Politics

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Elder Financial Abuse Prevention

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Wed, May 20 2015 - 5:15pm

Elizabeth Landsverk, M.D., Founder, ElderConsult
George Gascón, San Francisco District Attorney
Helen Karr, Elder Abuse Specialist - Moderator Read more »

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Ken Walsh: Presidents and the Cult of Celebrity

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Tue, May 19 2015 - 12:00pm

Ken Walsh, Chief White House Correspondent, U.S. News & World Report; Author, Celebrity in Chief: A History of the Presidents

Walsh joined the U.S. News & World Report in 1984 as a congressional correspondent and has covered presidential politics since 1986. Walsh is one of the longest-serving White House correspondents in history, having traveled to more than 70 countries and conducting numerous interviews with presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H. Bush and Ronald Reagan. Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

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Mon, May 18 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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The Rise of Islamic Radicalism

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Fri, May 15 2015 - 12:00pm

Stefan Schlueter, German Consul General in San Francisco
Andy David, Consul General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest
Paulina Carmona, Consul General of France for San Francisco
Robert Rosenthal, Director, Center for Investigative Reporting - Moderator Read more »

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Willie Brown: Annual Commonwealth Club Lecture

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Wed, May 6 2015 - 6:00pm

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.

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Joseph Stiglitz: The Great Divide

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Wed, Apr 29 2015 - 7:00pm

Joseph Stiglitz, Professor, Columbia University; Author, The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them; Twitter @JosephEStiglitz
Michael Moritz, Managing Member, Sequoia Capital — Moderator Read more »

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Grover Norquist: End The IRS

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Tue, Apr 21 2015 - 6:30pm

Grover Norquist, President, Americans for Tax Reform; Author, End the IRS Before it Ends Us; Twitter @GroverNorquist Read more »

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The Islamic State

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Fri, Apr 17 2015 - 12:00pm

Karaman Mamand, Kurdish Human Rights Lawyer
Bonnie Joy Kaslan, Consul General, Turkey
Karima Bennoune, Professor of International Law, UC Davis; Author, Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here
Maher Kalaji, Ph.d., Jordanian
Dina Ibrahim, PhD; Educator, Media Analyst – Moderator
Additional Panelists TBA Read more »

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Evolutionary UpWising

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Mon, Apr 13 2015 - 6:00pm

Swami Beyondananda, Humorist; Satirist; FUNdamentalist Read more »

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The 18th Annual Travers Conference on Ethics and Accountability in Government

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Fri, Apr 10 2015 - 9:00am

Presented by The Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley in cooperation with The Commonwealth Club

Theme: Money and Politics
The conference will consist of several panels with presentations of research and roundtable discussions with scholars and experts in the field of money and politics. Read more »

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