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Brazil on the Rise

Thu, Oct 14 2010 - 12:00pm

Brazil on the Rise

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 »

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Can Design Thinking Save Business?

Thu, Oct 14 2010 - 6:00pm

Can Design Thinking Save Business? Read more »

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Understanding Human Healing Responses from preconception through youthful longevity

Tue, Sep 14 2010 - 6:00pm

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 »

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"Everyman"

Tue, Sep 7 2010 - 5:30pm

Everyman

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 »

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Why we get fat : Adiposity 101 and the Alternative Hypothesis of Obesity

Thu, Sep 2 2010 - 6:00pm

Why We Get Fat: Adiposity 101 and the Alternative Hypothesis of Obesity

This program is postponed. The new date is Wednesday, October 13. Book tickets here.

Gary Taubes, Science Journalist; Author, Good Calories, Bad Calories

Prepare to change everything you thought you knew about weight management. Since the 1950s, the conventional wisdom has held that we get fat because we eat too much and move too little. Read more »

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Social Capital: Put Your Money Where Your Meaning Is

Fri, Sep 17 2010 - 12:00pm

Social Capital: Put Your Money Where Your Meaning Is

Melanie Cheng, Founder OmOrganics.org and FarmsReach.com 
David Hodgson, Co-founder, the Idea Hive; Fellow, the International Futures Forum
Kevin Jones, Founder Good Capital; Convener, SOCAP
Hope Neighbor, Founder and CEO, Hope Consulting
Sean Stannard-Stockton, CEO, Tactical Philanthropy Advisors; Columnist, Chronicle of Philanthropy; Author, Tactical Philanthropy Blog
Amy Benziger, C Read more »

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Piracy and the Maritime Commons

Thu, Sep 30 2010 - 6:00pm

Piracy and the Maritime Commons

Captain Jeff Kline, USN (ret.); Director, Maritime Defense and Security Programs, Naval Postgraduate School

Despite the international response in supplying war ships to patrol the Gulf of Aden and eastern Somali approaches, pirate attacks have increased. Ungoverned spaces in the maritime commons invite threats to free use of the seas in Nigeria, Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean. Read more »

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Climate Change Effects On Animal and Plant Species - Conservation Corridors

Tue, Sep 28 2010 - 6:00pm

Climate Change Effects on Animal and Plant Species: Conservation Corridors

Healy Hamilton, Ph.D., Director, Center for Biodiversity Research and Information, California Academy of Sciences

Hamilton’s recently published study in Nature discusses the network of habitats such as forests, deserts, reefs and tundra, lakes, and oceans. She worries the magic carpet ride is unraveling before our eyes as the effects of climate change are seen in temperature and rainfall, causing shifts in the locations where species can survive. Read more »

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All Over Coffee: The Artwork of Paul Madonna

Mon, Sep 13 2010 - 10:00am

September 13 – November 04

All Over Coffee: The Artwork of Paul Madonna

Madonna combines art, comics and literature for his unclassifiable series “All Over Coffee,” published weekly in the San Francisco Chronicle, in book form by City Lights Press, and exhibited in galleries and museums. Traveling internationally to draw on location, Madonna addresses the relationship of stories through city and landscape. Read more »

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