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Mike Farrell: "Death Penalty Focus"

Mon, Nov 7 2011 - 5:15pm

Death Penalty Focus

Mike Farrell, Actor; Human Rights Activist

While most know him as Captain B.J. Hunnicutt from the hit television series "M*A*S*H," Farrell has been a fierce advocate for progressive political causes for decades, using his celebrity to speak out on important human rights issues. In this capacity he has served as a board member for Human Rights Watch, and he has been the president of Death Penalty Focus for more than 15 years. Read more »

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Robert A. Scott: Scholasticism and the Design of the Medieval Gothic Cathedral

Wed, Nov 2 2011 - 6:00pm

Scholasticism and the Design of the Medieval Gothic Cathedral

Note new date! Rescheduled from November 2 to January 9

Robert A. Scott, Author, The Gothic Enterprise

Monday Night Philosophy explores how ideas shape influential architecture. The design of the great gothic cathedrals of Medieval Europe is characterized by geometric regularity. Read more »

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Stocking Up: How the Grocer and Consumer Can Take Back Food Choice

Wed, Nov 2 2011 - 6:00pm

Stocking Up: How the Grocer and Consumer Can Take Back Food Choice

Sam Mogannam, Owner, Bi-Rite Market, San Francisco
Rex Stewart, Founder and Owner, New Leaf Markets, South Bay Region
Michael May, Owner, Harvest Hills Market
Naomi Starkman, Food Policy Media Consultant – Moderator

What is the grocer’s role in feeding our society? Why are highly processed and packaged foods cheaper than an apple? Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Oct 31 2011 - 5:30pm

Middle East Discussion Group

Make your voice heard in an enriching, provocative and fun discussion with fellow Club members as you weigh in on events shaping the face of the Middle East. Each month, the Middle East Member-Led Forum hosts an informal roundtable discussion on a topic frequently suggested by recent headlines.  After a brief introduction, the floor will be open for discussion. All interested members are encouraged to attend. Read more »

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Transforming Terror

Thu, Oct 27 2011 - 6:00pm

Transforming Terror: Remembering the Soul of the World

This program is cancelled

Susan Griffin, Co-editor, Transforming Terror; Author, A Chorus of Stones
Karin Carrington, Co-editor, Transforming Terror; Professor of Depth Psychology, Pacifica Institute and JFK University
Howard Teich, Author, The Psychology of Light: Healing the Divided Soul
Rebecca Solnit, Author, Savage Dreams
Micha Read more »

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Business Success through Understanding Invisible Dynamics

Wed, Oct 26 2011 - 6:00pm

Business Success Through Understanding Invisible Dynamics

This program is postponed

Malidoma Some, Ph.D., International Speaker and initiated elder in his village in Dano, Burkina Faso. Read more »

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Paula Wolfert: The Food of Morocco

Wed, Oct 26 2011 - 12:00pm

The Food of Morocco

Paula Wolfert, Cookbook Author
In conversation with Patricia Unterman, Restaurateur; Food Writer; Chef

Wolfert has had a lifelong commitment to the traditional foodways of Morocco. Her classic cookbook, Couscous and Other Good Food from Morocco, remains in print after an astounding 40 years. Now, in The Food of Morocco, she presents a definitive guide to Moroccan food, drawing on today’s more accessible ingredients. Read more »

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Elliott S. Fisher: Achieving a Sustainable Health-Care System

Tue, Oct 25 2011 - 6:00pm

Achieving a Sustainable Health-Care System: What Might We Do?

Elliott S. Fisher, M.D., MPH, Professor of Medicine and Professor of Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School

In medical care, is more always better? Dr. Fisher calls this widely held assumption into question. Read more »

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Misha Glenny: Cybercrime

Tue, Oct 25 2011 - 12:00pm

Misha Glenny: Cybercrime

Author; Journalist; Visiting Professor, London School of Economics

Governments and the private sector are losing billions of dollars a year fighting an ever-morphing, often invisible and very smart new breed of criminal. Intrepid investigative reporter Glenny gives an edge-of-your-seat account of a new form of crime spawned by the digital world. He has traveled the world speaking with members of military and intelligence communities, police, politicians, lawyers and with the hackers themselves and their victims. Read more »

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Gayle Geary: Let's Make Aging Amazing! A New Approach to Aging in San Francisco

Mon, Oct 24 2011 - 5:15pm

Let’s Make Aging Amazing: A New Approach to Aging in San Francisco

Gayle Geary, Founder, Member and Board President, San Francisco Village

Are you weighing options about where to live and how to meet your wants and needs as you age? With the village movement, we now have the ability to grow older in the homes we love with all the services we need, says Geary. Villages are grassroots, membership organizations; there are more than 50 in operation. Read more »

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