March 2011

The Arts: A Medium for Peace

Jewelle Gomez, Poet; Novelist; Playwright
Michael Morgan, Symphony Conductor
Arisika Razak, Dancer/Choreographer; Chair, Women’s Spirituality Dept., CIIS
Brad Erickson, Executive Director, Theatre Bay Area Read more »

Visions of Cuba

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Bobbie Rabinowitz, Social Worker; Labor Activist

Get an inside look at a culturally rich but politically and economically struggling country. Rabinowitz will present a slide show with commentary about her most recent trip to Cuba last year. Rabinowitz has been to Cuba 10 times since 1974, as a volunteer and as part of health care, labor and cultural programs. Her intriguing photos offer an intimate look at Cuba and Cubans today. Read more »

The Plundered Planet

Paul Collier, Professor of Economics, Oxford University

Collier charts a course between unchecked profiteering on the one hand and environmental romanticism on the other to offer what he says are realistic and sustainable solutions to dauntingly complex issues. Come hear about a way forward that could avoid the mismanagement of the natural world that threatens our future.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on May 5, 2010.

How Successful Women Lead

Joanna Barsh, Executive, McKinsey and Company; Author, How Remarkable Women Lead: The Breakthrough Model for Work and Life
Susie Cranston, Executive, McKinsey and Company; Author, How Remarkable Women Lead: The Breakthrough Model for Work and Life Read more »

Akiva Tor: Middle East Peacemaking, the Iranian Crisis and U.S.-Israel Relations (6/10/10)

 Middle East Peacemaking, the Iranian Crisis and U.S.-Israel Relations

Akiva Tor, Consul General for Israel, Pacific Northwest Region

John Diaz, Editorial Page Editor, San Francisco Chronicle - Moderator Read more »

Communicating Terrorism

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Joseph Tuman, Professor of Political and Legal Communications, San Francisco State University; Political Analyst; Author

Nominated for an Emmy for his political analysis, Tuman brings his celebrated explanatory power to The Club to share his knowledge of terrorism with an emphasis on the Middle East. He has taught and conducted research for more than 20 years, published several articles and books, and has been an expert on radio and network TV, including CNN, BBC and ABC. Read more »

Old Solutions for New Problems: The Relevance of Traditional Chinese Medicine Today

John Nieters, Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine; Certified in Integrated Diabetes Care, Xin Hua Hospital Read more »

Menopause Demystified: Cutting-Edge Information for Making Informed Decisions

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Marcia Stefanick, Ph.D., Professor (Research) of Medicine, Stanford Prevention Research
Shiroko Sokitch, M.D., Marin County Doctor
Nancy Milliken, M.D., Director, UCSF Women’s Health - Moderator Read more »

Globalizing the Culture War

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Rev. Kapya Kaoma, Project Director, Political Research Associates; Anglican Priest from Zambia Leading Churches in Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts
Sandip Roy, Editor, New America Media - Moderator Read more »