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Salma Arastu: A merging of Islamic and Hindu Traditions

Mon, Aug 22 2011 - 6:00pm

Sacred Heritage: A Merging of Islamic and Hindu Traditions

Salma Arastu, Artist; Author

Michael Pappas, Executive Director, SF Interfaith Council - Moderator

Renowned Indian-born Muslim artist Arastu speaks to the contemporary relation of religion to art. In conjunction with her art exhibit at the SF Club office beginning July 15, she will share the inspiration for her imagery, a blending of spirituality, Islamic values and beauty in modern culture. Read more »

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Rafiq Dossani: Muslims of India - Their Politics, Identity and Economy

Wed, Aug 10 2011 - 6:00pm

Muslims of India: Their Politics, Identity and Economy

Rafiq Dossani, Ph.D.; Author; Senior Research Scholar, Stanford University Read more »

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India's Economic Growth - What Can We Expect?

Thu, Aug 11 2011 - 6:00pm

India’s Economic Growth: What Can We Expect?

Nirvikar Singh, Ph.D., Professor of Economics, UC Santa Cruz; Author; Member of an Advisory Group to the Finance Minister of India on G-20 matters Read more »

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Minal Hajratwala: Leaving India - My Family's Journey from Five Villages to Five Continents

Thu, Aug 25 2011 - 6:00pm

India and Her Fragments: Migrations from Old to New Worlds

Minal Hajratwala, Author Read more »

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Navi Radjou: INDOvation - India's Rise as an Innovation Superpower

Wed, Aug 31 2011 - 6:00pm

INDOvation: India’s Rise as an Innovation Superpower

Navi Radjou, Independent Consultant and Fellow, Cambridge Judge Business School; Former Executive Director, Centre for India & Global Business, University of Cambridge Read more »

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The Roses of Pasadena: Art, Food, and Entrepreneurial Women

Fri, Sep 17 2010 - 9:00am

The Roses of Pasadena:
Art, Food, and Entrepreneurial Women
 

September 17-19, 2010

Sitting at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains, Pasadena has played a key role in California’s history. In 1886, it became the second incorporated city in Southern California after Los Angeles. Today, it is an upscale community with a thriving arts, cultural, and entertainment scene, best known for the Tournament of Roses Parade that takes place every New Year's Day. Read more »

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The Taste for Civilization

Tue, Aug 31 2010 - 6:00pm

The Taste for Civilization

Janet A. Flammang, Professor and Chair of Political Science, Santa Clara University; Author, The Taste for Civilization: Food, Politics, and Civil Society

The recent deterioration of family mealtime traditions raises questions about the concomitant lack of civility in America’s political and civil discourse. Are our dining rooms the fundamental education foundation of our civility? Read more »

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Adventures of a Woman Who Rows Across the Oceans

Mon, Aug 30 2010 - 6:00pm

Adventures of a Woman Who Rows Across the Oceans

Roz Savage, Rower; Environmental Activist; Blogger, Rozsavage.com 

This event has been cancelled.

Savage set out on April 19 to cross the Pacific Ocean from California to Australia in a 23-foot rowboat, the third leg of her greater quest. The first leg was dedicated to ocean pollution, while the second leg focused on climate change. Read more »

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The Status of Women in Technology: the Ongoing Challenges of Retention and Advancement

Wed, Aug 25 2010 - 6:00pm

The Status of Women in Technology: The Ongoing Challenges of Retention and Advancement

Caroline Simard, Ph.D., Vice President of Research and Executive Programs, Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology

While the ascent of women has been a reality in many spheres of society, change has been uncharacteristically slow in the realm of high technology. Yet technology is omnipresent in our lives and a major driver of economic growth. Read more »

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Jackie Speier: What Is a Woman Worth?

Tue, Aug 24 2010 - 6:00pm

What Is a Woman Worth?

Jackie Speier, Member of Congress, (D-CA)
Jan Yanehiro, Director of Multimedia Communications, Academy of Art University; Broadcast Journalist - Moderator

With more than 20 years in national, state and local political work, Speier has set precedents for women and what they are worth in creating state and national politics and policies. Read more »

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