Politics

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Re-engaging America

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Thu, Nov 20 2014 - 7:00pm

Larry Gerston, Ph.D., Political Analyst, NBC Bay Area; Professor Emeritus, San Jose State University

Terry Christensen, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, San Jose State University and Member, Commonwealth Club Advisory Council — Moderator

Dr. Gerston has taught in San Jose State’s political science department for 40 years and is a leading scholar of California state government. He offers his thoughts on how we can re-engage politics at the local and national level.

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Robert Baer

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Tue, Nov 11 2014 - 7:30pm

Robert Baer, Former CIA Operative; National Security Affairs Analyst, CNN; Author, See No Evil and The Perfect Kill: 21 Laws for Assassins Read more »

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Umpire or Empire? The History and Future of American Leadership

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Mon, Nov 10 2014 - 6:00pm

Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman, Dwight Stanford Professor of American Foreign Relations, San Diego State University; National Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Monday Night Philosophy dives into the history of U.S. foreign policy. Most historians believe the U.S. is an empire; the past two presidents and most of the public disagree. What does it matter? Hoffman offers a challenging new interpretation of America's past with important implications for the way forward.

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The Crusades of Cesar Chavez

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Fri, Nov 7 2014 - 12:00pm

Miriam Pawel, Author, The Crusades of Cesar Chavez Read more »

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Abbas Milani: The Rise of ISIS and the Changing Landscape of the Middle East

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Thu, Nov 6 2014 - 6:00pm

Abbas Milani, Director of Iranian Studies, Stanford University Read more »

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Adam Michnik, Polish Activist and Journalist

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Tue, Nov 4 2014 - 6:00pm

Adam Michnik, Polish Activist; Editor-in-Chief, Gazeta Wyborcza, Author, The Trouble with History: Morality, Revolution, and Counterrevolution

The Trouble with Democracy After Communism Read more »

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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Member Social 11/3/14

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Mon, Nov 3 2014 - 12:00pm

Debra J. Saunders, Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle; "Token Conservative" Blogger, SFGate.com; Twitter
Tammy Frisby, Ph.D., Research Fellow, Hoover Institution; Lecturer, Department of Political Science, Stanford University Read more »

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San Francisco’s Prop E: Pros and Cons of the Soda Tax

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Thu, Oct 30 2014 - 12:00pm

Scott Wiener, San Francisco Supervisor; Proponent of Proposition E
Starchild, Outreach Director, Libertarian Party of San Francisco; Opponent of Proposition E
Robert Lustig, M.D., Pediatric Endocriniologist; Board President, Institute for Responsible Nutrition
Lisa Aliferis, Health Editor, KQED - Moderator
Additional Panelists TBA Read more »

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The War in Syria

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Tue, Oct 21 2014 - 12:00pm

Avi Melamed, Israeli Middle East Strategic Intelligence Analyst
Robert Rosenthal, Executive Director, Center for Investigative Reporting - Moderator Read more »

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Matt Bai: When Politics Went Tabloid

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Mon, Oct 20 2014 - 12:00pm

Matt Bai, National Political Columnist, Yahoo News; Author, All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid; Twitter
Doug Sovern, Political Reporter, KCBS Radio - Moderator Read more »

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