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United States Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil: Big Data and You

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Wed, May 4 2016 - 6:30pm

DJ Patil, United States Chief Data Scientist

Big data’s role in our lives is increasing, whether we realize it or not. From influencing our health-care decisions to helping to make our streets safer, big data has changed the way that our government and the private sector are tackling some of today’s most complicated social and economic issues. Read more »

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North Beach Walking Tour

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Thu, Apr 28 2016 - 1:45pm

Join another Commonwealth Club Neighborhood Adventure! Explore vibrant North Beach with Rick Evans during a two-hour walk through this neighborhood with a colorful past, where food, culture, history and unexpected views all intersect in an Italian “urban village.” In addition to learning about Beat generation hangouts, you’ll discover authentic Italian cathedrals and coffee shops.

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Spend 60 Minutes with Lesley Stahl

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Mon, Apr 25 2016 - 6:30pm

Lesley Stahl, Correspondent, "60 Minutes"; Author, Being Grandma: The Joys and Science of the New Grandparenting; Twitter:

This event is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Read more »

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Juan Williams

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Tue, Apr 19 2016 - 6:30pm

Juan Williams, Political Analyst, Fox News Channel; Author, We the People: The Modern-Day Figures Who Have Reshaped and Affirmed the Founding Fathers’ Vision of America; Twitter Read more »

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Michael Waldman: The Fight to Vote

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Thu, Apr 14 2016 - 6:30pm

Michael Waldman, President, Brennan Center for Justice, NYU School of Law; Author, The Fight to Vote; Twitter Read more »

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Michael Puett: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About the Good Life

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Wed, Apr 13 2016 - 7:00pm

Michael Puett, Professor of Chinese History and Chair of the Committee on the Study of Religion, Harvard University; Co-author, The Path: What Chinese Philosopher Can Teach Us About the Good Life

Why is a course on ancient Chinese philosophers one of the most popular at Harvard? Counterintuitive and countercultural, Puett shares why the important teachings developed more than 2000 years ago still apply today.

Hear more about the ideas that will help change your life. 

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Beyond Prisons: A Conversation About Criminal Justice Reform

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Wed, Apr 13 2016 - 6:30pm

Van Jones, President & Co-Founder, #cut50; CNN Political Commentator; Former White House Special Advisor
Shaka Senghor, Director of Strategy and Innovation, #cut50; Writer; Mentor; Motivational Speaker

Currently, more than 2 million Americans are in prison, close to one out of every 100 Americans. As a result, the federal government spends $80 billion each year on the incarceration industry while projects such as improving our national infrastructure and educational systems continue to be drastically underfunded. Read more »

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Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP

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Wed, Apr 13 2016 - 6:30pm

Bill McDermott, CEO, SAP; Author, Winners Dream: A Journey from Corner Store to Corner Office; Twitter

This event is underwritten by Accenture.

How do you lead with purpose? McDermott’s unique start as a young entrepreneur helped solidify his journey to lead SAP, the world’s largest business software company.

Hear his thoughts on leadership and innovation in today’s competitive global market.  Read more »

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Chinatown Walking Tour

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Wed, Apr 13 2016 - 1:45pm

Enjoy a Commonwealth Club Neighborhood Adventure. Join Rick Evans for a memorable midday walk and discover the history and mysteries of Chinatown. Explore colorful alleys and side streets. Visit a Taoist temple, an herbal store, the site of the first public school in the state, and the famous Fortune Cookie Factory. 

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Arianna Huffington with Sheryl Sandberg: The Power of Sleep

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Wed, Apr 13 2016 - 12:00pm

Arianna Huffington, Co-founder and Editor in Chief, the Huffington Post Media Group, Author, The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time
In Conversation with Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook

In today’s 24/7 fast-paced world, the hunger for sleep is only getting stronger. Sleep deprivation affects our health, decision making, and relationships both personally and professionally. Read more »

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