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Democracy in the Digital Age: Perspectives from Members of Parliament

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Thu, Feb 19 2015 - 6:30pm

Youth and women members of parliament from around the world will discuss how they are harnessing opportunities presented by social media and mobile technologies to strengthen engagement between citizens and their elected representatives. How are women and young politicians using technology to promote deliberation and compromise and more inclusive political leadership, rather than political polarization? What opportunities and challenges does the rapid pace of technological change pose for democratic governance in different countries around the world? Read more »

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Half the Sky: China's Women Prisoners

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Tue, Feb 10 2015 - 6:00pm

John Kamm, Founder and Executive Director, Dui Hua Foundation Read more »

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Explore the World from The Commonwealth Club Planning Meeting

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Thu, Jan 8 2015 - 5:30pm

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 the New Year.

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Middle East Discussion Group

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Mon, Dec 15 2014 - 5:30pm

Make your voice heard in an enriching, provocative and fun discussion with fellow Club members as you weigh in on events shaping the face of the Middle East. 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.

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The Ten Best Ethical Destinations Awards: Voting with Our Wings

Mon, Dec 8 2014 - 6:00pm

Jeff Greenwald, Executive Director, Ethical Traveler
Malia Everette, Founder, Altruvistas Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

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Mon, Dec 8 2014 - 5:30pm

Make your voice heard in an enriching, provocative and fun discussion with fellow Club members as you weigh in on events shaping the face of the Middle East. 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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Geo for Good

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Wed, Dec 3 2014 - 7:00pm

Rebecca Moore, Lead, Google Earth Outreach Program and Google Earth Engine

Mary Ellen Hannibal, Stanford University Media Fellow; Author, The Spine of the Continent – Moderator Read more »

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Gluten-Free: Chinese Traditional Medicine's 750-Year Perspective

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Wed, Dec 3 2014 - 6:00pm

John Nieters, L.Ac DAOM, Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine; President, Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences  Read more »

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Haiti Five Years Later: Women on the Ground

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Tue, Dec 2 2014 - 6:30pm

Malya Villard-Appolon, Founder of KOFAVIV
Michèle Duvivier Pierre-Louis, Ph.D., Former Prime Minister of Haiti
Nicole Phillips, Esq., Attorney for the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti
Megan Coffee, M.D., Ph.D., Founder of Ti Kay Haiti
Anne-Christine d'Adesky, Journalist & Activist – Moderator

Gason konn bouke, men pa fanm.”—in Kreyòl
“Women’s work never ends.” Read more »

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Book Discussion: Lawrence in Arabia, by Scott Anderson

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Mon, Dec 1 2014 - 5:30pm

The Arab Revolt against the Turks in World War I was, in the words of T.E. Lawrence, “a sideshow of a sideshow” – a conflict shaped by a small handful of adventurers far removed from the corridors of power. At the center of it all was Lawrence himself. In early 1914 he was an archaeologist excavating ruins in Syria; by 1917 he was riding into legend at the head of an Arab army while fighting a rearguard action against his own government’s imperial ambitions. Read more »

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