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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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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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