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Lighting Up Lives with Solar Power

Mon, Apr 2 2012 - 6:00pm
Lighting up Lives with Solar Power

Laura Stachel, M.D., M.P.H., Co-Founder and Executive Director, We Care Solar
Ned Tozun, Co-Founder and President, d.light

Two award-winning social entrepreneurs discuss their solar projects that help save lives in developing nations. d.light is an affordable solar light that replaces kerosene lamps that have badly burned bodies and homes. We Care’s solar suitcase provides hospitals light at night, replacing surgery by flashlight.
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Hemingway's A Moveable Feast is Considered by the San Francisco Book Discussion Group

Mon, Apr 2 2012 - 5:30pm

Hemingway's A Moveable Feast is considered by the San Francisco Book Discussion Group

A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway was published posthumously in 1964. It remains one of Hemingway's most enduring works. The piece was largely written about his time with Hadley, touches on his defection to the arms of Pauline, and after his suicide was pasted together by Mary. Read more »

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Gary Devore: The Ancient Roman World in Film

Mon, Apr 2 2012 - 12:00pm

The Ancient Roman World in Film

Gary Devore, Stanford Archeologist

Step back in time with a director of excavations in Pompeii and at Roman sites in England, as Gary Devore explores how we continually re-imagine Romans through film. Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) uses Roman political decline to comment on the current politics and race relations in America. Read more »

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Need, Speed, and Greed : the New Rules of Innovation

Fri, Mar 30 2012 - 12:00pm

Need, Speed and Greed: The New Rules of Innovation

Vijay V. Read more »

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Move Your Money!

Thu, Mar 29 2012 - 6:00pm

Move Your Money!

Diana Dykstra,
President/ CEO, California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues
Kristen Christian, Social Media Activist; Leader, Bank Transfer Movement

A tidal wave of cash has spilled into credit unions as consumers have revolted against bank fees and foreclosures. We’ll discuss the credit union movement with Diana Dykstra, president and CEO of the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues. Read more »

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

Thu, Mar 29 2012 - 6:00pm

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

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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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