December 2013

Opening Reception for the Caribbean Passage Exhibition

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Tue, Feb 11 2014 - 5:30pm

Orlonda Uffre, Artist

Artist Orlonda Uffre will be present to meet and discuss her paintings and her Caribbean heritage that inspired them. Please join us for casual conversation, refreshments and a chance to understand Orlonda's work in greater depth. This exhibition is in conjunction with The Art of Living Black (TAOLB), a Bay Area wide celebration of artists of African descent.

Explore the World from the Commonwealth Club Planning Meeting

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Thu, Mar 6 2014 - 5:30pm

All interested Club members are welcome to attend our 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. 

Condoms and Climate

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Tue, Feb 25 2014 - 6:00pm

Alan Weisman, Author, Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?
Malcolm Potts, Fred H. Bixby Endowed Chair in Population and Family Planning, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley Read more »

Transcending Cruelty

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Mon, Mar 10 2014 - 6:00pm

George Hammond, Author, Rational Idealism and Conversations With Socrates Read more »

U.C. Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks: The Utopian Past and Future of the Public University

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Wed, Mar 12 2014 - 6:00pm

Nicholas Dirks, Ph.D., Chancellor, UC Berkeley Read more »

Simon Schama: Story of the Jews – Finding the Words

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Wed, Mar 19 2014 - 12:00pm

Simon Schama, CBE, Professor of History and Art History, Columbia University; Author, The Power of Art, Landscape and Memory and The Story of the Jews Read more »

Beyond the Green Bin: A Panel Discussion on Reducing Food Waste

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Mon, Mar 24 2014 - 6:00pm

Dana Gunders, Staff Scientist in Food and Agriculture, Natural Resources Defense Council
Nick Papadopoulos, General Manager, Bloomfield Organics; CEO and Co-founder, CropMobster Read more »

Unintended Consequences: Is Too Much Information, Too Fast, Too Much of a Good Thing?

Thu, Mar 27 2014 - 6:30pm

Nicholas Carr, Author, The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains
Zack Lynch, Founder and Executive Director, Neurotechnology Industry Organization; Author, The Neuro Revolution: How Brain Science is Changing Our World Read more »

From Critical Mess to Critical Mass: How Can We Get There from Here?

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Tue, Apr 1 2014 - 6:00pm

Bina Venkataraman, Senior Advisor on Climate Change Innovation, Executive Office of the President of the United States; Lecturer, MIT Department of Science, Technology & Society; Director of Global Policy Initiatives, Broad Institute  Read more »

Be in the Know: Plans for the Commonwealth Club's New Headquarters Building

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Fri, Apr 4 2014 - 12:00pm

Key designers from Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects; Tipping Mar Structural Engineering; Arup Mechanical Engineering and Charles M. Salter Associates, Inc. Acoustics and Audio/Visual Design Read more »