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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Sep 26 2011 - 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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"Meet the Artists" Reception for "One Room, Many Voices"

Mon, Sep 26 2011 - 5:00pm

Meet-the-Artists Reception for “One Room, Many Voices”

Printmakers Sherry Smith Bell, Ruth Gendler, Elizabeth Jameson and Sasha Miyamoto will be available to personally answer your questions about their art, their inspiration and their process. Do you understand what printmaking entails? Could you identify the following from their exhibition: a monotype, a monoprint, a collograph or a giclee? Join us and learn. Tools of the trade will be on display, and a short video of the artists in action will be played at intervals throughout the evening. Read more »

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Bruce Cain: Saving California's Government - Burn the Wagons?

Fri, Sep 23 2011 - 12:00pm

Saving California's Government: Burn the Wagons?

Bruce Cain, Heller Professor of Political Science and Director of the Washington Center, University of California

Though almost everyone realizes California currently has enormous politically caused economic problems, not many of us have realistic ideas for how to move forward again. Professor Cain is a well-known acute observer of the California political scene. Read more »

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Longevity Planning: Practical Approaches to Managing Life Transitions (Part One)

Wed, Sep 21 2011 - 5:15pm

Longevity Planning: Practical Approaches to Managing Life Transitions (Part One)

Denise Michaud, Long Term Care Specialist
Mary Radu, MS, MSW, CPCC, Certified Professional Coach and Philanthropy Consultant
Ben Yohanan, President, Hatch Retirement Services

For a healthy 65-year-old couple, there is a 50 percent chance that at least one will live beyond the age of 92, and a 25 percent chance at least one will live to age 97. Read more »

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Joshua Goldstein, Ph.D.: Winning the War on War - The Decline of Armed Conflict Worldwide

Wed, Sep 21 2011 - 12:00pm

Winning the War on War: The Decline of Armed Conflict Worldwide

Joshua Goldstein, Ph.D., Author; Professor Emeritus of International Relations, American University

Despite the headlines, armed conflict is decreasing and peace is succeeding, Goldstein maintains. Fewer wars are starting, more are ending, and those that remain are smaller and more localized than in past years. Read more »

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Cloud Computing and Customers: Strategies for Success

Tue, Sep 20 2011 - 6:00pm

Cloud Computing and Customers: Strategies for Success

Chris Jones, Principal, Engineering and Strategy, Hot Studio
Ian McFarland, Vice President of Technology, Principal, Pivotal Labs

Without massive customer adoption, any cloud strategy is prone to failure. Jones and McFarland posit that we need to shift our thinking from pushing computation to pulling demand. Learn from two industry insiders about this newly emerging field and how to make it work for you, your company and your customers. Read more »

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Joel Brinkley - Israel and the Arab Spring

Mon, Sep 19 2011 - 6:00pm

Israel and the Arab Spring

Joel Brinkley, Journalism Professor, Stanford University; Foreign Affairs Columnist

John Diaz, Editorial Page Editor, San Francisco Chronicle - Moderator

Former New York Times Israel bureau chief and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Brinkley will take us inside his recent working trip to the Middle East, where he covered a tour of U.S. and European officials in the Middle East and interviewed several senior, regional leaders. Read more »

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Dr. Robert A. Pastor: The North American Idea - A Vision of a Continental Future

Mon, Sep 19 2011 - 12:00pm

The North American Idea: A Vision of a Continental Future

Dr. Robert A. Pastor, Professor of International Relations and Founder and Director, Center for North American Studies, American University; Author, The North American Idea

To compete against a rising Asia and a united Europe, former National Security Council official Pastor proposes that the United States seek a deeper form of collaboration with its two neighbors and largest trading partners, Canada and Mexico. Read more »

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California Common Sense

Thu, Sep 15 2011 - 12:00pm

California Common Sense

Dakin Sloss, President, California Common Sense (CACS)
Joe Lonsdale, Chairman of the Board, CACS; Silicon Valley Entrepreneur and Investor
Evan Storms, Research Director, CACS

Stanford alumni and students positing that 21st-century technology could both illuminate the sources of California's state government dysfunction and eliminate at least some of them formed California Common Sense in 2010. Read more »

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Piotr D. Moncarz, Ph.D.: A New Energy Paradigm for the European Union and East-Central Europe?

Wed, Sep 14 2011 - 6:00pm

A New Energy Paradigm for the European Union and East-Central Europe?

Piotr D. Moncarz, Ph.D., Consulting Professor, Stanford University; Principal Engineer and Corporate Vice President, Exponent; Chairman, U.S.-Polish Trade Council

Moncarz presents a global economic perspective on the European Union’s dream of clean, efficient and renewable energy: Where is it within the climate challenge of coal, politicized natural gas supply and nuclear power? Will the huge amount of shale gas being developed by U.S. firms in Poland tilt the scale? Read more »

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