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Andrew Fraknoi: The Revenge of the Dwarf Planet

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Mon, Oct 26 2015 - 7:00pm

Andrew Fraknoi, Chair of the Astronomy Department, Foothill College

The Revenge of the Dwarf Planet: What Really Happened to Pluto and What We Are Now Learning about this Intriguing World Read more »

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Flame Out

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Mon, Oct 26 2015 - 6:30pm

Arlene Blum, Executive Director, Green Science Policy Institute
Mark Leno, California State Senator
James Redford, Director, Toxic Hot Seat
John Olech, Director of Global Partner Operations, Crate and Barrel 
Greg Dalton, Founder and Host, Climate One—Moderator Read more »

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U.S. Deputy Energy Secretary Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood Randall

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Fri, Oct 23 2015 - 12:00pm

Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood Randall, Deputy Energy Secretary; Former White House Coordinator for Defense Policy
In conversation with Dr. Gloria Duffy, President and CEO, The Commonwealth Club

Strengthening and Protecting America’s Energy Infrastructure Read more »

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The Food Lab: Cooking with Science

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Thu, Oct 22 2015 - 6:30pm

J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, Managing Culinary Director, Serious Eats; Author, The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science 
In conversation with Joanna Pearlstein, Deputy Managing Editor, Wired

Food Lit event underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Read more »

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China and the U.S.: Can Conflict Be Avoided?

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Thu, Oct 22 2015 - 6:30pm

Zhang Weiwei, Professor and Director, Centre for China Development Model Research, Fudan University; Director, SASS Institute of China Studies; Interpreter for Chairman Deng Xiaoping
Gary Roughead, Admiral USN (Ret.), Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution; Former Commander, U.S. Pacific and Atlantic Fleets Read more »

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David Talbot: The Rise of America's Secret Government

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Wed, Oct 21 2015 - 6:30pm

David Talbot, Founder, Salon.com; Author, The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America’s Secret Government
Barry Eisler, Former CIA Directorate of Operations; Creator, John Rain series – Moderator Read more »

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Chinatown Walking Tour

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Wed, Oct 21 2015 - 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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Arne Duncan: A Conversation with the Secretary of Education

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Wed, Oct 21 2015 - 11:30am

Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education
John Fensterwald, Editor-at-Large, EdSource — Moderator Read more »

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Roberta Kaplan

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Tue, Oct 20 2015 - 7:30pm

Roberta Kaplan, Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP; Author, Then Comes Marriage: United States v. Windsor and the Defeat of DOMA
In conversation with Kara Swisher, Executive Editor, Re/code Read more »

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Liberation of the Philippines 1945: A 70th Anniversary Commemoration

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Tue, Oct 20 2015 - 11:30am

Michael Armacost, Former U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines
James Zobel, Chief Archivist, MacArthur Memorial Museum
Richard Keith, Major General (Ret.), Veteran of the Philippines Liberation Campaign, 1945

Join a special gala luncheon to commemorate the liberation of the Philippines by American forces and their Filipino allies in 1945. Guest speakers, along with displays, memorabilia and visual documentation, will be presented.

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