Politics

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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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Democracy in the Digital Age: Perspectives from Members of Parliament

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Thu, Feb 19 2015 - 6:30pm

Youth and women members of parliament from around the world will discuss how they are harnessing opportunities presented by social media and mobile technologies to strengthen engagement between citizens and their elected representatives. How are women and young politicians using technology to promote deliberation and compromise and more inclusive political leadership, rather than political polarization? What opportunities and challenges does the rapid pace of technological change pose for democratic governance in different countries around the world? Read more »

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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Member Social Special Edition 1/14/15

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Wed, Jan 14 2015 - 6:30pm

Lanhee J. Chen, David and Diane Steffy Research Fellow, Hoover Institution; Former Policy Director, 2012 Romney-Ryan Presidential Campaign 
Carson Bruno, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Specializing in California's Political and Policy Landscape
Bill Whalen, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution; Political Blogger, adayattheracesblog.com; Twitter @hooverwhalen

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Steven Brill

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Tue, Jan 13 2015 - 6:00pm

Steven Brill, Journalist; Author, America’s Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Back-Room Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System; Twitter @StevenBrill Read more »

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