Member-Led Forum

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Social Capital: The Intersection of Money and Meaning

Mon, Apr 4 2011 - 6:00pm

Social Capital: The Intersection of Money and Meaning

Patrick Donohue, Co-founder + CEO, The Hoop
David Hodgson, Co-founder, Connective; Fellow, the International Futures Forum
Kate Sofis, Executive Director, SFMade
Penelope Douglas, Board President, The Hub | SOCAP; Founder, Pacific Community Ventures - Moderator

SOCAP is a multi-platform organization dedicated to the flow of capital toward social good. Read more »

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Mon, Apr 4 2011 - 5:30pm


We will revisit what for many people was among our earliest ventures into serious "literature": Kidnapped, by Robert Louis Stevenson.  Not only a true classic, it is as well a stirring adventure yarn and a sparkling introduction to Scottish history.

MLF: SF Book Discussion
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. program
Cost: FREE
Program Organizer:
Howard Crane



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The Art of The Food Memoir

Thu, Mar 31 2011 - 6:00pm

The Art of the Food Memoir

Dayna Macy, Author, Ravenous: A Food Lover’s Journey from Obsession to Freedom
Kate Moses, Author, Cakewalk: A Memoir
Romney Steele, Author, My Nepenthe: Bohemian Tales of Food, Family and Big Sur
Davina Baum, Managing Editor, Chow – Moderator

M.F.K. Fisher set the standard for food memoir with her collection of essays, The Art of Eating, and Ruth Reichl continues to entertain us with her culinary escapades. Read more »

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The Empire Strikes Out: Baseball's Historic Role in U.S. Foreign Policy

Tue, Mar 29 2011 - 6:00pm

The Empire Strikes Out: Baseball’s Historic Role in U.S. Foreign Policy

Robert Elias, Ph.D., Author; Professor of Politics, University of San Francisco

Though baseball has been widely recognized as a barometer of U.S. society, less examined has been its long-standing role in U.S. military, diplomatic and globalization policies, and in promoting the American way abroad. Elias reveals a colorful and often startling cast of characters, illustrated by dramatic slides, both from baseball and foreign policy. Read more »

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Man-Made Climate Change in the Skies

Mon, Mar 28 2011 - 6:00pm

Man-made Climate Change in the Skies

Mark Jacobson, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of the Atmosphere/Energy Program, Stanford University
Eric Karlstrom, Professor of Geography, California State University; Filmmaker
Allan Buckmann, Former Scientist, California Fish and Game; Presenter, UN Conference on Global Warming
Rosalind Peterson, President and Co-founder, Agriculture Defense Coalition; Former U.S.D.A., Farm Service Agency
Christie Dames Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Mar 28 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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"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere" - Martin Luther King

Thu, Mar 24 2011 - 6:00pm

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” – Martin Luther King

Reverend Eric Lee, President and CEO, Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater Los Angeles; Chairman and President, the California Christian Leadership Conference
Reverend Deborah Johnson, Founding Minister and President, Inner Light Ministries

Reverend Lee was among the first voices to speak out against the passage of Prop. 8, and he continues to support LGBT equality. Read more »

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Blueprint for a Creative Culture: Building engagement in your organization

Wed, Mar 23 2011 - 6:00pm

Blueprint for a Creative Culture: Building Engagement in Your Organization

Note new date

Kate Rutter, Senior Practitioner, Adaptive Path

As leaders, managers and workers, we’re responsible for the innovative thinking needed to explore ideas and envision solutions. It takes a team approach to create a culture that embraces creativity. How can workplace culture support creative thinking? What activities foster curiosity and collective engagement? Read more »

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Cheng Siwei

Wed, Mar 23 2011 - 12:00pm

Finding Common Ground in China-U.S. Relations

This program is postponed

Cheng Siwei, President, China International Finance Forum

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. Cheng has played a key role in his country’s economic transformations. Can China and the U.S. find ways to cooperate? Read more »

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Now is the time to plan! Planning 101 for older adults with memory loss

Tue, Mar 22 2011 - 5:15pm

Now Is the Time to Plan: Planning 101 for Older Adults with Memory Loss

This program is cancelled

Jane L. Mahakian, Ph.D., MFT
John O’Grady, Esq.

What are the best living options for a person with memory loss? Is a living trust the best way to plan for incapacity?  How does one select the best option for loved ones, and how do we inform them about this change? Read more »

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