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India Calling: An Intimate Portrait of a Nation's Remaking

Tue, Jan 18 2011 - 6:00pm

India Calling: An Intimate Portrait of a Nation’s Remaking

Anand Giridharadas, Journalist; Author, India Calling; Columnist, The New York Times Read more »

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Arts, Activism and Creativity

Thu, Jan 13 2011 - 6:00pm

Arts, Activism and Creativity

This program is postponed

Lee Bycel, Executive Director, Redford Center

Bycel brings a wealth of unique experiences to his work at the Redford Center. Founded by Robert Redford, the center’s mission is to inspire positive social, environmental and humanitarian change through creativity, education and empowerment and to address contemporary challenges in honest, open and bold ways. Read more »

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Moving beyond lip service for sustainable water

Wed, Jan 12 2011 - 6:00pm

Moving Beyond Lip Service for Sustainable Water

Marla Smith-Nilson, Founder and Executive Director, Water 1st International

Smith-Nilson believes the international aid community has mostly failed to find a workable way to help the 2.5 billion people who lack access to safe water and a toilet.  She has overseen the implementation of over 450 community water and sanitation projects wolrdwide. Read more »

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It's All About Cookies

Tue, Jan 11 2011 - 6:00pm

It’s All About Cookies

Alice Medrich, Baker; Cookbook Author, Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy Melt-in-Your-Mouth Cookies

Medrich is often referred to as the First Lady of Chocolate – and for good reason. She introduced us to chocolate truffles in 1976 at her Bay Area dessert shop chain Cocolat and has written numerous award-winning cookbooks about chocolate. Lucky for us, she has turned her prodigious baking skills to cookies. Read more »

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World Energy, Water and Food

Mon, Jan 10 2011 - 6:00pm

World Energy, Water and Food

Lynn R. Wallis, Retired Director of Public Affairs and Media Relations, GE Energy

If the crisis resulting from energy and water shortages continues, the world faces an ugly process of de-development, says Wallis. Providing the food necessary to supply the growing world population will require significantly more energy and water to improve food yields from the available arable land. For example, it requires the energy equivalent of one half glass of diesel fuel to produce a glass of milk. Read more »

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The Art of Living Black: Artworks by Karin Turner and Dr. Ajuan Mance

Mon, Jan 10 2011 - 10:00am

The Art of Living Black: Artworks by Karin Turner and Ajuan Mance

This year, The Commonwealth Club celebrates Black History Month with an exhibition of paintings that address the issues of race and gender. Artist Turner and Ajuan Mance, artist, writer and professor, are both Bay Area women of African descent. Read more »

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Art as Context

Mon, Jan 3 2011 - 6:00pm

Art as Context

Kara Cohen, Recent Philosophy Graduate

Monday Night Philosophy explores aesthetics through the eyes of a recent philosophy graduate. Cohen will review the major milestones in the history of aesthetics, including Plato’s and Kant’s observations, and will suggest that art exists through its context. Cohen will also briefly speak about what it is like to be a student of philosophy in contemporary society. Read more »

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"Crime and Punishment"

Mon, Jan 3 2011 - 5:30pm

"Crime and Punishment"

In our book discussion program, we will discuss Fyodor Dostoevsky's classic tale of guilt and redemption, Crime and Punishment.

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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Middle East Planning Meeting

Mon, Dec 20 2010 - 5:30pm
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Man-Made Clouds: Global Solution or Unintended Consequences?

Tue, Dec 7 2010 - 6:00pm

Man-made Clouds: Global Solution, or Unintended Consequences?

This program is postponed

Mark Z. Read more »

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