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Fixing the Game: What Capitalism Can Learn from Sports

Tue, Jun 19 2012 - 6:00pm

Fixing the Game: What Capitalism Can Learn from Sports

Roger Martin, Dean, University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management; Columnist, BusinessWeek; Author, Fixing the Game: Bubbles, Crashes, and What Capitalism Can Learn from the NFL
In conversation with Doug LeMoine, Managing Director, Cooper

What can business learn from sports about management, gambling, point spreads and the dangers of playing an "expectations" market rather than a real market of tangible goods and services? Read more »

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C. W. Gortner: Isabella of Castile

Mon, Jun 18 2012 - 6:00pm

C. W. Gortner: Isabella of Castile

C. W. Gortner, Author, The Queen's Vow Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Jun 18 2012 - 5:30pm

Middle East Discussion Group

Note new date! Now on June 18

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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Private Tour of "Sculpturesite/ A New Leaf Gallery" in Sonoma, CA

Sat, Jun 16 2012 - 11:00am

Private Tour of Sculpturesite/ A New Leaf Gallery in Sonoma, CA

Brigitte Micmacker, gallery co-founder

Sculpturesite is Northern California’s premier sculpture gallery, set against the backdrop of the beautiful Sonoma Wine Country. Over sixty diverse works of sculpture are displayed on the site’s patios, olive groves, and throughout the innovative Cornerstone Gardens complex. Read more »

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Getting Equal and the Marriage Equality Movement

Thu, Jun 14 2012 - 6:00pm

Getting Equal and the Marriage Equality Movement: What Does President Obama's Endorsement Mean?

Stuart Gaffney, National Media Director, Marriage Equality USA
John Lewis, Legal Director, Marriage Equality USA
Robin McGehee, Director and Founder, GetEQUAL Read more »

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Clint Werner: Medical Uses of Marijuana

Thu, Jun 14 2012 - 12:00pm

Medical Uses of Marijuana

Clint Werner, Author, Marijuana Gateway to Health: How Cannabis Protects Us from Cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease

If using marijuana can reduce our chances for developing a variety of cancers as well as dementia from Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases, asks Werner, why is it still illegal? Sixteen states have approved the use of marijuana for medical purposes, but the federal government continues to battle these efforts, claiming that there is no evidence that marijuana is safe or effective. Read more »

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South Africa's Conflict Resolution Role in Africa

Wed, Jun 13 2012 - 6:00pm

South Africa’s Conflict Resolution Role in Africa

Hon. Ebrahim Ismail Ebrahim, Deputy Minister of International Relations and Co-operation, the Republic of South Africa
In conversation with Dr. Saleem Badat, Vice Chancellor of Rhodes University, South Africa
Kevin O’Malley, President TechTalk / Studio - Moderator

While dramatic changes are taking place on the international scene and among the major powers, Africa continues to suffer from a multitude of violent conflicts. Read more »

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Andrew Jameson: Piracy- Ancient and Modern

Mon, Jun 11 2012 - 6:00pm

Piracy: Ancient and Modern

Andrew Jameson, Professor Emeritus of History, Harvard;  Assistant Vice Chancellor, UC Berkeley (Retired)

This event has been rescheduled to October 18.

Take a realistic look at the history of high-seas theft. Read more »

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George Hammond: Love - A Rational Explanation

Mon, Jun 11 2012 - 6:00pm

Love: A Rational Explanation

George Hammond, Author, Rational Idealism

Monday Night Philosophy steps into the debate about whether love is irrational. The apparently inexplicable ways we fall into and out of it are the grist of the entertainment industry, but is there a clear pattern to it all after all? You be the judge after Hammond describes the elements of the emotion we all love to experience. Read more »

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Philip Howard: Is Democracy Killing Itself?

Tue, Jun 5 2012 - 12:00pm

Is Democracy Killing Itself?

Philip Howard, Attorney, Chair, Common Good; Author, Life Without Lawyers: Restoring Responsibility in America and The Death of Common Sense

Is government dysfunction inevitable, or the result of too many laws making everyone powerless? Read more »

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