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Jeh Johnson: Security Challenges Confronting the Homeland

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Tue, Sep 15 2015 - 12:00pm

Hon. Jeh Johnson, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security
Dr. Gloria Duffy, President and CEO, The Commonwealth Club — Moderator

Jeh Charles Johnson was sworn in on December 23, 2013, as the fourth secretary of homeland security. Prior to joining DHS, Secretary Johnson was chief judge of the New York courts. Secretary Johnson also served as general counsel for the Department of Defense, where he led the more than 10,000 military and civilian lawyers across the department. Read more »

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Elizabeth Holmes, CEO of Theranos, in Conversation with Sal Khan

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Thu, Sep 10 2015 - 7:00pm

Elizabeth Holmes, Founder & CEO, Theranos
In conversation with Sal Khan, Founder, Khan Academy

As a business leader and entrepreneur, Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes is a powerful advocate for STEM education. She was just 19 when she started Theranos, the revolutionary blood testing company valued at more than $9 billion.

Holmes and Khan will discuss their thoughts on innovation and ongoing commitment to improving STEM education opportunities for young women and girls.

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Pope Francis: Climate Changer?

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Thu, Sep 10 2015 - 6:30pm

Rev. Canon Sally Bingham, President and Founder, Interfaith Power and Light
Paul J. Fitzgerald, S.J., President, University of San Francisco
Sam Liccardo, Mayor, San Jose Read more »

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Let’s Do the Numbers: 10 Years with Marketplace’s Kai Ryssdal

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Wed, Sep 9 2015 - 6:00pm

Kai Ryssdal, Host and Senior Editor, American Public Media’s “Marketplace”
John Boland, President and CEO, KQED - Moderator

As host and senior editor of “Marketplace,” Kai Ryssdal is one of the most recognizable voices in the country. Each day he translates the most important business and economic news for millions of listeners, from Wall Street to the Oval Office to small business owners and everyday participants in the American and global economies. Read more »

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Dr. Ben Carson, Republican Presidential Candidate

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Tue, Sep 8 2015 - 12:00pm

Ben Carson, M.D., Republican Presidential Candidate
In conversation with Dan Ashley, Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors; News Anchor, ABC 7 Television News, San Francisco Read more »

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North Beach Walking Tour

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Thu, Sep 3 2015 - 1:45pm

Join another Commonwealth Club Neighborhood Adventure! Explore vibrant North Beach with Rick Evans during a two-hour walk through this neighborhood with a colorful past, where food, culture, history and unexpected views all intersect in an Italian “urban village.” In addition to learning about Beat generation hangouts, you’ll discover authentic Italian cathedrals and coffee shops.

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Bill McDermott: CEO of SAP

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Tue, Sep 1 2015 - 7:00pm

Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP; Twitter @BillRMCDermott

This program is underwritten by Accenture. Read more »

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Congressman Mark DeSaulnier: Representing California’s 11th District

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Tue, Aug 25 2015 - 6:30pm

Mark DeSaulnier, Member of U.S. House of Representatives (D-CA)
In conversation with Josh Richman, Political Reporter, Bay Area News Group; Twitter: @Josh_Richman Read more »

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Chinatown Walking Tour

Thu, Aug 20 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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U.C. President Janet Napolitano Interviews Charlotte Jacobs, M.D.

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Wed, Aug 19 2015 - 6:30pm

The Legacy of Jonas Salk

Janet Napolitano, President of University of California; Former Secretary of Homeland Security; Former Governor of Arizona
Charlotte Jacobs, M.D. Professor of Medicine (Emerita), Stanford University; Author, Jonas Salk: A Life

Part of the Club’s Good Lit Series, Underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation Read more »

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