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Elder Financial Abuse: The Silent Crime

Wed, May 15 2013 - 5:15pm

Elder Financial Abuse: The Silent Crime

George Gascón, San Francisco District Attorney
Hubert Horatio "Skip" Humphrey III, Assistant Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Office of Older Americans
Shay Matthews, Assistant District Attorney, San Francisco District Attorney’s Office
Helen Karr, Elder Abuse Special Assistant, San Francisco District Attorney’s Office Read more »

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Young Titan: The Making of Winston Churchill

Mon, May 13 2013 - 6:00pm

Michael Shelden, Author, Young Titan: The Making of Winston Churchill

Monday Night Philosophy welcomes back acclaimed biographer Shelden to focus on the years between 1901 and 1915, which forged Winston Churchill’s character. At 40 Churchill was considered washed up, even though he had already built a modern navy and learned how to outwit more experienced rivals. Hear Shelden’s persuasive portrait of a dashing young suitor who pursued three great beauties of British society with his witty repartee, political flair and poetic letters. Read more »

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The Exploratorium: A Learning Laboratory for the 21st Century

Fri, May 10 2013 - 12:00pm

Marc L’Italien, Design Principal, EHDD
Shawn Lani, Senior Artist, the Exploratorium
Sydnie Kohara, Emmy Award-Winning Broadcast Journalist – Moderator Read more »

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Women and Under-represented Students of Color in STEM Education

Thu, May 9 2013 - 6:00pm

Maynard Holliday, 2012 President’s Volunteer Service Award winner; Volunteer of the Year, Citizen Schools; Researcher, Sandia National Laboratories
Sue Rosser, Provost, San Francisco State University; Author, Breaking into the Lab: Engineering Progress for Women in Science
Jarvis Sulcer, Ph.D.; Executive Director, Level Playing Field Institute Read more »

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Humanities West Book Discussion: Egyptian Oedipus: Athanasius Kircher

Wed, May 8 2013 - 5:30pm

Long before the discovery of the Rosetta Stone, the 17th-century Jesuit scholar Athanasius Kircher embarked on his famously quixotic effort to unlock the secrets of antiquity by cracking the code of Egyptian hieroglyphs. Join us to discuss Egyptian Oedipus: Athanasius Kircher, by Daniel Stolzenberg. The discussion will be led by Lynn Harris. Read more »

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The Business of Saving Lives: Innovation, Implementation and Scale-up

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Tue, May 7 2013 - 6:00pm

Jane Chen, Co-founder and CEO, Embrace Innovations; Fellow, TED; Fellow, Echoing Green

Chen and her team wanted to save premature and low-birth-weight babies living in the developing world without access to incubators. From the design of the life-saving technology to its adoption, Chen explains how the Embrace Infant Warmer is helping babies and mothers in countries including India, China, Somalia, Zambia, Uganda, Mexico, Guatemala and soon Afghanistan. Read more »

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Service Unquestioned: The Soldiers and Their Families - A Talk by Susan Weiss

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Mon, May 6 2013 - 6:00pm

Susan Weiss, Photographer

Additional remarks by Major General Jeffrey Phillips, Former Deputy Commanding General, Fort Stewart (3rd Infantry Division) and Hunter Army Airfield, GA; Major General in the Army Reserve, on the Army Staff in the Pentagon Read more »

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Book Discussion: "Nostromo," by Joseph Conrad

Mon, May 6 2013 - 5:30pm

One of the greatest political novels in any language, Nostromo re-enacts the establishment of modern capitalism in a remote South American province. A vivid cast of characters is caught up in a civil war to decide whether its fabulously wealthy silver mine can be preserved from the hands of venal politicians. Greed and corruption seep into the lives of everyone, and Nostromo, the principled foreman of the mine, is tested to the limit. Read more »

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Explore the World from The Commonwealth Club

Thu, May 2 2013 - 5:30pm

Explore the World from The Commonwealth Club 

All interested Club members are welcome to attend bimonthly one-hour planning meetings of the International Relations Member-Led Forum. We focus on Europe, Latin America, Africa and worldwide topics. Join us to discuss current international issues and plan programs for the rest of 2013. Read more »

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The Politics of Public Pensions

Wed, May 1 2013 - 6:00pm

Sarah Anzia, Assistant Professor, Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley Read more »

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