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Dr. William F. Schulz: Do Human Rights Have a Future?

Mon, Dec 5 2011 - 6:00pm

Do Human Rights Have a Future?

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Dr. William F. Schulz, Former Executive Director, Amnesty International USA; President, Unitarian Universalist Service Committee Read more »

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"In Patagonia" by Bruce Chatwin

Mon, Dec 5 2011 - 5:30pm

In Patagonia

This event is SOLD OUT

Join fellow book lovers to discuss In Patagonia, by the late Bruce Chatwin, both a captivating travel narrative and an extraordinary literary meditation on the southern tip of South America, one of the most remote and exotic locations on the planet. Originally published in 1977, Chatwin's book continues to be seen as one of the great works of travel writing of the 20th century. Read more »

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Christopher Twomey: Is Armed Conflict with China Avoidable?

Wed, Nov 30 2011 - 6:00pm

Is Armed Conflict with China Avoidable?

This event is Postponed

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. Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Nov 28 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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David Werdegar:Threescore and Ten - Changing Views of Aging

Tue, Nov 22 2011 - 5:15pm

Threescore and Ten: Changing Views of Aging

David Werdegar, M.D., MPH, CEO, the Institute on Aging

One of the most radical demographic shifts of the last century is the remarkable growth of an older population. This phenomenon – profoundly reshaping society, science and seniors – is changing perceptions of aging. Dr. Werdegar will identify some of those changes and their significance.

MLF: Grownups
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 4:45 p.m. networking reception, 5:15 p.m. Read more »

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Nada Prouty: Jihad Jane or Patriot?

Fri, Nov 18 2011 - 12:00pm

Jihad Jane or Patriot

Nada Prouty, Former CIA Agent; Author, Uncompromised: The Rise and Fall and Redemption of an Arab American Patriot in the CIA

Jonathan Curiel, Author, Al'America: Travel Through America's Arab and Islamic Roots - Moderator

Prouty was raised in Lebanon but came to America as a youth. The U.S. became her adopted home, where she became a respected undercover agent, first for the FBI, then for the CIA. Read more »

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Dan Roam: What to Do When Words Don't Work - POSTPONED

Thu, Nov 17 2011 - 6:00pm

What to Do When Words Don’t Work

This program is postponed until January 31. Please register here.

Dan Roam, Founder and President, Digital Roam Inc.; Author, The Back of the Napkin and Blah, Blah, Blah: What to Do When Words Don’t Work

In business, politics and life, we’re surrounded by “blah” – misleading and unintelligible words. Read more »

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Alan Kaufman: Drunken Angel

Wed, Nov 16 2011 - 6:00pm

Drunken Angel

Alan Kaufman, Author, Jew Boy and Drunken Angel

Got skeletons in the closet? In Drunken Angel Kaufman recounts the story of the alcoholism that took him to the brink of death, the PTSD that drove him to the edge of madness, and the love that brought him back. Read more »

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Humanities West Book Discussion: An Intimate History of the Black Death, by John Kelly

Wed, Nov 16 2011 - 5:30pm

Humanities West Book Discussion: The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague in All the World by John Kelly

A book that chronicles one of the worst human disasters in recorded history shouldn't be so entertaining, but Kelly effectively illuminates the unwashed details of medieval life that contributed to so many of our underlying cultural fears. Lynn Harris will moderate the discussion. The author will not be present.

MLF: Humanities
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 6 p.m. Read more »

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John Renesch: Conscious Leadership - Call for a New Paradigm

Tue, Nov 15 2011 - 6:00pm

Conscious Leadership: Call for a New Paradigm

John Renesch, Founder, Renesch Advisory Services; Author, The Great Growing Up: Being Responsible for Humanity’s Future

There is an opening for a new breed of leader in our institutions -- locally, nationally and globally. Many people are fed up with dysfunctional systems and the so-called leaders that populate them. Global futurist Renesch addresses this issue by describing a new breed of leader and describing our responsibility in bringing about drastic changes in our society. Read more »

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