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The Exquisite Art of Arthur Szyk

Mon, Jun 13 2011 - 6:00pm

The Exquisite Art of  Arthur Szyk

Irvin Ungar, Founder/CEO, Historicana 

Arthur Szyk Society curator Ungar will give a PowerPoint presentation based on the recent exhibit, “Arthur Szyk: Miniature Paintings and Modern Illuminations” at the Legion of Honor. Szyk, a self-described soldier-in-art, created profound, intricate works of art. He advocated for many causes, including religious tolerance, racial equality and for the state of Israel. Ungar was recently featured in The New York Times. Read more »

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Environmental Success Stories: Art, Architecture, Activism

Thu, Jun 9 2011 - 6:00pm

Environmental Success Stories: Art, Architecture, Activism

This program is postponed.

Paul Kephart, President, Rana Creek Living Architecture
Lisa Zimmerman, CEO, 7Story Consulting and Design
Foster Weeks, President, Clementina Cares

Imagine Living Architecture rooted in art, science and technology that immediately inspires and engages communities. Read more »

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The World is Dancing

Wed, Jun 8 2011 - 6:00pm

The World Is Dancing

Julie Mushet, Ethnic Dance Festival Director
CK Ladzekpo, Festival Co-artistic Director
Patrick Makuakane, Kumu Hula, Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu
Emiko Susilo, Director, Gamelan Sekar Jaya
Rita Felciano, Dance Writer and Critic - Moderator

San Francisco’s June 2011 Ethnic Dance Festival continues a tradition representing the incredible diversity of ethnic cultures in Northern California. Read more »

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Gary Shapiro: The Future of Innovation and Consumer Electronics

Tue, Jun 7 2011 - 6:00pm

The Future of Innovation and Consumer Electronics

Gary Shapiro,  President and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association; Author, The Comeback: How Innovation Will Restore the American Dream

In conversation with Richard Watson, Co-founder and Partner, Essential

From broadband spectrum to HDTV, from gaming to Hollywood and social media, innovation is happening through industry, entrepreneurs and technology advances. How is consumer electronics driving innovation in the U.S. Read more »

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Afghanistan's Challenge: A View from Ghazni Province

Mon, Jun 6 2011 - 6:00pm

Afghanistan’s Challenge: A View from Ghazni Province

Mohammad Yousef Pashtun, Senior Advisor to President Karzai on Urban Development and National Construction
Mohammad Musa Khan, Governor of Ghazni Province
Shah Gul Rezaie, Member of Parliament from Ghazni Province

As we approach the 10-year anniversary of the U.S. intervention in Afghanistan, many Americans ponder the human costs of this conflict. Read more »

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"In Other Rooms, Other Wonders"

Mon, Jun 6 2011 - 5:30pm

In Other Rooms, Other Wonders

Daniyal Mueenuddin, an American-educated Pakistani, presents this collection of eight interconnected stories, set in Lahore, depicting a place and people plagued by class and ancestral tension and caught between the past and an uncertain future. Come discuss this remarkable book. 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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Why Are Democrats Embattled - And How Can They Win Again?

Fri, Jun 3 2011 - 12:00pm

Why Are Democrats Embattled, and How Can They Win Again?

This program is sold out

Joan Williams, Distinguished Professor of Law, Founder/Director, Center for WorkLife Law, University of California-Hastings; Author, Reshaping the Work-Family Debate: Why Men and Class Matter

In conversation with Mary Cranston, Firm Senior Partner and Immediate Past Chair, Pillsbury

Called “something of a rock star” by The New York Times, Williams contends that Read more »

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The Pope Of Wine: Alexis Lichine

Wed, Jun 1 2011 - 6:00pm

The Pope of Wine: Alexis Lichine

Leslie A. Hennessy Jr., Author, The Pope of Wine: The Biography of Alexis Lichine

Salesman, self-promoter, journalist, author, ladies man, connoisseur, war veteran, chateau-owner and – above all – French wine enthusiastic, Alexis Lichine led a fascinating life and is credited with creating the American market for French wine. Read more »

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Dancing on the River: The Eight Principles of Navigating Change

Tue, May 31 2011 - 6:00pm

Dancing on the River: The Eight Principles of Navigating Change

Mark Susnow, Author, Dancing on the River

Many overwhelmed professionals, parents, business owners and managers find themselves struggling through these uncertain times and trying to maintain and expand their sense of success while balancing work and life.  Former trial attorney Susnow offers the overwhelmed a blueprint for creating the life they want to lead and a method for embracing life’s changes, rather than avoiding or just merely reacting to them.

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How the Languages We Speak Shape the Way We Think

Wed, May 25 2011 - 6:00pm

How the Languages We Speak Shape the Way We Think

This program is sold out

Lera Boroditsky, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Stanford University

Do people who speak different languages think differently? Does learning new languages change how you think? Are some thoughts unthinkable without language? Read more »

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