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David Lewis: San Francisco Bay - A Look at the Past, Present and Future of Our World Class Treasure

Tue, Oct 4 2011 - 6:00pm

San Francisco Bay: A Look at the Past, Present and Future of Our World-Class Treasure

David Lewis, Executive Director, Save the Bay

Lewis says that San Francisco Bay would not be the beautiful natural resource it is today without Save the Bay’s 50 years of efforts to halt massive bayfill and dumping, restoring wetlands and reducing harmful pollution. Learn about current Bay threats and how to protect and restore San Francisco Bay. Read more »

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"Defender of the Faith" by Philip Roth

Mon, Oct 3 2011 - 5:30pm

“Defender of the Faith”

This event is sold out.

We will discuss a classic short story, “Defender of the Faith,” by Philip Roth. It appeared in 1959 in Roth's first published work, Goodbye Columbus, a collection of five short stories and a novella that put Roth on the map as a chronicler of Jewish-American life at mid-century. As a reminder, this is a book discussion group; the author will not be present.

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

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Longevity Planning - Part Two: Practical Approaches to Managing Life Transitions

Mon, Oct 3 2011 - 5:15pm

Longevity Planning - Part Two: Practical Approaches to Managing Life Transitions

Elizabeth Krivatsy, Esq.
Mary Radu, MS, MSW, CPCC
Ben Yohanan, President, Hatch Retirement Services

This panel continues the discussion of successfully planning for a long life. Income planning through the phases of retirement and legacy planning are two big questions that inevitably arise. Read more »

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Professor Frank H. Shu: Nuclear Energy After Fukushima

Tue, Sep 27 2011 - 6:00pm

Nuclear Energy After Fukushima

Frank H. Shu, University Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley and UC San Diego

The media and public reaction to the nuclear accident at Fukushima involving light water reactors and their associated spent-fuel storage pools threaten to cripple the nuclear renaissance that is humanity’s best hope for mitigating climate disruption, Shu contends. He will review how light water reactors and the “once-through” fuel cycle came to dominate the landscape for generating nuclear power today and assess options for the future. Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Sep 26 2011 - 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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"Meet the Artists" Reception for "One Room, Many Voices"

Mon, Sep 26 2011 - 5:00pm

Meet-the-Artists Reception for “One Room, Many Voices”

Printmakers Sherry Smith Bell, Ruth Gendler, Elizabeth Jameson and Sasha Miyamoto will be available to personally answer your questions about their art, their inspiration and their process. Do you understand what printmaking entails? Could you identify the following from their exhibition: a monotype, a monoprint, a collograph or a giclee? Join us and learn. Tools of the trade will be on display, and a short video of the artists in action will be played at intervals throughout the evening. Read more »

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Bruce Cain: Saving California's Government - Burn the Wagons?

Fri, Sep 23 2011 - 12:00pm

Saving California's Government: Burn the Wagons?

Bruce Cain, Heller Professor of Political Science and Director of the Washington Center, University of California

Though almost everyone realizes California currently has enormous politically caused economic problems, not many of us have realistic ideas for how to move forward again. Professor Cain is a well-known acute observer of the California political scene. Read more »

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Longevity Planning: Practical Approaches to Managing Life Transitions (Part One)

Wed, Sep 21 2011 - 5:15pm

Longevity Planning: Practical Approaches to Managing Life Transitions (Part One)

Denise Michaud, Long Term Care Specialist
Mary Radu, MS, MSW, CPCC, Certified Professional Coach and Philanthropy Consultant
Ben Yohanan, President, Hatch Retirement Services

For a healthy 65-year-old couple, there is a 50 percent chance that at least one will live beyond the age of 92, and a 25 percent chance at least one will live to age 97. Read more »

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Joshua Goldstein, Ph.D.: Winning the War on War - The Decline of Armed Conflict Worldwide

Wed, Sep 21 2011 - 12:00pm

Winning the War on War: The Decline of Armed Conflict Worldwide

Joshua Goldstein, Ph.D., Author; Professor Emeritus of International Relations, American University

Despite the headlines, armed conflict is decreasing and peace is succeeding, Goldstein maintains. Fewer wars are starting, more are ending, and those that remain are smaller and more localized than in past years. Read more »

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Cloud Computing and Customers: Strategies for Success

Tue, Sep 20 2011 - 6:00pm

Cloud Computing and Customers: Strategies for Success

Chris Jones, Principal, Engineering and Strategy, Hot Studio
Ian McFarland, Vice President of Technology, Principal, Pivotal Labs

Without massive customer adoption, any cloud strategy is prone to failure. Jones and McFarland posit that we need to shift our thinking from pushing computation to pulling demand. Learn from two industry insiders about this newly emerging field and how to make it work for you, your company and your customers. Read more »

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