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Ralph Richard Banks: Marriage in the 21st Century

Mon, Feb 13 2012 - 6:00pm

Marriage in the 21st Century

SOLD OUT; Wait-list below.

Ralph Richard Banks, Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of Law, Stanford Law School; Author, Is Marriage for White People? How the African American Marriage Decline Affects Everyone

On the eve of Valentine’s Day, Monday Night Philosophy wades into controversial waters about the institution of marriage. How important is it to society and culture? Read more »

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Dimitar Sasselov: The Life of Super-Earths

Wed, Feb 8 2012 - 6:00pm

Dimitar Sasselov: The Life of Super-Earths

Professor of Astronomy at Harvard University; Founder and Director, Harvard Origins of Life Initiative

The discovery of a new Earth, or other world, may be in our future, says Sasselov. But a truly "alien" life form is more likely to emerge from our planet's natural environment or in a petri dish at a research lab. In the past year, we have witnessed unprecedented breakthroughs in the seemingly unrelated fields of synthetic biology and exo-planetary astronomy. Read more »

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Empowerment and Dementia: How Best to Engage Those with Memory and Behavioral Challenges

Tue, Feb 7 2012 - 5:15pm
Empowerment and Dementia: How Best to Engage Those with Memory and Behavioral Challenges

Jane Mahakian,
Ph.D., President/Founder, Aging Matters, Inc.
Cathy Murphy, Owner, Home Instead Senior Care San Francisco

Through Aging Matters, Mahakian’s basic principles of care involve promoting self-esteem and independence above all. She will discuss how to help promote emotional well-being of older persons with memory impairment through self-empowerment and validation.
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"Solar" by Ian McEwan

Mon, Feb 6 2012 - 5:30pm

Solar by Ian McEwan


We will be discussing a work of contemporary fiction, Ian McEwan's Solar , for our book discussion. Solar is an engrossing and satirical novel that focuses on climate change, focusing on one man’s ambitions and self-deceptions. The author will not be attending this discussion.

MLF: San Francisco Book Discussion
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. Read more »

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Dr. Jennifer Berger Garvey: Developing Leaders For A Complex World

Fri, Feb 3 2012 - 12:00pm

Developing Leaders for a Complex World

Dr. Jennifer Berger Garvey, Partner, Cultivating Leadership; Author, Changing on the Job

How can we address the shortage of real wisdom and leadership in organizations and develop people who are more sophisticated, thoughtful, and nuanced? Read more »

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Humanities West Book Discussion: The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Wed, Feb 1 2012 - 5:30pm

Humanities West Book Discussion: The Brothers Karamazov, by Fyodor Dostoevsky


Join us to discuss Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov, with one eye on the Jungian archetypes on display in this Russian classic. The discussion will be moderated by Denise Schickel. Needless to say, the author will not be present.

MLF: Humanities
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. discussion
Cost: FREE
Program Organizer:
George Hammond   

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David Zetland: California's Water Future

Wed, Feb 1 2012 - 12:00pm

California’s Water Future

David Zetland, Author, The End of Abundance: Economic Solutions to Water Scarcity

How should California manage its water in the future and which incentives will motivate the biggest changes in conservation and agricultural efficiency? Which water policies and practices have backfired? Join water economist David Zetland for a fresh perspective on how we can manage our most precious resource in the 21st century and what we can learn from past mistakes. Read more »

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Dan Roam: What to Do When Words Don't Work

Tue, Jan 31 2012 - 6:00pm

What to Do When Words Don’t Work

Dan Roam, Founder and President, Digital Roam Inc.; Author, The Back of the Napkin and Blah, Blah, Blah: What to Do When Words Don’t Work Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Jan 30 2012 - 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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Women and the Arab Spring

Fri, Jan 27 2012 - 12:00pm

Women and the Arab Spring

Laila El Sissi, Memoirist, Out of Alexandria
Aidah Aliyah Rasheed, Student, MFA, California College of the Arts
Annick Wibben, Ph.D., International Politics, specializes in Security Studies and Feminist International Relations, University of San Francisco; Author, Feminist Security Studies
Dina Ibrahim, Ph.D., Journalism; Associate Professor, San Francisco State University- Moderator    Read more »

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