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"A Confederacy of Dunces" by John Kennedy Toole

Tue, Jan 3 2012 - 5:30pm

Book Discussion Group

SOLD OUT

We will discuss A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. Considered an American comic masterpiece, this book is set in New Orleans and describes the outrageous adventures of “slob extraordinary” Ignatius Reilly. The author was posthumously awarded a Pulitzer Prize for this novel. The author will not be present.

MLF: San Francisco Book Discussion
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. Read more »

Past event

EJ Keller: The Culture of Food and Dining in France and the Bay Area

Mon, Dec 12 2011 - 6:00pm

The Culture of Food and Dining in France and the Bay Area

EJ Keller, Personal Chef

This holiday season Monday Night Philosophy turns to personal chef Keller for a juxtaposition of the culinary cultures in France and the Bay Area. In 1995, Keller and his wife returned to her homeland of France. Captivated by French food culture, Keller spent a decade in French kitchens before becoming a personal chef. Discover his knowledge of French cuisine and insights into the Bay Area's booming cultural interest in food. Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Dec 12 2011 - 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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Holiday Cooking Party with Hands On Gourmet

Mon, Dec 5 2011 - 6:30pm

Holiday Cooking Party with Hands On Gourmet

Keep the holiday spirit alive with an interactive, dynamic, hands-on cooking class with Hands On Gourmet’s personal chefs. Prepare a three-course menu customized to take advantage of the season’s best and freshest ingredients. To start, enjoy an artisan cheese plate, then the cooking class will begin, with coffee and tea to follow with dessert. Bring your own preferred beverage and an apron and prepare to enjoy a convivial atmosphere with fellow guests. Read more »

Past event

Dr. William F. Schulz: Do Human Rights Have a Future?

Mon, Dec 5 2011 - 6:00pm

Do Human Rights Have a Future?

SOLD OUT: Add your name to the wait-list below

Dr. William F. Schulz, Former Executive Director, Amnesty International USA; President, Unitarian Universalist Service Committee Read more »

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"In Patagonia" by Bruce Chatwin

Mon, Dec 5 2011 - 5:30pm

In Patagonia

This event is SOLD OUT

Join fellow book lovers to discuss In Patagonia, by the late Bruce Chatwin, both a captivating travel narrative and an extraordinary literary meditation on the southern tip of South America, one of the most remote and exotic locations on the planet. Originally published in 1977, Chatwin's book continues to be seen as one of the great works of travel writing of the 20th century. Read more »

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Christopher Twomey: Is Armed Conflict with China Avoidable?

Wed, Nov 30 2011 - 6:00pm

Is Armed Conflict with China Avoidable?

This event is Postponed

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. Read more »

Past event

Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Nov 28 2011 - 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 »

Past event

David Werdegar:Threescore and Ten - Changing Views of Aging

Tue, Nov 22 2011 - 5:15pm

Threescore and Ten: Changing Views of Aging

David Werdegar, M.D., MPH, CEO, the Institute on Aging

One of the most radical demographic shifts of the last century is the remarkable growth of an older population. This phenomenon – profoundly reshaping society, science and seniors – is changing perceptions of aging. Dr. Werdegar will identify some of those changes and their significance.

MLF: Grownups
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 4:45 p.m. networking reception, 5:15 p.m. Read more »

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Nada Prouty: Jihad Jane or Patriot?

Fri, Nov 18 2011 - 12:00pm

Jihad Jane or Patriot

Nada Prouty, Former CIA Agent; Author, Uncompromised: The Rise and Fall and Redemption of an Arab American Patriot in the CIA

Jonathan Curiel, Author, Al'America: Travel Through America's Arab and Islamic Roots - Moderator

Prouty was raised in Lebanon but came to America as a youth. The U.S. became her adopted home, where she became a respected undercover agent, first for the FBI, then for the CIA. Read more »

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