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 »
A Political Prognosis for the Presidential Race and its Aftermath
Henry Brady, Dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy and Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley
Eleven days before the election, Dean Brady will delve into the details of electoral politics, laying out the reality of the processes of our democracy, how they played out in this election cycle, what we can expect to happen on election night, and what shifts he anticipates in the political landscape if those expectations are realized.
The Perlan Project: Climate Science and Altitude Record
Einar Enevoldson, Founder and Chairman, Perlan Project
The Perlan Project is dedicated to building and flying a manned research glider to 90,000 feet in altitude, or “near space”, to study what role the strong stratospheric winds called the “polar vortex,” play in ozone depletion and how they influence global weather patterns.
The Perlan Project has a three-part mission of science, engineering, and education. Read more »
What You Need to Know About Medicare Before You’re 65: A Medicare Primer
This program is cancelled.
Esther Koch, Medicare Aging Network Partner, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
2011 marked the year the first Boomers turned 65 and qualified for Medicare benefits, but for most, a true understanding of what these benefits are, how to determine the best options and how to actually sign up is not clear at all. Learn the realities of what you can expect — and, more important, what not to expect. Read more »
Robert Bringhurst, Author, The Elements of Typographic Style
Even in the era of the Internet and digital publishing, the writer’s craft becomes visible through the medium of print. Bringhurst will examine the common spirit that moves the typographer, master printer, artist and writer. He will place particular emphasis on California printing at the center of discovery and expression in the form of printed books. Read more »
Ken and Kathy Lindner, Founders, Lindner Bison and Heritage Ranch; Authors, Standing into the Storm
Corporatization of agriculture and livestock has been a prominent issue in the national consciousness for the past few decades, and it has been defining for Ken and Kathy Lindner. The Lindners, first-generation sustainable bison ranchers, will discuss the flaws of industrial farming as well as their experience in moving away from it. Read more »