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His Excellency Artur Mas, President of Catalonia

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Mon, Apr 6 2015 - 12:30pm

The ties that bind California and Europe: A perspective from Catalonia

Artur Mas, President, Catalonia Read more »

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Chinatown Walking Tour

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Thu, Apr 2 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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Our Food, Our Health, Our Planet

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Wed, Apr 1 2015 - 7:45pm

Ken Cook, President & Co-founder, Environmental Working Group
Gary Hirshberg, Chairman, Stonyfield Farm
Gibson Thomas, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, Edible Marin & Wine Country - Moderator Read more »

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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Member Social 4/1/15

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Wed, Apr 1 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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Puneet Talwar, Ass’t. U.S. Secretary of State: Foreign Policy Priorities

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Wed, Apr 1 2015 - 6:00pm

Puneet Talwar, Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs

Talwar will give an overview of global developments, from ISIL to Iran to Russia. Informed by his current position as the State Department’s principal liaison with the Department of Defense and his previous experience at the White House and on Capitol Hill, Talwar will discuss the major foreign policy trends of the day – including those that are not necessarily making the headlines. Read more »

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Barney Frank

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Wed, Apr 1 2015 - 12:00pm

Barney Frank, Former Member of Congress (D-MA); Author, Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage; Twitter @BarneyFrank
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David Boaz: The Libertarian Mind

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Tue, Mar 31 2015 - 6:30pm

David Boaz, Executive Vice President, The Cato Institute; Author, The Libertarian Mind: A Manifesto for Freedom
In conversation with Josh Richman, State and National Politics Reporter, Bay Area News Group; Twitter @Josh_Richman Read more »

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John Hargrove: Beyond Blackfish

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Tue, Mar 31 2015 - 6:30pm

John Hargrove, Former Killer Whale Trainer; Star, Blackfish; Author, Beneath The Surface: Killer Whales, SeaWorld and The Truth Beyond Blackfish Read more »

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Regional Transit Governance Seminar

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Tue, Mar 31 2015 - 8:30am
Metropolitan regions are the economic engines of our nation and public transit is the machinery that enables the largest metropolitan areas to function, compete effectively for employers and labor, and foster innovation. The ability of transit organizations to respond to changing and expanding demands varies across the industry and is shaped to a large extent by individual governance and organizational structures.
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Senator Bernie Sanders: The Fight for Economic Justice

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Mon, Mar 30 2015 - 6:30pm

Bernie Sanders, United States Senator (I-VT)

The fight for economic justice is the focus of Senator Bernie Sander’s public service career. He has a been a persistent voice standing up to what he sees as the excesses of corporate America and defending the interests of veterans, working families, the shrinking middle class, the elderly, children and the poor. Senator Sanders is serving his second term in the U.S. Senate after serving 16 years in the House of Representatives. He is now the longest-serving independent in American congressional history.

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