Politics

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Willie Brown: Annual Commonwealth Club Lecture

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Wed, May 11 2016 - 6:30pm

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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Presidential Politics in a Divided America

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Wed, May 4 2016 - 7:00pm

Terri Bimes, Ph.D., Assistant Director of Research, Institute of Governmental Studies, UC Berkeley
Jack Glaser, Ph.D. Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley
Mary Marcy, Ph.D., President, Dominican University of California; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors – Moderator Read more »

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Gov. John Kasich, Presidential Candidate: A Town Hall

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Fri, Apr 29 2016 - 2:00pm

John Kasich, Ohio Governor (R); Current Republican Presidential Candidate
Kori Schake, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University—Moderator

Come hear directly from Ohio Governor and Republican presidential candidate John Kasich in a town-hall format, and bring your questions about his record and his vision for our country’s future. Read more »

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Women Disrupting Politics, with Time Magazine’s Jay Newton-Small

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Wed, Apr 20 2016 - 6:30pm

Jay Newton Small, Political Correspondent, Time Magazine; Author, Broad Influence: How Women Are Changing The Way America Works; Twitter
Melissa Caen, Contributor, CBS SF ("Mornings with Melissa"); Host, "The Cheat Sheet"; Attorney—Moderator Read more »

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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Social Hour 4/18/16

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Mon, Apr 18 2016 - 6:30pm

Carla Marinucci, Politico California Playbook; Twitter  
C.W. Nevius, Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle; Twitter
James Taylor, Ph.D., Director of African American Studies and Professor of Political Science, Department of Politics, University of San Francisco Read more »

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Michael Waldman: The Fight to Vote

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Thu, Apr 14 2016 - 6:30pm

Michael Waldman, President, Brennan Center for Justice, New York University School of Law; Author, The Fight to Vote; Twitter
Judge LaDoris Hazzard Cordell (Ret.), Chair, Santa Clara County Jail Commission; Former Independent Police Auditor, City of San Jose—Moderator Read more »

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Amy and David Goodman: 20 Years of Democracy Now!

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Tue, Apr 12 2016 - 7:00pm

Amy Goodman, Host and Executive Producer, "Democracy Now!"; Co-author, Democracy Now! Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America
David Goodman, Host, "The Vermont Conversation"; Contributing Writer, Mother Jones; Co-author, Democracy Now! Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America; Twitter
Judge LaDoris Cordell (ret), Chair of the Santa Clara County Jail Commission—Moderator Read more »

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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Member Social 4/4/16

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Mon, Apr 4 2016 - 6:30pm

Carson Bruno, Research Fellow Specializing in California Politics and Policy, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Twitter
Melissa Caen, Political Analyst, CBS SF ("Mornings with Melissa"); Host, The Cheat Sheet; Attorney; Twitter
Joe Garofoli, Senior Political Writer, San Francisco Chronicle; Twitter   Read more »

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Thomas Frank: What's the Matter with the Democrats?

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Tue, Mar 29 2016 - 12:00pm

Thomas Frank, Author, What’s the Matter with Kansas? and Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People? 
James Taylor, Ph.D., Director of African American Studies and Professor of Political Science, University of San Francisco—Moderator
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