Cambodia's Curse: The Modern History of a Troubled Land
Joel Brinkley, Professor of Journalism, Stanford University; Former Reporter and Editor, The New York Times
More than a generation after the fall of the Khmer Rouge, Cambodia shows many signs of having overcome its devastating history. But under this facade lies a country still haunted by terror. As many as two million Cambodians, one-third of the nation’s population, were killed during the Khmer Rouge regime. Read more »
Sustainable Brands and the New Consumer Relationship
This program is postponed
Josh Dorfman, Author; Radio/TV Personality, The Lazy Environmentalist; CMO, GoodGuide.com Seth Farber, Chief Marketing Officer, the GAP Bill Morrissey, VP Sustainability, The Clorox Company Judi Shils, Founder and Executive Director, Teens Turning Green KoAnn Vikoren Skrzyniarz, Founder and CEO, Sustainable Life Media – Moderator
Liz Lipski, Ph.D. and C.C.N. Richard Auld, M.D. Len Saputo, M.D.
Three experts will discuss the most common maladies of the digestive tract, such as belching, bloating and flatulence, heartburn, inflammatory bowel disease, constipation and dietary fiber intake, absorption of nutrients, and the effects of aging and medication on the digestive tract.
MLF: Health & Medicine Location: SF Club Office Time: 5:30 p.m. Read more »
America + Canada = A More Perfect Union: The Unnecessary Northern Border and the Promise of North America
Les Horswill, Canadian Political Commentator
Horswill argues that an expanded union between Canada and the United States, two of the world’s most experienced liberal-democratic federations, would bring about significant benefits for both countries. Read more »
Join us for a spirited discussion of noted essayist and contrarian Christopher Hitchens’ controversial book. He takes no prisoners in this provocative and witty but scholarly atheist manifesto. 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. program Cost: FREE Program Organizer: Howard Crane
Julia Geist, Chair of Docent Council, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
“The master of us all,” said Christian Dior about Cristobal Balenciaga, who created day dresses of deceiving simplicity and evening gowns of staggering extravagance. Spain was his muse. Geist's illustrated lecture will look at the life and success of the couturier who maintained tradition and continuity in Spain and Paris for more than 30 years. Read more »
Patricia Wells, A Culinary Legend, in Conversation with Jerry Di Vecchio
Journalist; Author: Salad as a Meal: Healthy Main Dishes for Every Season
Wells continues to enjoy an amazing career in the culinary world. The renowned author of The Food Lover’s Guide to Paris and Patricia Wells at Home in Provence, among many others, she was honored with the Versailles World Cookbook Award in 1999 for the Best Promotion of French Cuisine. Read more »