Politics

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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Member Social 11/30/15

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Mon, Nov 30 2015 - 6:30pm

Carson Bruno, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Twitter  
Carla Marinucci, Politico California Playbook; Twitter  
James Taylor, Ph.D., Director of African American Studies and Professor of Political Science, Department of Politics, University of San Francisco 

The year's almost over; one big election is behind us, but 2016 is racing toward us at top speed. Read more »

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Stephen F. Cohen: The Ukrainian Crisis - It's not All Putin's Fault

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Wed, Nov 18 2015 - 12:00pm

Why Cold War Again?

Stephen F. Cohen, Professor Emeritus, Russian Studies and Politics, New York University and Princeton University; Contributing Editor, The Nation
In conversation with Dr. Gloria Duffy, President and CEO, The Commonwealth Club Read more »

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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Member Social 11/4/15

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Wed, Nov 4 2015 - 12:00pm

Joe Garofoli, Political Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle; Twitter  
Josh Richman, State and National Politics Reporter, Bay Area News Group; Political Blogger, ibabuzz.com/politics; Twitter  
Debra J. Saunders, Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle; "Token Conservative" Blogger, SFGate.com; Twitter   Read more »

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Who Runs the World? Women with Power and Purpose

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Thu, Oct 29 2015 - 6:30pm

Melanne Verveer, Co-Founder, Seneca Point Global; Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security
Kim Azzarelli, Co-Founder, Seneca Point Global; Chair and Co-founder, Avon Global Center for Women and Justice
Andrea Jung, President and CEO, Grameen; Former CEO, Avon Products, Inc. Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Oct 26 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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Inside Political Campaigns: Money, Ethics and the Future

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Mon, Oct 12 2015 - 6:30pm

Ann Ravel, Chair, Federal Election Commission; Former Chair, California Fair Political Practices Commission
Ace Smith, Veteran Campaign Manager, Hillary Clinton, Dianne Feinstein, Jerry Brown; Veteran Campaign Strategist
Ben Ginsberg, Veteran Campaign Strategist; National Counsel, Romney for President 2008, and Bush-Cheney Campaigns of 2000, 2004  Read more »

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Scott Shane: National Security Reporter for The New York Times

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Fri, Oct 9 2015 - 12:00pm

Scott Shane, National Security Reporter, The New York Times; Author, Objective Troy: A Terrorist, a President, and the Rise of the Drone; Twitter
Philip W. Yun, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, Ploughshares Fund—Moderator Read more »

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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Member Social 10/6/15

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Tue, Oct 6 2015 - 6:30pm

Bill Whalen, Hoover Institution Research Fellow
Carson Bruno, Hoover Institution Research Fellow
Bruce Cain, Director, Stanford University’s Bill Lane Center for the American West
John Zipperer, Vice President of Media and Editorial, The Commonwealth Club—Host Read more »

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Tim Draper: A “Shark Tank” for Good Government

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Mon, Oct 5 2015 - 6:30pm

Tim Draper, Venture Capitalist; Founding partner, Draper Associates, DFJ; Founder, Draper University of Heroes
Bill Whalen, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution — Moderator Read more »

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Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and William Clay Ford: Growing the U.S. Economy

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Thu, Oct 1 2015 - 1:00pm

Rick Snyder, Governor, Michigan
William Clay Ford Jr., Executive Chairman, Ford Motor Company
Greg Dalton, Founder and Host, Climate One – Moderator

Based on their experiences in Michigan, Snyder and Ford have a positive economic tale to tell, with implications for the country. Read more »

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