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The Future of Choice with Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood

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Mon, Dec 5 2016 - 7:00pm

Cecile Richards, President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund

This year, Planned Parenthood marks its 100th year of providing vital health-care services, education and information to women, men and families across America. Read more »

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Andy Cohen and Anna Sale: Taboo Topics

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Wed, Nov 30 2016 - 7:00pm

Andy Cohen, Host, "Watch What Happens: Live"; Executive Producer, "The Real Housewives" Franchise; Author, Superficial: More Adventures from the Andy Cohen Diaries
Anna Sale, Host and Managing Editor, "Death, Sex & Money"—Moderator Read more »

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Janet Napolitano Interviews Uri Bar-Joseph on Spycraft

Mon, Nov 21 2016 - 6:30pm

Janet Napolitano, President, University of California; Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security; Former Governor, Arizona
Uri Bar-Joseph, Professor of Political Science, University of Haifa, Israel; Author, The Angel: The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel

The program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Read more »

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North Beach Walking Tour

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Thu, Nov 17 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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Dan Ariely: The Hidden Logic that Shapes Our Motivations

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Wed, Nov 16 2016 - 7:00pm

Dan Ariely, Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics, Duke University; Author, Payoff: The Hidden Logic that Shapes Our Motivations; Twitter
Jenny Dearborn, Chief Learning Officer, SAP—Moderator

Every day we work hard to motivate coworkers, friends, family members and, most important, ourselves. Some people believe in positive reinforcement or financial incentives, others in tough love. But what works best? Read more »

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Francis Ford Coppola: The Program You Can’t Refuse

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Tue, Nov 15 2016 - 7:00pm

Francis Ford Coppola, Director, The Godfather; Author, The Godfather Notebook
In Conversation with Adam Savage, Maker and Retired Co-host, Discovery Channel's “Mythbusters"

Part of the Club’s Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Read more »

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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Social Hour 11/7/16

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Mon, Nov 7 2016 - 6:30pm

C.W. Nevius, Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle; Twitter
Daniel Borenstein, Columnist and Editorial Writer, East Bay Times; Twitter
Additional Panelist TBA

It will be one day before the big election day; most of you will have already voted and are now biting your nails for the final outcome.

We'll take a moment to commemorate the career of our longtime panelist, C.W. Nevius, who will be leaving the San Francisco Chronicle in just a few weeks. Read more »

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The Secret Sauce of Dodge & Cox's Investment Strategy

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Wed, Nov 2 2016 - 7:00pm

John A. Gunn, Chairman Emeritus, Dodge & Cox

John Gunn has been described as the Warren Buffet of the Bay Area. The extraordinarily successful firm of Dodge & Cox has had terrific investment performance, typically shuns publicity, and holds more than $270 billion in assets.

What lessons did Gunn learn managing this remarkable growth? What do we need to keep in mind? It is a rare treat that John has agreed to be in conversation with Bruce Raabe, a member of the Club’s Board of Governors and the president of Relevant Wealth Advisors. Read more »

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Chef Jeremiah Tower: How to Behave in the Modern World and Why Bother?

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Wed, Nov 2 2016 - 6:30pm

Jeremiah Tower, Chef; Author, Table Manners: How to Behave in the Modern World and Why Bother; Twitter
In conversation with Amanda Haas, Culinary Director, Williams-Sonoma

This program is part of our Food Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Read more »

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What's Next for Diridon Station?

Wed, Nov 2 2016 - 12:30pm

Melissa DuMond, Director of Planning and Integration, California High-Speed Rail Authority
Leyla Hedayat, Project Manager, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
Jessica Zenk, Associate Transportation Specialist, City of San Jose Read more »

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