Politics

Upcoming event

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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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Social Hour 7/25/16

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Mon, Jul 25 2016 - 6:30pm

Panelists TBA

It's time for a mid-summer night's political dream.

We'll 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, audience discussion of the week’s events, and our live news quiz! Read more »

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

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Mon, Jul 11 2016 - 6:30pm

Panelists TBA

There's no such thing as the mid-summer doldrums when it comes to politics, and this year that's really the case!

We'll 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, audience discussion of the week’s events, and our live news quiz! 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
Kori Schake, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution—Moderator Read more »

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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Social Hour 6/20/16

Mon, Jun 20 2016 - 6:30pm
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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
Mary Marcy, President, Dominican University of California—Moderator

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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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Social Hour 6/15/16

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Wed, Jun 15 2016 - 6:30pm

Joe Garofoli, Senior Political Writer, San Francisco Chronicle; Twitter  
Barbara Marshman, Editorial Page Editor, The Mercury News; Twitter  
Debra J. Saunders, Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle; "Token Conservative" Blogger, sfgate.com; Twitter  

Join us for a rare Wednesday-night Week to Week! Read more »

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Former L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

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Mon, Jun 6 2016 - 6:30pm

Antonio Villaraigosa, Former Mayor of Los Angeles (2005-2013); Fellow at Harvard University; Twitter Read more »

Past event

The “Un-Trump”? Republican Duf Sundheim Runs for U.S. Senate

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Mon, May 23 2016 - 6:30pm

Duf Sundheim, Mediator; Chair, California Republican Party, 2003-07
Carson Bruno, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution—Moderator Read more »

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