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Joseph Henrich: The Secret of Our Success

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Tue, Feb 2 2016 - 7:00pm

Joseph Henrich, Co-Director of the Human Evolution, Cognition and Culture Center, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University; Author, The Secret of Our Success: How Culture Is Driving Human Evolution, Domesticating Our Species, and Making Us Smarter 
Colleen Wilcox, Member of The Commonwealth Club Board of Governors—Moderator
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UC President Janet Napolitano Interviews Professor Geoffrey Cowan on Presidential Politics

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Tue, Feb 2 2016 - 6:30pm

Janet Napolitano, President, University of California; Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security; Former Governor, Arizona
Geoffrey Cowan, Dean Emeritus, Annenberg School of Communication, University of Southern California; Former Director, Voice of America; Author, Let the People Rule: Theodore Roosevelt and the Birth of the Presidential Primary Read more »

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Fair Trade and Corporate Responsibility: From Niche to Norm

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Mon, Feb 1 2016 - 6:30pm

Edouard Rollet, Co-founder, Alter Eco
Brooke McDonnell, Co-founder, Equator Coffee
Maya Spaull, Director of New and Emerging Categories, Fair Trade USA
Tierra Del Forte, Director of Product and Merchandising, PACT Apparel
Haven Bourque, Principal, HavenBMedia - Moderator

This program is underwritten by Wells Fargo Bank. Read more »

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Keeping the Water Flowing

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Sat, Jan 30 2016 - 2:00pm

Susan Leal, Former General Manger, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission; Author, Running out of Water

Water’s unique status as a renewable but finite resource misleads us into thinking we can always produce more of it.

Leal will discuss her decade of research on the world’s water and wastewater challenges. She will balance the sobering facts about the water crisis with ideas for innovative solutions aimed at increasing the quality and availability of water for both agricultural users and city dwellers.

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John Williams and John Taylor: Bank of America/Merrill Lynch Walter E. Hoadley Annual Economic Forecast

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Fri, Jan 29 2016 - 11:45am

John Williams, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, San Francisco Federal Reserve
John Taylor, Ph.D., Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics and George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics, Stanford University’s Hoover Institution; Former Economic Advisor to Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush, and George W. Bush Read more »

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Remaking the Planet

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Thu, Jan 28 2016 - 6:30pm

Oliver Morton, Briefings Editor, The Economist
Ken Caldeira, Climate Scientist, Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Global Ecology at Stanford University
Kim Stanley Robinson, Author, 2312
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Handling Your Feelings About Climate Change

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Wed, Jan 27 2016 - 6:30pm

Joan Blades, Co-founder, LivingRoomConversations.org
Joshua Freedman, CEO, Six Seconds; Author, Inside Change
Renee Lertzman, Climate Change Researcher Read more »

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SV Reads 2016: Chance of Rain? The Impact of Climate Change on Our Lives

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Tue, Jan 26 2016 - 7:30pm

Emmi Itaranta, Author, Memory of Water
Benjamin Parzybok, Author, Sherwood Nation
Sal Pizzaro, Columnist, San Jose Mercury News—Moderator

Too little rain … too much rain. Either case can dramatically impact everyday life. Itaranta and Parzybok explore how extreme weather conditions and resource scarcity can affect climate change.

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Ellie Krieger: Fabulous Healthy Meals

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Tue, Jan 26 2016 - 6:30pm

Ellie Krieger, Author, You Have It Made: Delicious, Healthy, Do-Ahead Meals; Twitter
Margo True, Food Editor, Sunset Magazine—Moderator

This event is part of our Food lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation Read more »

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U.S. Energy Secretary and Business Leaders

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Tue, Jan 26 2016 - 4:30pm

Hal Harvey, CEO, Energy Innovation
Danny Kennedy, Managing Director, California Clean Energy Fund
Lyndon Rive, Co-Founder and CEO, SolarCity
Ernest Moniz, U.S. Secretary of Energy Read more »

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