Member-Led Forum

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Daniel Sharp: Eisenhower's Legacy - Country over Party

Tue, Feb 28 2012 - 6:00pm

Eisenhower's Legacy: Country over Party

Daniel Sharp, CEO, The Eisenhower Foundation

Though the United States faces difficult economic and foreign policy issues right now, during the 1950s far starker fears were faced, with the onset of the nuclear age, a hostile and powerful communist bloc, a still economically devastated Europe, and a population boom worldwide that looked like it would outrun our resources. Read more »

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Food Addiction

Tue, Feb 28 2012 - 12:00pm

Food Addiction

Michael Prager, Author, Fat Boy Thin Man
Nicole Avena, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Florida
Eric Stice, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, Oregon Research Institute
Dr. Vera Ingrid Tarman, MD., MSc., FCEP, CASAM, Medical Director, Renascent
Elissa Epel, Ph.D., Associate Professor, UCSF Department of Psychiatry
Robert H. Lustig, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, in the Division of Endocrinology at UCSF. Read more »

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William J. Clancey: Voyages of Scientific Discovery with the Mars Exploration Rovers

Mon, Feb 27 2012 - 6:00pm

William J. Clancey: Voyages of Scientific Discovery with the Mars Exploration Rovers

SOLD OUT; WAIT-LIST BELOW

Chief Scientist, Human-Centered Computing Intelligent Systems Division, NASA Ames Research Center and Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition

For more than eight years, scientists have been doing fieldwork on Mars, the first overland investigation of another planet. Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Feb 27 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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Wyming P. Sun: The Elements of Classic Feng Shui

Wed, Feb 22 2012 - 6:00pm

The Elements of Classic Feng Shui

Wyming P. Sun, Feng Shui Master

Traced to 1100 B.C., when it meant "to read the land," feng shui can be thought of as “the path of healing energy through a human's surroundings,” says Wyming Sun. Classical feng shui is about the circulation of "chi," in addition to the surroundings of a dwelling and the body types of those using the space. True feng shui is not about good luck, mirrors, or relationship corners, but involves mathematics, physics and many years of study. Read more »

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Dr. Landry Signe: Emerging African Markets - A Golden Opportunity for the Golden State

Tue, Feb 21 2012 - 6:00pm

Dr. Landry Signe: Emerging African Markets- A Golden Opportunity for the Golden State

Banting Fellow, Stanford University; Lecturer, Continuing Studies

Of the world’s fastest growing markets for 2011-2015, 7 out of 10 are in Africa, according to the International Monetary Fund. Emerging African markets represent a golden opportunity for Californian corporations in several attractive sectors, such as information and communication technologies, clean energy, infrastructure, health, pharmaceuticals and venture capital. Read more »

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The Rise of Turkey

Fri, Feb 17 2012 - 12:00pm
The Rise of Turkey

Anastasia Ashman,
Entrepreneur; Cultural Essayist; Editor, Tales from the Expat Harem: Foreign Women in Modern Turkey
Steven West, Ph.D., Fulbright Scholar to Turkey; Professor of Turkish Studies and Cross Cultural Communication
Bonnie Joy Kaslan, Honorary Consul General, Turkish Republic, S.F.
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Ambassador David John Scheffer: The End of Impunity

Thu, Feb 16 2012 - 6:00pm

The End of Impunity

David John Scheffer, LL.M., Professor of Law; Ambassador at Large, War Crimes Issues; Author, All the Missing Souls: A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals
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Science & Technology Planning Meeting

Wed, Feb 15 2012 - 6:15pm

Science & Technology Planning Meeting

Join fellow Club members with similar interests and brainstorm upcoming Science & Technology programs. All Commonwealth Club members are welcome. We explore visions for the future through science and technology. Discuss current issues and share your insights with fellow Club members to shape and plan programs for the months ahead.

MLF: Science & Technology
Location:
  SF Club Office
Time: 6:15 p.m. Read more »

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Jena LaFlamme: The Key for Finding and Keeping Love

Tue, Feb 14 2012 - 6:00pm

Jena LaFlamme: The Key for Finding and Keeping Love

Jena LaFlamme, creator Jena Wellness Center and PleasureCamp.com

A special Valentine's program to explore the greatest missing ingredient in finding and keeping love: pleasure! Learn how and why the more pleasure you take in your life, the more appealing you will be to your partner (or date) and the more your love will shine and sizzle. Join us for a light-hearted evening with lectures and interactive exercises for singles and couples of all stripes.
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