February 2011

Video Stars Tell All: Pathways to Fame & Fortune

Wed, Mar 9 2011 - 7:00pm

Video Stars Tell All: Pathways to Fame and Fortune

Jim Louderback, CEO, Revision3
David Prager, CEO, Revision3 & Producer, Diggnation
Tara Long, Host, Destructoid
Dan Brown, Host, Dan 3.0
Jack Conte, Recording Artist, Pomplamoose
Martine Paris, Marketing Manager, Electronic Arts - Moderator Read more »

The Patterns in Our Personalities

Mon, Mar 7 2011 - 6:00pm

The Patterns in Our Personalities

George Hammond, Author, Rational Idealism and Conversations with Socrates

Monday Night Philosophy explores our emotions, desires and attitudes, which are littered with illusions but have a substantial base in reality as well.  Hammond cuts through the complications to the core principles that drive our personalities in their (more successful than usually noticed) pursuit of happiness and avoidance of pain.

MLF: Humanities
SF Club Office
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Ground Level:A soldier's 15-Month Journey in Afghanistan

Fri, Mar 4 2011 - 10:00am

Mar 04 – May 13

Ground Level: A Soldier’s 15-Month Journey in Afghanistan
Photographs by Jeremiah Ridgeway

While serving in the Afghan war, 21-year-old Jeremiah (Jeb) Ridgeway documented the daily lives of his combat unit with a camera brought from home. Ridgeway will be speaking at The Club on March 10.

MLF: Arts
SF Club Office
Time: Regular Club business hours
Cost: FREE
Program Organizer:
Lynn Curtis

Ground Level: A soldier's 15 month Journey in Afghanistan

Thu, Mar 10 2011 - 6:00pm

Ground Level: A Soldier’s 15-Month Journey in Afghanistan

Jeremiah “Jeb” Ridgeway, Former Soldier; Photographer

Ridgeway recounts his experiences as a combat arms soldier and speaks about his published work of photographs, currently on exhibit in the Club office. Along with his personal story, he will be discussing the complex situations facing American men and women serving in Afghanistan and will address his transformation from soldier to student. Read more »

Charles Ferguson - Inside Job

Wed, Mar 2 2011 - 6:00pm

Inside Job, Academy Award Winner for Best Documentary (Feature)

Charles Ferguson, Documentary Filmmaker, Inside Job and No End in Sight

Adam Lashinsky, Senior Editor at Large, Fortune magazine - Moderator

This event is sold out

Come hear from the filmmaker of this year's Academy Award-winning best documentary feature film. Could the global economic meltdown of the last few years have been prevented? Read more »

Dwight D. Eisenhower: Applying the Founding Principles of the Commonwealth Club of California

Dwight D. Eisenhower, President of the United States, 1953 - 1961

President Eisenhower applies the founding principles of the Commonwealth Club of California to contemporary international relations and cooperation.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience in San Francisco, California on October 20, 1960.

All Things Shining

Mon, Mar 7 2011 - 12:00pm

All Things Shining

Hubert Dreyfus, Professor of Philosophy, UC Berkeley; Co-author, All Things Shining
Sean Dorrance Kelly, Chair of Department of Philosophy, Harvard University; Co-author, All Things Shining

Dreyfus and Kelly will explore the unrelenting flow of choices confronting us, and the absence in our culture of clear ways to choose. Read more »

Financial Crisis Report: Phil Angelides

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Thu, Mar 3 2011 - 6:00pm

The Financial Crisis Inquiry Report:  Findings and Ramifications

Phil Angelides, Chair, Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission; Former Treasurer, State of California

Mary Cranston, Senior Partner, Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw, Pittman;  Past Chair, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors - Moderator

In the wake of the most significant financial crisis since the Great Depression, the president signed into law on May 20, 2009, the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act of 2009, creating the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commissio Read more »

Addressing the Legacy of Agent Orange in Vietnam

Fri, Feb 25 2011 - 12:00pm

Addressing the Legacy of Agent Orange in Vietnam

Bob Edgar, President and CEO, Common Cause
Charles R. Bailey, Director, Ford Foundation Special Initiative on Agent Orange/Dioxin

Wars don’t end when the guns fall silent. Thirty-five years after the end of the Vietnam War, the legacy of Agent Orange - dioxin contaminated soils and a heavy burden of disability on people in Vietnam as well as on American veterans - continues to be a challenge. Read more »

Humanities West Book Discussion: The Arts of Intimacy by Jerrilynn Dodds

Wed, Mar 2 2011 - 5:30pm

Humanities West Book Discussion: The Arts of Intimacy, by Jerrilynn Dodds

Join us to discuss The Arts of Intimacy: Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Making of Castilian Culture, by Jerrilynn Dodds, which explores the literature, language, art and architecture of the relatively tolerant Castilian culture. The discussion will be moderated by Lynn Harris. 

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