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Can California Get to 100-percent Clean Power?

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Tue, Aug 23 2016 - 6:30pm

Mark Ferron, Member, California Independent System Operator
Mark Jacobson, Professor, Stanford
Geisha J. Williams, President, PG&E

Mark Jacobson leads a team that says California and other states can get to 100-percent renewable power by 2050. Celebrity activists Mark Ruffalo and Leonardo DiCaprio are backing him. Read more »

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Paulette Brown, President, American Bar Association: Making the Justice System Just

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Tue, Aug 2 2016 - 6:30pm

Paulette Brown, President, American Bar Association; Partner/co-chair, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Locke Lord LLP Read more »

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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Social Hour 7/25/16

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Mon, Jul 25 2016 - 6:30pm

Panelists TBA

It's time for a mid-summer night's political dream.

We'll explore the biggest, most controversial, and sometimes the surprising political issues with expert commentary by panelists who are smart, are civil, and have a good sense of humor. Join our panelists for informative and engaging commentary on political and other major news, audience discussion of the week’s events, and our live news quiz! Read more »

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North Beach Walking Tour

Wed, Jul 20 2016 - 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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Redefining National Parks and Family Farms in a Changing Climate

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Tue, Jul 19 2016 - 6:30pm

Jordan Fisher Smith, Author, Engineering Eden: The True Story of a Violent Death, a Trial, and the Fight over Controlling Nature
John Hart, Author, Farming on the Edge: Saving Family Farms in Marin County and An Island in Time: 50 Years as Point Reyes National Seashore Read more »

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Wired's Kevin Kelly: The Future of Tech

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Mon, Jul 18 2016 - 6:30pm

Kevin Kelly, Senior Maverick, Wired; Author, The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces that Will Shape Our Future; Twitter Read more »

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Finding Your Wine Personality

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Thu, Jul 14 2016 - 6:30pm

The Boisset Wine Ambassadors will guide you through a wine tasting that explores your wine style. They’ll serve as your personal wine concierge—sharing exclusive new releases, the stories behind the wines and the vineyards, and the knowledge to guide you to wines best-suited for your palate. Join us as wine and style unite, and embrace l’art de vivre!

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Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths: The Computer Science of Human Decisions

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Thu, Jul 14 2016 - 6:30pm

Brian Christian, Author, The Most Human Human; Co-author, Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions
Tom Griffiths, Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science, UC Berkeley; Co-author, Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions Read more »

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The Way of Wanderlust

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Wed, Jul 13 2016 - 7:00pm

Don George, Travel Writer; Editor; Author, The Way of Wanderlust: The Best Travel Writing of Don George
In Conversation with Kristina Nemeth, Travel Director, The Commonwealth Club of California

Join noted travel writer and editor Don George for a delightful, world-roaming evening discussing his new book, his life as a travel writer, and opportunities for meaningful travel around the world. Whether you are looking for adventure, culture, food or spirituality, George will offer inspiring stories, insights and advice. Read more »

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Hacking for Defense: Making the World a Safer Place

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Tue, Jul 12 2016 - 7:00pm

Steve Blank, Entrepreneur; Educator, Stanford University, UC Berkeley and Columbia University; Twitter
J.D. Schramm, Lecturer in Organizational Behavior, Stanford Graduate School of Business; Twitter —Moderator

In a crisis, national security initiatives move at the speed of a startup, yet in peacetime they default to decades-long cycles. Startups operate with continual speed and urgency and using Lean Startup methodologies have become extremely efficient with resources and time. Read more »

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