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Metro Revolution

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Thu, Sep 19 2013 - 6:30pm

Ed Lee, Mayor, San Francisco
Kofi Bonner, President, Bay Area Urban Division, Lennar
Bruce Katz, Vice President, Brookings Institution; Co-author, The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros Are Fixing Our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy
Greg Dalton, Founder and Host, Climate One - Moderator Read more »

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Inside the California Food Revolution

Thu, Sep 12 2013 - 6:00pm

Chefs Who Have Changed Our Culinary Consciousness

Sue Conley, Co-founder and Co-owner, Cowgirl Creamery
Mourad Lahlou, Founder and Owner, Aziza Restaurant, San Francisco; Kasbah Restaurant, San Rafael
Annie Somerville, Executive Chef, Greens Restaurant, San Francisco
Joyce Goldstein, Food Writer; Author, Inside the California Food Revolution
Margo True, Food Editor, Sunset Magazine – Moderator Read more »

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The Tunisian Model of Revolution and the Challenges of Democracy

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Wed, Sep 11 2013 - 6:00pm

Jerry Sorkin, Specialist on North Africa and the Middle East; Director of Tourism Studies, Tunisia Program, George Washington University; President, TunisUSA

Peter L. Stein, Independent Media Producer and Presenter - Moderator Read more »

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Chinatown Walking Tour #15

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Thu, Oct 24 2013 - 1:45pm

Enjoy a Commonwealth Club Neighborhood Adventure. Join Rick Evans for a memorable midday walk and discover the history and mysteries of Chinatown. Explore colorful alleys and side streets. Read more »

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Russian Hill Walking Tour #13

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Thu, Oct 10 2013 - 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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Nob Hill Walking Tour #6

Thu, Sep 19 2013 - 1:45pm

Explore one of San Francisco’s 44 hills, and one of its original “Seven Hills”. Because of great views and its central position, Nob Hill became an exclusive enclave of the rich and famous on the west coast who built large mansions in the neighborhood. This included prominent tycoons such as Leland Stanford, and other members of the Big Four. Highlights include the history of four landmark hotels: The Fairmont, Mark Hopkins, Stanford Court, and Huntington Hotel. Read more »

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North Beach Walking Tour #13

Thu, Sep 5 2013 - 2:00pm

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. Read more »

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San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour #21

Wed, Aug 21 2013 - 2:00pm

Explore San Francisco’s Financial District with historian Rick Evans and learn the history and stories behind some of our city’s remarkable structures, streets, and public squares. Hear about the famous architects that influenced the building of San Francisco after the 1906 Earthquake. Discover hard-to-find rooftop gardens, Art Deco lobbies, unique open spaces, and historic landmarks. This is a tour for locals, with hidden gems you can only find on foot!

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Robot Morality: Can a Machine Have a Conscience?

Mon, Sep 30 2013 - 12:00pm

Robot Morality: Can a Machine Have a Conscience?

George R. Lucas Jr., Professor of Ethics and Public Policy, Naval Postgraduate School Read more »

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A. Scott Berg

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Tue, Sep 17 2013 - 6:00pm

A. Scott Berg, Biographer; Journalist; Author, Lindbergh and Wilson Read more »

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