Politics

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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Oct 26 2015 - 5:30pm

Make your voice heard in an enriching, provocative and fun discussion with Club members as you weigh in on events shaping the face of the Middle East, North Africa and Afghanistan. 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.

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Scott Shane: National Security Reporter for The New York Times

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Fri, Oct 9 2015 - 12:00pm

Scott Shane, National Security Reporter, The New York Times; Author, Objective Troy: A Terrorist, a President, and the Rise of the Drone; Twitter @ScottShaneNYT Read more »

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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Member Social 10/6/15

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Tue, Oct 6 2015 - 6:30pm

Panelists TBA

Join us as for a special edition of Week to Week, as we explore the biggest, most controversial, and sometimes the surprising political issues with expert commentary by panelists who are smart, are civil, and have a good sense of humor. Join our panelists for informative and engaging commentary on political and other major news, an inside look at what Californians think, audience discussion of the week’s events, and our live news quiz! Read more »

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Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and William Clay Ford: Growing the U.S. Economy

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Thu, Oct 1 2015 - 1:00pm

Rick Snyder, Governor, Michigan
William Clay Ford Jr., Executive Chairman, Ford Motor Company
Greg Dalton, Founder and Host, Climate One – Moderator

Based on their experiences in Michigan, Snyder and Ford have a positive economic tale to tell, with implications for the country. Read more »

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Dale Russakoff: Who's in Charge of America's Schools?

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Tue, Sep 29 2015 - 6:00pm

Dale Russakoff, Author, The Prize: Who’s in Charge of America’s Schools?

Listen to Dale Russakoff, expert journalist, deliver a story of high ideals and hubris as reformers face off against entrenched unions, skeptical parents and bewildered students. The Prize is a portrait of a titanic struggle over the future of education for the poorest kids, and a cautionary tale for those who care about the shape of America’s schools. Read more »

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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Member Social Silicon Valley

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Tue, Sep 15 2015 - 7:00pm

Larry Gerston, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, San Jose State University; Political Analyst, NBC Bay Area; Author, Reviving Civic Engagement; Twitter @lgerston
John Zipperer, Vice President of Media & Editorial, The Commonwealth Club – Host
Additional panelists TBA Read more »

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Senator Claire McCaskill

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Wed, Aug 19 2015 - 12:00pm

Claire McCaskill, United States Senator (D-MO); Author, Plenty Ladylike: A Memoir

In conversation with Dick Costolo, Former CEO, Twitter

This program is part of the Good Lit series underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation Read more »

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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Member Social 8/17/15

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Mon, Aug 17 2015 - 6:30pm

Carson Bruno, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Specializing in California's Political and Policy Landscape; Twitter @CarsonJFBruno
Melissa Griffin Caen, Contributor, CBS SF (“Mornings with Melissa”) and San Francisco Magazine; Attorney; Twitter @melissacaen1
Additional panelist TBA Read more »

Past event

Gary Hart: The Republic of Conscience

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Tue, Jul 28 2015 - 6:00pm

Gary Hart, U.S. Special Envoy for Northern Ireland; Former U.S. Senator; Author, The Republic of Conscience
Joe Tuman, Professor of Legal and Political Communications, San Francisco State University Read more »

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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Member Social 7/27/15

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Mon, Jul 27 2015 - 6:30pm

Debra J. Saunders, Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle; “Token Conservative” Blogger, SFGate.com; Twitter @debrajsaunders
Daniel Borenstein, Columnist and Editorial Writer, Contra Costa Times, Oakland Tribune; Twitter @borensteindan
Josh Richman, State and National Politics Reporter, Bay Area News Group; Political Blogger, ibabuzz.com/politics; Twitter @Josh_Richman Read more »

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