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Joe Lurie: Perceptions and Misperceptions in a Globalized Polarized World

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Wed, Mar 30 2016 - 7:00pm

Joe Lurie, Executive Director Emeritus, International House, UC Berkeley; Author

The Commonwealth Club is offering an encore performance of Joe Lurie's recent sold-out program in San Francisco. Inspired by a West African proverb that says “The stranger sees only what he knows,” Joe Lurie shares a feast of cross-cultural stories and misadventures, exploring the deeper cultural messages that escape people who hear largely what they’re used to hearing and see mostly what they’re used to seeing. Read more »

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Robert Holleyman, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative: The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Digital Economy

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Wed, Mar 30 2016 - 12:00pm

Robert Holleyman, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative
George Scalise, Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors; Former President, Semiconductor Industry Association; Former Chief Administrative Officer, Apple—Moderator Read more »

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Thomas Frank: What's the Matter with the Democrats?

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Tue, Mar 29 2016 - 12:00pm

Thomas Frank, Author, What’s the Matter with Kansas? and Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People? 
James Taylor, Ph.D., Director of African American Studies and Professor of Political Science, University of San Francisco—Moderator
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Douglas Rushkoff: Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus—How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity

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Thu, Mar 24 2016 - 6:30pm

Douglas Rushkoff, Professor of Media Theory and Digital Economics, CUNY/Queens; Author, Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity; Twitter
Marina Gorbis, Executive Director, The Institute for the Future (IFTF); Futurist, Social Scientist—Moderator Read more »

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Russian Hill Walking Tour

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Thu, Mar 24 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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Sean Carroll: The Quest to Discover How Life Works and Why It Matters

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Wed, Mar 23 2016 - 7:00pm

This event is about biologist Sean Carroll. If you are looking for the theoretical physicist Sean Carroll on May 16, . Read more »

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Breakthrough: Driving Public Value Through Private Sector Innovation

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Tue, Mar 22 2016 - 6:30pm

John Cabeca, Director, Patent and Trademark Office, Silicon Valley
Mike Olson, Founder, Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer, Cloudera
Simi Gandhi, Head of Business Development and Strategy, Plaid
Raj Sharma, Co-founder, Public Spend Forum—Moderator

Join INFORUM at The Commonwealth Club of California for a panel discussion on how private sector innovation and solutions are helping solve complex social and public policy challenges. Read more »

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Somini Sengupta: The New India

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Mon, Mar 21 2016 - 7:00pm

Somini Sengupta, Foreign Correspondent, The New York Times; Author, The End of Karma: Hope and Fury Among India’s Young; Twitter:
Alison van Diggelen, Host "Fresh Dialogues," BBC Contributor—Moderator

Sengupta explores the people of India and how the country is dealing with issues relating to economic opportunity, gender equality and civil liberties. Read more »

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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Member Social 3/21/16

Mon, Mar 21 2016 - 6:30pm

Daniel Borenstein, Columnist and Editorial Writer, Contra Costa Times and Oakland Tribune; Twitter  
Carla Marinucci, Politico California Playbook; Twitter
James Taylor, Ph.D., Director of African American Studies and Professor of Political Science, Department of Politics, University of San Francisco  Read more »

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EMILY’s List and Electing Pro-Choice Women: Ellen R. Malcolm in Conversation with Christine Bronstein

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Tue, Mar 15 2016 - 6:30pm

Ellen R. Malcolm, Founder, EMILY’s List; Author, When Women Win: EMILY’s List and the Rise of Women in American Politics
Christine Bronstein, Founder, Nothing But the Truth Publishing; Author; Mother—Moderator Read more »

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