Member-Led Forum

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A Venice of China: Transforming China's Cities for the Next Century

Wed, Jan 13 2010 - 6:00pm

A Venice of China: Transforming China’s Cities for the Next Century

Renee Chow, Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Design and Eva Li Chair of Design Ethics, University of California, Berkeley; Principal, Studio URBIS

Professor Chow has spent over 30 years documenting and researching Chinese patterns of living, from Uyghur villages to Beijing, and was the first to conduct contemporary analysis of these drastically different regions. Read more »

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Electric Transmission: Enabling a Smart Grid

Tue, Jan 12 2010 - 6:00pm

Electric Transmission: Enabling a Smart Grid

Mason Willrich, Board Chair, California Independent System Operator; Director, California Clean Energy Fund; Senior Advisor, MIT Energy Innovation Project

As America continues to develop clean, non-carbon-based electricity, our century-old electric grid is emerging as a major bottleneck. Meanwhile, public-policy oversight of electric power is a hodgepodge of 50 different states’ approaches to regulation. Read more »

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Science & Tech Planning Meeting

Tue, Jan 12 2010 - 6:15pm

Science & Technology Planning Meeting

Please join us to celebrate the one year anniversary of the Science & Technology Member-Led Forum relaunch efforts. We explore visions for the future through science and technology. If you would like to join our planning committee to brainstorm, organize, chair and/or volunteer for programs for the months ahead, you are invited to this meeting. Read more »

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I Just Sit Down and Remember: The Artwork of Hilda Robinson

Mon, Jan 11 2010 - 10:00am

I Just Sit Down and Remember: The Artwork of Hilda Robinson

In conjunction with the Art of Living Black (TAOLB), an exhibition featuring the work of Hilda Robinson will be on display until March 5th. TAOLB is a yearly celebration of the artistic talent of the Bay Area African American community. Using the radiant colors of oil pastels, Robinson gives us a personal look at her urban neighborhood, and the vibrant life of her African American community. Read more »

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Change and Transformation: Participating in the Emergence of New Worldviews

Thu, Jan 7 2010 - 6:00pm

Change and Transformation: Participating in the Emergence of New Worldviews

Marilyn Schlitz, President & CEO, Institute of Noetic Sciences

The Institute of Noetic Sciences studies consciousness transformation, seeking guideposts that help us navigate our individual and collective responses to change. They have explored world traditions, identifying both diverse and perennial themes that shape our experiences and promote health and healing. Schlitz will explain her work and tackle some questions: What is consciousness transformation? Read more »

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Down and Out in Paris and London

Mon, Jan 4 2010 - 5:30pm

Down and Out in Paris and London

As a member of the urban poor living in two world-class cities, George Orwell wrote Down and Out in Paris and London, a classic thinly fictionalized memoir prior to his rise to prominence as the author of 1984 and Animal Farm. Join the dialogue on this glimpse into the life of the downtrodden amongst aristocrats.

MLF: San Francisco Book Discussion
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. program
Cost: FREE
Program Organizer:
Howard Crane

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The Philosophy of Irony: Jonathan Swift

Mon, Jan 4 2010 - 6:00pm

The Philosophy of Irony: Jonathan Swift

Gene Hammond, English Professor, SUNY-Stonybrook, Director of Writing

Monday Night Philosophy starts 2010 on an ironic tone, featuring a lecture, followed by a dialogue and then an open discussion, of Jonathan Swift's ideas. The master of satire showed how irony speaks louder and involves the reader more than other forms of prose, shown most famously in A Modest Proposal. Read more »

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Engagement Leadership: A New Model for High-Performance Teams

Thu, Dec 17 2009 - 6:00pm

Engagement Leadership: A New Model for High-Performance Teams

Howard Teich, Founder and CEO, Quadrix Partners

The human mind has twin complementary capabilities, through the inward and outward realms and right and left hemispheres. When the core leadership team leverages the full mind as an integrated system, revenue can grow, performance can improve, and waste can be removed – and the engaged leader can find fulfillment and success. Read more »

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Middle East Peace in 10 Steps

Tue, Dec 15 2009 - 6:00pm

Middle East Peace in 10 Steps

Emanuel Jolish, Ph.D., Psychology

Israeli-American psychologist Jolish was born in a German displacement camp in 1947 to Holocaust survivors who then immigrated to Israel in 1948. Jolish calls himself a “student of the Middle East” and has close ties to Israeli scholars, and from this insight he poses a new solution to a very, very old problem. Read more »

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Collaboration Comeback: How Visual Thinking Is Driving Teamwork and Innovation

Mon, Dec 14 2009 - 6:00pm

Collaboration Comeback: How Visual Thinking Is Driving Teamwork and Innovation

Scott Raskin, CEO, Mindjet

In chaotic times, organizations can take back control by tapping perhaps the most powerful tool we have: our sense of vision. Read more »

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