Member-Led Forum

Past event

Is Capitalism a Condition of an Immature Social Psychology?

Mon, Apr 11 2011 - 6:00pm

Is Capitalism a Condition of an Immature Social Psychology?

Matt Cantor, Columnist, Berkeley Daily Planet

Monday Night Philosophy will attempt to remove the obfuscating (and dismal) economic language from our discussion of capitalism versus socialism, communism and anarchy. What remains is how we share and get along in modern societies. Capitalism has been associated with freedom and well-being in the U.S. for generations. Is this a valid assumption? Does capitalism create freedom? Is fairness important, and what does that look like? Read more »

Past event

Cosmic Wisdom: An Astronomer Looks at Human History...and Our Future Prospects

Thu, Apr 7 2011 - 6:00pm

Cosmic Wisdom: An Astronomer Looks at Human History...and Our Future Prospects

This program is sold out

Sandra Faber, Ph.D., University Professor, UC Santa Cruz; Staff Member, UCO/Lick Observatory

We now know more about the distant universe in many ways than we do about our own planet.  Using breathtaking images and computer simulations, cosmologist Faber will tell the story of how human beings got here and where we are headed, cosmically speaking. Read more »

Past event

Humanities West Book Discussion: The Bull of Minos by Leonard Cottrell

Wed, Apr 6 2011 - 5:30pm

Humanities West Book Discussion: The Bull of Minos by Leonard Cottrell

Join us to discuss The Bull of Minos: The Great Discoveries of Ancient Greece, by Leonard Cottrell. He presents the story of two of the most heroic yet controversial figures in archaeology: Heinrich Schliemann, who discovered the remains of Troy, and Arthur Evans, who unearthed the great city of King Minos. These discoveries proved that what had been assumed to be myths were historically real. The Cretans did indeed worship the cult of the bull. Read more »

Past event

Speaking Up: Presenting to Executives

Tue, Apr 5 2011 - 6:00pm

Speaking Up: Presenting to Executives

Rick Gilbert, Founder and Chairman, PowerSpeaking, Inc.; Author, PowerSpeaking: How Ordinary People Can Make Extraordinary Presentations

Top decision makers in business, the nonprofit world or government can be tough audiences. Yet the outcome of presentations can mean career and project success, or a new job search. Read more »

Past event

Social Capital: The Intersection of Money and Meaning

Mon, Apr 4 2011 - 6:00pm

Social Capital: The Intersection of Money and Meaning

Patrick Donohue, Co-founder + CEO, The Hoop
David Hodgson, Co-founder, Connective; Fellow, the International Futures Forum
Kate Sofis, Executive Director, SFMade
Penelope Douglas, Board President, The Hub | SOCAP; Founder, Pacific Community Ventures - Moderator

SOCAP is a multi-platform organization dedicated to the flow of capital toward social good. Read more »

Past event

"Kidnapped"

Mon, Apr 4 2011 - 5:30pm

Kidnapped

We will revisit what for many people was among our earliest ventures into serious "literature": Kidnapped, by Robert Louis Stevenson.  Not only a true classic, it is as well a stirring adventure yarn and a sparkling introduction to Scottish history.

MLF: SF Book Discussion
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. program
Cost: FREE
Program Organizer:
Howard Crane

 

 

Past event

The Art of The Food Memoir

Thu, Mar 31 2011 - 6:00pm

The Art of the Food Memoir

Dayna Macy, Author, Ravenous: A Food Lover’s Journey from Obsession to Freedom
Kate Moses, Author, Cakewalk: A Memoir
Romney Steele, Author, My Nepenthe: Bohemian Tales of Food, Family and Big Sur
Davina Baum, Managing Editor, Chow – Moderator

M.F.K. Fisher set the standard for food memoir with her collection of essays, The Art of Eating, and Ruth Reichl continues to entertain us with her culinary escapades. Read more »

Past event

The Empire Strikes Out: Baseball's Historic Role in U.S. Foreign Policy

Tue, Mar 29 2011 - 6:00pm

The Empire Strikes Out: Baseball’s Historic Role in U.S. Foreign Policy

Robert Elias, Ph.D., Author; Professor of Politics, University of San Francisco

Though baseball has been widely recognized as a barometer of U.S. society, less examined has been its long-standing role in U.S. military, diplomatic and globalization policies, and in promoting the American way abroad. Elias reveals a colorful and often startling cast of characters, illustrated by dramatic slides, both from baseball and foreign policy. Read more »

Past event

Man-Made Climate Change in the Skies

Mon, Mar 28 2011 - 6:00pm

Man-made Climate Change in the Skies

Mark Jacobson, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of the Atmosphere/Energy Program, Stanford University
Eric Karlstrom, Professor of Geography, California State University; Filmmaker
Allan Buckmann, Former Scientist, California Fish and Game; Presenter, UN Conference on Global Warming
Rosalind Peterson, President and Co-founder, Agriculture Defense Coalition; Former U.S.D.A., Farm Service Agency
Christie Dames Read more »

Past event

Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Mar 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 »

Syndicate content