Social Issues

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Visions of Cuba

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Bobbie Rabinowitz, Social Worker; Labor Activist

Get an inside look at a culturally rich but politically and economically struggling country. Rabinowitz will present a slide show with commentary about her most recent trip to Cuba last year. Rabinowitz has been to Cuba 10 times since 1974, as a volunteer and as part of health care, labor and cultural programs. Her intriguing photos offer an intimate look at Cuba and Cubans today. Read more »

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How Successful Women Lead

Joanna Barsh, Executive, McKinsey and Company; Author, How Remarkable Women Lead: The Breakthrough Model for Work and Life
Susie Cranston, Executive, McKinsey and Company; Author, How Remarkable Women Lead: The Breakthrough Model for Work and Life Read more »

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Globalizing the Culture War

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Rev. Kapya Kaoma, Project Director, Political Research Associates; Anglican Priest from Zambia Leading Churches in Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts
Sandip Roy, Editor, New America Media - Moderator Read more »

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An Evening in Transition

Jennifer "Raven" Gray, President, Transition U.S.
Dave Room, Bay Localize
Ania Moniuszko, TransitionSF
Michael Poremba, TransitionSF Read more »

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David Shenk: The Genius in All of Us (3/18/10)

David Shenk, Author, The Forgetting, Data Smog and The Immortal Game
 
Shenk presents a compelling case against the notion of genetic “giftedness.” Forget everything you think you know about genes, talent and intelligence. In recent years, some scientific evidence has emerged suggesting a completely new paradigm: not talent scarcity, but latent talent abundance.
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Islam and Homosexuality in Western Europe

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Boris Dittrich, Human Rights Activist; Former Member, Netherlands Parliament

Dittrich will discuss LGBT issues around the world, including efforts to save lives of homosexual men in the Middle East; the anti-homosexuality bill in Uganda, which introduces the death penalty; the role of the United Nations in supporting, or hindering, LGBT rights; and emerging LGBT groups around the world.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on March 16, 2010.

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California Choices: Pathways to Reform

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David Kennedy, History Professor Emeritus, Stanford University
Mark DiCamillo, Director, California Field Poll
Noel Perry, Venture Capitalist and Founder, Next 10
Kathay Feng, California Common Cause
Annette Fuentes, New America Media
Lenny Mendonca, Bay Area Council
Sunne Wright McPeak, California Forward Read more »

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Carol Scott: Stop Stressing About Stress (8/24/10)

Carol Scott, "Stop Stressing about Stress"

Recorded at The Commonwealth Club of California, August 24, 2010

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Ramifications of Tucson: A Town Hall Meeting (1/24/11)

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Dr. Gloria C. Duffy, President and CEO, The Commonwealth Club - Moderator Read more »

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How to Fight Climate Change Without Soaking the Middle Class

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Peter Barnes, Tomales Bay Institute; Co-Founder of Working Assets

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