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The Arab Spring

Mon, Jul 18 2011 - 6:00pm

The Arab Spring

Nour Ahmedin, Egyptian Student
Janet Penley, American Traveler
Maher Kalaji, British/Jordanian Academic
Dr. Read more »

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Science & Technology Planning Meeting

Mon, Jul 11 2011 - 6:15pm

Science & Technology Planning Meeting

Join fellow Club members with similar interests and brainstorm upcoming Science & Technology programs. All Commonwealth Club members are welcome. We explore visions for the future through science and technology. Discuss current issues and share your insights with fellow Club members to shape and plan programs for the months ahead.

MLF: Science & Technology
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 6:15 p.m. Read more »

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Denise Schickel: Nietzsche's Will to Power

Mon, Jul 11 2011 - 6:00pm

Nietzsche

Denise Schickel, Nietzsche fan

This program is sold out

Monday Night Philosophy explores ideas in Friedrich Nietzsche’s Will to Power, including connecting Nietzsche’s focus on self-overcoming to Abraham Maslow’s theory of self-actualization. Schickel will investigate her favorite Nietzschean insights, followed by a Socratic dialogue with George Hammond and an open discussion with the audience. Read more »

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Dana Whitaker:Transforming Lives $40 at a Time - Women and Microfinance

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Wed, Jul 6 2011 - 6:00pm

Transforming Lives $40 at a Time: Women and Microfinance,  Upending the Status Quo

Dana E. Whitaker, Principal, Opening Eyes, LLC

Whitaker is an author, photographer and coach committed to helping women realize their potential both professionally and personally. She will explore the intricacies and importance of microfinance in helping to eradicate poverty. What are the challenges and successes both for the sector and for those most affected – the microentrepreneurs themselves? Read more »

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"Pudd'nhead Wilson"

Tue, Jul 5 2011 - 5:30pm

The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson and the Comedy of Those Extraordinary Twins

Come join in a post-holiday discussion of Pudd’nhead Wilson, Mark Twain’s acerbic look at miscegenation and racism in the antebellum South. 

MLF: SF Book Discussion
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. program
Cost: FREE
Program Organizer:
Howard Crane

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Anne Hamersky: Portraits of a New Food Movement

Thu, Jun 30 2011 - 6:00pm

Farm Together Now: Portraits of a New Food Movement

Anne Hamersky,  Photographer; Multimedia Producer

In conversation with Rosie Branson, Program Director, 18 Reasons

Along with authors Amy Franceschini and Daniel Tucker, Hamersky traveled the country last year capturing the lives of extraordinary people creating a more sustainable food system. The new book Farm Together Now is the product of their cross-country odyssey. Read more »

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What's Next California? The Informed Voter's Path to Political Reform

Wed, Jun 29 2011 - 12:00pm

What's Next, California? The Informed Voter's Path to Political Reform

James Fishkin, Director of the Center for Deliberative Democracy, Stanford; Author, When the People Speak

Did you read in the Chronicle about the experiment in deliberative polling being held here in California over the June 24-26 weekend? Those originally polled will be brought together for a weekend of discussion and information, and then repolled to assess the viability of various solutions to our enduring political problems. Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Jun 27 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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Patrick Yam: Quantitative Easing - Re-Leveraging of a Nation

Fri, Jun 24 2011 - 12:00pm

Quantitative Easing: Re-Leveraging of a Nation

This program is sold out

Patrick Yam, CEO, Sensei Partners; Macro-Economist; Academician; Investor; Author

Why are today’s headlines highlighting the current Fed monetary policy of quantitative easing – and is this Fed policy a curse or blessing? Will the increase in monetary supply break the national debt ceiling and heighten inflation? Read more »

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The Health Needs of Children in Their Own Words

Wed, Jun 22 2011 - 6:00pm

The Health Needs of Children in Their Own Words

This program is cancelled

Patty James, Founder, DirectionFive Health Read more »

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