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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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Janet Napolitano and Mark Yudof: A Conversation on the Future of Higher Education

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Thu, Feb 5 2015 - 6:30pm

Janet Napolitano, President, University of California; Former Secretary of Homeland Security; Former Governor of Arizona
Mark Yudof, President Emeritus, University of California; Former Chancellor of the University of Texas System Read more »

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Waterfront Walk

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Thu, Feb 5 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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SV Reads 2015: Homeland & Home – The Immigrant Experience

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Wed, Feb 4 2015 - 7:30pm

NoViolet Bulawayo, Author, We Need New Names
Cristina Henriquez, Author, The Book of Unknown Americans
Bich Minh Nguyen, Author, Stealing Buddha’s Dinner: A Memoir
Sal Pizarro, Columnist, The San Jose Mercury News – Moderator Read more »

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San Francisco Giants’ Bruce Bochy and Larry Baer

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Wed, Feb 4 2015 - 4:30pm

This program is sold out Read more »

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William Ury: Getting to Yes with Yourself

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Tue, Feb 3 2015 - 6:00pm

William Ury, Co-founder of Harvard University’s Program on Negotiation; Author, Getting to Yes with Yourself and Other Worthy Opponents Read more »

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New Member Reception

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Mon, Feb 2 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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Aasif Mandvi in Conversation with Adam Savage

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Thu, Jan 29 2015 - 7:00pm

Aasif Mandvi, Actor, Writer, Correspondent on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"; Author, No Land’s Man; Twitter @aasif
In Conversation with Adam Savage, Host of "Mythbusters"; Twitter @donttrythis

As a self-described “Indo-Muslim-British-American actor,” Mandvi gained notoriety as a regular correspondent on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." He is famous for his satirical segments about religion, politics and foreign policy.
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Julián Castro

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Thu, Jan 29 2015 - 12:00pm

Julián Castro, Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Buildings are the big kahuna when it comes to fighting climate change. Forty percent of carbon emissions in the United States comes from buildings and the electricity that goes into them. Energy and water-wise buildings are now trendy in many downtown office towers, driven mainly by market forces. Read more »

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