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Middle East Discussion Group

Sun, Jan 27 2013 - 5:30pm

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. There will also be a brief planning session. Read more »

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Recent Acquisitions: Bay Area Museums Collect

Thu, Jan 24 2013 - 6:00pm

Recent Acquisitions: Bay Area Museums Collect

Alexis Coe, Museums Blogger, SF Weekly
Susan Goldstein, City Archivist of San Francisco
Elizabeth Kathleen Mitchell, Burton and Deedee McMurtry Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, Cantor Arts Center at Stanford
Julie M. Read more »

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Fat Chance: beating the odds against sugar, processed food, obesity, and disease

Thu, Jan 24 2013 - 6:00pm

Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity and Disease

Robert H. Read more »

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Humanities West Book Discussion: A Pepys Anthology

Wed, Jan 23 2013 - 5:30pm

Humanities West Book Discussion: A Pepys Anthology

Join us to discuss the writings of Samuel Pepys, a Restoration-era London civil servant who worked to improve the Royal Navy and eventually became a member of Parliament. The diary he kept as a young man in the 1660s, published in 1825, has made him posthumously famous. Pepys’s diary gives vivid insight into his life and times and includes a first-hand account of the Great Fire of London. Read more »

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Follow the Open Doors: How Boomers are Creating Second Careers through Franchising

Wed, Jan 23 2013 - 5:15pm

Follow the Open Doors: How Boomers Are Creating Second Careers through Franchising

This program is cancelled

Gordon Dupries, President, FranNet of San Francisco

Dupries shares stories of boomers who have achieved second careers, security and success through franchising. He will address what is uniquely important to the boomer generation, what kind of person is right for self-employment, why franchising works for boomers, and what opportunities are most exciting now. Read more »

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National Insecurity: The Cost of American Militarism

Tue, Jan 22 2013 - 6:00pm

National Insecurity: The Cost of American Militarism

Melvin Goodman, Author, National Insecurity; former Soviet Analyst at the CIA and U.S. State Department

Post-election, everyone is focusing on how to create a robust economy. Twenty-four-year CIA veteran Goodman argues that American military spending makes us poorer and less secure while undermining our global political standing. Drawing on his first-hand experience with war planners and intelligence strategists, Goodman offers an insider's critique of the U.S. Read more »

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Why Free Trade Doesn't Work

Thu, Jan 17 2013 - 6:00pm

Why Free Trade Doesn’t Work

Ian Fletcher, Author, Free Trade Doesn’t Work; Senior Economist, Coalition for a Prosperous America

Free trade is one of the sacred cows in American economic policy. But as our $500 billion a year trade deficit continues, people are asking whether it deserves this status. The principles of economics that underlie free trade are controversial, and some of the most recent economic models question its soundness as policy. Read more »

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Stay Sharp: Mental Acuity and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Tue, Jan 15 2013 - 6:00pm

Stay Sharp: Mental Acuity and Traditional Chinese Medicine

John Nieters, Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine; President, Academy of Chinese Culture & Health Sciences; Licensed Acupuncturist

One of the major concerns voiced to physicians today is fear of dementia. Worldwide, nearly 36 million people are believed to be living with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias. By 2030, it is expected that this number will increase to nearly 66 million. Read more »

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Will Rogers: Public Trust and Public Land

Mon, Jan 14 2013 - 6:00pm

Public Trust and Public Land

Will Rogers, President and CEO, The Trust for Public Land

Monday Night Philosophy looks at America's increasing need for more and better urban parks. As urban areas become ever more densely populated, and urban populations ever more sedentary, both the health and economic benefits that vibrant park systems provide to local economies have too often been overlooked. Read more »

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Gary Bukovnik: Exploring the Palate

Wed, Jan 9 2013 - 12:00pm

Gary Bukovnik: Exploring the Palate

Gary Bukovnik, Visual Artist

Primarily using watercolor, monotype and lithograph, Bukovnik fuses sensual vitality with fluid yet powerful colorations, creating floral and culinary images. Renowned for his signature designs for the San Francisco Symphony, he reflects upon the exploration of ideas influenced by residencies at home and abroad. Bukovnik’s solo exhibitions include Caldwell Snyder Gallery in San Francisco, Campton Gallery in New York City, the Concept Gallery in Pittsburgh and the A.C.T. Read more »

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