September 2013

Moving Forward on the Hill: A Conversation with Jared Huffman & Tom Peters

Wed, Nov 6 2013 - 7:00pm

The Commonwealth Club and the Marin Community Foundation present Marin Conversations, a monthly conversation between Marin personalities and subject matter experts on important social issues.

Congressman Jared Huffman has represented the 2nd District since January 2013. He sits on the Budget and Natural Resources committees. He will share his insights and experiences to date with Marin Community Foundation's CEO Dr. Tom Peters. Read more »

Living with Apex Predators: A Conversation with Peter Coyote

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Wed, Oct 2 2013 - 7:00pm

The Commonwealth Club and the Marin Community Foundation present Marin Conversations, a monthly conversation between Marin personalities and subject matter experts on important social issues. Read more »

James of All Trades: An Evening with James Franco

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Sun, Oct 27 2013 - 6:30pm

In conversation with Jordan Bass, Executive Editor, McSweeney's Read more »

Grazing, Grass and Gas

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Thu, Oct 3 2013 - 6:00pm

Pete Geddes, Managing Director, American Prairie Reserve
Kristine Tompkins, Founder and President, Conservacion Patagonica, Former CEO, Patagonia
Whendee Silver, Professor of Environmental Science, UC Berkeley

Forests are often at the center of conversations about using natural systems to capture and store carbon pollution, but research shows grasslands and prairies are similarly important. How they are managed can potentially have a big impact on storing greenhouse gases so they don’t enter the atmosphere. Read more »

Humanities West Book Discussion: Count Belisarius by Robert Graves

Wed, Mar 12 2014 - 5:30pm

The sixth century was not a peaceful time for the Roman empire and its capital, Constantinople. Read more »

Humanities West Book Discussion: The Alexiad by Anna Komnene

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Wed, Feb 5 2014 - 5:30pm

Written between 1143 and 1153 by the daughter of Byzantine Emperor Alexios I Komnenos, The Alexiad is one of the most popular and revealing primary sources in the vast canon of medieval literature. Read more »

Ken Walsh, Chief White House Correspondent, US News and World Report

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Fri, Nov 22 2013 - 12:00pm

Ken Walsh, Chief White House Correspondent, U.S. News and World Report; Author, Prisoners of the White House

President Obama calls it the White House “bubble.” Bill Clinton referred to it as “the crown jewel of the federal penitentiary system.” The nation’s presidents often lose touch with the country when trapped behind that dignified façade. Walsh will discuss how presidents manage to either break out or remain isolated. Read more »

Robert Reich: Inequality for All

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Wed, Nov 20 2013 - 6:00pm

Robert Reich, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley; Former Secretary of Labor

Time magazine named Reich one of the 10 most effective Cabinet secretaries of the 20th century. He is a founding editor of the American Prospect magazine and chairman of Common Cause. Come hear his provocative thoughts on the future of the U.S. economy.

Note: Photo by Michael Collopy

Stephen Kinzer: Dull, Duller, Dulles: Cold War Roots of Today's World Crises

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Fri, Nov 15 2013 - 12:00pm

Stephen Kinzer, Former Correspondent, The New York Times; Author, The Brothers

Joseph Tuman, Professor of Political and Legal Communications, San Francisco State University; Political Analyst, CBS 5 TV – Moderator Read more »