Author; Journalist; Visiting Professor, London School of Economics
Governments and the private sector are losing billions of dollars a year fighting an ever-morphing, often invisible and very smart new breed of criminal. Intrepid investigative reporter Glenny gives an edge-of-your-seat account of a new form of crime spawned by the digital world. He has traveled the world speaking with members of military and intelligence communities, police, politicians, lawyers and with the hackers themselves and their victims. Read more »
Let’s Make Aging Amazing: A New Approach to Aging in San Francisco
Gayle Geary, Founder, Member and Board President, San Francisco Village
Are you weighing options about where to live and how to meet your wants and needs as you age? With the village movement, we now have the ability to grow older in the homes we love with all the services we need, says Geary. Villages are grassroots, membership organizations; there are more than 50 in operation. Read more »
RIO+20 UN Earth Summit: Can We Put the World on a Path to a Sustainable Future?
Jared Blumenfeld, Regional Administrator, Region 9, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) S. Jacob Scherr, Director, Global Strategy and Advocacy, Natural Resources Defense Council Kerry Curtis, Professor Emeritus, Golden Gate University - Moderator Read more »
Cheng Siwei, Chair, International Finance Forum (Beijing); Chairman, World Economic Forum’s Chinese Advisory Council; Recipient, The Asia Foundation’s Chang-Lin Tien Distinguished Visiting Fellow Award
The past three decades have witnessed China’s dramatic transformation from a largely agrarian economy to an urban society with a highly skilled labor force in manufacturing, and increasingly in the high-tech industry. Read more »
Justine Shapiro, Filmmaker, Our Summer in Tehran and Promises; Former Globe Trekker on Public TV Marjaneh Moghimi, Film Producer and Founder, Butimar Productions Gina Baleria, Communications Director, California Forward - Moderator
Shapiro and Moghimi will discuss and show excerpts from the moving film Our Summer in Tehran, which aired nationally on public television last spring and summer. Read more »
Humanities West Book Discussion: The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Join us to discuss The Hunchback of Notre Dame, by Victor Hugo, as background reading on medieval Paris and its centerpiece, the Gothic cathedral masterpiece justly famous throughout the world. The discussion will be moderated by Lynn Harris. Neither the author nor Quasimodo will be present.
MLF: Humanities Location: SF Club Office Time: 5:30 p.m. discussion Cost: FREE Program Organizer: George Hammond
Tomas Sedlacek, National Economic Council, Prague; Lecturer, Charles University; Author, The Economics of Good and Evil; Advisor to Vaclav Havel
In his best-selling books in the Czech Republic, former advisor to Vaclav Havel Sedlacek shows how economics is woven out of history, myth, religion and ethics. Come listen to a fascinating ride that will take you from the Epic of Gilgamesh through the Bible and the Greeks to today’s pop culture in film – a fresh look at economics as part of our culture. 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: Club Office Time: 6:15 p.m.Read more »