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An Evening with Madeleine Albright and Katie Albright

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Wed, Mar 8 2017 - 7:00pm

Madeleine Albright, Former U.S. Secretary of State under President Clinton
Katie Albright, Executive Director, San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center
In conversation with Ellen Tauscher, Former Representative, California’s 10th Congressional District; Former Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors Read more »

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President Trump and the Future of U.S.-Asia Relations: A View from the West Coast

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Tue, Mar 7 2017 - 6:30pm

David D. Arnold, President, The Asia Foundation
Dr. Gloria C. Duffy, President and CEO, The Commonwealth Club of California
N. Bruce Pickering, Vice President of Global Programs, Asia Society, and Executive Director, Asia Society Northern California
Jane Wales, CEO, World Affairs Council of Northern California and Global Philanthropy Forum; Vice President, The Aspen Institute
Mina Kim, News Anchor, KQED—Moderator Read more »

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29th Annual Distinguished Citizen Gala

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Fri, Mar 3 2017 - 5:00pm

The Commonwealth Club’s 114th Annual Dinner and 29th Annual Distinguished Citizen Gala is a dual celebration, reflecting on the last year of the Club’s events and accomplishments, as well as honoring outstanding members of the community who exemplify the Club’s values by presenting them with the Distinguished Citizen Award, an award reserved for those whose professional and humanitarian endeavors and accomplishments are worthy of recognition and celebration. Read more »

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Dietary Supplements: Making the Best Choices

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Wed, Mar 1 2017 - 7:00pm

Edward R. Blonz, M.S., Ph.D., Assistant Clinical Professor, Clinical Pharmacy, University of California San Francisco
John Edward Swartzberg, M.D., FACP, Chair, Editorial Board, University of California Berkeley Wellness Letter; Clinical Professor Emeritus, Health and Medical Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley
Catherine Heenan, News Anchor and Reporter, KRON4-TV, San Francisco—Moderator Read more »

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Trump's First 100 Days: Part One

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Mon, Feb 27 2017 - 6:30pm

Zahra Billoo, Executive Director, Council on American-Islamic Relations, San Francisco Bay Area
Judge LaDoris Hazzard Cordell (Ret.), Chair, Santa Clara County Jail Commission
Steven Fish, Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley
Sean Walsh, GOP Political Strategist Read more »

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SV Reads 2017: And Justice for All

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Thu, Feb 23 2017 - 7:30pm

Adam Benforado, Associate Professor of Law, Drexel University; Author, Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice
Sal Pizzaro, Columnist, San Jose Mercury News—Moderator

How can we reduce bias in our legal system? Benforado examines this critical issue from both a legal perspective and from someone who has been incarcerated. Read more »

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The Science of Coffee

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Wed, Feb 22 2017 - 7:00pm

William Ristenpart, Joe and Essie Smith Endowed Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of California-Davis

Can UC Davis do for the coffee industry what it’s done for the wine industry?

Ristenpart is head of the Coffee Center, the first multidisciplinary university research center in the world devoted to post-harvest studies of coffee and designed to generate unparalleled teaching, research and collaborative opportunities for students, scientists and engineers. Read more »

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The Honorable George Shultz: Lessons from Government, Business and Life

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Tue, Feb 21 2017 - 6:30pm

George P. Shultz, Distinguished Fellow, Hoover Institution; Former U.S. Secretary of State, Labor, and Treasury; Author, Learning From Experience
In conversation with Dr. Gloria Duffy, President and CEO, The Commonwealth Club

Part of the Club’s Series on Ethics and Accountability, underwritten by the Charles Travers Family Foundation.
Also part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by The Bernard Osher Foundation
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Alison Gopnik: The New Science of Child Development

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Thu, Feb 16 2017 - 7:00pm

Alison Gopnik, Professor of Psychology and Affiliate Professor of Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley; Author, The Gardener and the Carpenter: What the New Science of Child Development Tells Us about the Relationship Between Parents and Children
In conversation with Dr. Julie Lythcott-Haims, Former Dean of Freshman, Stanford University; Author, How to Raise An Adult Read more »

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Travel Expert Patricia Schultz: Emerging Destinations—Places You Have to See

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Wed, Feb 15 2017 - 12:00pm

Patricia Schultz, Travel Writer; Author, 1000 Places To See Before You Die and 1000 Places to See in the United States and Canada Before You Die Read more »

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