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North Beach Walking Tour

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Thu, Feb 4 2016 - 1:45pm

Join another Commonwealth Club Neighborhood Adventure! Explore vibrant North Beach with Rick Evans during a two-hour walk through this neighborhood with a colorful past, where food, culture, history and unexpected views all intersect in an Italian “urban village.” In addition to learning about Beat generation hangouts, you’ll discover authentic Italian cathedrals and coffee shops.

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E.J. Dionne Jr: Why the Right Went Wrong (SV)

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Wed, Feb 3 2016 - 7:00pm

E.J. Dionne Jr., Columnist, The Washington Post; Author, Why the Right Went Wrong: Conservatism from Goldwater to the Tea Party and Beyond; Twitter:
Barbara Marshman, Editorial Pages Editor, San Jose Mercury News—Moderator Read more »

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The Science of Love

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Wed, Feb 3 2016 - 7:00pm

Dr. Thomas Lewis, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCSF, Co-author, A General Theory of Love 
Dr. Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Science Director, Greater Good Science Center, University of California Berkeley
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Barry Eisler, Former CIA Directorate of Operations

Wed, Feb 3 2016 - 6:30pm

Barry Eisler, Former CIA Directorate of Operations; Author, The God’s Eye View; Twitter
Mike Masnick, Founder and CEO, Techdirt—Moderator

This is a Good Lit event, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation Read more »

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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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