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What Makes a Great President? Talmage Boston Cross Examines History

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Fri, Aug 5 2016 - 12:00pm

Talmage Boston, Attorney; Author, Cross-Examining History: A Lawyer Gets Answers from the Experts About Our Presidents

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

For more than 38 years, Talmage Boston’s vocation has been getting to the heart of his cases by asking the right questions—and not stopping until he gets them answered. He has been voted among the best lawyers in America since 2013 and is a seven-time recipient of presidential citations. 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
James Taylor, Ph.D., Director of African American Studies and Professor of Political Science, University of San Francisco; Lecturer, African American and African Diaspora Studies Department, University of California Berkeley—Moderator Read more »

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Policing the Police: Reforming American Law Enforcement

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Mon, Aug 1 2016 - 6:30pm

W. Kamau Bell, Socio-Political Comedian; Host, CNN’s "United Shades of America" 
Judge LaDoris Cordell (ret.), Member, Blue Ribbon Panel on Transparency, Accountability, and Fairness in Law Enforcement
George Gascón, San Francisco District Attorney; Former Chief, SFPD
Van Jones, CNN Commentator
Scott Glover, CNN Justice Reporter—Moderator 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

Carla Marinucci, POLITICO California Playbook; Twitter  
Bill Whalen, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution; Twitter

Last week was the GOP convention; tonight is the start of the Democratic convention.  Read more »

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Is Dating Dead? With Author Moira Weigel

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Thu, Jul 21 2016 - 6:30pm

Moira Weigel, Author, Labor of Love:The Invention of Dating 
Amanda Bradford, Founder and CEO, The League—Moderator

"All humans long for others with whom to share our lives,” says Moira Weigel, Ph.D.

Weigel's book Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating takes a deep dive into the practices of dating and mating from the era of courtships and arranged marriages to the current widespread use of dating apps like Tinder, Bumble, and OKCupid by those looking for love. 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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Can the Internet of Things Be Green and Safe?

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Wed, Jul 20 2016 - 12:00pm

General Keith Alexander (Ret.), Founder and CEO, IronNet Cybersecurity; Former Head, U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency
Alfred R. Berkeley, Director, World Economic Forum USA; Co-Author, The New Paradigm for Cyber Security
David Mount, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Read more »

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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
In conversation with Diego Rodriguez, Partner, IDEO; Visiting Scientist, MIT Media Lab; Founding Faculty, Stanford d.school Read more »

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Senator Barbara Boxer: The Art of Tough

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Mon, Jul 18 2016 - 11:00am

Barbara Boxer, U.S. Senator (D-California); Author, The Art of Tough: Fearlessly Facing Politics and Life; Twitter
Mary Marcy, President, Dominican University of California—Moderator

This event is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.

"One goal of this memoir is to inspire people to fight for change. It takes what I call the 'art of tough,' and I've had to do it all my life." —Senator Barbara Boxer Read more »

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