Before the Dawn: Recovering the Lost History of Our Ancestors, by Nicholas Wade
Nicholas Wade explores the deep roots of our cognitive and emotional nature, beginning with the origin of humanity in Africa 50,000 years ago, and traces the human population’s spread and development throughout the world, up to the present. Science journalist Wade applies the insights of genetics to these questions about our species. As a reminder, this is a book discussion group. Read more »
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 »
Robert Grant, Senior Investigator, Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology; Professor of Medicine, UCSF Dana Van Gorder, Executive Director, Project Inform - Moderator
The medication Truvada has been hailed as a turning point in the fight against HIV, because it has been shown to prevent infection in some people when used as a precautionary measure. But what are the limits of Truvada? Is a preventative pill a license to change behaviors? Read more »
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 »
Native San Franciscan, author, journalist and activist Barbara Rose Brooker will speak about her post-middle-age journey to Hollywood and the upcoming HBO series, starring Goldie Hawn, based on her hit novel, The Viagra Diaries, which chronicles the travails of a 65-year-old who struggles with dating, her career and ageism. Read more »