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Paula Wolfert: The Food of Morocco

Wed, Oct 26 2011 - 12:00pm

The Food of Morocco

Paula Wolfert, Cookbook Author
In conversation with Patricia Unterman, Restaurateur; Food Writer; Chef

Wolfert has had a lifelong commitment to the traditional foodways of Morocco. Her classic cookbook, Couscous and Other Good Food from Morocco, remains in print after an astounding 40 years. Now, in The Food of Morocco, she presents a definitive guide to Moroccan food, drawing on today’s more accessible ingredients. Read more »

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Elliott S. Fisher: Achieving a Sustainable Health-Care System

Tue, Oct 25 2011 - 6:00pm

Achieving a Sustainable Health-Care System: What Might We Do?

Elliott S. Fisher, M.D., MPH, Professor of Medicine and Professor of Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School

In medical care, is more always better? Dr. Fisher calls this widely held assumption into question. Read more »

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Misha Glenny: Cybercrime

Tue, Oct 25 2011 - 12:00pm

Misha Glenny: Cybercrime

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 »

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Gayle Geary: Let's Make Aging Amazing! A New Approach to Aging in San Francisco

Mon, Oct 24 2011 - 5:15pm

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 »

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RIO+20 UN Earth Summit: Can We Put the World on a Path to a Sustainable Future?

Thu, Oct 20 2011 - 6:00pm

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 »

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Cheng Siwei: Challenges to Re-balancing China's Economy

Thu, Oct 20 2011 - 12:00pm

Challenges to Re-balancing China's Economy

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 »

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Our Summer in Tehran

Wed, Oct 19 2011 - 6:00pm

Our Summer in Tehran

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 »

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Humanities West Book Discussion: The Hunchback of Notre Dame, by Victor Hugo

Wed, Oct 19 2011 - 5:30pm

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
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. discussion
Cost: FREE
Program Organizer:
George Hammond

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Tomas Sedlacek: Economics of Good and Evil

Tue, Oct 18 2011 - 6:00pm

Economics of Good and Evil

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 »

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Philip Schultz: My Dyslexia

Tue, Oct 18 2011 - 12:00pm
This program is cancelled
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