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Kermit Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt's Great Great Grandson: TR's Vision and How It Shaped America

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Mon, Dec 7 2015 - 6:30pm

Kermit Roosevelt III, Professor of Constitutional law, University of Pennsylvania; Great Great Grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt; Author, Allegiance, the Award-winning Novel In the Shadow of the Law, and The Myth of Judicial Activism 
Roy Eisenhardt, Lecturer, U.C. Berkeley School of Law; Member, The Commonwealth Club’s California Book Awards Jury—Moderator

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

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Chef Joanne Weir in Conversation with Chef Gary Danko

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Thu, Dec 3 2015 - 6:30pm

Joanne Weir, Chef and Owner, Copita Tequileria y Comida; Host, "Joanne Weir’s Cooking Confidence"; James Beard Award Winner for Best Cookbook, 2005; Author, Kitchen Gypsy: Recipes and Stories from a Lifelong Romance with Food
In conversation with Gary Danko, Chef and Principal, Restaurant Gary Danko; James Beard Award Winner for Best Chef-California, 1995 and Best New Restaurant, 2000

This program is sponsored by Wells Fargo and is part of the Good Lit Series underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Read more »

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P.J. O'Rourke

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Thu, Dec 3 2015 - 6:30pm

P.J. O’Rourke, H.L. Mencken Research Fellow, Cato Institute; Author, Thrown Under the Omnibus; Twitter  
Melissa Caen, Contributor, CBS SF (“Mornings with Melissa”); Attorney; Twitter Read more »

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The Art of Being Brave: Women in Film

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Wed, Dec 2 2015 - 7:00pm

Brenda Chapman, Academy Award-winning Director, Brave; Director, The Prince of Egypt
Zoë Elton, Director of Programming, Mill Valley Film Festival Read more »

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Confronting ISIS: A Town Hall

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Wed, Dec 2 2015 - 7:00pm

Joseph Felter, Ph.D., Senior Research Scholar, CISAC Research Fellow, Hoover Institution; Retired U.S. Army Colonel; Special Forces
Dr. Abbas Milani, Director of Iranian Studies, Stanford University; Research fellow, Hoover Institution
Sergey V. Petrov, Consul General of the Russian Federation, San Francisco
Kim Zetter, Senior Staff Writer, Wired Magazine
Dr. Gloria Duffy, President and CEO, The Commonwealth Club—Moderator Read more »

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Nob Hill Walking Tour

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Tue, Dec 1 2015 - 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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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Member Social 11/30/15

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Mon, Nov 30 2015 - 6:30pm

Carson Bruno, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Twitter  
Carla Marinucci, Politico California Playbook; Twitter  
James Taylor, Ph.D., Director of African American Studies and Professor of Political Science, Department of Politics, University of San Francisco 

The year's almost over; one big election is behind us, but 2016 is racing toward us at top speed. Read more »

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Andrea Ponsi: San Francisco Through the Eyes of an Italian Architect

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Mon, Nov 23 2015 - 6:30pm

Andrea Ponsi, Architect; Author, San Francisco: A Map Of Perceptions 
John King, Urban Design Critic, San Francisco Chronicle—Moderator Read more »

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The Future of Food with Chef Tyler Florence and Friends

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Thu, Nov 19 2015 - 7:00pm

Tyler Florence, TV Host; Restauranteur; Cookbook Author; Businessman; Food App Developer; Designer; Vintner; Entrepreneur
Megan Miller, Co-Founder, Bitty Foods (alternative protein sources)
Adam Zbar, CEO, Sun Basket (alternative food choices & distribution channels)
Dr. Lauren Shimek, Food Scientist, IDEO (food scientist) 
Douglas Gayeton, (architect of local food systems) Read more »

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Waterfront Walking Tour

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Thu, Nov 19 2015 - 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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