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Voices of the Wild

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Thu, Oct 1 2015 - 6:30pm

Bernie Krause, Soundscape Artist; Author, Voices of the Wild: Animal Songs, Human Din, and the Call to Save Natural Soundscapes
Jason Mark, Editor, Earth Island Journal; Author, Satellites in the High Country, Searching for the Wild in the Age of Man
Tanya Peterson, Director, San Francisco Zoo Read more »

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Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and William Clay Ford: Growing the U.S. Economy

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Thu, Oct 1 2015 - 1:00pm

Rick Snyder, Governor, Michigan
William Clay Ford Jr., Executive Chairman, Ford Motor Company
Greg Dalton, Founder and Host, Climate One – Moderator

Based on their experiences in Michigan, Snyder and Ford have a positive economic tale to tell, with implications for the country. Read more »

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Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. Megan Smith

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Wed, Sep 30 2015 - 7:00pm

Megan Smith, Chief Technology Officer of the United States
In conversation with Sal Khan, Founder & CEO, Khan Academy

“If we’re the country that makes Amazon and Facebook and Twitter, why can’t the federal government have websites and digital services that are awesome?” —Megan Smith
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Dale Russakoff: Who's in Charge of America's Schools?

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Tue, Sep 29 2015 - 6:00pm

Dale Russakoff, Author, The Prize: Who’s in Charge of America’s Schools? 
Muhammed Chaudhry, President and CEO, Silicon Valley Education Foundation—Moderator
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Gun Violence and Public Health

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Mon, Sep 28 2015 - 6:30pm

Ricky Choi, MD, MPH, Board of Directors, National Physicians Alliance
Margot Hirsch, President, The Smart Tech Challenges Foundation
Michael McBride, Lead Pastor, The Way Christian Center, Berkeley CA; Director of Urban Strategies, PICO National Network
Robyn Thomas, Executive Director, The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence
Mark Follman, National Affairs Editor, Mother Jones—Moderator

Underwritten by The California Wellness Foundation Read more »

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Dialogos: Perspectives on Cuba and the U.S. Through the Lens of Ballet and the Arts

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Thu, Sep 24 2015 - 7:00pm

José Manuel Carreño, Artistic Director, Silicon Valley Ballet
Carla Dirlikov, Singer; Founder, El Camino Project 
Additional Speakers TBA Read more »

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Competition for Power

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Thu, Sep 24 2015 - 6:30pm

London Breed, President, Board of Supervisors, San Francisco
Barbara Hale, Assistant General Manager, San Francisco Public Utility Commission’s Power Enterprise
Matthew Freedman, Staff Attorney, The Utility Reform Network Read more »

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Arctic Melting and Rising

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Tue, Sep 22 2015 - 6:30pm

Alex Levinson, Executive Director, Pacific Environment
Sergey Petrov, Consul General, Russia
Hilde Janne Skorpen, Consul General, Norway Read more »

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Nob Hill Walking Tour

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Tue, Sep 22 2015 - 1:45pm

Explore one of San Francisco’s 44 hills, and one of its original “Seven Hills”. Because of great views and its central position, Nob Hill became an exclusive enclave of the rich and famous on the west coast who built large mansions in the neighborhood. This included prominent tycoons such as Leland Stanford, and other members of the Big Four. Highlights include the history of four landmark hotels: The Fairmont, Mark Hopkins, Stanford Court, and Huntington Hotel. Read more »

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Waterfront Walk

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Thu, Sep 17 2015 - 1:45pm

Join Rick Evans for his new walking tour exploring the historic sites of the waterfront neighborhood that surrounds the location of the future Commonwealth Club headquarters. Hear the dynamic stories of the entrepreneurs, controversial artists and labor organizers who created this recently revitalized neighborhood. This tour will give you a lively overview of the historic significance of this neighborhood and a close look at the ongoing development.

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