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Jake Godby and Sean Vahey: Ice Cream Social with an Attitude

Thu, Mar 29 2012 - 6:00pm

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John D. Kuhns: China Fortunes - An American Pioneer's Adventures in China's Energy Trade

Tue, Mar 27 2012 - 6:00pm

China Fortunes: An American Pioneer’s Adventures in China’s Energy Trade

John D. Kuhns, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, China Hydroelectric Corporation; Author, China Fortunes

In 1984, as the founder and CEO of Catalyst Energy Corporation, Kuhns was the first American to acquire commercial hydroelectric generating equipment from China, powering much of the profitability behind the company's successful IPO and listing on the New York Stock Exchange. Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Mar 26 2012 - 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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Esther Koch: What You Need to Know Before You're 65 - A Medicare Primer

Mon, Mar 26 2012 - 5:15pm

Esther Koch: What You Need to Know Before You’re 65: A Medicare Primer

SOLD OUT; Wait-list below

Medicare Aging Network Partner, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid

2011 marked the year the first Boomers turned 65 and qualified for Medicare benefits. For most, a true understanding of what these benefits are, how to determine what options are best for you, and how to actually sign-up is not clear at all. Learn the realities of what you can expect, and more important, what not to expect. Read more »

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Christopher Twomey: Is Armed Conflict with China Avoidable?

Thu, Mar 22 2012 - 6:00pm

Is Armed Conflict with China Avoidable?

Christopher Twomey, Associate Professor, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey; Author, The Military Lens: Doctrinal Differences and Deterrence Failure in Sino-American Relations

The rise of China poses many challenges to the U.S., both economic and political, but the most important and dangerous might be potential security conflicts. Twomey says that some sources of tension represent true conflicts of interest between the U.S. and China: Taiwan, relations with U.S. Read more »

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Avoiding Over-Treatment: Practical Steps for Laymen

Wed, Mar 21 2012 - 12:00pm

Avoiding Over-Treatment: Practical Steps for Laymen
Mark Houston, MD; Author, What Your Doctor May not Tell You About Hypertension and What Your Doctor May not Tell You About Heart Disease
Pamela Smith, MD, MPH; Director, Center for Healthy Living and Longevity; International Speaker; Author, HRT: The Answers and Vitamins Hype or Hope
Richard Smayda, DO, Journalist; Co-author,The Healing Nutrients Within and journal articles
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Ellen Looyen: Building a Charismatic Personal Brand

Tue, Mar 20 2012 - 6:00pm
Building a Charismatic Personal Brand

Ellen Looyen, Branding Commentator, KGO Radio; Author, My Personal Brand Advantage

Having a unique brand can instantly enhance your credibility, visibility and charismatic influence. Learn from "America’s Leader in Personal Branding" (The NYC Conference Board) on how to position yourself as THE expert in your field and share your personal brand story to influence others.
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Susan Reverby: A Historian Walks into an Archive

Mon, Mar 19 2012 - 6:00pm

A Historian Walks into an Archive: Why It Matters that the U.S. Apologized for Medical Research in Guatemala

Susan Reverby,
Ph.D., Professor of Women's and Gender Studies, Wellesley College
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Dr. David Healy: Eclipse of Medical Care

Mon, Mar 19 2012 - 12:00pm
Dr. David Healy: Eclipse of Medical Care

David Healy
, MD, Cardiff University

We live in an evidence-based medicine world. Healy sees increasing signs of a mismatch between what is passing as evidence and the real data from studies. As a result, patients and doctors are both increasingly invisible in the clinical encounter, and doctors are losing the ability to care for patients.
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Zara McDonald: Mountain Lions and Humans - Can they Co-Exist?

Thu, Mar 15 2012 - 6:00pm

Mountain Lions and Humans: Can they Co-Exist?

Zara McDonald,
Founder and Director, Felidae Conservation Fund; Entrepreneur; Conservationist 

These keystone predators (also called pumas) play a critical role in maintaining the health and biodiversity of our ecosystems. However, human development is increasing the number of encounters and conflicts between humans and pumas, and it is multiplying tensions in our local communities. Read more »

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