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China Today: Environmental Progress and Challenges

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Mon, Oct 5 2015 - 6:00pm

Barbara Finamore, Senior Attorney and Asia Director, Natural Resources Defense Council Read more »

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The Future of Digital Competition in Asia

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Tue, Sep 29 2015 - 6:00pm

Peter Cowhey, Ph.D., Dean, School of Global Policy & Strategy, UCSD; Former Chief, International Bureau of the FCC; Former Obama Advisor Read more »

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Bread From Stones

Bread from Stones
Fri, Sep 25 2015 - 12:00pm

Keith David Watenpaugh, Associate Professor of Modern Islam, Human Rights and Peace Studies, UC Davis

Hear Watenpaugh, a noted Middle East historian and educator, discuss his latest book, Bread from Stones: The Middle East and the Making of Modern Humanitarianism. Watenpaugh will elaborate on the development of helping victims following the mass violence, genocide, displacement of millions, the collapse of the Ottoman Empire and the advent of late colonialism in the Middle East.

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Arctic Melting and Rising

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Tue, Sep 22 2015 - 6:30pm

Sergey Petrov, Consul General, Russia
Hilde Janne Skorpen, Consul General, Norway Read more »

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Explore the World from The Commonwealth Club

Mon, Sep 21 2015 - 5:00pm

All interested Club members are welcome to attend our bimonthly, one-hour planning meetings of the International Relations Member-Led Forum. We focus on Europe, Latin America, Africa and worldwide topics. Join us to discuss current international issues and plan programs for early 2016.

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Unity of Sacred Symbols and Words

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Fri, Jul 31 2015 - 12:00pm

Salma Arastu, Artist
Reverend Will McGarvey, Executive Director, Contra Costa County Interfaith Council - Moderator

Salma Arastu will give a visual presentation of her latest works, which are an artistic endeavor to help people understand the threads of commonalities across cultural, national and religious lines. Her beautiful paintings reflect the interconnectedness of belief in our collective cultural memories.

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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Jul 27 2015 - 5:30pm

Make your voice heard in an enriching, provocative and fun discussion with Club members as you weigh in on events shaping the face of the Middle East, North Africa and Afghanistan. Each month, the Middle East Member-Led Forum hosts an informal roundtable discussion on a topic frequently suggested by recent headlines. After a brief introduction, the floor will be open for discussion. All interested members are encouraged to attend. There will also be a brief planning session.

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Greening Asia

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Thu, Jul 16 2015 - 6:30pm

Mark Clifford, Executive Director, Asia Business Council; Author, The Greening of Asia
Stella Li, Senior Vice President, BYD Company Ltd.
Orville Schell, Director, Center on U.S.-China Relations, Asia Society New York; Former Dean, Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley 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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