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Post-election Town Hall: What Happened? What's Next? A Week to Week Special

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Thu, Nov 17 2016 - 6:30pm

Melissa Caen, Political Analyst, CBS San Francisco; Twitter  
Jennifer Granholm, Former Governor, Michigan; Co-chair, Clinton Presidential Transition Team

On November 8, the country elected Donald Trump as its 45th president. The insurgent campaign by the New York businessman surprised everyone—Democrats, the media, and even his own party. Many people especially here in the Bay Area have been shocked by the results and have been expressing a mixture of uncertainty and even fear about what comes next. Read more »

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North Beach Walking Tour

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Thu, Nov 17 2016 - 1:45pm

Join another Commonwealth Club Neighborhood Adventure! Explore vibrant North Beach with Rick Evans during a two-hour walk through this neighborhood with a colorful past, where food, culture, history and unexpected views all intersect in an Italian “urban village.” In addition to learning about Beat generation hangouts, you’ll discover authentic Italian cathedrals and coffee shops.

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Dan Ariely: The Hidden Logic that Shapes Our Motivations

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Wed, Nov 16 2016 - 7:00pm

Dan Ariely, Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics, Duke University; Author, Payoff: The Hidden Logic that Shapes Our Motivations; Twitter
Jenny Dearborn, Chief Learning Officer, SAP—Moderator

Every day we work hard to motivate coworkers, friends, family members and, most important, ourselves. Some people believe in positive reinforcement or financial incentives, others in tough love. But what works best? Read more »

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Francis Ford Coppola: The Program You Can’t Refuse

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Tue, Nov 15 2016 - 7:00pm

Francis Ford Coppola, Director, The Godfather; Author, The Godfather Notebook
In Conversation with Adam Savage, Maker and Retired Co-host, Discovery Channel's “Mythbusters"

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

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Historian Saul Friedländer: The Holocaust and Its Importance in 2016

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Mon, Nov 14 2016 - 6:30pm

Saul Friedländer, Historian; Professor, UCLA, Author, When Memory Comes and Where Memory Leads: My Life
In conversation with Stephen Pearce, Ph.D., Senior Rabbi Emeritus, Congregation Emanu-El, San Francisco

This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Read more »

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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Social Hour 11/7/16

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Mon, Nov 7 2016 - 6:30pm

C.W. Nevius, Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle; Twitter
Daniel Borenstein, Columnist and Editorial Writer, East Bay Times; Twitter
Debra J. Saunders, Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle; "Token Conservative" Blogger, SFGate.com; Twitter

It will be one day before the big election day; most of you will have already voted and are now biting your nails for the final outcome. Read more »

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The Secret Sauce of Dodge & Cox's Investment Strategy

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Wed, Nov 2 2016 - 7:00pm

John A. Gunn, Chairman Emeritus, Dodge & Cox

John Gunn has been described as the Warren Buffet of the Bay Area. The extraordinarily successful firm of Dodge & Cox has had terrific investment performance, typically shuns publicity, and holds more than $270 billion in assets.

What lessons did Gunn learn managing this remarkable growth? What do we need to keep in mind? It is a rare treat that John has agreed to be in conversation with Bruce Raabe, a member of the Club’s Board of Governors and the president of Relevant Wealth Advisors. Read more »

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Chef Jeremiah Tower: How to Behave in the Modern World and Why Bother?

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Wed, Nov 2 2016 - 6:30pm

Jeremiah Tower, Chef; Author, Table Manners: How to Behave in the Modern World and Why Bother; Twitter
In conversation with Amanda Haas, Culinary Director, Williams-Sonoma

This program is part of our Food Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Read more »

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What's Next for Diridon Station?

Wed, Nov 2 2016 - 12:30pm

Melissa DuMond, Director of Planning and Integration, California High-Speed Rail Authority
Leyla Hedayat, Project Manager, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
Jessica Zenk, Associate Transportation Specialist, City of San Jose Read more »

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Frances Dinkelspiel: Greed, Murder, and Arson in California's Vineyards

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Tue, Nov 1 2016 - 7:00pm

Frances Dinkelspiel, Author, Tangled Vines: Greed, Murder, Obsession, and an Arsonist in the Vineyards of California

This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Read more »

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