Social Issues

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Ascent of Woman Series: Achieving Success with the Help of a Mentor: Women Advising Women on Power, Progress and Priorities (8/30/2010)

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The evolving status of women in the world today will be explored at The Commonwealth Club throughout the month of August in the series The Ascent of Woman.

Through speakers, panels, films and art, we will examine this transformational period in women's history, this dramatic shift from the expectation of our mothers' choices, to how we work and live today in ways that reach out through our families and communities to reverberate throughout the nation. Read more »

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Robert Reich-America’s Economy and the Road Ahead

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Robert Reich, Professor, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley; Former U.S. Secretary of Labor; Author, Aftershock

When the nation’s economy foundered in 2008, blame was almost universally directed at Wall Street, but celebrated economic policymaker and political theorist Reich suggests a different reason for the meltdown and describes a potentially treacherous road ahead. Reich explores a blueprint for lastingly improving our economy. Read more »

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Jonathan Safran Foer-Author, Everything Is Illuminated and Eating Animals

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Jonathan Safran Foer

Author, Everything Is Illuminated and Eating Animals

Foer looks at our dining habits, insatiable appetites and the cultural meaning of food. He explores the ethical, environmental and health risks behind commercial fishing and factory farming and discusses his journey from carnivore to vegetarian. Hear from the man that actress Natalie Portman claims changed her from a “20-year vegetarian to a vegan activist.” Read more »

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (10/15/2010)

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Greg Dalton, Founder of Climate One - Moderator

In just her third appearance before a US audience as secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton touts the potential of American innovation to further public diplomacy and to help tackle a host of global challenges. Before a sold-out Commonwealth Club crowd of 1,500, Clinton comments on global flashpoints – Afghanistan, Iran, and Mexico – while addressing climate change and clean energy.  Read more »

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James Zogby: What Arab Voices Are Telling Us

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James Zogby, Founder and President, Arab American Institute; Advisor, Zogby International Polling Firm; Author, Arab Voices: What They Are Saying to Us, and Why It Matters Read more »

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Park 51: NY Islamic Center Project (11/18/2010)

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Munir Jiwa, Founding Director and Professor, Center for Islamic Studies, Graduate Theological Union
Ameena Jandali, Educator; Co-founder, the Islamic Network Group – Moderator Read more »

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A Good Death: Intersection of Policy and Practice (10/30/09)

Judy Citko, Executive Director, California Coalition for Compassionate Care 
Sharon Fernekees-Jeans, Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Manager of Social Work Services and Spiritual Care, Eden Medical Center, Castro Valley, CA.
Kathe Kelly, R.N., B.S.N., O.C.N. City of Hope Nursing Research & Education, Duarte, CA
Steven Z. Pantilat, M.D., Professor of Clinical Medicine, Alan M. Kates and John M. Burnard Endowed Chair in Palliative Care, UCSF (moderator)
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Women and Chocolate: A Natural Combination (6/25/09)

Mindy Fong, Owner, Jade Chocolates
Christine Doerr, Founder and CEO, Neo Cocoa
Malena Lopez-Maggi, Owner, The Xocolate Bar
Kathy Wiley, Owner, Poco Dolce
Dayna Macy, Communications Director, Yoga Journal; Writer – Moderator Read more »

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Lt. Sam Robinson: Prison Gangs (5/7/09)

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Lt. Sam Robinson, San Quentin State Prison Read more »

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Legal Strategies in the Fight for Marriage Equality (2/17/09)

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Therese Stewart, Chief Deputy City Attorney, City of San Francisco
Shannon Minter, Legal Director, National Center For Lesbian Rights
Jo Hoenninger, San Francisco Civil Rights Attorney - Moderator Read more »

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