Member-Led Forum

Past event

Portofino Souvenir

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Tue, May 17 2016 - 6:00pm

Jojo Capece, Author, Portofino Souvenir

Jojo Capece returns to the Club to speak about Portofino Souvenir, her third novel. Set in magnificent Portofino, Italy, Jojo's latest focuses on la dolce vita, marriage Italian-style, millions and billions of laundered Euros, confiscated art and intrigue. Embedded in the novel is the true story of Countess Francesca Agusta, one of Europe's wealthiest women, whose mysterious death illuminates the truth that being one of the 1 percent can be deadly.

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Explore the World from The Commonwealth Club

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Mon, May 16 2016 - 5:00pm

All interested Club members are welcome to attend our bimonthly, one-hour planning meetings of the International Relations Member-Led Forum. We focus on Europe, Latin America, Africa and worldwide topics. Join us to discuss current international issues and plan programs for the rest of 2016.

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Private Docent Tour of Oscar de la Renta: the Retrospective

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Sat, May 14 2016 - 2:45pm

This world-premiere retrospective celebrates the life and career of one of the world’s most influential fashion designers. Including more than 130 pieces produced over five decades, the garments are organized into thematic sections: early work; Spanish, Eastern, Russian and garden influences; daywear and eveningwear; and ball gowns and red carpet ensembles. Read more »

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Rereading The Federalist in the 21st Century

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Fri, May 13 2016 - 12:00pm

Sanford Levinson, Professor of Government and the John Garwood and W. St. John Garwood Jr. Centennial Chair in Law, University of Texas-Austin; Author, An Argument Open to All: Rereading The Federalist in the 21st Century Read more »

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Creating Quality of Life in a Sustainable Global Economy

Image - Clair Brown
Thu, May 12 2016 - 6:00pm

Maximilian Auffhammer, Ph.D., George Pardee Jr. Professor in Sustainable Development, Associate Dean of Social Sciences, University of California Berkeley
Clair Brown, Ph.D., Professor of the Graduate School, Economics; Director, Center for Work, Technology, and Society, University of California Berkeley
Maria Kei Oldiges, Candidate, Master of Development Practice, College of Natural Resources, University of California, Berkeley; Formerly Development Associate and Executive Assistant, Presidio Graduate School Read more »

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Stop Elder Fraud: Seniors and the Law

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Wed, May 11 2016 - 5:15pm

David G. Knitter, Attorney

David Knitter marks the month of May as Abuse Prevention Month for Seniors and Vulnerable Persons by presenting a program based on their informative "Seniors & the Law" guide. The program also will include how the state bar can help protect consumers who have a problem with their lawyers, a problem that can be of particular concern to the elderly and their adult children.

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Lecture-demonstration: The Gamelan Degung Ensemble of West Java

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Wed, May 11 2016 - 12:00pm

Henry Spiller, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Music, University of California Davis
UC Davis Gamelan Ensemble, with guest artist Burhan Sukarma Read more »

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Spain in Our Hearts

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Mon, May 9 2016 - 6:00pm

Adam Hochschild, Author, Spain in Our Hearts Read more »

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Longevity Explorers Discussion Group: Better Aging. You. Your Parents.

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Mon, May 9 2016 - 2:00pm

This regular discussion group explores new and emerging solutions to the challenges of growing older. Not only will we be uncovering interesting new products at the intersection of aging and technology, we also will be conducting a series of ongoing deep-dive discussions into topics such as brain health, apps for seniors, hearing and wearables for seniors. The results of our discussions will be shared with a larger community of older adults interested in improving their quality of life through our partner in this initiative, Tech-enhanced Life, PBC. Read more »

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Food Addiction 2.0

Image - Robert Lustig
Mon, May 9 2016 - 12:00pm

Michael Prager, Author, Fat Boy Thin Man
Nicole Avena, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Florida
Robert H. Lustig, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology, UCSF
Eric Stice, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, Oregon Research Institute
Vera Ingrid Tarman, MD., MSc., FCEP, CASAM, Medical Director, Renascent
Elissa Epel, Ph.D., Associate Professor, UCSF Department of Psychiatry Read more »

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