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Middle East Planning Meeting

Mon, Dec 20 2010 - 5:30pm
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Danger to Self: On the Front Line with an ER Psychiatrist.

Tue, Feb 9 2010 - 6:00pm

Danger to Self: Life on the Front Line with an ER Psychiatrist

Paul Linde, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCSF School of Medicine

What happens behind closed doors in an urban psychiatric ER? What medical, psychiatric and social problems does a front line psychiatrist confront? Linde sheds light on this place, highlighting the history, politics, finance and ethics of society’s current involuntary commitment laws. Read more »

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Bringing the Power of Emotional Engagement to Work

Mon, Feb 8 2010 - 6:00pm

Bringing the Power of Emotional Engagement to Work

Lawler Kang, CEO, Ingage; Author, Passion at Work

A leading force in helping teams identify their emotional triggers and then aligning them with their work and life, Kang will argue for the need, impact and benefits of emotional engagement. Read more »

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And Yet, We Are Not Broken: the Journey of Recovery

Mon, Feb 8 2010 - 6:00pm

And Yet, We Are Not Broken: The Journey of Recovery

Janice Mirikitani, Co-founder/Founding President, Glide Foundation; San Francisco’s 2nd Poet Laureate

Mirikitani speaks about recovery of her life from a childhood history of incest, abuse, violence and internment of her family in WWII camps. She has worked for 43 years in partnership with the Rev. Cecil Williams. She shares her journey to recover her own voice and to create programs where other women, men, and young people have recovered theirs. Read more »

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The Cultural Policies of the Early Ptolemies: Alexandria and Beyond

Thu, Feb 4 2010 - 6:00pm

The Cultural Policies of the Early Ptolemies: Alexandria and Beyond

William Greenwalt, Professor of Classics, Santa Clara University

As Alexander’s empire dissolved and the Ptolemies established their control over Egypt and outlying areas, they were faced with a challenge: establishing their dynastic legitimacy among different domestic constituencies while simultaneously facing international challenges. Read more »

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Face To Face: How to Work Any Room

Wed, Feb 3 2010 - 6:00pm

Face to Face: How to Work Any Room

This program is now occurring on April 7

Susan RoAne, Author, Face to Face: How to Reclaim Personal Touch in a Digital World

Have you ever walked into an event and felt uncomfortable? You’re not alone, because 93 percent of adults feel the same way. Read more »

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"Reading Like a Writer" by Francine Prose

Mon, Feb 1 2010 - 5:30pm

Reading Like a Writer

We’ll discuss Francine Prose’s widely praised primer for aspiring writers and dedicated readers alike who wish to increase their sensitivity to and appreciation of the writer’s craft. The book is laced with passages from authors as diverse as James Joyce, Philip Roth, Flannery O’Connor and John Le Carre, and is a must-read for book-discussion afficionados. Read more »

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Eyewitness Accounts: The Prague Spring and Russian Occupation of 1968

Tue, Feb 2 2010 - 6:00pm

Eyewitness Accounts: The Prague Spring and Russian Occupation of 1968

Petr Palecek, International Management Consultant
Robert Koran, Director, Business and Management Department, UC Berkeley Extension
Alois Strnad, Venture Capitalist and Fund Manager
John Connelly, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley History Department
Richard Pivnicka, Honorary Consul General of the Czech Republic – Moderator

During one of the most remarkable periods of Eastern European history, lib Read more »

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Does Evil Exist?

Mon, Feb 1 2010 - 6:00pm

Does Evil Exist?

Matt Cantor, Columnist, Berkeley Daily Planet

Monday Night Philosophy explores the ancient question about what evil truly is. Why do people do bad things? Is there an objective “bad”? Could there even be an external force that provokes undesirable actions? Cantor will present his opinions and make his arguments, followed by a Socratic dialogue with Hammond and an open discussion with the audience.

MLF: Humanities
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. Read more »

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Turkey and Armenia

Fri, Jan 29 2010 - 12:00pm

Turkey and Armenia

Steven West, Ph.D. Turcology, Lecturer

Michael Pappas, Executive Director, the San Francisco Interfaith Council - Moderator

West, who taught Near Eastern languages and cultures at UCLA, will discuss the evolution and interaction of Turkey and Armenia from ancient times to modern day. Read more »

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