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Dream On: The Power of Sleep

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Wed, Sep 16 2015 - 7:45pm

Clete A. Kushida, MD, Ph.D., Medical Director, Stanford Sleep Medicine Center; President, World Sleep Federation
In conversation with Phil Bronstein, Executive Chairman of the Board, Center for Investigative Reporting

Sponsored by Anonymous Donor and Relevant Wealth Advisors Read more »

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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Member Social Silicon Valley

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Tue, Sep 15 2015 - 7:00pm

Carson Bruno, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Specializing in California's Political and Policy Landscape; Twitter
Larry Gerston, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, San Jose State University; Political Analyst, NBC Bay Area; Author, Reviving Citizen Engagement; Twitter
Barbara Marshman, Editor, Editorial Pages, San Jose Mercury News; Twitter   Read more »

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Novelist Erica Jong: From Fear of Flying to Fear of Dying

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Tue, Sep 15 2015 - 6:30pm

Erica Jong, Novelist; Author, Fear of Flying and Fear of Dying

In conversation with Linda Gray Sexton, Author, Bespotted: My Family's Love Affair with Thirty-Eight Dalmatians and Mercy Street: My Journey Back to My Mother, Anne Sexton

This program is part of the Club’s Good Lit Series, sponsored by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Read more »

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Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson

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Tue, Sep 15 2015 - 12:00pm

Hon. Jeh Johnson, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security
Dr. Gloria Duffy, President and CEO, The Commonwealth Club — Moderator

Security Challenges Facing the Homeland Read more »

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Elizabeth Holmes, CEO of Theranos, in Conversation with Sal Khan

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Thu, Sep 10 2015 - 7:00pm

Elizabeth Holmes, Founder & CEO, Theranos
In conversation with Sal Khan, Founder & CEO, Khan Academy

As a business leader and entrepreneur, Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes is a powerful advocate for STEM education. She was just 19 when she started Theranos, the revolutionary blood testing company valued at more than $9 billion.

Holmes and Khan will discuss their thoughts on innovation and ongoing commitment to improving STEM education opportunities for young women and girls.

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Pope Francis: Climate Changer?

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Thu, Sep 10 2015 - 6:30pm

Rev. Canon Sally Bingham, President and Founder, Interfaith Power and Light
Paul J. Fitzgerald, S.J., President, University of San Francisco
Sam Liccardo, Mayor, San Jose Read more »

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Let’s Do the Numbers: 10 Years with Marketplace’s Kai Ryssdal

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Wed, Sep 9 2015 - 6:00pm

Kai Ryssdal, Host and Senior Editor, American Public Media’s “Marketplace”
John Boland, President and CEO, KQED - Moderator

As host and senior editor of “Marketplace,” Kai Ryssdal is one of the most recognizable voices in the country. Each day he translates the most important business and economic news for millions of listeners, from Wall Street to the Oval Office to small business owners and everyday participants in the American and global economies. Read more »

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Dr. Ben Carson, Republican Presidential Candidate

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Tue, Sep 8 2015 - 12:00pm

Ben Carson, M.D., Republican Presidential Candidate
In conversation with Dan Ashley, Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors; News Anchor, ABC 7 Television News, San Francisco Read more »

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North Beach Walking Tour

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Thu, Sep 3 2015 - 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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Bill McDermott: CEO of SAP

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Tue, Sep 1 2015 - 7:00pm

Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP; Twitter

This program is underwritten by Accenture. Read more »

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