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Dr. Landry Signe: Emerging African Markets - A Golden Opportunity for the Golden State

Tue, Feb 21 2012 - 6:00pm

Dr. Landry Signe: Emerging African Markets- A Golden Opportunity for the Golden State

Banting Fellow, Stanford University; Lecturer, Continuing Studies

Of the world’s fastest growing markets for 2011-2015, 7 out of 10 are in Africa, according to the International Monetary Fund. Emerging African markets represent a golden opportunity for Californian corporations in several attractive sectors, such as information and communication technologies, clean energy, infrastructure, health, pharmaceuticals and venture capital. Read more »

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The Rise of Turkey

Fri, Feb 17 2012 - 12:00pm
The Rise of Turkey

Anastasia Ashman,
Entrepreneur; Cultural Essayist; Editor, Tales from the Expat Harem: Foreign Women in Modern Turkey
Steven West, Ph.D., Fulbright Scholar to Turkey; Professor of Turkish Studies and Cross Cultural Communication
Bonnie Joy Kaslan, Honorary Consul General, Turkish Republic, S.F.
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Ambassador David John Scheffer: The End of Impunity

Thu, Feb 16 2012 - 6:00pm

The End of Impunity

David John Scheffer, LL.M., Professor of Law; Ambassador at Large, War Crimes Issues; Author, All the Missing Souls: A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals
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Science & Technology Planning Meeting

Wed, Feb 15 2012 - 6:15pm

Science & Technology Planning Meeting

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 »

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Jena LaFlamme: The Key for Finding and Keeping Love

Tue, Feb 14 2012 - 6:00pm

Jena LaFlamme: The Key for Finding and Keeping Love

Jena LaFlamme, creator Jena Wellness Center and PleasureCamp.com

A special Valentine's program to explore the greatest missing ingredient in finding and keeping love: pleasure! Learn how and why the more pleasure you take in your life, the more appealing you will be to your partner (or date) and the more your love will shine and sizzle. Join us for a light-hearted evening with lectures and interactive exercises for singles and couples of all stripes.
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Ralph Richard Banks: Marriage in the 21st Century

Mon, Feb 13 2012 - 6:00pm

Marriage in the 21st Century

SOLD OUT; Wait-list below.

Ralph Richard Banks, Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of Law, Stanford Law School; Author, Is Marriage for White People? How the African American Marriage Decline Affects Everyone

On the eve of Valentine’s Day, Monday Night Philosophy wades into controversial waters about the institution of marriage. How important is it to society and culture? Read more »

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Dimitar Sasselov: The Life of Super-Earths

Wed, Feb 8 2012 - 6:00pm

Dimitar Sasselov: The Life of Super-Earths

Professor of Astronomy at Harvard University; Founder and Director, Harvard Origins of Life Initiative

The discovery of a new Earth, or other world, may be in our future, says Sasselov. But a truly "alien" life form is more likely to emerge from our planet's natural environment or in a petri dish at a research lab. In the past year, we have witnessed unprecedented breakthroughs in the seemingly unrelated fields of synthetic biology and exo-planetary astronomy. Read more »

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Empowerment and Dementia: How Best to Engage Those with Memory and Behavioral Challenges

Tue, Feb 7 2012 - 5:15pm
Empowerment and Dementia: How Best to Engage Those with Memory and Behavioral Challenges

Jane Mahakian,
Ph.D., President/Founder, Aging Matters, Inc.
Cathy Murphy, Owner, Home Instead Senior Care San Francisco

Through Aging Matters, Mahakian’s basic principles of care involve promoting self-esteem and independence above all. She will discuss how to help promote emotional well-being of older persons with memory impairment through self-empowerment and validation.
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"Solar" by Ian McEwan

Mon, Feb 6 2012 - 5:30pm

Solar by Ian McEwan

SOLD OUT

We will be discussing a work of contemporary fiction, Ian McEwan's Solar , for our book discussion. Solar is an engrossing and satirical novel that focuses on climate change, focusing on one man’s ambitions and self-deceptions. The author will not be attending this discussion.

MLF: San Francisco Book Discussion
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. Read more »

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Dr. Jennifer Berger Garvey: Developing Leaders For A Complex World

Fri, Feb 3 2012 - 12:00pm

Developing Leaders for a Complex World

Dr. Jennifer Berger Garvey, Partner, Cultivating Leadership; Author, Changing on the Job

How can we address the shortage of real wisdom and leadership in organizations and develop people who are more sophisticated, thoughtful, and nuanced? Read more »

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