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Jane Smiley

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Thu, May 7 2015 - 6:00pm

Jane Smiley, Novelist; Author, Early Warning Read more »

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Is the Sky Falling? Asteroids and the Earth

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Wed, May 6 2015 - 7:45pm

Ed Lu, Astronaut; Chairman, B612 Foundation
Brian Hackney, Meteorologist and Reporter, KPIX Television, San Francisco - Moderator Read more »

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Willie Brown: Annual Commonwealth Club Lecture

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Wed, May 6 2015 - 6:00pm

Willie Brown, Former Mayor, San Francisco; Former Speaker, California State Assembly

Former San Francisco Mayor Brown will give his annual lecture on national and regional political trends. A two-term mayor of San Francisco, legendary speaker of the California State Assembly and widely regarded as one of the most influential African-American politicians of the late 20th century, Brown has been at the center of California politics, government and civic life for an astonishing four decades.

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Waterfront Walk

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Thu, Apr 30 2015 - 1:45pm

Join Rick Evans for his new walking tour exploring the historic sites of the waterfront neighborhood that surrounds the location of the future Commonwealth Club headquarters. Hear the dynamic stories of the entrepreneurs, controversial artists and labor organizers who created this recently revitalized neighborhood. This two-hour tour will give you a lively overview of the historic significance of this neighborhood and a close look at the ongoing development.

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Joseph Stiglitz: The Great Divide

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Wed, Apr 29 2015 - 7:00pm

Joseph Stiglitz, Professor, Columbia University; Author, The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them; Twitter @JosephEStiglitz
Michael Moritz, Managing Member, Sequoia Capital — Moderator Read more »

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What’s the Value of a College Education?

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Wed, Apr 29 2015 - 6:30pm

Nicholas Dirks, Chancellor, University of California Berkeley
Mohammad Qayoumi, President, California State University San Jose
Mary Marcy, President, Dominican University of California
Alecia DeCoudreaux, President, Mills College
Richard Ekman, President, Council of Independent Colleges Read more »

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David Brooks

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Tue, Apr 28 2015 - 12:00pm

David Brooks, Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times; Author, The Road to Character; Twitter: @nytdavidbrooks
Judge LaDoris H. Cordell (ret), Independent Police Auditor, City of San Jose — Moderator

How is character developed? In a society that emphasizes success and achievement, Brooks illustrates what humility, inner worth and moral depth really mean.

Brooks is a popular political commentator, and his New York Times column reaches over 800,000 readers around the world. Read more »

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Coal Wars

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Wed, Apr 22 2015 - 6:30pm

Richard Martin, Author, Coal Wars: The Future of Energy and the Fate of the Planet
Additional Panelists TBA

Coal is taking a beating in the United States, but it is gaining market share in Asia. Coal-fired electricity is lifting people out of poverty. It is also frying the sky. Join us for a journey from the mines of Wyoming to China’s coal region.

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Steve Jurvetson: From Hotshots to Moon Shots - The World of Silicon Valley Innovation

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Tue, Apr 21 2015 - 7:00pm

Steve Jurvetson, Partner, Draper Fisher Jurvetson; Twitter @dfjsteve
Alison van Diggelen, Host, “Fresh Dialogues”; Contributor, BBC – Moderator Read more »

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