Politics

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An Evening with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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Tue, Aug 30 2016 - 6:30pm

An American Icon Lets Loose on Politics, Race, Religion, Inequality, Sports, and Media

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, NBA Hall of Fame Inductee; Columnist, Time Magazine; Author, Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White
In conversation with Van Jones, CNN Commentator Read more »

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Helping the Homeless of San Francisco: What Works?

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Tue, Aug 30 2016 - 6:00pm

Sam Dodge, Director, Mayors Office of Housing Opportunity, Partnerships and Engagement (HOPE)
Mark Farrell, San Francisco Supervisor, District 2
C.W. Nevius, Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle

We see the sad lives of the homeless in our beautiful city, and our hearts sink. But is there an answer? In different ways, our three panelists have given a great deal of attention to the problem. They will share their observations and possible remedies.

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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Member Social 8/22/16

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Mon, Aug 22 2016 - 6:30pm

Carson Bruno, Research Fellow, Specializing in California Politics and Policy; Twitter
Melissa Caen, Political Analyst, CBS SF and SFGate.com; Twitter
James Taylor, Ph.D., Director of African American Studies and Professor of Political Science, University of San Francisco; Lecturer, African American and African Diaspora Studies Department, UC Berkeley Read more »

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Francis Fukuyama: American Political Decay or Renewal?

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Thu, Aug 18 2016 - 6:00pm

Francis Fukuyama, Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Mosbacher Director of the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, and Professor by Courtesy, Department of Political Science, Stanford University; Author, The End of History and the Last Man (1992) and Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy Read more »

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Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon

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Mon, Aug 15 2016 - 12:00pm

Larry Tye, Author, Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon

This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.

Nobody was better, half a century ago, at thinking about the biggest solutions for the problems of his age than Bobby, whether that be race riots roiling in cities across America, and especially in California; the war raging in Vietnam; or the general issue of inequality that was dividing people along lines of class, race, gender and generation. Read more »

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Week to Week Political Roundtable & Member Social 8/8/16

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Mon, Aug 8 2016 - 6:30pm

Carson Bruno, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution; Twitter  
Melissa Caen, Political Analyst, CBS SF and SFGate.com; Twitter
C.W. Nevius, Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle; Twitter Read more »

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What Makes a Great President? Talmage Boston Cross Examines History

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Fri, Aug 5 2016 - 12:00pm

Talmage Boston, Attorney; Author, Cross-Examining History: A Lawyer Gets Answers from the Experts About Our Presidents

The program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.

For more than 38 years, Talmage Boston’s vocation has been getting to the heart of his cases by asking the right questions—and not stopping until he gets them answered. He has been voted among the best lawyers in America since 2013 and is a seven-time recipient of presidential citations. Read more »

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Paulette Brown, President, American Bar Association: Making the Justice System Just

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Tue, Aug 2 2016 - 6:30pm

Paulette Brown, President, American Bar Association; Partner/co-chair, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Locke Lord LLP
James Taylor, Ph.D., Director of African American Studies and Professor of Political Science, University of San Francisco; Lecturer, African American and African Diaspora Studies Department, University of California Berkeley—Moderator Read more »

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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Social Hour 7/25/16

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Mon, Jul 25 2016 - 6:30pm

Carla Marinucci, POLITICO California Playbook; Twitter  
Bill Whalen, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution; Twitter

Last week was the GOP convention; tonight is the start of the Democratic convention.  Read more »

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Senator Barbara Boxer: The Art of Tough

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Mon, Jul 18 2016 - 11:00am

Barbara Boxer, U.S. Senator (D-California); Author, The Art of Tough: Fearlessly Facing Politics and Life; Twitter
Mary Marcy, President, Dominican University of California—Moderator

This event is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.

"One goal of this memoir is to inspire people to fight for change. It takes what I call the 'art of tough,' and I've had to do it all my life." —Senator Barbara Boxer Read more »

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