Politics

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The Hamilton Affair

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Thu, Mar 2 2017 - 6:00pm

Elizabeth Cobbs, Professor and Melbern G. Glasscock Chair in American History, Texas A&M University; Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Author, The Hamilton Affair

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Bret Baier, Fox News Chief Political Anchor

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Tue, Feb 7 2017 - 6:30pm

Bret Baier, Chief Political Anchor, Fox News; Author, Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s Final Mission; Twitter:

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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Social Hour 1/30/17

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Mon, Jan 30 2017 - 6:30pm

Lanhee J. Chen, David and Diane Steffy Research Fellow, Hoover Institution; Former Policy Director, 2012 Romney-Ryan Presidential Campaign; Twitter
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We've got a new administration in the White House, a new Congress in the Capitol, and new down-ballot officeholders across the country, not to mention the impact of a raft of state and local propositions here in California. Read more »

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Socrates Café

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Mon, Jan 23 2017 - 6:30pm

On one Monday evening of every month the Humanities Forum sponsors Socrates Café at The Commonwealth Club. Each meeting is devoted to the discussion of a philosophical topic chosen at that meeting. The group's facilitator, John Nyquist, invites participants to suggest topics, which are then voted on. The person who proposed the most popular topic is asked to briefly explain why she or he considers that topic interesting and important. An open discussion follows, and the meeting ends with a summary of the various perspectives participants expressed. Read more »

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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Social Hour 1/12/17

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Thu, Jan 12 2017 - 6:30pm

Carson Bruno, Assistant Dean for Admission and Program Relations, School of Public Policy, Pepperdine University; Author, California Realpolitik Newsletter; Twitter  
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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Holiday Social 12/12/16

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Mon, Dec 12 2016 - 6:30pm

Mollie Reilly, Deputy Politics Editor, Huffington Post; Twitter
Steven Tavares, Founder of the Hyperlocal Government and Politics News Site, the East Bay Citizen; Twitter
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Max Stier: How to Ensure a Smooth Presidential Transition

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Thu, Dec 8 2016 - 6:30pm

Max Stier, Founding President and CEO, Partnership for Public Service 
In conversation with Lenny Mendonca, McKinsey & Company Director Emeritus; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors. Read more »

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What Now for California?

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Thu, Dec 1 2016 - 6:30pm

Christine Pelosi, Superdelegate for Democratic Party; Political Strategist
Duf Sundheim, 2016 Republican Candidate for U.S. Senate
Tony Strickland, Former California State Senator; California Chairman, The Committee for American Sovereignty
Tony Thurmond, California State Assemblymember Read more »

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Post-election Town Hall: What Happened? What's Next? A Week to Week Special

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Thu, Nov 17 2016 - 6:30pm

Melissa Caen, Political Analyst, CBS San Francisco; Twitter  
Jennifer Granholm, Former Governor, Michigan; Co-chair, Clinton Presidential Transition Team

On November 8, the country elected Donald Trump as its 45th president. The insurgent campaign by the New York businessman surprised everyone—Democrats, the media, and even his own party. Many people especially here in the Bay Area have been shocked by the results and have been expressing a mixture of uncertainty and even fear about what comes next. Read more »

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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Social Hour 11/7/16

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Mon, Nov 7 2016 - 6:30pm

C.W. Nevius, Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle; Twitter
Daniel Borenstein, Columnist and Editorial Writer, East Bay Times; Twitter
Debra J. Saunders, Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle; "Token Conservative" Blogger, SFGate.com; Twitter

It will be one day before the big election day; most of you will have already voted and are now biting your nails for the final outcome. Read more »

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