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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Member Social 10/6/15

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Tue, Oct 6 2015 - 6:30pm

Bill Whalen, Hoover Institution Research Fellow
Carson Bruno, Hoover Institution Research Fellow
Bruce Cain, Director, Stanford University’s Bill Lane Center for the American West
John Zipperer, Vice President of Media and Editorial, The Commonwealth Club—Host Read more »

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Women in Tech: Can Silicon Valley Women Have It All?

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Fri, Oct 2 2015 - 12:00pm

Jaleh Daie, Ph.D., Managing Partner, Aurora Equity; Former President, Association for Women in Science; WITI Hall of Fame
In conversation with Moira Gunn, Ph.D., Host, "Tech Nation" and "BioTech Nation," NPR Read more »

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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Member Social Silicon Valley

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Tue, Sep 15 2015 - 7:00pm

Carson Bruno, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Specializing in California's Political and Policy Landscape; Twitter
Larry Gerston, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, San Jose State University; Political Analyst, NBC Bay Area; Author, Reviving Citizen Engagement; Twitter
Barbara Marshman, Editor, Editorial Pages, San Jose Mercury News; Twitter   Read more »

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Longevity Explorers Discussion Group: Better Aging. You. Your Parents.

Mon, Sep 14 2015 - 6:30pm
This regular discussion group will be exploring new and emerging solutions to the challenges of growing older. Not only will we be uncovering interesting new products at the intersection of aging and technology, we will also be conducting a series of ongoing deep dive discussions into topics like brain health, apps for seniors, hearing and wearables for seniors. The results of our discussions will be shared with a larger community of older adults interested in improving their quality of life through our partner in this initiative, Tech-enhanced Life, PBC.
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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

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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Senator Claire McCaskill

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Wed, Aug 19 2015 - 12:00pm

Claire McCaskill, United States Senator (D-MO); Author, Plenty Ladylike: A Memoir

In conversation with Dick Costolo, Former CEO, Twitter

This program is part of the Good Lit series underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation 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
Dr. Gloria Duffy, President and CEO, The Commonwealth Club — Moderator Read more »

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