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The Great Debate: Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

Wed, Apr 3 2013 - 12:00pm

Kevin Sabet, former senior advisor to President Obama's drug czar; Co-founder, with Patrick Kennedy, Project SAM
Clint Werner, Author, Marijuana Gateway to Health: How Cannabis Protects Us from Cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease
Rose Aguilar, Journalist; Radio Host - Moderator Read more »

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Ian Morris: The Measure of Civilization

Tue, Apr 2 2013 - 6:00pm

The Measure of Civilization

Ian Morris, Jean and Rebecca Willard Professor of Classics and Professor of History, Stanford University; Author, The Measure of Civilization Read more »

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Book Discussion Group: HHhH by Laurent Binet

Mon, Apr 1 2013 - 5:30pm

The most dangerous man in Hitler’s cabinet, Reinhard Heydrich, was known as the “Butcher of Prague,” feared by all and loathed by most. Heydrich seemed indestructible – until two men, a Slovak and a Czech recruited by the British secret service, killed him in broad daylight on a bustling street in Prague, and thus changed the course of history. Binet’s story is a vivid and highly interesting approach to the historical novel. Read more »

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The Rising Tide of Elder Financial Exploitation

Thu, Mar 28 2013 - 5:15pm

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Jenefer Duane, Sr. Program Analyst, Office for Older Americans, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Helen Karr, Elder Abuse Special Assistant, San Francisco District Attorney's Office Read more »

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Michael B. Eisen: Reinventing Scientific Communication

Wed, Mar 27 2013 - 6:00pm

Michael B. Eisen, Ph.D; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Associate Professor, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley; Co-founder, Public Library of Science Read more »

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Humanities West Book Discussion - Bernini: His Life & His Rome

Wed, Mar 27 2013 - 5:30pm

Join us to discuss Bernini: His Life and His Rome, by Franco Mormando. Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598–1680) was the last of the great universal Italian artistic geniuses: sculptor, architect, painter, playwright and scenographer. His artistic vision is still seen in the statues, fountains and buildings that transformed Rome into a Baroque paradise. Mormando leads us through Bernini’s many feuds and love affairs, scandals and sins, set against a vivid backdrop of popes and politicians, schemes and secrets. The discussion will be led by Lynn Harris. Read more »

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New Visions: Smart Choices - Western Water Security in a Changing Climate

Tue, Mar 26 2013 - 6:00pm

New Visions: Smart Choices – Western Water Security in a Changing Climate

Scott Miller, CEO, Resource Media
Kimery Wiltshire, CEO, Carpe Diem West

Western water managers, community leaders and decision makers are hungry for solutions as well as inspiration. As the climate warms and weather extremes become undeniable, policymakers at all levels are looking for no-regrets strategies and tactics to build resilience and durability into our current and future water-delivery systems. Read more »

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Metabolic wellness

Wed, Mar 20 2013 - 6:00pm

Metabolic Wellness: Cracking Your Metabolic Code and Personalizing Your Health Choices to Create a Health-Style

James LaValle, R.Ph.; C.C.N.; N.M.D.; Cofounder, Living Longer Institute; Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy; Author, Cracking the Metabolic Code

Learn how you can assess the factors affecting your metabolism and what steps you can take to customize restoring your optimal metabolism. Read more »

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Island Practice

Tue, Mar 19 2013 - 6:00pm

Island Practice

Pam Belluck, Staff Writer, The New York Times; Author, Island Practice

Belluck presents a spirited true story of a colorful, contrarian doctor on the world-famous yet idiosyncratic island of Nantucket. Dr. Timothy Lepore is surgeon, coroner, football team doctor, tick expert, unofficial psychologist, accidental homicide detective and occasional veterinarian. Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Mar 18 2013 - 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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