Member-Led Forum

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Conversations with Terrorists: Their Views on Politics, Violence, and Empire

Fri, May 6 2011 - 12:00pm

Conversations with Terrorists: Their Views on Politics, Violence and Empire

Reese Erlich, Foreign Correspondent; Author, Conversations with Terrorists

A veteran journalist will take you inside the U.S.-led war on terror. Read more »

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Joel Brinkley - Cambodia's Curse

Thu, May 5 2011 - 6:00pm

Cambodia's Curse: The Modern History of a Troubled Land

Joel Brinkley, Professor of Journalism, Stanford University; Former Reporter and Editor, The New York Times

More than a generation after the fall of the Khmer Rouge, Cambodia shows many signs of having overcome its devastating history. But under this facade lies a country still haunted by terror. As many as two million Cambodians, one-third of the nation’s population, were killed during the Khmer Rouge regime. Read more »

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Sustainable Brands and the New Consumer Relationship

Wed, May 4 2011 - 6:00pm

Sustainable Brands and the New Consumer Relationship

This program is postponed

Josh Dorfman, Author; Radio/TV Personality, The Lazy Environmentalist; CMO, GoodGuide.com
Seth Farber, Chief Marketing Officer, the GAP
Bill Morrissey, VP Sustainability, The Clorox Company
Judi Shils, Founder and Executive Director, Teens Turning Green
KoAnn Vikoren Skrzyniarz, Founder and CEO, Sustainable Life Media – Moderator

The win Read more »

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Digestive Health

Tue, May 3 2011 - 6:00pm

Digestive Health

Liz Lipski, Ph.D. and C.C.N.
Richard Auld, M.D.
Len Saputo, M.D.

Three experts will discuss the most common maladies of the digestive tract, such as belching, bloating and flatulence, heartburn, inflammatory bowel disease, constipation and dietary fiber intake, absorption of nutrients, and the effects of aging and medication on the digestive tract.

MLF: Health & Medicine
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. Read more »

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America + Canada = A More Perfect Union

Mon, May 2 2011 - 6:00pm

America + Canada = A More Perfect Union: The Unnecessary Northern Border and the Promise of North America

Les Horswill, Canadian Political Commentator

Horswill argues that an expanded union between Canada and the United States, two of the world’s most experienced liberal-democratic federations, would bring about significant benefits for both countries. Read more »

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"God is Not Great"

Mon, May 2 2011 - 5:30pm

God Is Not Great

Join us for a spirited discussion of noted essayist and contrarian Christopher Hitchens’ controversial book. He takes no prisoners in this provocative and witty but scholarly atheist manifesto. 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. program
Cost: FREE
Program Organizer:
Howard Crane

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Balenciaga and Spain: Austerity and Extravagance

Fri, Apr 29 2011 - 12:00pm

Balenciaga and Spain: Austerity and Extravagance

Julia Geist, Chair of Docent Council, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

“The master of us all,” said Christian Dior about Cristobal Balenciaga, who created day dresses of deceiving simplicity and evening gowns of staggering extravagance. Spain was his muse. Geist's illustrated lecture will look at the life and success of the couturier who maintained tradition and continuity in Spain and Paris for more than 30 years. Read more »

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Augustine Reassessed Again

Wed, Apr 27 2011 - 6:00pm

Augustine Reassessed Again

James J. O'Donnell, Georgetown Provost; Author, Augustine: A New Biography Read more »

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Humanities Planning Meeting

Wed, Apr 27 2011 - 5:00pm

Humanities Planning Meeting

Humanities MLF Organizational Meeting

Join us to plan the Humanities Member-Led Forum's events for the second half of 2011 and beyond. All Club members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

MLF: Humanities
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 5 p.m. program
Cost: FREE
Program Organizer:
George Hammond

Past event

Patricia Wells, A Culinary Legend

Tue, Apr 26 2011 - 12:00pm

Patricia Wells, A Culinary Legend, in Conversation with Jerry Di Vecchio

Journalist; Author: Salad as a Meal: Healthy Main Dishes for Every Season

Wells continues to enjoy an amazing career in the culinary world. The renowned author of The Food Lover’s Guide to Paris and Patricia Wells at Home in Provence, among many others, she was honored with the Versailles World Cookbook Award in 1999 for the Best Promotion of French Cuisine. Read more »

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