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Congressman George Miller: Celebrating Forty Years on Capitol Hill

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Wed, Oct 8 2014 - 6:30pm

George Miller, Member of Congress, California’s 11th Congressional District Read more »

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Cartoonapalooza: Satire Fest Finale

Sat, Oct 11 2014 - 6:30pm

Here’s a special chance for a limited number of Commonwealth Club members to attend for free the finale of the Cartoonapalooza, featuring some of the nation’s best talent in political cartooning and visual satire.

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Innovating Women: The Changing Face of Technology

Tue, Oct 21 2014 - 7:00pm

Vivek Wadhwa, Fellow, The Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance, Stanford University; Co-Author, Innovating Women
Kim Polese, Chairwoman, ClearStreet Inc.
Alison van Diggelen, Host of “Fresh Dialogues”; Contributor, BBC – moderator
Additional panelists TBA Read more »

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John Lahr, New Yorker Drama Critic

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Mon, Oct 6 2014 - 7:00pm

John Lahr, Author, Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh; Drama critic, The New Yorker
In conversation with Carey Perloff, Artistic Director, A.C.T.

John Lahr will discuss his new book on Tennessee Williams, which provides intimate access to the mind of the writer whose plays reshaped the American theater and our nation’s sense of self. Read more »

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San Francisco’s Prop E: Pros and Cons of the Soda Tax

Thu, Oct 30 2014 - 12:00pm

Panelists TBA

To tax or not to tax? That is the question posed to San Francisco residents this November as Proposition E, also known as the Soda Tax, appears on ballots. Read more »

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Chasing Water

Tue, Oct 28 2014 - 6:00pm

Brian Richter, Chief Water Scientist, The Nature Conservancy; Author, Chasing Water: A Guide for Moving from Scarcity to Sustainability
Peter Gleick, President, Co-Founder, The Pacific Institute; Author, Bottled and Sold

Call it water whiplash. Climate change has contributed to droughts in Iraq and Syria, while at the same time caused flooding in countries like England, India and Australia. In the U.S., carbon pollution has amplified flooding in the Midwest and Atlantic coast, and exacerbated the drought here. Read more »

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Cornel West

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Fri, Oct 3 2014 - 7:00pm

Cornel West, Ph.D.; Professor, Union Theological Seminary; Author, Black Prophetic Fire
Julie Chang, Associate Chair and Associate Professor of English, Santa Clara University – Moderator Read more »

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The Tech Boom: Good or Bad for San Francisco?

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Wed, Oct 15 2014 - 6:00pm

Panelists TBA
John Diaz, Editorial Page Editor, San Francisco Chronicle – Moderator

Economic and social disruption is nothing new for San Francisco. From the Gold Rush to the Summer of Love, the city has often been at the vanguard of change. The tech boom has brought an unprecedented wave of riches and stresses to the city. We bring together some of the city’s thought leaders for a provocative discussion of how the city must nurture and/or temper this dramatic period of change.

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Common Core Education Summit: The Crux of the New K-12 Standards

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Wed, Oct 22 2014 - 6:00pm

Susan H. Fuhrman, Ph.D., President, Teachers College, Columbia University; Founding Director and Chair, Management Committee, Consortium for Policy Research in Education; President, National Academy of Education Read more »

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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Members Holiday Social 12/15/14

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Mon, Dec 15 2014 - 6:30pm

Joe Garofoli, Political Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle; Twitter @joegarofoli Read more »

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