Business & Economics

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Fearless Women Founders on Succeeding in Tech World

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Thu, Jun 30 2016 - 6:00pm

Amanda Kahlow, Founder & CEO, 6sense
Mada Seghete, Co-Founder, Branch Metrics
Promise Phelon, CEO, TapInfluence Read more »

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The End of Business As Usual

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Thu, Jun 30 2016 - 12:00pm

David Burkus, Professor, Oral Roberts University; Founder and Host, "Radio Free Leader"; Author, Under New Management: How Leading Organizations Are Upending Business As Usual Read more »

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The Unlikely Governor: From the Caves to the Federal Reserve

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Fri, Jun 3 2016 - 12:00pm

Robert Heller, Former Governor of the Federal Reserve Board; Former President, VISA U.S.A.; Author, The Unlikely Governor

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

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Creating Quality of Life in a Sustainable Global Economy

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Thu, May 12 2016 - 6:00pm

Maximilian Auffhammer, Ph.D., George Pardee Jr. Professor in Sustainable Development, Associate Dean of Social Sciences, University of California Berkeley
Clair Brown, Ph.D., Professor of the Graduate School, Economics; Director, Center for Work, Technology, and Society, University of California Berkeley
Maria Kei Oldiges, Candidate, Master of Development Practice, College of Natural Resources, University of California, Berkeley; Formerly Development Associate and Executive Assistant, Presidio Graduate School Read more »

Past event

Steve Case with Eric Ries: An Entrepreneur's Vision of the Future

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Wed, Apr 27 2016 - 7:00pm

Steve Case, Co-founder, AOL; Author, The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future; Twitter
Eric Ries, Entrepreneur; Author, The Lean Startup; Twitter —Moderator

Throughout his career as an entrepreneur and investor, Case has seen rapid change in how people and companies utilize the Internet. Read more »

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Income Inequality and the Future of the American Dream: Differing Perspectives

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Wed, Apr 6 2016 - 7:00pm

Alan Auerbach, Ph.D., Professor of Economics and Law, and Director of the Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance, University of California, Berkeley
Yaron Brook, Ph.D., Executive Director, Ayn Rand Institute; Co-author, Equal Is Unfair: America's Misguided Fight Against Income Inequality 
Mary Cranston, Past Chair, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors; Retired Senior Partner and Past Chair, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman Law Firm—Moderator
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Robert Holleyman, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative: The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Digital Economy

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Wed, Mar 30 2016 - 12:00pm

Robert Holleyman, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative
George Scalise, Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors; Former President, Semiconductor Industry Association; Former Chief Administrative Officer, Apple—Moderator Read more »

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A Conversation About Atul Gawande's Being Mortal

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Mon, Mar 28 2016 - 6:00pm

Patrick Arbore, M.A., Ed.D, Director, CESP

Being Mortal, Atul Gawande's book and "Frontline" documentary, tells the story of a physician learning how to think about death and dying in the context of being a healer and a doctor. Join Dr. Arbore in a community discussion of Dr. Gawande's Being Mortal. Explore concerns about life, death, loss, grief and the context and meaning of the recently passed California legislation legalizing physician assisted suicide in California. 

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Breakthrough: Driving Public Value Through Private Sector Innovation

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Tue, Mar 22 2016 - 6:30pm

John Cabeca, Director, Patent and Trademark Office, Silicon Valley
Mike Olson, Founder, Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer, Cloudera
Simi Gandhi, Head of Business Development and Strategy, Plaid
Raj Sharma, Co-founder, Public Spend Forum—Moderator

Join INFORUM at The Commonwealth Club of California for a panel discussion on how private sector innovation and solutions are helping solve complex social and public policy challenges. Read more »

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The Unlikely Governor: From the Caves to the Federal Reserve

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Wed, Mar 2 2016 - 6:00pm

Robert Heller, Former Governor of the Federal Reserve Board; Former President, VISA U.S.A.; Author, The Unlikely Governor

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

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