Politics

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Senator Bernie Sanders: The Fight for Economic Justice

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Mon, Mar 30 2015 - 6:30pm

Bernie Sanders, United States Senator (I-VT)

The fight for economic justice is the focus of Senator Bernie Sander’s public service career. He has a been a persistent voice standing up to what he sees as the excesses of corporate America and defending the interests of veterans, working families, the shrinking middle class, the elderly, children and the poor. Senator Sanders is serving his second term in the U.S. Senate after serving 16 years in the House of Representatives. He is now the longest-serving independent in American congressional history.

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Shelby Steele: Equality and Justice

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Tue, Mar 24 2015 - 6:30pm

Shelby Steele, Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution; Author, Shame: How America’s Past Sins Have Polarized Our Country

The United States today is hopelessly polarized. The political right and left have hardened into rigid and deeply antagonistic camps, preventing any sort of progress. Amid the bickering and inertia, the promise of the 1960s – when many people came together to fight for equality and universal justice – remains unfulfilled. Read more »

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Future of Afghanistan

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Fri, Mar 20 2015 - 12:00pm

Rohila Jalali, B.A., Business Administration
Nangyalai Attal, B.A., English Language and Literature, 2014 UN Youth Courage Awardee
Akmal Siddiqu, B.A., Finance and Management
Ihsanullah Shagiwal, B.A., Business Administration
Atta Arghandiwal, Author, Lost Decency: The Untold Afghan Story – Moderator Read more »

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Tom Hayden: Why Cuba Matters

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Thu, Mar 19 2015 - 6:30pm

Tom Hayden, Activist; Director, Peace and Justice Resource Center; Author, Listen, Yankee: Why Cuba Matters; Twitter @tomehayden
Joe Tuman, TV/Radio Political Analyst, CBS5 San Francisco – Moderator Read more »

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The Streets of San Francisco: Policing and the Creation of a Cosmopolitan Liberal Politics, 1950-1972

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Thu, Mar 19 2015 - 6:00pm

Christopher Agee, Assistant Professor, History Department, University of Colorado, Denver Read more »

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Michael Rich, President and CEO, RAND Corporation

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Wed, Mar 11 2015 - 6:30pm

Smart Ideas to Benefit the World Read more »

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In Manchuria: A Village Called Wasteland and the Transformation of Rural China

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Thu, Mar 5 2015 - 6:00pm

Michael Meyer, Author, In Manchuria: A Village Called Wasteland and The Transformation of Rural China and The Last Days of Old Beijing Read more »

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Who Is Putin?

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Wed, Mar 4 2015 - 6:00pm

Ilya Ponomarev, Opposition Member, Russian State Duma; Chair, Innovations Subcommittee of Duma; Technology Entrepreneur Read more »

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Larry Kramer, Hewlett Foundation President: The Threat to American Democracy

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Wed, Feb 25 2015 - 6:30pm

Larry Kramer, President, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Richard Rubin, Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors (Chair)
Dr. Mary Marcy, President, Dominican University of California; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors – Moderator Read more »

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