Member-Led Forum

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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Apr 25 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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Salmon in the Trees

Thu, Apr 21 2011 - 6:00pm

Salmon in the Trees

Amy Gulick, Conservation Photographer; Author

Most of us will never visit the vast wilderness of Alaska, so the phrase "Salmon in the trees" may seem a bit whimsical.  But in the Tongass rainforest, there really are salmon in the trees. Read more »

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The Health Needs of Children in Their Own Words

Wed, Apr 20 2011 - 6:00pm

The Health Needs of Children in Their Own Words

This program is postponed. New date: June 22. Register here.

 

Patty James, Founder, Shine the Light on Kids, Shinethelightonkids.org Read more »

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Sci-Tech Planning Meeting

Tue, Apr 19 2011 - 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. program
Cost: FREE
Program Organizer:
Chisako Ress

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Moms Making Change: Lessons in Family Activism

Mon, Apr 18 2011 - 6:00pm

Moms Making Change: Lessons in Family Activism

This program is postponed

Vicki Abeles, Producer and Co-director, Race to Nowhere
Dana Gorman, Founder, THRiiiVE
Kimberly Danek Pinkson, Founder, Ecomom and Ecomom Alliance
Judi Shils, Founder and Director, Teens Turning Green
Christie Dames, Co-founder and CEO, TechTalk / Studio – Moderator

There’s a new movement afoot – and it’s not June Cleaver. Read more »

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Marcus Wohlsen - Biopunk: DIY Scientists Hack the Software of Life

Thu, Apr 14 2011 - 6:00pm

Biopunk: DIY Scientists Hack the Software of Life

Marcus Wohlsen, Science Writer, Associated Press Read more »

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Arts Planning Meeting

Thu, Apr 14 2011 - 5:30pm

Arts Forum Planning Meeting

Join fellow Commonwealth Club members in discussing ideas for arts programs and exhibitions at The Commonwealth Club. Be part of the process to help shape programs of fine art, drama, music and dance in the coming year.

MLF: The Arts
Location:
Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. planning meeting
Cost: FREE
Program Organizer:
Anne Smith

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The New Leadership Mindset: 10 Misconceptions about Compromise at Work

Wed, Apr 13 2011 - 6:00pm

The New Leadership Mindset: Ten Misconceptions About Compromise at Work

Elizabeth Doty, Co-founder, WorkLore; Author, The Compromise Trap

As we recover from the economic crisis, many professionals are asking themselves: Can we avoid the widespread compromise and excess that marked the first decade of the 21st century?  Based on conversations with more than 400 professionals in dozens of industries, Doty outlines 10 misconceptions that got us into trouble and the new leadership mindset necessary for organizations of true integrity Read more »

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The Baha'i Faith

Tue, Apr 12 2011 - 6:00pm

The Baha'i Faith

Farhad Sabetan, Ph.D. in Economics; Human Rights Defender
Michael Pappas, Executive Director, SF Interfaith Council

Come learn about the history, tenets and values of the Baha'i faith, which upholds the unity of God and the oneness of the human race. The Faith was founded in 19th century Persia by the Prophet/Founder Baha'u'llah. It is the 2nd largest minority religion in Iran, but its adherents have been discriminated against in Iran and elsewhere. Its Holy Shrines and offices are in Israel. Read more »

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Lessons from England: Holding Health Care Providers Responsible For Quality and Costs

Tue, Apr 12 2011 - 12:00pm

Lessons from England: Holding Health-Care Providers Responsible for Quality and Costs

Chris Ham, CEO, The King's Fund; Professor of Health Policy and Management, University of Birmingham

Much of the attention paid to health reform has focused on insurance coverage, but another important aspect of the new law will be to foster “accountable care organizations” that would take responsibility for improving outcomes and controlling costs. Read more »

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