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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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The Health Hazards of One Degree

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Thu, Apr 7 2016 - 6:30pm

Rachel Morello, Professor, Environmental Science, Policy and Management, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
Linda Rudolph, Director, Center for Climate Change and Health, Public Health Institute Read more »

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Mushrooms to Cannabis: Using Nature to Heal

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Wed, Apr 6 2016 - 7:00pm

Plants have been used for thousands of years to prevent and cure diseases. Join Dr. Donald Abrams, chief of Hematology and Oncology at San Francisco General Hospital and a leading cancer and integrative medicine specialist at UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Mount Zion, and Dr. Brian Kennedy, CEO & president of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, as they review what we know and don’t know about botanical therapies, medical cannabis, integrative medicine and aging well. Read more »

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Income Inequality and the Future of the American Dream: Differing Perspectives

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Wed, Apr 6 2016 - 7:00pm

Alan Auerbach, Ph.D., Professor of Economics and Law, and Director of the Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance, University of California, Berkeley
Yaron Brook, Ph.D., Executive Director, Ayn Rand Institute; Co-author, Equal Is Unfair: America's Misguided Fight Against Income Inequality 
Mary Cranston, Past Chair, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors; Retired Senior Partner and Past Chair, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman Law Firm—Moderator
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After El Niño: Now What?

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Tue, Apr 5 2016 - 6:30pm

Ashley Boren, Executive Director, Sustainable Conservation
Max Gomberg, Climate Change Manager, State Water Resources Control Board
Bart Thompson, Director, Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University Read more »

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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Member Social 4/4/16

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Mon, Apr 4 2016 - 6:30pm

Carson Bruno, Research Fellow Specializing in California Politics and Policy, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Twitter
Melissa Caen, Political Analyst, CBS SF ("Mornings with Melissa"); Host, The Cheat Sheet; Attorney; Twitter
Joe Garofoli, Senior Political Writer, San Francisco Chronicle; Twitter   Read more »

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Shannon Watts: Gun Safety Is a Winning Issue

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Thu, Mar 31 2016 - 6:30pm

Shannon Watts, Founder, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
Robyn Thomas, Executive Director, Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence—Moderator Read more »

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Joe Lurie: Perceptions and Misperceptions in a Globalized Polarized World

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Wed, Mar 30 2016 - 7:00pm

Joe Lurie, Executive Director Emeritus, International House, UC Berkeley; Author

The Commonwealth Club is offering an encore performance of Joe Lurie's recent sold-out program in San Francisco. Inspired by a West African proverb that says “The stranger sees only what he knows,” Joe Lurie shares a feast of cross-cultural stories and misadventures, exploring the deeper cultural messages that escape people who hear largely what they’re used to hearing and see mostly what they’re used to seeing. Read more »

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