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Is Climate Denial Destroying Our Planet?

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Mon, Dec 12 2016 - 12:00pm

Renee Lertzman, Climate Engagement Strategist, Author; Speaker
Michael Mann, Distinguished Professor of Meteorology, Penn State University; Co-author, The Madhouse Effect
Cristine Russell, Freelance Science Journalist
Tom Toles, Political Cartoonist; Co-author, The Madhouse Effect Read more »

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Senator George Mitchell and Alon Sachar: How the Next U.S. President Should Handle Israel and Palestine

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Fri, Dec 9 2016 - 12:00pm

George Mitchell, Retired U.S. Senator (D-Maine); Former Senate Majority Leader; Former U.S. Special Envoy for Middle East Peace; Co-author, A Path To Peace: A Brief History of Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations and a Way Forward in the Middle East
Alon Sachar, Former Advisor, U.S. Ambassador to Israel and President Obama’s Special Envoys for Middle East Peace, George Mitchell and David Hale; Co-Author, A Path To Peace: A Brief History of Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations and a Way Forward in the Middle East Read more »

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Max Stier: How to Ensure a Smooth Presidential Transition

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Thu, Dec 8 2016 - 6:30pm

Max Stier, Founding President and CEO, Partnership for Public Service 
In conversation with Lenny Mendonca, McKinsey & Company Director Emeritus; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors. Read more »

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2016: From Paris to Trump

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Wed, Dec 7 2016 - 6:30pm

Cassandra Sweet, Energy Reporter, The Wall Street Journal
Katie Fehrenbacher, Former Senior Writer, Fortune
David Baker, Energy Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle Read more »

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Thomas Friedman: A Field Guide to the 21st Century

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Tue, Dec 6 2016 - 7:00pm

Thomas Friedman, Columnist, The New York Times; Author, The Lexus and the Olive Tree, The World Is Flat, Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations; Twitter
In Conversation with Gavin Newsom, Lt. Governor of California Read more »

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The Future of Choice with Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood

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Mon, Dec 5 2016 - 7:00pm

Cecile Richards, President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund
Wade Davis, Former NFL Player; Thought Leader, Writer, Public Speaker and Educator on Gender, Race and Orientation Equality—Moderator

This year, Planned Parenthood marks its 100th year of providing vital health-care services, education and information to women, men and families across America. Read more »

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What Now for California?

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Thu, Dec 1 2016 - 6:30pm

Christine Pelosi, Superdelegate for Democratic Party; Political Strategist
Duf Sundheim, 2016 Republican Candidate for U.S. Senate
Tony Strickland, Former California State Senator; California Chairman, The Committee for American Sovereignty
Tony Thurmond, California State Assemblymember Read more »

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Andy Cohen and Anna Sale: Taboo Topics

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Wed, Nov 30 2016 - 7:00pm

Andy Cohen, Host, "Watch What Happens: Live"; Executive Producer, "The Real Housewives" Franchise; Author, Superficial: More Adventures from the Andy Cohen Diaries
Anna Sale, Host and Managing Editor, "Death, Sex & Money"—Moderator Read more »

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Janet Napolitano Interviews Uri Bar-Joseph on Spycraft

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Mon, Nov 21 2016 - 6:30pm

Janet Napolitano, President, University of California; Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security; Former Governor, Arizona
Uri Bar-Joseph, Professor of Political Science, University of Haifa, Israel; Author, The Angel: The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel

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

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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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