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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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Hank Paulson: Dealing with China

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Tue, Apr 28 2015 - 6:00pm

Hank Paulson, Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury; Author, Dealing with China: An Insider Unmasks the New Economic Superpower 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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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Member Social 4/27/15

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Mon, Apr 27 2015 - 6:30pm

Panelists TBA

Join us as we explore the biggest, most controversial, and sometimes the surprising political issues with expert commentary by panelists who are smart, are civil, and have a good sense of humor. Join our panelists for informative and engaging commentary on political and other major news, audience discussion of the week’s events, and our live news quiz!

And come early before the program to meet other smart and engaged individuals and discuss the news over snacks and wine at our member social (open to all attendees).

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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. Will banning coal exports impact domestic prices and international carbon pollution?

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, DFJ; Twitter @dfjsteve
Alison van Diggelen, Host, “Fresh Dialogues”; Contributor, BBC – Moderator Read more »

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Grover Norquist: End The IRS

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Tue, Apr 21 2015 - 6:30pm

Grover Norquist, President, Americans for Tax Reform; Author, End the IRS Before it Ends Us; Twitter @GroverNorquist
Quentin Hardy,  Deputy Technology Editor, The New York Times; Former Executive Editor, Forbes Media – Moderator Read more »

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