October 2012

Kim Silverman: The Science of Magic

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Mon, Oct 29 2012 - 7:00pm

Making Magic Meaningful: Where Science and Magic Interact

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Kim Silverman, Ph.D., Principal Research Scientist, Apple; President, the Society of American Magicians

A research scientist as well as a magician, Silverman draws on his background in science, technology and cognitive psychology to take magic from mere "tricks" to creating something scientifically meaningful.  He will discuss the interaction between science and magic, demonstr Read more »

California Cuisine and Just Food

Tue, Oct 30 2012 - 7:45pm

California Cuisine and Just Food

Sally Fairfax, Henry J. Read more »

Ira Shapiro: Recapturing Courage and Statesmanship in American Politics

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Wed, Oct 31 2012 - 12:00pm

Ira Shapiro: Recapturing Courage and Statesmanship in American Politics

This program is cancelled

Ira Shapiro, Former General Counsel and Ambassador, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Clinton Administration; Veteran U.S. Senate Staff Member; Author, The Last Great Senate: Courage And Statesmanship in Times of Crisis

Journalists have called the U.S. Read more »

After Mandela: The Struggle for Freedom in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Thu, Nov 15 2012 - 12:00pm

After Mandela: The Struggle for Freedom in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Douglas Foster, Author, After Mandela: the Struggle for Freedom in Post-Apartheid South Africa; Associate Professor, Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism

Foster provides a sobering portrait of a country caught between a democratic future and a political meltdown. Read more »

North Beach Walking Tour #10

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Thu, Jan 10 2013 - 2:00pm

North Beach Walking Tour

Join another Commonwealth Club Neighborhood Adventure! Explore vibrant North Beach with Rick Evans during a two-hour walk through this neighborhood with a colorful past, where food, culture, history and unexpected views all intersect in an Italian “urban village.” In addition to learning about Beat generation hangouts, you’ll discover authentic Italian cathedrals and coffee shops. Read more »

Why Free Trade Doesn't Work

Thu, Jan 17 2013 - 6:00pm

Why Free Trade Doesn’t Work

Ian Fletcher, Author, Free Trade Doesn’t Work; Senior Economist, Coalition for a Prosperous America

Free trade is one of the sacred cows in American economic policy. But as our $500 billion a year trade deficit continues, people are asking whether it deserves this status. The principles of economics that underlie free trade are controversial, and some of the most recent economic models question its soundness as policy. Read more »

Dr. Otis Brawley:Fighting Patient Mistreatment in America

Mon, Oct 29 2012 - 6:00pm

Dr. Otis Brawley: Fighting Patient Mistreatment in America

Otis Brawley, Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President, American Cancer Society; Co-author, How We Do Harm: A Doctor Breaks Ranks About Being Sick in America

Lisa Aliferis, KQED Health Editor - Moderator Read more »