A Discussion of the biography, Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
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This discussion will be led by Howard Crane and Barbara Massey.
This biography by Walter Isaacson is the first authorized by Steve Jobs. Consisting mostly of a series of interviews with Jobs conducted over two years, the biography also includes interviews with family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues. Read more »
Thriving Through and Beyond Trauma: Adjustment to Acquired Disability
Gary Karp, Author, Life on Wheels: The A to Z Guide to Living Fully with Mobility Issues and Disability & the Art of Kissing
Karp injured his spinal cord and became paraplegic in 1973 at the age of 18 in a fall from a tree. Now he is an internationally recognized voice for what he terms the "Modern Disability" experience. Read more »
Anne Willan, Author, The Cookbook Library: Four Centuries of the Cooks, Writers and Recipes that Made the Modern Cookbook
From the opulent banquet halls of the Burgundian dukes to the tables of simple English countrymen and American settlers, Willan explores the religious, economic and political crosscurrents that influenced their meals. Read more »
The Perlan Project: Climate Science and Altitude Record
This program has been moved to October 23
Einar Enevoldson, Founder and Chairman, Perlan Project
The Perlan Project is dedicated to building and flying a manned research glider to 90,000 feet in altitude, or “near space”, to study what role the strong stratospheric winds called the “polar vortex,” play in ozone depletion and how they influence global weather patterns. Read more »
Philip Brenner, Professor, School of International Service, American University Jorge Mario Sanchez Egozcue, Professor, University of Havana, Center for the Study of the Cuban Economy Margaret E. Crahan, Senior Research Scholar, Institute of Latin American Studies at Columbia University - Moderator
Since Fidel Castro turned over power to his brother Raul in 2006, Cuba and U.S.-Cuban relations have undergone a variety of changes. Read more »
Mourad Lahlou, Chef, Aziza, Author, Mourad: New Moroccan
Arriving in California from Marrakesh in 1985 to go to college, a homesick, young Lahlou began to channel memories of watching his mother and aunts as they prepared traditional Moroccan dishes at home. In 2001, he opened Michelin-starred Aziza in San Francisco, named after his mother, where he adopts traditional Moroccan dishes in stunningly creative ways. Read more »
Join fellow Club members with similar interests and brainstorm upcoming Science & Technology programs. All Commonwealth Club members are welcome. We explore visions for the future through science and technology. Discuss current issues and share your insights with fellow Club members to shape and plan programs for the months ahead.
MLF: Science & Technology Location: SF Club Office Time: 6:15 p.m.Read more »
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 »
Fair Trade: Harnessing the Power of the Market to Create Economic Opportunities
Paul Rice, President & CEO, Fair Trade USA Ahmed Rahim, CEO, Co-founder and Master Blender, Numi Organic Tea Elizabeth Carney, Executive Producer, Tribal Code - Moderator
Fair trade began modestly in the 1960s with a few committed individuals who believed that access to markets could transform the lives of those struggling under the crushing hand of poverty. Read more »