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Nob Hill Walking Tour

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Tue, Dec 1 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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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Member Social 11/30/15

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Mon, Nov 30 2015 - 6:30pm

Carson Bruno, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; 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 

The year's almost over; one big election is behind us, but 2016 is racing toward us at top speed. Read more »

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Andrea Ponsi: San Francisco Through the Eyes of an Italian Architect

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Mon, Nov 23 2015 - 6:30pm

Andrea Ponsi, Architect; Author, San Francisco: A Map Of Perceptions 
John King, Urban Design Critic, San Francisco Chronicle—Moderator Read more »

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The Future of Food with Chef Tyler Florence and Friends

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Thu, Nov 19 2015 - 7:00pm

Tyler Florence, TV Host; Restauranteur; Cookbook Author; Businessman; Food App Developer; Designer; Vintner; Entrepreneur
Megan Miller, Co-Founder, Bitty Foods (alternative protein sources)
Adam Zbar, CEO, Sun Basket (alternative food choices & distribution channels)
Dr. Lauren Shimek, Food Scientist, IDEO (food scientist) 
Douglas Gayeton, (architect of local food systems) Read more »

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Waterfront Walking Tour

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Thu, Nov 19 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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Chris Matthews with Scott Shafer: Kickstarting Conversation on the 2016 Elections

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Thu, Nov 19 2015 - 9:00am

In collaboration with the Leo T. McCarthy Center at The University of San Francisco

Chris Matthews, Host, "Hardball," MSNBC
Scott Shafer, Host and Reporter, "The California Report," KQED

Join us for a special morning program with Chris Matthews, of MSNBC's weekday series "Hardball," who will share his insider perspective on national politics, along with his usual sharp and witty musings, in conversation with KQED's Scott Shafer. Read more »

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Stephen F. Cohen: The Ukrainian Crisis - It's not All Putin's Fault

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Wed, Nov 18 2015 - 12:00pm

Why Cold War Again?

Stephen F. Cohen, Professor Emeritus, Russian Studies and Politics, New York University and Princeton University; Contributing Editor, The Nation
In conversation with Dr. Gloria Duffy, President and CEO, The Commonwealth Club Read more »

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Robert Reich, Van Jones, Katrina vanden Heuvel, Ai-jen Poo, LaDoris Cordell: The Nation Magazine’s 150th Anniversary

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Tue, Nov 17 2015 - 7:00pm

Katrina vanden Heuvel, Editor and Publisher, The Nation
Van Jones, Former White House Special Advisor for Green Jobs; CNN Commentator 
Robert Reich, Professor; Author; Former Secretary of Labor
Ai-jen Poo, Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance Read more »

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Garry Kasparov: Former World Chess Champion and Chairman of the Human Rights Foundation

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Mon, Nov 16 2015 - 6:30pm

Garry Kasparov, Chairman, Human Rights Foundation; Former World Chess Champion; Author, Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped; Twitter:  
Kori Schake, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution—Moderator Read more »

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INFORUM Debate Watching Party! Democrats Round 2

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Sat, Nov 14 2015 - 5:00pm

Join INFORUM as we host a viewing party for Round Two of the Democratic Party presidential debates. We’ll be back at SoMa StrEat Food Park to enjoy the debate over some politically savvy drinking games. Get there early to snag a good spot and get your food cart eat and drink on before the debating begins. Keep in mind: some seating is outside so bring a sweater.

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