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New Member Reception

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Tue, Feb 24 2015 - 5:30pm

Are you new to the Club? Just want to explore and check it out? Come take a peek, meet other members and staff and learn about all The Commonwealth Club offers. Experience first-hand how The Commonwealth Club has become the nation’s leading public forum. Bring a friend and explore the Club together!

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Gary Wenk: Your Brain on Food

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Mon, Feb 23 2015 - 7:00pm

Gary Wenk, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience & Molecular Virology, Immunology and Medical Genetics, Ohio State University and Medical Center; Author, Your Brain on Food: How Chemicals Control Your Thoughts and Feelings
Lisa Krieger, Science/Medicine Reporter, San Jose Mercury News - Moderator Read more »

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The Panama-Pacific International Exposition: Its 100-Year Impact

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Mon, Feb 23 2015 - 6:30pm

James Ganz, Ph.D., Curator, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Kevin Starr, Ph.D., California State Librarian Emeritus
Laura Ackley, Author, San Francisco's Jewel City: The Panama Pacific International Exposition of 1915
Lori Fogarty, Executive Director, Oakland Museum of California Read more »

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Lessons in Leadership and Success

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Thu, Feb 19 2015 - 7:00pm

Heidi Roizen, Operating Partner, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Alison van Diggelen, Host, “Fresh Dialogues”; Contributor, BBC – Moderator Read more »

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San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour

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Thu, Feb 19 2015 - 1:45pm

Explore San Francisco’s Financial District with historian Rick Evans and learn the history and stories behind some of our city’s remarkable structures, streets, and public squares. Hear about the famous architects that influenced the building of San Francisco after the 1906 Earthquake. Discover hard-to-find rooftop gardens, Art Deco lobbies, unique open spaces, and historic landmarks. This is a tour for locals, with hidden gems you can only find on foot!

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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Member Social 2/17/15

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Tue, Feb 17 2015 - 6:30pm

Debra J. Saunders, Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle; "Token Conservative" Blogger, SFGate.com; Twitter @debrajsaunders
Carla Marinucci, Senior Political Writer, San Francisco Chronicle; Political Blogger, "Spin Cycle," SFGate.com; Twitter @cmarinucci
Bill Whalen, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Political Blogger, adayattheracesblog.com; Twitter @hooverwhalen Read more »

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Sex and Dating for Nerds

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Thu, Feb 12 2015 - 7:00pm

What better way to ring in Valentine’s Day than with some good old fashioned sex ed? Join INFORUM the Thursday before Valentine’s Day for a two-hour event that will be part-party, part-sexy-tutorials. Three experts will unleash the academic and intellectual, the practical and the tactical lessons you need to win at dating, whether it’s online or in the bedroom. Read more »

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Chinatown Walking Tour

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Thu, Feb 12 2015 - 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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Particle Fever: A Special Film Screening

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Tue, Feb 10 2015 - 6:30pm

David Kaplan Producer, Physicist, Co-Star

Imagine being able to watch as Edison turned on the first light bulb, or as Franklin received his first jolt of electricity. Particle Fever follows six brilliant scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, marking the start-up of the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of the planet, pushing the edge of human innovation. Read more »

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