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New Member Reception October 13th

Thu, Oct 13 2016 - 5:30pm

Are you new to the Club? Just want to explore and check it out?

Come take a peek, meet other members and staff and learn about all The Commonwealth Club offers. Experience firsthand how The Commonwealth Club has become the nation’s leading public forum. Bring a friend and explore the Club together!

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An Evening with Luvvie Ajayi

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Wed, Oct 12 2016 - 6:30pm

Luvvie Ajayi, Author, New York Times Best-seller I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual; Blogger, AwesomelyLuvvie and AwesomelyTechie; Executive Director, The Red Pump Project
Richelle Parham, Business and Marketing Expert; Advisor, Girls Who Code; Board of Directors, LabCorp; Board of Directors, Scripps Networks Interactive; Board of Trustees, Drexel University—Moderator Read more »

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Paradise Burning

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Tue, Oct 11 2016 - 6:30pm

J. Keith Gilless, Dean of the College of Natural Resources; Chair, California State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection

California wildfires used to be a seasonal challenge in rather remote parts of the state. Now they are burning nearly year-round and spreading from the urban-rural interface to more of the state’s urban and coastal population. What is driving California’s "hellfires"? How are they hitting the state treasury, environment and public health?

A conversation about the California dream lived in a hot and smoky world.

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Larry Brilliant: Sometimes Brilliant

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Mon, Oct 10 2016 - 7:00pm

Larry Brilliant, Chairman, Skoll Global Threats; Former Executive Director, Google.org; Author, Sometimes Brilliant: The Impossible Adventure of a Spiritual Seeker and Visionary Physician Who Helped Conquer the Worst Disease in History; Twitter:
In conversation with Elliot Schrage, Vice President of Communications and Publicy Policy, Facebook

This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Read more »

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Caitlin Shetterly: The Threat of GMOs

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Mon, Oct 10 2016 - 6:30pm

Caitlin Shetterly, Author, Modified: GMOs and the Threat to Our Food, Our Land, Our Future
Cathy Curtis, Chair, Food Matters Forum—Moderator

GMO products are among the most-consumed and the least-understood substances in the United States today. They appear not only in the food we eat, but in everything from the interior coating of paper coffee cups and medicines to diapers and toothpaste. Read more »

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#Girlboss Sophia Amoruso

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Mon, Oct 10 2016 - 6:30pm

Sophia Amoruso, Author, Nasty Galaxy and New York Times best-seller #Girlboss; Founder and CEO, Nasty Gal; Founder, #Girlboss Foundation; Host, #Girlboss Radio 
Alison Pincus, Co-Founder, One Kings Lane; Co-Founder, HelloMazel—Moderator Read more »

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Anthony Romero, ACLU Executive Director: Civil Liberties and Technology

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Mon, Oct 10 2016 - 3:00pm

Anthony Romero, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union

Anthony Romero is the ACLU’s sixth executive director, and the first Latino and openly gay man to serve in that capacity. Born in New York City to parents who hailed from Puerto Rico, Romero was the first in his family to graduate from high school. He is a graducate of Stanford University Law School and Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy and International Affairs. He will address the intersection of big data and social justice. Read more »

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Presidential Debate Watch Party 10/9

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Sun, Oct 9 2016 - 5:30pm

Join INFORUM, Brigade and KQED at the swanky Hotel Zetta to watch all three 2016 presidential debates! Read more »

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Civility and Difficult Conversations in Political and Public Discourse

Thu, Oct 6 2016 - 7:00pm

Janet Flammang, Professor Emerita; Author; Table Talk: Building Democracy One Meal at a Time

In the current political climate, it is important for all of us to learn how to have difficult conversations. Flammang helps us understand why political conversations are so difficult and how table talk provides everyday opportunities to practice and teach the art of conversation.

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China’s Economic Slowdown: Will It Hurt the U.S. and the World?

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Thu, Oct 6 2016 - 6:30pm

Yingyi Qian, Dean and Professor, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, China
Nicholas Lardy, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics; Board Member, Asia Policy and The China Review
George Lewinski, Former Foreign Editor, "Marketplace"—Moderator Read more »

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