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Governance in California: From Greatness to Gridlock in 50 Years (3/8/2010)

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William T. Bagley, Former California Assemblyman and UC Regent; Author, California’s Golden Years Read more »

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Bill George: Seven Lessons for Leading in Crisis (12/2/2009)

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Bill George, Professor, Harvard Business School; Former CEO, Medtronic; Author, Seven Lessons for Leading in Crisis

As the U.S. continues to feel the devastating effects of the economic meltdown and widespread job losses, George reminds us that it is precisely in times like these that leaders of organizations of all sizes must remember to “never waste a good crisis.” Read more »

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Greg Mortenson, Co-founder, Central Asia Institute; Co-author, Three Cups of Tea

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Greg Mortenson, Co-founder, Central Asia Institute; Co-author, Three Cups of Tea; Author, Stones in Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan Read more »

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A.J. Jacobs: My Life As an Experiment (9/16/2009)

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A.J. Jacobs, Author, The Guinea Pig Diaries: My Life As an Experiment; Editor at Large, Esquire Read more »

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Frederick Hertz: Making It Legal (9/2/2009)

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Frederick Hertz, Attorney; Author

Fighting for the right to marry or register as domestic partners may be easy for many gays and lesbians to embrace, but deciding whether to legally partner your beloved raises far more personal questions.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club on September 2, 2009.

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Christopher Hitchens: Contributing Editor and Columnist, Vanity Fair; Media Fellow, Hoover Institution; Author, God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

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Christopher Hitchens, Contributing Editor and Columnist, Vanity Fair; Media Fellow, Hoover Institution; Author, God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

Acclaimed writer and political scholar, Hitchens may just be the only writer to have recently visited Iran, Iraq and North Korea. Join us for this special program as he examines all three of those the countries.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club in Palo Alto, on July 9th.

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Conscious Capitalism, Part Three (6/23/2009)

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Rajan Dev, President, Hot Studio
Steve Pinetti, Senior VP Sales and Marketing, Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants
Don Skeoch, Chief Revenue Officer, California Academy of Sciences
Kat Taylor, Founder, OneCalifornia Bank
Kevin O’Malley, President, TechTalk / Studio – Moderator

This Program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on June 23, 2009.

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Reza Aslan: How to Win a Cosmic War: God, Globalization, and the End of War on Terror (5/16/2009)

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Reza Aslan, Author, How to Win a Cosmic War: God, Globalization, and the End of War on Terror Read more »

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Can You Hear Me Now? (5/27/2009)

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Michael Eric Dyson, Ph.D.; Professor of Sociology, Georgetown University; Author
Richard Thompson Ford, George E. Osborne Professor of Law, Stanford University; Author, The Race Card - Moderator Read more »

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Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of The House (4/15/2009)

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Nancy Pelosi in conversation with Dr. Gloria Duffy, President and CEO, The Commonwealth Club Read more »

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