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Fred Coleman: The Marcel Network - Saving Children from the Holocaust

Mon, Feb 11 2013 - 12:00pm

The Marcel Network: Saving Children from the Holocaust

Fred Coleman, Former Paris Bureau Chief, Newsweek; Author, The Marcel Network

Coleman presents an inspiring story of adventure, betrayal, imprisonment and survival. He’ll discuss the true story of a young couple in Nazi-occupied France who risked their lives against overwhelming odds to save 527 children from the gas chambers. Read more »

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Leonard Susskind: The Theoretical Minimum - What You Need to Know to Start Doing Physics

Tue, Feb 5 2013 - 6:00pm

Leonard Susskind: The Theoretical Minimum – What You Need to Know to Start Doing Physics

This program is sold out. You may add your name to the waitlist below.

Felix Bloch Professor in Theoretical Physics, Stanford University; Director, Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics

Ever wish you knew more about physics? Want to know how to think like a physicist? Here is your chance. Read more »

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Book Discussion: Consuelo by George Sand

Mon, Feb 4 2013 - 5:30pm

Consuelo

George Sand, famous for her many lovers, wrote more than 60 novels during her career. Written in 1842, Consuelo portrays the triumph of moral purity over manifold temptations. This Romantic novel of the musical life of a gypsy singer is noted for its rich depiction of Venice. The characters in Sand’s novels are enthusiastic and outspoken, with a bold manifesto of women's independence and a legitimate claim to emotional and sexual fulfillment. The title character is modeled on a well-known soprano of that age, Pauline Viardot. Read more »

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Adventures in Cross-Cultural Etiquette: How to Avoid Faux Pas in Social and Business Situations

Thu, Jan 31 2013 - 6:00pm

Adventures in Cross-Cultural Etiquette: How to Avoid Faux Pas in Social and Business Situations

Syndi Seid, Founder, Advanced Etiquette

Come gain tips on how to feel confident meeting anyone from anywhere in the world – advice that can help you win friends, influence people and close deals. Seid is a world-leading expert on international business and social etiquette and protocol. Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Jan 28 2013 - 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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Middle East Discussion Group

Sun, Jan 27 2013 - 5:30pm

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. There will also be a brief planning session. Read more »

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Recent Acquisitions: Bay Area Museums Collect

Thu, Jan 24 2013 - 6:00pm

Recent Acquisitions: Bay Area Museums Collect

Alexis Coe, Museums Blogger, SF Weekly
Susan Goldstein, City Archivist of San Francisco
Elizabeth Kathleen Mitchell, Burton and Deedee McMurtry Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, Cantor Arts Center at Stanford
Julie M. Read more »

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Fat Chance: beating the odds against sugar, processed food, obesity, and disease

Thu, Jan 24 2013 - 6:00pm

Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity and Disease

Robert H. Read more »

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Humanities West Book Discussion: A Pepys Anthology

Wed, Jan 23 2013 - 5:30pm

Humanities West Book Discussion: A Pepys Anthology

Join us to discuss the writings of Samuel Pepys, a Restoration-era London civil servant who worked to improve the Royal Navy and eventually became a member of Parliament. The diary he kept as a young man in the 1660s, published in 1825, has made him posthumously famous. Pepys’s diary gives vivid insight into his life and times and includes a first-hand account of the Great Fire of London. Read more »

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Follow the Open Doors: How Boomers are Creating Second Careers through Franchising

Wed, Jan 23 2013 - 5:15pm

Follow the Open Doors: How Boomers Are Creating Second Careers through Franchising

This program is cancelled

Gordon Dupries, President, FranNet of San Francisco

Dupries shares stories of boomers who have achieved second careers, security and success through franchising. He will address what is uniquely important to the boomer generation, what kind of person is right for self-employment, why franchising works for boomers, and what opportunities are most exciting now. Read more »

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