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The Patterns in Our Personalities

Mon, Mar 7 2011 - 6:00pm

The Patterns in Our Personalities

George Hammond, Author, Rational Idealism and Conversations with Socrates

Monday Night Philosophy explores our emotions, desires and attitudes, which are littered with illusions but have a substantial base in reality as well.  Hammond cuts through the complications to the core principles that drive our personalities in their (more successful than usually noticed) pursuit of happiness and avoidance of pain.

MLF: Humanities
Location:
SF Club Office
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All Things Shining

Mon, Mar 7 2011 - 12:00pm

All Things Shining

Hubert Dreyfus, Professor of Philosophy, UC Berkeley; Co-author, All Things Shining
Sean Dorrance Kelly, Chair of Department of Philosophy, Harvard University; Co-author, All Things Shining

Dreyfus and Kelly will explore the unrelenting flow of choices confronting us, and the absence in our culture of clear ways to choose. Read more »

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Ground Level:A soldier's 15-Month Journey in Afghanistan

Fri, Mar 4 2011 - 10:00am

Mar 04 – May 13

Ground Level: A Soldier’s 15-Month Journey in Afghanistan
Photographs by Jeremiah Ridgeway

While serving in the Afghan war, 21-year-old Jeremiah (Jeb) Ridgeway documented the daily lives of his combat unit with a camera brought from home. Ridgeway will be speaking at The Club on March 10.

MLF: Arts
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: Regular Club business hours
Cost: FREE
Program Organizer:
Lynn Curtis

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Stress: The New Biological Clock -- How we can turn it back

Thu, Mar 3 2011 - 6:00pm

Stress: The New Biological Clock – How We Can Turn It Back

This program is sold out

Elissa Epel, Ph.D., Health Psychologist, UCSF
Calvin Harley, Ph.D., pioneer in telomere biology
Jue Lin, Ph.D., Telomere/telomerase assay specialist in Elizabeth Blackburn's lab, UCSF
Thea Singer, Author, Stress Less

Groundbreaking science by Nobel Prize Winner Elizabeth Blackburn and health psychologist Elissa Epel links psychological stress Read more »

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Future Leadership Skills for an Uncertain World

Wed, Mar 2 2011 - 6:00pm

Future Leadership Skills for an Uncertain World

This program is postponed

Bob Johansen, ITIF Distinguished Fellow; Past President/CEO, Institute for the Future; Author, Leaders Make the Future

Today’s businesses and organizations are operating in a world characterized by volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. Leaders need an emerging set of skills uniquely suited to dealing with the challenges of the threshold decade we’re entering. Read more »

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Humanities West Book Discussion: The Arts of Intimacy by Jerrilynn Dodds

Wed, Mar 2 2011 - 5:30pm

Humanities West Book Discussion: The Arts of Intimacy, by Jerrilynn Dodds

Join us to discuss The Arts of Intimacy: Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Making of Castilian Culture, by Jerrilynn Dodds, which explores the literature, language, art and architecture of the relatively tolerant Castilian culture. The discussion will be moderated by Lynn Harris. 

MLF: Humanities
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. program
Cost: FREE
Program Organizer:
George Hammond

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Land Grab in Africa: The Case of Ethiopia

Tue, Mar 1 2011 - 6:00pm

Land Grab in Africa: The Case of Ethiopia

Fikre Tolossa, Ph.D.; Playwright; Author

Though Africa is no longer threatened by armed colonizers, foreign exploiters are threatening Ethiopian farmers by obtaining fertile land from African leaders. The governments of many African countries are benefiting from these land transactions, but the people are left impoverished and hungry. Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Feb 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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Protect Yourself, Family and Friends from Senior Fraud

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Mon, Feb 28 2011 - 5:15pm

Protect Yourself, Family and Friends From Senior Fraud

Nancy Meyer, Realtor; Seniors Real Estate Specialist
Robin Myers, Senior Care Manager, Care for Seniors Read more »

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Addressing the Legacy of Agent Orange in Vietnam

Fri, Feb 25 2011 - 12:00pm

Addressing the Legacy of Agent Orange in Vietnam

Bob Edgar, President and CEO, Common Cause
Charles R. Bailey, Director, Ford Foundation Special Initiative on Agent Orange/Dioxin

Wars don’t end when the guns fall silent. Thirty-five years after the end of the Vietnam War, the legacy of Agent Orange - dioxin contaminated soils and a heavy burden of disability on people in Vietnam as well as on American veterans - continues to be a challenge. Read more »

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