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Nob Hill Walking Tour

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Tue, May 12 2015 - 1:45pm

Explore one of San Francisco’s 44 hills, and one of its original “Seven Hills”. Because of great views and its central position, Nob Hill became an exclusive enclave of the rich and famous on the west coast who built large mansions in the neighborhood. This included prominent tycoons such as Leland Stanford, and other members of the Big Four. Highlights include the history of four landmark hotels: The Fairmont, Mark Hopkins, Stanford Court, and Huntington Hotel. Read more »

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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Member Social 5/11/15

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Mon, May 11 2015 - 6:30pm

Mark Z. Barabak, Political Writer, Los Angeles Times; Twitter @markzbarabak
Carla Marinucci, Senior Political Writer, San Francisco Chronicle; Twitter @cmarinucci
Josh Richman, State and National Politics Reporter, Bay Area News Group; Political Blogger, ibabuzz.com/politics; Twitter @Josh_Richman Read more »

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Hacking the Climate

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Fri, May 8 2015 - 12:00pm

Ken Caldeira, Atmospheric Scientist, Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford
Albert Lin, Professor, UC Davis School of Law
Jane Long, Co-chair, Task Force on Geoengineering, Bipartisan Policy Center Read more »

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Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Jane Smiley

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Thu, May 7 2015 - 6:00pm

Jane Smiley, Novelist; Author, Early Warning
Peter Fish, Editor-at-Large, Sunset Publishing; Juror, California Book Awards — Moderator Read more »

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Humanity and the Universe

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Wed, May 6 2015 - 7:45pm

Ed Lu, Astronaut; Chairman, B612 Foundation
Brian Hackney, News and Weather Anchor, CBS5 San Francisco - Moderator

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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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Sebastian Rejak, Polish Foreign Ministry’s Envoy to the Jewish Diaspora

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Mon, May 4 2015 - 12:00pm

How Europe’s Challenged Stability Affects Its Minorities: A Polish Perspective

Sebastian Rejak, Special Envoy of Poland's Minister of Foreign Affairs for Relations with the Jewish Diaspora Read more »

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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
Monika Bauerlein, Co-editor, Mother Jones; Twitter @MonikaBauerlein — Moderator Read more »

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