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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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Old Nukes, New Nukes

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Tue, Mar 15 2016 - 10:00am

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David Baker, Energy Reporter, The San Francisco Chronicle
Lucas Davis, Professor, Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley
Jessica Lovering, Director of Energy, The Breakthrough Institute Read more »

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San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour

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Thu, Mar 10 2016 - 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 who 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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Michael Eric Dyson: The Politics of Race

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Tue, Mar 8 2016 - 7:00pm

Michael Eric Dyson, Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times; Sociology Professor, Georgetown University; Author, The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America; Twitter:
Judge LaDoris Cordell (ret), Chair, Santa Clara County Jail Commission—Moderator Read more »

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Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst

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Tue, Mar 8 2016 - 6:30pm

Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst; Author, United States of Jihad: Investigating America’s Homegrown Terrorists
Brian Fishman, Counterterrorism Research Fellow, New America; Fellow, Combating Terrorism Center, West Point—Moderator Read more »

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Could It Happen Here?

Mon, Mar 7 2016 - 6:30pm

Dr. Brian Green, Assistant Director of Campus Ethics, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics; Assistant Director of Engineering, Santa Clara University
Jim Fiedler, Chief Operating Officer of Water Utility, Santa Clara Valley Water District
Barbara Marshman, Editorial Page Editor, San Jose Mercury News—Moderator Read more »

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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Member Social 3/7/16

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Mon, Mar 7 2016 - 6:30pm

Carson Bruno, Research Fellow Specializing in California Politics and Policy, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Twitter  
Melissa Caen, Political Analyst, CBS SF ("Mornings with Melissa"); Host, "The Cheat Sheet"; Attorney; Twitter
C.W. Nevius, Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle; Twitter Read more »

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