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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Mar 28 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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"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere" - Martin Luther King

Thu, Mar 24 2011 - 6:00pm

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” – Martin Luther King

Reverend Eric Lee, President and CEO, Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater Los Angeles; Chairman and President, the California Christian Leadership Conference
Reverend Deborah Johnson, Founding Minister and President, Inner Light Ministries

Reverend Lee was among the first voices to speak out against the passage of Prop. 8, and he continues to support LGBT equality. Read more »

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Blueprint for a Creative Culture: Building engagement in your organization

Wed, Mar 23 2011 - 6:00pm

Blueprint for a Creative Culture: Building Engagement in Your Organization

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Kate Rutter, Senior Practitioner, Adaptive Path

As leaders, managers and workers, we’re responsible for the innovative thinking needed to explore ideas and envision solutions. It takes a team approach to create a culture that embraces creativity. How can workplace culture support creative thinking? What activities foster curiosity and collective engagement? Read more »

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Cheng Siwei

Wed, Mar 23 2011 - 12:00pm

Finding Common Ground in China-U.S. Relations

This program is postponed

Cheng Siwei, President, China International Finance Forum

The past three decades have witnessed China’s dramatic transformation from a largely agrarian economy to an urban society with a highly skilled labor force in manufacturing, and increasingly in the high-tech industry. Cheng has played a key role in his country’s economic transformations. Can China and the U.S. find ways to cooperate? Read more »

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Now is the time to plan! Planning 101 for older adults with memory loss

Tue, Mar 22 2011 - 5:15pm

Now Is the Time to Plan: Planning 101 for Older Adults with Memory Loss

This program is cancelled

Jane L. Mahakian, Ph.D., MFT
John O’Grady, Esq.

What are the best living options for a person with memory loss? Is a living trust the best way to plan for incapacity?  How does one select the best option for loved ones, and how do we inform them about this change? Read more »

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Digging in the Archives: Why It Matters That the U.S. Government Apologized For Medical Research in

Mon, Mar 21 2011 - 6:00pm

Digging in the Archives: Why It Matters that the U.S. Government Apologized for Medical Research in Guatemala

This program is postponed

Susan Reverby, Ph.D., Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, Wellesley

In October, President Obama apologized to the Guatemalan government for syphilis inoculation studies done by the U.S. Read more »

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Biologic Knee Replacements

Wed, Mar 16 2011 - 6:00pm

Biologic Knee Replacements

Kevin Stone, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon

More than 800,000 total knee replacements are performed yearly, and that number continues to rise. Stone is pioneering biologic joint repair – a surgical technique that uses a patient’s own stem cells and donor meniscus cartilage to forestall or avoid invasive surgeries such as total knee replacement. Read more »

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Last Jews of Yemen

Mon, Mar 14 2011 - 6:00pm

Last Jews of Yemen

Josh Berer, Linguist; Journalist

Compelled by the chance to document the Jews of Yemen, the last indigenous Jewish community in the Middle East, Berer, who has acted as a translator for Bedouins in Israel and was a newspaper editor in Yemen, and Rachael Stecher, a noted photojournalist, went to Yemen for several months. Their intriguing photos and words depict a community on the brink of exodus due to civil war, religious prejudice and cultural isolation. Read more »

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Global Corporate Social Responsibility

Mon, Mar 14 2011 - 6:00pm

Global Corporate Social Responsibility: How You Can Scale Your Philanthropy and Volunteer Programs Worldwide

Pamela Hawley, Founder and CEO, UniversalGiving - Host
Bob Saldich, Former CEO, Raychem - Panel Introduction
Gabriele Zedimayer, Vice President of Global Social Innovation, Hewlett Packard
Trisa Thompson, Vice President of CSR, Dell
Mark Edmunds, Vice Chairman and Regional Managing Partner, Deloitte LLP

This expert panel of CEOs and executives will discuss t Read more »

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Ground Level: A soldier's 15 month Journey in Afghanistan

Thu, Mar 10 2011 - 6:00pm

Ground Level: A Soldier’s 15-Month Journey in Afghanistan

Jeremiah “Jeb” Ridgeway, Former Soldier; Photographer

Ridgeway recounts his experiences as a combat arms soldier and speaks about his published work of photographs, currently on exhibit in the Club office. Along with his personal story, he will be discussing the complex situations facing American men and women serving in Afghanistan and will address his transformation from soldier to student. Read more »

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