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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Member Social Silicon Valley

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Tue, Sep 15 2015 - 7:00pm

Larry Gerston, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, San Jose State University; Political Analyst, NBC Bay Area; Author, Reviving Civic Engagement; Twitter @lgerston
John Zipperer, Vice President of Media & Editorial, The Commonwealth Club – Host
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Longevity Explorers Discussion Group: Better Aging. You. Your Parents.

Mon, Sep 14 2015 - 6:30pm
Growing older is a scary thought for many people. Many people do not know what to expect or how to live comfortably and happily as seniors. Join the discussion of new and emerging solutions to the challenges of growing older, with group facilitator Richard G. Caro, Ph.D. The discussion will dive into topics like brain health, apps for seniors, hearing and wearables for seniors. Results of the discussion will be shared with a larger community of older adults interested in ways to improve their quality of life.
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Analyzing Police Encounters with the Public: Some Methods for Reducing the Use of Force

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Thu, Sep 10 2015 - 6:00pm

Geoffrey Raymond, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Sociology, UC Santa Barbara
Nikki Jones, Professor of African American Studies, UC Berkeley Read more »

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Singing for Our Lives: Music in the Time of AIDS

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Mon, Aug 24 2015 - 6:00pm

Jon Bailey, Conductor; Composer; Professor Emeritus, Pomona College Read more »

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Cracking the Music Ceiling: Why Women Matter

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Fri, Aug 7 2015 - 12:00pm

Lisa Bielawa, Music Composer; Vocalist, Philip Glass Ensemble; Artistic Director, SF Girls Chorus

This program is part of the 2015 Platforum series Music Matters, sponsored by Ernst & Young and the John and Marcia Goldman Foundation. Read more »

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Sisterhood of Women: Empowering Women to Succeed

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Thu, Jul 23 2015 - 6:00pm

Joan Steidinger, Ph.D., Clinical Sports Psychologist; Author, Sisterhood in Sports: How Female Athletes Collaborate and Compete

“Why can’t you be more like men?” is a common refrain heard by women who show emotion in work and sport. Yet “Women are not small men!” says Alison Dunlap, world champion & Olympic cyclist. Dr. Joan Steidinger agrees and believes that sisterhood among women is essential for them to achieve full success in life. Read more »

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A Debate on Treating Mental Illness: Should We Bring Back Asylums?

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Wed, Jul 22 2015 - 6:30pm

Dominic Sisti, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics/Health Policy and Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania; Principal Author, “Improving Long-term Psychiatric Care: Bring Back the Asylum,” Journal of the American Medical Association
Renee Binder, M.D., Psychiatrist, University of California, San Francisco; Incoming President, American Psychiatric Association Read more »

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Julie Lythcott-Haims: How to Raise an Adult

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Mon, Jul 20 2015 - 6:00pm

Julie Lythcott-Haims, Former Dean of Freshmen and Undergraduate Advising, Stanford University; Author, How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success Read more »

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Kiva Co-Founder Jessica Jackley: Entrepreneurship that Can Change the World

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Wed, Jul 8 2015 - 6:00pm

Jessica Jackley, Co-founder, Kiva; Author, Clay Water Brick: Finding Inspiration from Entrepreneurs Who Do the Most with the Least
Sally Osberg, President and CEO, Skoll Foundation - Moderator

This program is underwritten by Bank of the West. Read more »

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Ebola and the Evacuation of Peace Corps in Guinea

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Wed, Jul 1 2015 - 6:00pm

Lisa Hoffman, Peace Corps Volunteer, Guinea, 2013-2014
Veronica Canilao, Peace Corps Volunteer, Guinea, 2013-2014
Hilary Braseth, Peace Corps Volunteer, Guinea, 2011-2014
Frank Price, Peace Corps Volunteer, Cote d’Ivoire, 1969-1972; Secretary, Northern California Peace Corps Association – Moderator Read more »

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