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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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Gretchen Rubin: Happiness and Habits

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Thu, Mar 26 2015 - 7:00pm

Gretchen Rubin, Author, The Happiness Project and Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives; Twitter: @gretchenrubin
Angie Coiro, Talk Show Host, In Deep Radio - Moderator Read more »

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Russian Hill Walking Tour

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Thu, Mar 26 2015 - 1:45pm

Join a more active Commonwealth Club Neighborhood Adventure! Russian Hill is a magical area with secret gardens and amazing views. Join Rick Evans for a two-hour hike up hills and staircases and learn about the history of this neighborhood. See where great artists and architects lived and worked, and walk down residential streets where some of the most historically significant houses in the Bay Area are located.

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Tavi Gevinson: INFORUM’s 21st Century Visionary Award

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Wed, Mar 25 2015 - 6:30pm

Tavi Gevinson, Editor-in-Chief, Rookie Magazine; Editor, Rookie Yearbook Three; Broadway Actress, “This Is Our Youth”

In conversation with Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket, Author; Screenwriter; Accordionist Read more »

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