Politics

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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
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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

Panelists TBA

The summer's almost over, and it's already had a lot going on in the political sphere. New candidates launching their campaigns. Politicians getting into trouble. Proposals floated to deal with major problems. Read more »

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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 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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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Jul 27 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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David Gergen with Dan Ashley: A Rational Look at Irrational Politics

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Thu, Jul 23 2015 - 12:00pm

David Gergen, CNN Senior Political Analyst; Professor and Co-Director, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government
Dan Ashley, News Anchor, ABC7; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors -Moderator Read more »

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Michael Oren: Former Israeli Ambassador to the United States

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Tue, Jun 30 2015 - 7:00pm

Michael Oren, Former Israeli Ambassador, United States; Author, Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide; Twitter: @DrMichaelOren

Co-presented by The Oshman Family JCC Read more »

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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Member Social 6/29/15

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Mon, Jun 29 2015 - 6:30pm

Joe Garofoli, Political Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle; Twitter @joegarofoli
Carla Marinucci, Senior Political Writer, San Francisco Chronicle; Twitter @cmarinucci
Debra J. Saunders, Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle; “Token Conservative” Blogger, SFGate.com; Twitter @debrajsaunders Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Jun 29 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. Nabil Wahbeh will make a presentation about his trip to Israel and the West Bank. Afterwards, 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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