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India’s Girls: The Endangered Gender

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Thu, Apr 18 2013 - 6:00pm

Nyna Pais Caputi, Producer and Director, Petals in the Dust: The Endangered Indian Girls

Caputi describes how the age-old preference for sons in India, fueled by technological advances and a growing materialism, is leading to increased incidents of discrimination, violence and the eradication of millions of girls in that country. In regions where the sex ratios are skewed, female trafficking and bride buying run rampant. Caputi will address the reasons behind this phenomenon, the implications for India’s population and possible solutions. Read more »

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The Arab Spring 2013

Fri, Apr 12 2013 - 12:00pm

Joel Brinkley, Professor of Journalism, Stanford University; Pulitzer Prize-winning Foreign Correspondent; FormerJerusalem Bureau Chief, The New York Times
Laila El Sissi, Memoirist; Businesswoman
John Diaz, Editorial Page Editor, San Francisco Chronicle - Moderator
Additional panelist TBA Read more »

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Naomi Schaefer Riley: 'Til Faith Do Us Part

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Thu, Apr 11 2013 - 6:00pm

Naomi Schaefer Riley, Author, ‘Til Faith Do Us Part

In the last decade, 45 percent of all marriages in the U.S. were between people of different faiths, which may signal increasing social tolerance. But as couples age, major life challenges often inspire a return to faith, sometimes overwhelming earlier beliefs that love conquers all. And then there’s the children to raise. Drawing on in-depth interviews with couples, clergy and counselors, Riley shows why fundamental spiritual and practical issues might divide interfaith couples. Read more »

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Dr. Claude Gruen: New Urban Development: Looking Back to See Forward

Tue, Apr 9 2013 - 6:00pm

Claude Gruen, Ph.D., Principal Economist, Gruen Gruen + Associates, San Francisco

Gabriel Metcalf, Executive Director, SPUR - Moderator Read more »

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Pico della Mirandola's Oration on the Dignity of Man

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Mon, Apr 8 2013 - 6:00pm

Natalie Cleaver, Lecturer, Department of Italian Studies, UC Berkeley

Monday Night Philosophy goes looking for the roots of the Renaissance in the writings of Pico della Mirandola. In 1486, Pico became famous for proposing to defend 900 theses on religion, philosophy, natural philosophy and magic against all comers. To support his theses he wrote the Oration on the Dignity of Man, which has been called the “Manifesto of the Renaissance.” Read more »

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Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust

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Mon, Apr 8 2013 - 12:00pm

Marty Brounstein, Author, Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust

To honor Holocaust Remembrance Day, come hear the remarkable true story of a Catholic couple in the Netherlands who, despite great risk and danger, helped save the lives of at least two dozen Jews from certain death during World War II. Brounstein will also explain the meaningful personal connection that inspires him to tell and retell the story of their heroic actions. Read more »

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Kehinde Wiley - The World Stage: Israel

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Fri, Apr 5 2013 - 12:00pm

Karen Tsujimoto, Curator, the Contemporary Jewish Museum; Former Senior Curator, the Oakland Museum

Gina Baleria, Associate News Producer, KGO; Lecturer, Broadcast and Communication Arts, SFSU Read more »

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Joni Seager: Silencing Women Is a Full-Time Job

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Thu, Apr 4 2013 - 6:00pm

Joni Seager, Bentley University, Boston; Author, The Atlas of Women in the World

A large portion of resistance to women’s rights and autonomy is rooted in efforts to silence them – sometimes symbolically, sometimes literally. An expert on global women’s issues, Seager will provide an international survey of women’s rights and the devices, contrivances, laws and strictures she says are deployed to silence them. In conjunction with the art exhibit by Carol Turner, Seager will also discuss women’s resistance efforts. Read more »

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Carol Turner, "Silence of Women" Meet-the-Artist Reception

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Thu, Apr 4 2013 - 4:00pm

Carol Turner’s provocative exhibition challenges us to become more aware of the worldwide status of women. Long tables lined with women’s faces, cast in clay by the artist, span the length of the Club lobby. This reception is an opportunity to meet with the artist and learn more about her work. Following the reception is a related talk by educator and author Joni Seager. (Note separate listing and registration). Read more »

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The End of Hierarchy: When Everyone’s a Leader

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Wed, Apr 3 2013 - 6:30pm

Gary Hamel, Visiting Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, the London Business School; Author, What Matters Now; Leading the Revolution

The "social revolution" is changing everything in business. The social, mobile and cloud technologies that are being rapidly adopted not only provide amazing new opportunities to engage with customers, but fundamentally change the way we need to manage our companies. Read more »

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