Enjoy another Commonwealth Club Neighborhood Adventure. Join Rick Evans for a memorable midday walk and discover the history and mysteries of Chinatown. Explore colorful alleys and side streets. Visit a Taoist temple, an herbal store, the site of the first public school in the state, and the famous Fortune Cookie Factory. Read more »
Living in Truth: The Life and Work of Vaclav Havel
Jane L. Curry, Political Science Professor, Santa Clara University Steven Boyd Saum, Editor, Santa Clara Magazine
As a writer and political leader, Havel advocated using truth and love to combat oppression. He went from being a dissident in prison to negotiating the end of communism in Czechoslovakia in the Velvet Revolution. He served as president of Czechoslovakia and later the Czech Republic. Read more »
Margaret Hamburg, FDA Chief: How Smart Regulation Supports Public Health and Private Enterprise
Margaret Hamburg, M.D., Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration Susan Desmond-Hellmann, M.D., M.P.H., UCSF Chancellor; Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor – Moderator
FDA chief Hamburg has been tasked with the difficult job of protecting the public health by ensuring the safety of everything we we consume and by helping to promote the innovation it takes to prepare ou Read more »
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 Location: SF Club Office Time: 5:30 p.m. discussion Cost: FREE Program Organizer: George Hammond
Enjoy another Commonwealth Club Neighborhood Adventure. Join Rick Evans for a memorable midday walk and discover the history and mysteries of Chinatown. Explore colorful alleys and side streets. Visit a Taoist temple, an herbal store and the famous Fortune Cookie Factory. There is a short break for a tea sample during the tour. Read more »
Suzanne Braun Levine: Reinventing Love, Intimacy, and Sex After Fifty
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Author, HOW WE LOVE NOW: Sex and the New Intimacy in Second Adulthood
No generation before ours has had the prospect of looking ahead to a second adulthood as long as the first. So the question "What Will I Do With the Rest Of My Life?" leaves us elated – and dazed and confused. We know that there must be love, but what does love mean now? Read more »
Explore San Francisco’s Financial District with historian Rick Evans and learn the history and stories behind some of our city’s remarkable structures, streets, and public squares. Hear about the famous architects that influenced the building of San Francisco after the 1906 Earthquake. Discover hard-to-find rooftop gardens, Art Deco lobbies, unique open spaces, and historic landmarks. This is a tour for locals, with hidden gems you can only find on foot! Read more »