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John Renesch: Conscious Leadership - Call for a New Paradigm

Tue, Nov 15 2011 - 6:00pm

Conscious Leadership: Call for a New Paradigm

John Renesch, Founder, Renesch Advisory Services; Author, The Great Growing Up: Being Responsible for Humanity’s Future

There is an opening for a new breed of leader in our institutions -- locally, nationally and globally. Many people are fed up with dysfunctional systems and the so-called leaders that populate them. Global futurist Renesch addresses this issue by describing a new breed of leader and describing our responsibility in bringing about drastic changes in our society. Read more »

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Ian Morris: Why the West Rules - For Now

Mon, Nov 14 2011 - 6:00pm

Why the West Rules…for Now

Ian Morris, Professor of Classics, History and Archaeology, Stanford University; Author, Why the West Rules Read more »

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Pebble Mine: Toxic Gold and Global Impact

Thu, Nov 10 2011 - 6:00pm

Pebble Mine: Toxic Gold and Global Impact

Note new date! Rescheduled from October 6

Michael Kowalski, Chairman and CEO, Tiffany & Co.
Joel Reynolds, Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council
Kimberly Williams, Executive Director, Nunamta Aulukestai
Wendy Schmidt, The Schmidt Family Foundation – Moderator

The proposed Pebble Mine would be one of the largest gold and copper mines in the world, located at the headwaters of the Bristol B Read more »

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Raphael Torres: Water & Energy - The State Water Project & California's Electrical System

Wed, Nov 9 2011 - 6:00pm

Water and Energy: The State Water Project and California’s Electrical System

Raphael Torres, Deputy Director, California Department of Water Resources

Learn about California’s interconnected water and energy systems and the unique aspects of the State Water Project’s response to statewide initiatives including renewable energy and reduction of greenhouse gases. Read more »

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Terence Gelenter: Paris Par Hasard

Wed, Nov 9 2011 - 12:00pm

Paris Par Hasard

Terence Gelenter, Author, Paris Par Hasard

Well-known Parisian raconteur Gelenter will give us a tour of the secret streets, the splendid boulevards, the legends and the lore, the passionate talk at cafe tables, the breeze off the Seine, the charm of the bookstores and the majesty of the museums of Paris.

MLF: Humanities
Location:  SF Club Office
Time:  11:30 a.m. check-in, noon program, 1 p.m. Read more »

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From Smilla to Salander: An Odyssey in Translating Nordic Crime Fiction

Tue, Nov 8 2011 - 6:00pm

From Smilla to Salander: An Odyssey in Translating Nordic Crime Fiction

Steven T. Murray (a.k.a. Reg Keeland) and Tiina Nunnally, Translators, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

In conversation with Sedge Thomson, Radio Host, "West Coast Live"

Join us for a conversation with the top American translators of Scandinavian crime novels. Read more »

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"The Finkler Question" by Howard Jacobson

Mon, Nov 7 2011 - 5:30pm

The Finkler Question

This program is sold out

Please join us as we discuss the 2010 Man Booker Prize winner, The Finkler Question, by Howard Jacobson. Set in modern-day London, the novel is described by The Washington Post as "a tragicomic meditation" on the nature of anti-Semitism. As a reminder, this is a book discussion group. The author will NOT be present.

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

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Mike Farrell: "Death Penalty Focus"

Mon, Nov 7 2011 - 5:15pm

Death Penalty Focus

Mike Farrell, Actor; Human Rights Activist

While most know him as Captain B.J. Hunnicutt from the hit television series "M*A*S*H," Farrell has been a fierce advocate for progressive political causes for decades, using his celebrity to speak out on important human rights issues. In this capacity he has served as a board member for Human Rights Watch, and he has been the president of Death Penalty Focus for more than 15 years. Read more »

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Robert A. Scott: Scholasticism and the Design of the Medieval Gothic Cathedral

Wed, Nov 2 2011 - 6:00pm

Scholasticism and the Design of the Medieval Gothic Cathedral

Note new date! Rescheduled from November 2 to January 9

Robert A. Scott, Author, The Gothic Enterprise

Monday Night Philosophy explores how ideas shape influential architecture. The design of the great gothic cathedrals of Medieval Europe is characterized by geometric regularity. Read more »

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Stocking Up: How the Grocer and Consumer Can Take Back Food Choice

Wed, Nov 2 2011 - 6:00pm

Stocking Up: How the Grocer and Consumer Can Take Back Food Choice

Sam Mogannam, Owner, Bi-Rite Market, San Francisco
Rex Stewart, Founder and Owner, New Leaf Markets, South Bay Region
Michael May, Owner, Harvest Hills Market
Naomi Starkman, Food Policy Media Consultant – Moderator

What is the grocer’s role in feeding our society? Why are highly processed and packaged foods cheaper than an apple? Read more »

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