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Wendy Davis and Sandra Fluke in Conversation

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Fri, Oct 16 2015 - 6:30pm

Wendy Davis, Democratic Politician; Former Texas State Senator 
In conversation with Sandra Fluke, Social Justice Attorney

"Something special is happening in Austin tonight #StandWithWendy" —

In June 2013, Senator Wendy Davis was propelled into the global spotlight as she attempted an eleven-hour filibuster to block a Texas state senate bill that would dramatically restrict abortion in Texas, an effort that kept over 180,000 people glued to the live stream and made national headlines. Read more »

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Adam Galinsky and Maurice Schweitzer: When to Cooperate, When to Compete

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Thu, Oct 15 2015 - 7:00pm

Adam Galinsky, Vikram S. Pandit Professor of Business, Columbia University School of Business; Co-Author, Friend and Foe: When to Cooperate, When to Compete, and How to Succeed at Both
Maurice Schweitzer, Cecilia Yen Koo Professor of Operations and Information Management, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business; Co-Author, Friend and Foe: When to Cooperate, When to Compete, and How to Succeed at Both
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Charging Ahead: PG&E CEO Tony Earley

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Thu, Oct 15 2015 - 6:30pm

Tony Earley, Chairman & CEO, PG&E Corporation

California creates more wealth per puff of carbon pollution than anywhere else on the planet, and its largest electric utility, PG&E, has become one of the cleanest power providers in the country. Now the state has laid out ambitious new goals for generating an even greener and smarter economy. That means higher standards for renewable energy, mandates for new ways of storing electricity, a concerted push toward electric vehicles and new approaches to pricing the power that runs our connected lives. Read more »

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Russian Hill Walking Tour

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Thu, Oct 15 2015 - 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 two-hour 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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Ben Bernanke: Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve

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Wed, Oct 14 2015 - 6:30pm

Ben Bernanke, Former Chairman, Federal Reserve; Author, The Courage to Act: A Memoir of a Crisis and Its Aftermath
In conversation with Michael Moritz, Managing Partner, Sequoia Capital

Part of the Club’s Series on Ethics and Accountability, underwritten by the Charles Travers Family Foundation. Read more »

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Inside Political Campaigns: Money, Ethics and the Future

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Mon, Oct 12 2015 - 6:30pm

Ann Ravel, Chair, Federal Election Commission; Former Chair, California Fair Political Practices Commission
Ace Smith, Veteran Campaign Manager, Hillary Clinton, Dianne Feinstein, Jerry Brown; Veteran Campaign Strategist
Ben Ginsberg, Veteran Campaign Strategist; National Counsel, Romney for President 2008, and Bush-Cheney Campaigns of 2000, 2004  Read more »

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David Brock

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Mon, Oct 12 2015 - 12:00pm

David Brock, Founder, Media Matters; Author, Killing the Messenger: The Right-Wing Plot to Derail Hillary and Hijack Your Government 
James Taylor,
Professor of Politics and Director of African-American Studies, University of San Francisco—Moderator Read more »

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Scott Shane: National Security Reporter for The New York Times

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Fri, Oct 9 2015 - 12:00pm

Scott Shane, National Security Reporter, The New York Times; Author, Objective Troy: A Terrorist, a President, and the Rise of the Drone; Twitter
Philip W. Yun, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, Ploughshares Fund—Moderator Read more »

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San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour

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Thu, Oct 8 2015 - 1:45pm
Explore San Francisco’s Financial District with historian Rick Evans and learn the history and stories behind some of our city’s remarkable structures, streets, and public squares. Hear about the famous architects that influenced the building of San Francisco after the 1906 Earthquake. Discover hard-to-find rooftop gardens, Art Deco lobbies, unique open spaces, and historic landmarks. This is a tour for locals, with hidden gems you can only find on foot!
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The Way of Wanderlust with Travel Writer Don George

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Wed, Oct 7 2015 - 6:30pm

Don George, Travel Writer; Author, The Way of Wanderlust: The Best Travel Writing of Don George
In conversation with Laurie McAndish King, Travel Writer Read more »

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