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Anne Hamersky: Portraits of a New Food Movement

Thu, Jun 30 2011 - 6:00pm

Farm Together Now: Portraits of a New Food Movement

Anne Hamersky,  Photographer; Multimedia Producer

In conversation with Rosie Branson, Program Director, 18 Reasons

Along with authors Amy Franceschini and Daniel Tucker, Hamersky traveled the country last year capturing the lives of extraordinary people creating a more sustainable food system. The new book Farm Together Now is the product of their cross-country odyssey. Read more »

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What's Next California? The Informed Voter's Path to Political Reform

Wed, Jun 29 2011 - 12:00pm

What's Next, California? The Informed Voter's Path to Political Reform

James Fishkin, Director of the Center for Deliberative Democracy, Stanford; Author, When the People Speak

Did you read in the Chronicle about the experiment in deliberative polling being held here in California over the June 24-26 weekend? Those originally polled will be brought together for a weekend of discussion and information, and then repolled to assess the viability of various solutions to our enduring political problems. Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Jun 27 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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Patrick Yam: Quantitative Easing - Re-Leveraging of a Nation

Fri, Jun 24 2011 - 12:00pm

Quantitative Easing: Re-Leveraging of a Nation

This program is sold out

Patrick Yam, CEO, Sensei Partners; Macro-Economist; Academician; Investor; Author

Why are today’s headlines highlighting the current Fed monetary policy of quantitative easing – and is this Fed policy a curse or blessing? Will the increase in monetary supply break the national debt ceiling and heighten inflation? Read more »

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The Health Needs of Children in Their Own Words

Wed, Jun 22 2011 - 6:00pm

The Health Needs of Children in Their Own Words

This program is cancelled

Patty James, Founder, DirectionFive Health Read more »

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Double Play: How Dan White Got Away with Murder and Changed San Francisco

Tue, Jun 21 2011 - 6:00pm

Double Play: How Dan White Got Away with Murder and Changed San Francisco

Mike Weiss, Author; Former Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle

In November 1978, San Francisco took a dramatic turn with the assassination of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk. Read more »

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The Wagner Problem

Mon, Jun 20 2011 - 6:00pm

The Wagner Problem

Hans Rudolf Vaget, Professor of German Studies and Comparative Literature Emeritus, Smith College

During San Francisco Opera's Ring Festival, don’t miss this chance to delve into why many knowledgeable observers believe that Richard Wagner was the most controversial artist of the modern era. Ever since he made his mark as an artist and thinker in mid-19th-century Germany, the man and his work have been viewed by discerning minds with suspicion. Read more »

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John Gray: Venus on Fire, Mars on Ice

Mon, Jun 20 2011 - 5:30pm

Venus on Fire, Mars on Ice: Hormonal Balance, the Key to Life, Love and Energy

This program is sold out

John Gray, Ph.D., Author, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

Come hear from best-selling relationship author Gray, whose monumental Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus sold an astounding 50 million copies worldwide. Read more »

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A New Culture of Learning

Thu, Jun 16 2011 - 6:00pm

A New Culture of Learning

John Seely Brown, Co-chairman, Deloitte Center for the Edge; Author, The Power of Pull; Former Chief Scientist, Xerox Corp.; Director, Palo Alto Research Center
Douglas Thomas, Professor, USC Annenberg School for Communication; Author, Hacker Culture
Scott Stropkay, Co-founder and Partner, Essential
Kevin O’Malley, CEO, TechTalk / Studio – Moderator

Gaming, mentorship, increasing connection and design thinking converge in a world of constant Read more »

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Brain plasticity across the lifespan

Wed, Jun 15 2011 - 6:00pm

Brain Plasticity Across the Lifespan

Additional tickets now available!

Adam Gazzaley, Professor, UCSF

It is now known that our brain changes structurally and functionally in response to our interactions with our environment throughout our lives, not just during critical times like childhood. This modern perspective is called neuroplasticity and scientists are actively exploring the intricacies of this phenomenon. Read more »

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