Politics

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Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon

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Mon, Aug 15 2016 - 12:00pm

Larry Tye, Author, Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon

This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.

Nobody was better, half a century ago, at thinking about the biggest solutions for the problems of his age than Bobby, whether that be race riots roiling in cities across America, and especially in California; the war raging in Vietnam; or the general issue of inequality that was dividing people along lines of class, race, gender and generation. Read more »

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Paulette Brown, President, American Bar Association: Making the Justice System Just

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Tue, Aug 2 2016 - 6:30pm

Paulette Brown, President, American Bar Association; Partner/co-chair, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Locke Lord LLP Read more »

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William Kristol: Where Is the Republican Party Headed?

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Tue, Jun 21 2016 - 12:00pm

William Kristol, Editor, The Weekly Standard; Political Commentator and Columnist Read more »

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Senator Barbara Boxer: The Art of Tough

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Mon, Jun 20 2016 - 12:00pm

Barbara Boxer, U.S. Senator (D-California); Author, The Art of Tough: Fearlessly Facing Politics and Life; Twitter

This event is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.

"One goal of this memoir is to inspire people to fight for change. It takes what I call the 'art of tough,' and I've had to do it all my life." —Senator Barbara Boxer Read more »

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Duf Sundheim, Republican Candidate for U.S. Senate: Imagining a New Politics

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Mon, May 23 2016 - 6:30pm

Duf Sundheim, Attorney; Chair, California Republican Party, 2003-07

Duf Sundheim says technology has changed the way we live, work, learn and play, yet has had almost no impact on government, which has helped create a huge disconnect between people and government. Sundheim will discuss the unprecedented opportunities he sees for technology to transform government to make it more responsive to peoples’ needs, lead to a “new burst of freedom,” and form a more just society. Read more »

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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Social Hour 5/16/16

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Mon, May 16 2016 - 6:30pm

Melissa Caen, Political Analyst, CBS SF; Attorney; Twitter
Bill Whalen, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution; Twitter  
Additional Panelist TBA Read more »

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Willie Brown: Annual Commonwealth Club Lecture

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Wed, May 11 2016 - 6:30pm

Willie Brown, Former Mayor, San Francisco; Former Speaker, California State Assembly

Former San Francisco Mayor Brown will give his annual lecture on national and regional political trends. A two-term mayor of San Francisco, legendary speaker of the California State Assembly, and widely regarded as one of the most influential African-American politicians of the late 20th century, Brown has been at the center of California politics, government and civic life for an astonishing four decades.

Past event

Presidential Politics in a Divided America

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Wed, May 4 2016 - 7:00pm

Terri Bimes, Ph.D., Assistant Director of Research, Institute of Governmental Studies, UC Berkeley
Jack Glaser, Ph.D. Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley
Mary Marcy, Ph.D., President, Dominican University of California; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors – Moderator Read more »

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Gov. John Kasich, Presidential Candidate: A Town Hall

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Fri, Apr 29 2016 - 2:00pm

John Kasich, Ohio Governor (R); Current Republican Presidential Candidate
Kori Schake, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University—Moderator

Come hear directly from Ohio Governor and Republican presidential candidate John Kasich in a town-hall format, and bring your questions about his record and his vision for our country’s future. Read more »

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Women Disrupting Politics, with Time Magazine’s Jay Newton-Small

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Wed, Apr 20 2016 - 6:30pm

Jay Newton Small, Political Correspondent, Time Magazine; Author, Broad Influence: How Women Are Changing The Way America Works; Twitter
Melissa Caen, Contributor, CBS SF ("Mornings with Melissa"); Host, "The Cheat Sheet"; Attorney—Moderator Read more »

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