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Michael Puett: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About the Good Life

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Wed, Apr 13 2016 - 7:00pm

Michael Puett, Professor of Chinese History and Chair of the Committee on the Study of Religion, Harvard University; Co-author, The Path: What Chinese Philosopher Can Teach Us About the Good Life 
Frank Wu, Chair, The Committee of 100; Former Chancellor and Dean, University of California Hastings—Moderator
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Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP

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Wed, Apr 13 2016 - 6:30pm

Bill McDermott, CEO, SAP; Author, Winners Dream: A Journey from Corner Store to Corner Office; Twitter
In conversation with Carl Guardino, President and CEO, Silicon Valley Leadership Group

This event is underwritten by Accenture.

How do you lead with purpose? McDermott’s unique start as a young entrepreneur helped solidify his journey to lead SAP, the world’s largest business software company. Read more »

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Beyond Prisons: A Conversation About Criminal Justice Reform

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Wed, Apr 13 2016 - 6:30pm

Van Jones, President & Co-Founder, #cut50; CNN Political Commentator; Former White House Special Advisor
Shaka Senghor, Director of Strategy and Innovation, #cut50; Author, Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an American Prison; Mentor; Motivational Speaker Read more »

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Chinatown Walking Tour

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Wed, Apr 13 2016 - 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. Visit a Taoist temple, an herbal store, the site of the first public school in the state, and the famous Fortune Cookie Factory. 

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Arianna Huffington with Sheryl Sandberg: The Power of Sleep

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Wed, Apr 13 2016 - 12:00pm

Arianna Huffington, Co-founder and Editor in Chief, the Huffington Post Media Group, Author, The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time
In Conversation with Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook

In today’s 24/7 fast-paced world, the hunger for sleep is only getting stronger. Sleep deprivation affects our health, decision making, and relationships both personally and professionally. Read more »

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Amy and David Goodman: 20 Years of Democracy Now!

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Tue, Apr 12 2016 - 7:00pm

Amy Goodman, Host and Executive Producer, "Democracy Now!"; Co-author, Democracy Now! Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America
David Goodman, Host, "The Vermont Conversation"; Contributing Writer, Mother Jones; Co-author, Democracy Now! Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America; Twitter
Judge LaDoris Cordell (ret), Chair of the Santa Clara County Jail Commission—Moderator Read more »

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Cowspiracy: Revelation or Cheap Trick?

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Tue, Apr 12 2016 - 6:30pm

Kip Andersen, Filmmaker, Cowspiracy and What the Health
Nicolette Hahn Niman, Author, Defending Beef
Jonathan Kaplan, Director, Food and Agriculture Program, National Resources Defense Council Read more »

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Food, Health and Vulnerable Americans

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Mon, Apr 11 2016 - 6:30pm

Doria Robinson, Executive Director, Urban Tilth
Hilary Seligman, MD, MAS, Associate Professor of Medicine and of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California San Francisco; Director, Centers for Disease Control’s Nutrition & Obesity Policy Research and Evaluation Network, Center for Vulnerable Populations, San Francisco General Hospital; Senior Medical Advisor and Lead Scientist, Feeding America
Eli Zigas, Food and Agriculture Policy Director, SPUR Read more »

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Jonathan and Drew Scott from HGTV’s The Property Brothers

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Sat, Apr 9 2016 - 7:00pm

Jonathan and Drew Scott, HGTV’s Property Brothers; Authors, Dream Home: The Property Brothers’ Ultimate Guide to Finding & Fixing Your Perfect House; Twitter:
In conversation with Angie Coiro, Syndicated Talk Show Host, “In Deep with Angie Coiro”

Jonathan and Drew Scott have taken HGTV by storm with their four hit shows, "Property Brothers," "Property Brothers at Home," "Buying & Selling," and "Brother vs. Brother." Read more »

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Anna Quindlen

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Fri, Apr 8 2016 - 12:00pm

Anna Quindlen, Author, Miller’s Valley
In conversation with Kelly Corrigan, Author, Glitter and Glue

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

Best known for her award-winning New York Times and Newsweek columns, Quindlen offers up a highly anticipated new novel. Read more »

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