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Past event

Science & Technology Planning Meeting

Thu, Nov 29 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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Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of Sherpa Climbers on K2's Deadliest Day

Thu, Nov 29 2012 - 6:00pm

Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2's Deadliest Day

Peter Zuckerman, Co-author, Buried in the Sky

For as long as Westerners have been climbing the world’s highest Himalayan peaks, Sherpas have been at their sides. But their stories are too often overlooked. Read more »

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The Truth About Truvada and HIV Prevention

Wed, Nov 28 2012 - 6:00pm

The Truth About Truvada and HIV Prevention

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 »

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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Nov 26 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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Sheldon H. Kardener: Breaking Free- How Chains From Childhood Keep Us From What We Want

Mon, Nov 19 2012 - 5:15pm

Sheldon H. Kardener:Breaking Free- How Chains from Childhood Keep Us from What We Want

Sheldon H. Kardener, M.D.

Why do our best intentions so often go awry? What prompts people to engage in behaviors that have the opposite outcome from what they wished to have happen? Read more »

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What's your Next Chapter? - Repurposing Your Retirement

Mon, Nov 19 2012 - 5:15pm

What’s Your Next Chapter? Repurposing Your Retirement

Marcy Adelman, Founder, Openhouse; Purpose Prize Winner 2009
Toni Heineman, Founder, A Home Within; Purpose Prize Winner 2008
Catalino Tapia, Scholarship Founder, Bay Area Gardeners’ Foundation; Purpose Prize Winner 2008
Jim Emerman, Executive Vice President, Encore.org - Moderator Read more »

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Barbara Rose Brooker: The Viagra Diaries

Thu, Nov 15 2012 - 5:15pm

The Viagra Diaries

Barbara Rose Brooker, Author, The Viagra Diaries

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 »

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After Mandela: The Struggle for Freedom in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Thu, Nov 15 2012 - 12:00pm

After Mandela: The Struggle for Freedom in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Douglas Foster, Author, After Mandela: the Struggle for Freedom in Post-Apartheid South Africa; Associate Professor, Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism

Foster provides a sobering portrait of a country caught between a democratic future and a political meltdown. Read more »

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Humanities Book Discussion: Everybody Was So Young by Amanda Vaill

Wed, Nov 14 2012 - 5:30pm

Humanities West Book Discussion: Everybody Was so Young: Gerald and Sara Murphy: A Lost Generation Story, by Amanda Vaill

Join us to discuss Amanda Vaill's biography of artist Gerald Murphy and his elegant wife, Sara, wealthy expatriate Americans at the center of the literary scene in Paris in the 1920s. Gerald and Sara summered with Picasso on the French Riviera, watched bullfights with Hemingway in Pamplona and inspired kindred creative spirits like Dorothy Parker, Cole Porter and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Read more »

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Reform in Morocco: Evolution Not Revolution - Postponed

Tue, Nov 13 2012 - 6:00pm

Reform in Morocco: Evolution, not Revolution

This program is postponed until February 26. Register for the new event here.

André Azoulay, Senior Advisor to King Mohammed VI of Morocco

Well known in Europe and Africa for his work in business development, Azoulay was a leading architect of the remarkable economic reforms and growth Morocco has experienced over the last three decades. Read more »

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