How to Manage the Fear, Grief and Loss that Accompany Hard Economic Times
Patrick Arbore, Director, Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention
You did everything you could to create a safe financial future for yourself and/or your family. Unfortunately, the downturn may have undermined all your hard work, and while the losses may be financial, the impact is personal. Now, learn how to adjust and move forward in this tough economic climate.
MLF: Grownups Location: SF Club Office Time: 4:45 p.m. Read more »
Jon Fisher, Ernst & Young 2007 Entrepreneur of the Year; Author, Strategic Entrepreneurism
With private-sector jobs declining, would-be entrepreneurs may grow in number. But what are the secrets to success for startups and business builders in today's world? Fisher will explain the benefits of an approach that emphasizes potential acquirers and a powerful economic predictor. Read more »
Obama's Agenda for the Arts and Humanities: Stimulating the Cultural Economy
Matthew Tiews, Associate Director, Stanford Humanities Center Ralph Lewin, Executive Director, California Council for the Humanities Josie Talamantez, Director of Grants, California Arts Council Kary Schulman, Director, Grants for the Arts, City of San Francisco Representative of the National Endowment for the Arts TBA
Will this recession leave the arts and the humanities poorer, or p Read more »
Re-Orienting Occidental Art: Eastern Influences in the West
Reem Al-Alusi, Art Historian
Many centuries of contact between East and West in art and architecture have shaped the Western aesthetic. The images and mythologies of cities, dynasties and even the Roman Catholic papacy itself drew on Eastern artistic philosophies and formal elements for meaningful inspiration. Read more »
David Helvarg, Author, Rescue Warriors: The US Coast Guard, America’s Forgotten Heroes
The U.S. Coast Guard will soon celebrate its 220th year of stewardship of our nation’s seas. Today’s 50,000 “Coasties” save dozens of lives on any given day in daring sea rescues and oil spill cleanups, immigration detail and protecting our shores from terrorist attacks. Helvarg spent two years riding on Coast Guard boats and aircraft from Hawaii to the North Arabian Gulf. Read more »
It’s smaller than the American plan, but still huge: China has adopted a US$586 billion stimulus package. How is it structured? What do we know about where China's funds are flowing? Are there any opportunities for foreign investors? Sommers, an American attorney who works in Shanghai, will discuss these and other compelling issues.
MLF: Asia-Pacific Affairs/Humanities Location: Club Office Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m.Read more »