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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Mar 18 2013 - 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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Can We Prevent Chronic Disease by Slowing Aging?

Mon, Mar 18 2013 - 5:15pm

Can We Prevent Chronic Disease by Slowing Aging?

Gordon J. Lithgow, Ph.D.; Professor, Interdisciplinary Research Center, Geroscience, Buck Institute

This event is sold out. Read more »

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Women in Emerging Economies

Fri, Mar 15 2013 - 12:00pm

Women in Emerging Economies

This program is cancelled

La Vonn Schlegel, Director, Indiana Institute for International Business
Linda Calhoun, Vice Chair, International Relations Forum; Executive Director, Careergirls.org – Moderator

Schlegel will discuss the changing roles, situations and opportunities for businesswomen in emerging economies with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa. Read more »

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Jonah Berger: Why Things Catch On

Thu, Mar 14 2013 - 6:30pm

Jonah Berger

This program is sold out. You may add your name to the waitlist below.

Note new San Francisco location and timing!

James G. Campbell Jr. Assistant Professor of Marketing, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; Author, Contagious: Why Things Catch On Read more »

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Candida Moss: The Myth of Persecution

Wed, Mar 13 2013 - 6:00pm

The Myth of Persecution

Candida Moss, Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, University of Notre Dame; Author, The Myth of Persecution

Professor Moss posits that the early Church inflated and outright fabricated stories of Christian persecution as a means of growing their numbers. She also explains that the Church has, for centuries, carefully honed this perception of martyrdom to silence dissent and galvanize new generations of culture warriors. Read more »

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The Four Almost Rational Explanations of Life

Mon, Mar 11 2013 - 6:00pm

The Four Almost Rational Explanations of Life

George Hammond, Author, Rational Idealism and Conversations with Socrates

Monday Night Philosophy explores the competing explanations of life, narrows them down to four prime contenders, analyzes each version’s strengths and weaknesses, and concludes by revisiting Pascal’s wager and moving his bet from black to red.

MLF:  Humanities
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. Read more »

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Roy Fong: The Great Teas of China

Mon, Mar 11 2013 - 6:00pm

The Great Teas of China Roy Fong

Owner, Imperial Tea Court; Author, The Great Teas of China Read more »

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Dr. Trita Parsi: President Obama and Iran

Fri, Mar 8 2013 - 12:00pm

President Obama and Iran

Trita Parsi, Ph.D., Author; Founder and President, National Iranian American Relations Council

Philip Yun, Executive Director, the Ploughshare Fund - Moderator

As we enter a new year and a reconfigured Obama administration, our relations with Iran loom large. Parsi, a noted expert on U.S. and Iranian relations and the Middle East, will discuss his latest book, A Single Role of the Dice, which received the Foreign Affairs Award for best book of 2012 on the Middle East. Read more »

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Natural Wonders of the City: Appreciating and Preserving San Francisco's Wildlands and Wildlife

Fri, Mar 8 2013 - 12:00pm

Natural Wonders of the City: Appreciating and Preserving San Francisco's Wildlands and Wildlife

Margo Bors, Board Member, California Native Plant Society, Yerba Buena Chapter; Nature Photographer and Artist
Peter Brastow, Founding Director, Nature in the City
Ruth Gravanis, Member, San Francisco Commission on the Environment; Long-time Natural Areas Advocate

Join us to explore the value and beauty of San Francisco's remaining indigenous habitats – grasslands, woodlands, coastal scrub, dunes, wetlands – Read more »

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Beyond THC: Cannabidiol (CBD) and the Future of Medical Marijuana

Wed, Mar 6 2013 - 6:00pm

Beyond THC: Cannabidiol and the Future of Medical Marijuana

Martin A. Lee, Author, Smoke Signals

Cannabidiol (CBD), a nonpsychoactive component of marijuana, has extraordinary therapeutic qualities, claims Lee. Discover the various molecular mechanisms through with CBD exerts its effects as an anticonvulsant, antipsychotic and neuro-protective compound. Read more »

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