October 2013

Chinatown Walking Tour

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Thu, Feb 6 2014 - 1:45pm

Enjoy a Commonwealth Club Neighborhood Adventure. Join Rick Evans for a memorable midday walk and discover the history and mysteries of Chinatown. Explore colorful alleys and side streets. Read more »

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell

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Thu, Nov 7 2013 - 6:30pm

Seating limited; please arrive early to ensure seats. Standing room available in the library.

Sally Jewell, U.S. Secretary of Interior

Conserving America’s natural heritage involves balancing competing interests and values. The Department of the Interior, which is responsible for extracting resources from public lands as well as protecting landscapes, is at the center of delicate balancing act. Read more »

San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour

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Thu, Feb 20 2014 - 1:45pm

Explore San Francisco’s Financial District with historian Rick Evans and learn the history and stories behind some of our city’s remarkable structures, streets, and public squares. Hear about the famous architects that influenced the building of San Francisco after the 1906 Earthquake. Discover hard-to-find rooftop gardens, Art Deco lobbies, unique open spaces, and historic landmarks. This is a tour for locals, with hidden gems you can only find on foot!

Jose Cuisia, Jr., Philippine Ambassador to the U.S.

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Fri, Jan 24 2014 - 12:00pm

Rescheduled to March 7.

Prospects and Challenges of the Philippine Economy in 2014 and Beyond Read more »

Dr. Drew Endy

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Tue, Feb 4 2014 - 7:00pm

Dr. Drew Endy, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, Stanford School of Medicine; President, BioBricks Foundation; Twitter: @DrewEndy

Lisa Krieger, Science Writer, San Jose Mercury News; Twitter: @lisamkrieger - Moderator Read more »

Christina Romer and Keith Hennessey: Bank of America/Merrill Lynch Walter E. Hoadley Annual Economic Forecast

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Fri, Jan 31 2014 - 11:30am

Keith Hennessey, Faculty Member, Stanford Graduate School of Business; Director, National Economic Council Under President George W. Bush; Member, Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission
Christina Romer, Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley; Immediate Past Chair, President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers
Jonathan Weber, West Coast Bureau Chief, Reuters News - Moderator Read more »

James Carville and Mary Matalin

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Thu, Jan 16 2014 - 11:30am

James Carville, Co-author, Love & War: Twenty Years, Three Presidents, Two Daughters and One Louisiana Home
Mary Matalin, Co-author, Love & War: Twenty Years, Three Presidents, Two Daughters and One Louisiana Home
Terry Christensen, Professor Emeritus, San Jose State University - Moderator Read more »

Origins of Life: A Biologist and Chemist Confer

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Tue, Jan 14 2014 - 7:00pm

Lynn Rothschild, Ph.D., Astrobiologist, NASA Ames Research Center
Richard Zare, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry, Stanford University Read more »

Dr. Ed Lu: Protecting Earth from Asteroids - Why We May Not See Them Coming

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Tue, Jan 14 2014 - 6:00pm

Ed Lu, Ph.D., Former NASA Astronaut; CEO and Co-founder, B612 Foundation Read more »

The Golem and the Jinni

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Fri, Jan 10 2014 - 12:00pm

Helene Wecker, Author; M.F.A. in Fiction, Columbia University Read more »