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Julia Ross: Sugar Addiction -Recovery From The Greatest Dietary Crisis Of All Time

Thu, Jul 12 2012 - 6:00pm

Sugar Addiction: Recovery from the Greatest Dietary Crisis of All Time

Julia Ross, MA, MFT, NNTS, CEO, Recovery Systems; Author, The Diet Cure and The Mood Cure

We have recently become aware of the appalling costs, to both adults and children, of our current intake of refined sugars. Sugar addiction, the dynamic that propels this dietary disaster, has been one of Ross’ primary areas of focus since 1983. Read more »

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James M. Patell: Expeditions into Extreme Affordability

Wed, Jul 11 2012 - 6:00pm

Expeditions into Extreme Affordability

James M. Patell,  Herbert Hoover Professor of Public and Private Management, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

Professor Patell will discuss lessons learned in the development of Entrepreneurial Design for Extreme Affordability, an interdisciplinary project course taught at the Stanford d-school in which graduate students apply design, engineering and business skills to create comprehensive solutions for challenges faced by the world's poor. Read more »

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Suzanne Guerlac: Henri Bergson and the Energy of Time

Mon, Jul 9 2012 - 6:00pm

Henri Bergson and the Energy of Time

Suzanne Guerlac, Professor of French Literature, UC Berkeley; Author, Thinking in Time: An Introduction to Henri Bergson

Monday Night Philosophy focuses on Henri Bergson, who asks us to think not only about time, but in time. He asks us to think dynamically instead of statically. Read more »

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Andreas Bummel: United Nations Parliamentary Assembly and Global Democracy

Mon, Jul 2 2012 - 6:00pm

United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA) and Global Democracy

Andreas Bummel, Secretary-General, Campaign for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly, Berlin Read more »

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"The Old Gringo" by Carlos Fuentes

Mon, Jul 2 2012 - 5:30pm

The Old Gringo

This program is sold out

The group will discuss The Old Gringo, by the late Carlos Fuentes, one of his greatest works. Read more »

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Sweeta Noori: The State of Afghanistan

Fri, Jun 29 2012 - 12:00pm

Sweeta Nori: The State of Afghanistan

This program is sold out

Afghanistan Country Director, Women for Women International

Dr. Ruth Shapiro, Social Entrepreneur in Residence, The Commonwealth Club - Moderator

A leading advocate for global women’s issues discusses the state of post-troop withdrawal in Afghanistan as well as the role of women in peace talks with the Taliban. Read more »

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Zoobiquity

Thu, Jun 28 2012 - 6:00pm

Zoobiquity

Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, Cardiologist, UCLA Medical Center; Co-author, Zoobiquity
Kathryn Bowers, Science writer; Co-author, Zoobiquity Read more »

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Connected Health: How Technology is Revolutionizing Healthcare

Tue, Jun 26 2012 - 6:00pm

Connected Health: How Technology Is Revolutionizing Health Care

This program is postponed

Jody Ranck, Analyst, mHealth Alliance,UN Foundation and IntraHealth International; Principal Investigator, Public Health Institute; Author, Connected Health

In conversation with Scott Stropkay,Co-founder, Essential

Mobiles, big data, the Internet and social media are the early stages of a new algorithmic revolution that offers the opportunity to transform health systems. Read more »

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The Sky Did Not Fall: Life After the Repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell

Mon, Jun 25 2012 - 6:00pm

The Sky Did not Fall: Life After the Repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell

Ty Walrod, co-founder OutServe Col.
Stewart Borhoft, US Army (Ret.)
Capt. M. Matthew Phelps, USMC

American military personnel have continued their professional defense of America with no disruption after the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell. Active duty troops report that the situation is normal now that there is open service for lesbians and gays in the military. Read more »

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Dr. Ossama Hassanein: Tech Wadi

Mon, Jun 25 2012 - 12:00pm

Tech Wadi

Dr. Ossama Hassanein, Chair, Tech Wadi, BDNA Corp in Silicon Valley and Echovox in Geneva
Dina Ibrahim, Ph.D.,  Associate Professor of Broadcast Communication Arts, SFSU - Moderator

Dr. Hassanein is an international entrepreneur and venture capitalist, in addition to serving as a mentor and lecturer. He will discuss Tech Wadi, a nonprofit organization building bridges between the U.S. and the Middle East and North Africa to promote entrepreneurship, innovation and economic development. Dr. Read more »

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