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The Way of Wanderlust

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Wed, Jul 13 2016 - 7:00pm

Don George, Travel Writer; Editor; Author, The Way of Wanderlust: The Best Travel Writing of Don George
In Conversation with Kristina Nemeth, Travel Director, The Commonwealth Club of California

Join noted travel writer and editor Don George for a delightful, world-roaming evening discussing his new book, his life as a travel writer, and opportunities for meaningful travel around the world. Whether you are looking for adventure, culture, food or spirituality, George will offer inspiring stories, insights and advice. Read more »

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Is California Entering a Megadrought?

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Wed, Jul 13 2016 - 6:30pm

Noah Diffenbaugh, Professor, Stanford University
Peter Gleick, President, The Pacific Institute

This program was generously underwritten by the S.D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation. Read more »

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Steve Blank: Hacking for Defense

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Tue, Jul 12 2016 - 7:00pm

Steve Blank, Entrepreneur; Educator, Stanford University, UC Berkeley and Columbia University; Twitter
Joe Felter, Senior Research Scholar at Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation; Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution—Moderator Read more »

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Is the Rising Tide Lifting All Boats? Race and Inclusion in the Bay Area

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Tue, Jul 12 2016 - 6:30pm

Libby Schaaf, Mayor of Oakland
James Bell, Civil Rights Leader; Executive Director, W. Hayward Burns Institute for Juvenile Justice, Fairness and Equality
Manuel Pastor, Demographer and Professor of Sociology, American Studies and Ethnicity, The University of Southern California
Joshua Johnson, Creator/Host, Rockit Fuel Radio Podcast; Lecturer, U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism—Moderator Read more »

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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Social Hour 7/11/16

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Mon, Jul 11 2016 - 6:30pm

Carson Bruno, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution; Twitter  
Melissa Caen, Political Analyst, CBS SF and SFGate.com; Twitter  
James Taylor, Ph.D., Director of African American Studies and Professor of Political Science, University of San Francisco; Lecturer, African American and African Diaspora Studies Department, University of California Berkeley

There's no such thing as the mid-summer doldrums when it comes to politics, and this year that's really the case! Read more »

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Chinatown Walking Tour

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Thu, Jul 7 2016 - 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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Turning Homelessness into Headline News

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Wed, Jun 29 2016 - 6:30pm

Audrey Cooper, Editor-in-Chief, San Francisco Chronicle
Clara Jeffery, Editor-in-Chief, Mother Jones
Gary Kamiya, Executive Editor, San Francisco Magazine; Author, Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco; Co-founder, Salon.com; Columnist, “Portals of the Past," San Francisco Chronicle
Holly Kernan, Executive Editor of News, KQED Read more »

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Public Health, Public Spaces

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Mon, Jun 27 2016 - 6:30pm

Lisa Chen, Planner, San Francisco Planning Department
Richard J. Jackson, M.D, Professor and Former Chair, Environmental Health Sciences, Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA
Fran Weld, Vice President of Strategy and Development, San Francisco Giants
Bill Worthen, Founding Principal, Urban Fabrick, Inc.
Malo André Hutson, Associate Professor of City & Regional Planning, U.C. Berkeley—Moderator Read more »

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FiveThirtyEight Elections Podcast Live!

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Thu, Jun 23 2016 - 7:00pm

Nate Silver, Editor-in-Chief, FiveThirtyEight; New York Times Best-selling Author, The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail—but Some Don't
Jody Avirgan, Host and Producer, FiveThirtyEight
Harry Enten, Senior Political Writer and Analyst, FiveThirtyEight
Clare Malone, Senior Political Writer, FiveThirtyEight Read more »

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Russian Hill Walking Tour

Thu, Jun 23 2016 - 1:45pm

Join a more active Commonwealth Club Neighborhood Adventure! Russian Hill is a magical area with secret gardens and amazing views. Join Rick Evans for a hike up hills and staircases and learn about the history of this neighborhood. See where great artists and architects lived and worked, and walk down residential streets where some of the most historically significant houses in the Bay Area are located.

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