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Dan Roam: What to Do When Words Don't Work - POSTPONED

Thu, Nov 17 2011 - 6:00pm

What to Do When Words Don’t Work

This program is postponed until January 31. Please register here.

Dan Roam, Founder and President, Digital Roam Inc.; Author, The Back of the Napkin and Blah, Blah, Blah: What to Do When Words Don’t Work

In business, politics and life, we’re surrounded by “blah” – misleading and unintelligible words. Read more »

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Alan Kaufman: Drunken Angel

Wed, Nov 16 2011 - 6:00pm

Drunken Angel

Alan Kaufman, Author, Jew Boy and Drunken Angel

Got skeletons in the closet? In Drunken Angel Kaufman recounts the story of the alcoholism that took him to the brink of death, the PTSD that drove him to the edge of madness, and the love that brought him back. Read more »

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Humanities West Book Discussion: An Intimate History of the Black Death, by John Kelly

Wed, Nov 16 2011 - 5:30pm

Humanities West Book Discussion: The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague in All the World by John Kelly

A book that chronicles one of the worst human disasters in recorded history shouldn't be so entertaining, but Kelly effectively illuminates the unwashed details of medieval life that contributed to so many of our underlying cultural fears. Lynn Harris will moderate the discussion. The author will not be present.

MLF: Humanities
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 6 p.m. Read more »

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John Renesch: Conscious Leadership - Call for a New Paradigm

Tue, Nov 15 2011 - 6:00pm

Conscious Leadership: Call for a New Paradigm

John Renesch, Founder, Renesch Advisory Services; Author, The Great Growing Up: Being Responsible for Humanity’s Future

There is an opening for a new breed of leader in our institutions -- locally, nationally and globally. Many people are fed up with dysfunctional systems and the so-called leaders that populate them. Global futurist Renesch addresses this issue by describing a new breed of leader and describing our responsibility in bringing about drastic changes in our society. Read more »

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Ian Morris: Why the West Rules - For Now

Mon, Nov 14 2011 - 6:00pm

Why the West Rules…for Now

Ian Morris, Professor of Classics, History and Archaeology, Stanford University; Author, Why the West Rules Read more »

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Pebble Mine: Toxic Gold and Global Impact

Thu, Nov 10 2011 - 6:00pm

Pebble Mine: Toxic Gold and Global Impact

Note new date! Rescheduled from October 6

Michael Kowalski, Chairman and CEO, Tiffany & Co.
Joel Reynolds, Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council
Kimberly Williams, Executive Director, Nunamta Aulukestai
Wendy Schmidt, The Schmidt Family Foundation – Moderator

The proposed Pebble Mine would be one of the largest gold and copper mines in the world, located at the headwaters of the Bristol B Read more »

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Raphael Torres: Water & Energy - The State Water Project & California's Electrical System

Wed, Nov 9 2011 - 6:00pm

Water and Energy: The State Water Project and California’s Electrical System

Raphael Torres, Deputy Director, California Department of Water Resources

Learn about California’s interconnected water and energy systems and the unique aspects of the State Water Project’s response to statewide initiatives including renewable energy and reduction of greenhouse gases. Read more »

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Terence Gelenter: Paris Par Hasard

Wed, Nov 9 2011 - 12:00pm

Paris Par Hasard

Terence Gelenter, Author, Paris Par Hasard

Well-known Parisian raconteur Gelenter will give us a tour of the secret streets, the splendid boulevards, the legends and the lore, the passionate talk at cafe tables, the breeze off the Seine, the charm of the bookstores and the majesty of the museums of Paris.

MLF: Humanities
Location:  SF Club Office
Time:  11:30 a.m. check-in, noon program, 1 p.m. Read more »

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From Smilla to Salander: An Odyssey in Translating Nordic Crime Fiction

Tue, Nov 8 2011 - 6:00pm

From Smilla to Salander: An Odyssey in Translating Nordic Crime Fiction

Steven T. Murray (a.k.a. Reg Keeland) and Tiina Nunnally, Translators, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

In conversation with Sedge Thomson, Radio Host, "West Coast Live"

Join us for a conversation with the top American translators of Scandinavian crime novels. Read more »

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"The Finkler Question" by Howard Jacobson

Mon, Nov 7 2011 - 5:30pm

The Finkler Question

This program is sold out

Please join us as we discuss the 2010 Man Booker Prize winner, The Finkler Question, by Howard Jacobson. Set in modern-day London, the novel is described by The Washington Post as "a tragicomic meditation" on the nature of anti-Semitism. As a reminder, this is a book discussion group. The author will NOT be present.

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

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