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Science and Technology Planning Meeting

Mon, Oct 17 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
Club Office
Time: 6:15 p.m. Read more »

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Rod Ponath, M.D.: Selected Remarks on Correctional Psychiatry

Mon, Oct 17 2011 - 5:15pm

Selected Remarks on Correctional Psychiatry

This program is postponed

Rod Ponath, M.D.

Working as a psychiatrist at San Quentin State Prison is not what Dr. Ponath expected. In less than 15 years, he has witnessed it transition from what felt like the last health-care frontier in a third world country to a state-of-the-art setting with a $140 million health-care services building where one might discuss the unique cultural competencies required to treat prison inmates. Read more »

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Amory Lovins: Reinventing Fire - Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era

Mon, Oct 17 2011 - 12:00pm

Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era

Amory Lovins, Author; Co-founder and Chief Scientist, Rocky Mountain Institute

Renowned environmentalist Lovins maps business-led pathways for the U.S. to phase out fossil fuels and win the global clean energy race. He envisions a future in which a 2.6-times larger U.S. economy in 2050 could need no oil, coal or nuclear energy, use one-third less natural gas, and save trillions. Read more »

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Redesigning Learning - Hope or Hype?

Thu, Oct 13 2011 - 6:00pm

Redesigning Learning: Hope or Hype?

Arnold Wasserman, Chairman, The Idea Factory, Singapore; Founding Principal, Collective Invention, San Francisco
Scott Stropkay, Co-founder and Partner, Essential
Kevin O’Malley, CEO, TechTalk / Studio – Moderator

In schools from Singapore to San Francisco to Copenhagen, designers worldwide are on a mission to teach non-designers how to use new methods of creative problem solving. Read more »

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MLF ENR: Planning Meeting

Thu, Oct 13 2011 - 6:00pm

Environment & Natural Resources Planning Meeting

Please join us for our next opportunity to get together to brainstorm about future programs featuring the themes of the environment and natural resources. All interested Club members are welcome.

MLF: Environment & Natural Resources
SF Club Office
Time: 6 p.m. program
Cost: FREE
Program Organizer:
Marcia Sitcoske

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Jacob N. Foster: International Criminal Court

Wed, Oct 12 2011 - 6:00pm

International Criminal Court

Jacob N. Foster, Associate Attorney, Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP; served on secondment in the Immediate Office of the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court

Less than a decade after its inception, the International Criminal Court is now at the forefront of the response to the most serious crimes of concern to the international community, such as genocide and war crimes. Read more »

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Dr. Alex Feng: The Tai Ji Way to Healthy Living

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Wed, Oct 12 2011 - 6:00pm

The Tai Ji Way to Healthy Living

Dr. Alex Feng, LAc, Ph.D., OMD, Founder, Zhi Dao Guan, Taoist Center

Tai Ji Quan is a Chinese internal martial art that emphasizes working with your qi, or life energy, with precise body postures and natural movements to improve physical health and increase energy. Tai Ji is so versatile that people of all ages can find it useful. Feng will give a live demonstration of the form, and audience members will be able to participate. He is a grandmaster of this traditional Chinese internal martial art form. Read more »

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Valerie Coleman Morris: "It's Your Money So Take It Personally"

Tue, Oct 11 2011 - 5:15pm

It’s Your Money, So Take It Personally

Note 5:15 p.m. start time!

Valerie Coleman Morris, News Correspondent/Anchor

Do you control your money, or does your money control you? Morris will review money basics: the process of identifying what you want and why, when you want it, and what it takes to achieve it. She will explore how to recover from the recession in a sustainable way, and how to re-calculate our relationship with money. Read more »

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Stephen Greenblatt: The Swerve - How the World Became Modern

Mon, Oct 10 2011 - 6:00pm

The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

Stephen Greenblatt, Author, The Swerve; Professor of English and American Literature, Harvard University Read more »

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Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa: Becoming Dr. Q - My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon

Mon, Oct 10 2011 - 12:00pm

Becoming Dr. Q: My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon

Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins

Dr. Q, as he's known to patients and colleagues, is an internationally renowned neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins, a position even more notable for the fact that he was once an undocumented migrant worker toiling in the fields of the Central Valley of California. Read more »

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