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James Madara, M.D., CEO, American Medical Association: The Future of Health Care

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Wed, May 25 2016 - 6:30pm

James Madara, M.D., CEO, American Medical Association; Former Dean, University of Chicago School of Medicine
Hilary Seligman, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine and of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco—Moderator Read more »

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The “Un-Trump”? Republican Duf Sundheim Runs for U.S. Senate

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Mon, May 23 2016 - 6:30pm

Duf Sundheim, Mediator; Chair, California Republican Party, 2003-07
Carson Bruno, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution—Moderator Read more »

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Is Your Car Killing Your Lawn?

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Thu, May 19 2016 - 6:30pm

Noah Diffenbaugh, Associate Professor of Earth System Science, Stanford

Noah Diffenbaugh and other scientists have shed further light on why Californians should care about the weather up in the land of Santa Claus. A conversation on the connection between dirty fuels, white sea ice, brown lawns and what we can expect in the future now that we realize El Niño didn’t kill the drought.

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Steve Phillips: Brown Is the New White

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Wed, May 18 2016 - 6:30pm

Steve Phillips, Civil Rights Attorney; Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress; New York Times Best-selling Author, Brown Is the New White 
In conversation with Stacey Abrams, House Minority Leader, Georgia General Assembly; State Representative, 89th House District

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

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You Are What You Wear: Fashion Matters

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Tue, May 17 2016 - 6:30pm

Patti Cazzato, CEO, Timbuk2 
Mike Natenshon, Founder and CEO, Marine Layer
Connie Ulasewicz, Ph.D., Professor, San Francisco State University; Researcher; Speaker; Author
Jason Kibbey, CEO, Sustainable Apparel Coalition—Moderator

Presented in partnership with Levi Strauss & Co. Read more »

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Sean Carroll: The Origins of Life and the Universe Itself

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Mon, May 16 2016 - 7:00pm

Sean Carroll, Theoretical Physicist and Professor, Department of Physics, California Institute of Technology; Author, The Particle at the End of the Universe and The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself
Lynn J. Rothschild, Evolutionary Biologist and Astrobiologist, NASA Ames Research Center—Moderator Read more »

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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Social Hour 5/16/16

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Mon, May 16 2016 - 6:30pm

Mark Z. Barabak, Political Writer, Los Angeles Times; Twitter
Bill Whalen, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution; Twitter  

We'll explore the biggest, most controversial, and sometimes the surprising political issues with expert commentary by panelists who are smart, are civil, and have a good sense of humor. Join our panelists for informative and engaging commentary on political and other major news, audience discussion of the week’s events, and our live news quiz! Read more »

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Brexit: What Happens if the UK Leaves the European Union?

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Fri, May 13 2016 - 12:00pm

Barry Eichengreen, Professor of Economics and Political Science, University of California Berkeley
Doug Rivers, Professor of Political Science, Stanford; President and CEO, YouGov/Polimetrix
Richard Waters, West Coast Editor, Financial Times—Moderator

The outcome of the June 23 “Brexit” referendum will decide whether the United Kingdom leaves or stays in the European Union. What would their exit mean for the United Kingdom, the European Union, the United States and the world? Read more »

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Sea Heroes: Extreme Edition

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Thu, May 12 2016 - 6:30pm

Liz Taylor, President, DOER Marine
Peter Willcox, Author, Greenpeace Captain: My Adventures in Protecting the Future of Our Planet
Stiv Wilson, Director of Campaigns, Story of Stuff

This is a Good Lit event, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.

Peter Willcox was captain of the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior on the night in 1985 when it was bombed by French secret agents and sank off New Zealand. One shipmate was killed. Read more »

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Waterfront Walking Tour

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Thu, May 12 2016 - 1:45pm

Join Rick Evans for his new walking tour exploring the historic sites of the waterfront neighborhood that surrounds the location of the future Commonwealth Club headquarters. Hear the dynamic stories of the entrepreneurs, controversial artists and labor organizers who created this recently revitalized neighborhood. This tour will give you a lively overview of the historic significance of this neighborhood and a close look at the ongoing development.

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