October 2013

Yosemite Rim Fire Spring 2014 Forecast: Repair, Restore and Renew

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Thu, Jan 9 2014 - 6:00pm

Michael Carlin, Deputy General Manager, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Larry Cope, Director of Economic Development, Tuolumne County Economic Development Authority
Joe Litehiser, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Bechtel Corp.; President, Friends of Camp Mather
John Amodio, Member, Tuolumne River Trust Board of Directors  Read more »

Orville Schell: The Rise of China

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Mon, Feb 3 2014 - 6:00pm

Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director, Center on U.S.-China Relations, Asia Society; Former Dean and Professor, UC Berkeley; Co-author, Wealth and Power: China’s Long March to the Twenty-First Century; T Read more »

Scott Carroll: Conciliation Biology

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Thu, Jan 30 2014 - 6:00pm

An Approach to Conservation that Reconciles Past, Present and Future Landscapes in Nature

Scott Carroll, Ph.D., Founding Director, Institute for Contemporary Evolution and Department of Entomology, UC Davis Read more »

Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee: The Second Machine Age

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Tue, Jan 28 2014 - 6:00pm

Erik Brynjolfsson, Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School of Management; Director, MIT Center for Digital Business; Co-author, The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies; Twitter @erikbryn Read more »

Middle East Discussion Group

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Mon, Jan 27 2014 - 5:30pm
Make your voice heard in an enriching, provocative and fun discussion with fellow Club members as you weigh in on events shaping the face of the Middle East. Each month, the Middle East Member-Led Forum hosts an informal roundtable discussion on a topic frequently suggested by recent headlines. This month topics will include Afghanistan and Iraq.

Middle East Discussion Group

Sun, Jan 27 2013 - 5:30pm

Make your voice heard in an enriching, provocative and fun discussion with fellow Club members as you weigh in on events shaping the face of the Middle East. Each month, the Middle East Member-Led Forum hosts an informal roundtable discussion on a topic frequently suggested by recent headlines.  After a brief introduction, the floor will be open for discussion. All interested members are encouraged to attend. There will also be a brief planning session. Read more »

Russian Hill Walking Tour

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Thu, Jan 23 2014 - 1:45pm

Join a more active Commonwealth Club Neighborhood Adventure! Russian Hill is a magical area with secret gardens and amazing views. Join Rick Evans for a two-hour hike up hills and staircases and learn about the history of this neighborhood. Read more »

The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth

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Thu, Jan 9 2014 - 6:00pm

Steve Fainaru, Senior Writer, ESPN Investigative Unit; Co-producer, PBS "Frontline" Documentary League of Denial; Co-author, League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth Read more »

Explore the World from the Commonwealth Club Planning Meeting

Thu, Jan 9 2014 - 5:30pm

All interested Club members are welcome to attend bimonthly one-hour planning meetings of the International Relations Member-Led Forum. We focus on Europe, Latin America, Africa and worldwide topics. Join us to discuss current international issues and plan programs for 2014. Read more »

Nob Hill Walking Tour

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Tue, Jan 7 2014 - 1:45pm

Explore one of San Francisco’s 44 hills, and one of its original “Seven Hills”. Because of great views and its central position, Nob Hill became an exclusive enclave of the rich and famous on the west coast who built large mansions in the neighborhood. This included prominent tycoons such as Leland Stanford, and other members of the Big Four. Highlights include the history of four landmark hotels: The Fairmont, Mark Hopkins, Stanford Court, and Huntington Hotel. Read more »