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Former U.S. Defense Secretary William Perry: A Personal Journey to Reduce the Nuclear Threat

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Thu, Jan 14 2016 - 6:30pm

William Perry, Ph.D., U.S. Secretary of Defense 1994-97;Senior Fellow, Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute and Hoover Institution; Author, My Journey at the Nuclear Brink
Gloria Duffy, Ph.D., President and CEO, The Commonwealth Club; Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense during the Clinton Administration—Moderator

Part of The Club's Good Lit Series underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Read more »

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Disrupting Politics As Usual

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Thu, Jan 7 2016 - 6:30pm

Matt Mahan, CEO, Brigade
Jennifer Pahlka, Founder and Executive Director, Code for America
Dan Pfeiffer, Former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama for Strategy and Communications
Shelly Kapoor Collins, CEO and Founder, Tech Hill Advisors—Moderator Read more »

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Russian Hill Walking Tour

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Thu, Jan 7 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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A Conversation with Cindy Crawford

Cindy Crawford
Wed, Dec 16 2015 - 6:30pm

Cindy Crawford, Mom; Businesswoman; Model
Beth Spotswood, Writer, SFGate; Freelance Writer—Moderator

This is a Good Lit event, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.

In the 1980s and 1990s, Cindy Crawford earned a reputation as one of the world’s top supermodels. Read more »

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Dr. Chris Field: The Stephen Schneider Award

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Tue, Dec 15 2015 - 6:30pm

Ken Alex, Director, Governor Brown's Office of Planning and Research
Chris Field, Director, Department of Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution for Science
Jane Lubchenco, University Distinguished Professor and Advisor in Marine Studies, Oregon State University

The award is underwritten by Tom R. Burns, Nora Machado, and Michael Haas. Read more »

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San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour

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Tue, Dec 15 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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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Holiday Social 12/14/15

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Mon, Dec 14 2015 - 6:30pm

Melissa Caen, Contributor, CBS SF (“Mornings with Melissa”); Attorney; Twitter  
C.W. Nevius, Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle; Twitter  
Josh Richman, State and National Politics Reporter, Bay Area News Group; Political Blogger, ibabuzz.com/politics; Twitter Read more »

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Michael Finney and Adam Levin: Tips for Protecting Ourselves in the Cyber World

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Tue, Dec 8 2015 - 6:30pm

Adam Levin, Chairman and Founder, IDT911; Chairman and Co-founder, Credit.com; Author, Swiped: How to Protect Yourself in a World Full of Scammers, Phishers, and Identity Thieves
In conversation with Michael Finney, Consumer Reporter, “7 On Your Side,” KGO San Francisco Read more »

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David Gregory

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Tue, Dec 8 2015 - 6:30pm

David Gregory, Former Moderator, NBC’s “Meet the Press”; Author, How’s Your Faith?: An Unlikely Spiritual Journey; Twitter

In conversation with Rev. Alan Jones, Dean Emeritus, Grace Cathedral Read more »

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Kermit Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt's Great Great Grandson: TR's Vision and How It Shaped America

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Mon, Dec 7 2015 - 6:30pm

Kermit Roosevelt III, Professor of Constitutional law, University of Pennsylvania; Great Great Grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt; Author, Allegiance, the Award-winning Novel In the Shadow of the Law, and The Myth of Judicial Activism 
Roy Eisenhardt, Lecturer, U.C. Berkeley School of Law; Member, The Commonwealth Club’s California Book Awards Jury—Moderator

Part of the Club’s Good Lit Series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Read more »

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