examples of his integrative, evidence-based innovative approach. Sustained remissions in autoimmune illness has earned him international recognition. Read more »
Come discuss Philip Roth’s meditation on aging and death. His novel’s protagonist is a 70-something who spends his last days lamenting his lost prowess and refusing to apologize for a lifetime of bad behavior. Some will see him as Portnoy all grown up, a synthesis of the womanizing, sex- and death-obsessed characters that have been Roth’s fictional trademarks. 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 »