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 »
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 BonnieJoy Kaslan, Honorary Consul General, Turkish Republic, S.F.
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 »
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. Read more »
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 »
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.
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 »