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Dr. Larry Brilliant, Chairman of Skoll Global Threats: Fighting Zika and Other Pandemics

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Tue, May 3 2016 - 6:30pm

Larry Brilliant, Chairman, Skoll Global Threats; Former Executive Director, Google.org; Twitter  
Shannon Bennett, Ph.D., Chief of Science and Dean of Science Research Collections, California Academy of Sciences—Moderator

How safe are we from an ebola, Zika, H7N9, or MERS outbreak? How can we prevent a bioterrorist attack or lab accidents? Public health expert Brilliant will discuss today’s growing pandemic risks. Read more »

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Gray Rhinos

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Mon, May 2 2016 - 12:00pm

Michele Wucker, Author, Gray Rhinos

Why has it been it so hard to recognize and act on the growing number of severe storms, floods and other climate-driven weather events? Climate change is a perfect example of a gray rhino: an obvious, high-impact risk that doesn't get the responses it deserves. Unlike its kin, the ignored elephant in the room and the unpredictable black swan, the gray rhino offers us a chance to respond. Read more »

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Gov. John Kasich, Presidential Candidate: A Town Hall

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Fri, Apr 29 2016 - 2:00pm

John Kasich, Ohio Governor (R); Current Republican Presidential Candidate
Kori Schake, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University—Moderator

Come hear directly from Ohio Governor and Republican presidential candidate John Kasich in a town-hall format, and bring your questions about his record and his vision for our country’s future. Read more »

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Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths: Algorithms and Human Decisions

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Thu, Apr 28 2016 - 7:00pm

Brian Christian, Author, The Most Human Human; Co-author, Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions
Tom Griffiths, Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science, UC Berkeley; Co-Author, Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions

Are you an algorithmic thinker? Acclaimed author Brian Christian and cognitive scientist Tom Griffiths provide insights into the human mind and explain how computer algorithms can help solve daily dilemmas. Read more »

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New Member Reception April 28th

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Thu, Apr 28 2016 - 5:30pm

Are you new to the Club? Just want to explore and check it out?

Come take a peek, meet other members and staff and learn about all The Commonwealth Club offers. Experience firsthand how The Commonwealth Club has become the nation’s leading public forum. Bring a friend and explore the Club together!

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North Beach Walking Tour

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Thu, Apr 28 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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Steve Case with Eric Ries: An Entrepreneur's Vision of the Future

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Wed, Apr 27 2016 - 7:00pm

Steve Case, Co-founder, AOL; Author, The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future; Twitter
Eric Ries, Entrepreneur; Author, The Lean Startup; Twitter —Moderator

Throughout his career as an entrepreneur and investor, Case has seen rapid change in how people and companies utilize the Internet. Read more »

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Cocktail Culture

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Wed, Apr 27 2016 - 6:30pm

Doug Dalton and Brian Sheehy, Owners, Future Bars
J.K. Dineen, Staff Writer, San Francisco Chronicle; Author, High Spirits: The Legacy Bars of San Francisco—Moderator

Doug Dalton and Brian Sheehy have revolutionized the Bay Area’s nightlife scene through their company Future Bars, the team behind several of San Francisco’s top watering holes, including Bourbon & Branch, Tradition, Local Edition and the recently-launched Pagan Idol. Read more »

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Getting to Green

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Tue, Apr 26 2016 - 6:30pm

Jill Buck, Founder and Executive Director, Go Green Initiative Association
Frederic C. Rich, Author, Getting to Green: Saving Nature: A Bipartisan Solution

Pew polling reveals that the environment is one of the two things about which Republicans and Democrats disagree most. It wasn’t always this way. President Nixon created the EPA and President Reagan tackled the hole in the ozone and acid rain. President George Bush described himself as an environmental president. Read more »

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Spend 60 Minutes with Lesley Stahl

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Mon, Apr 25 2016 - 6:30pm

Lesley Stahl, Correspondent, "60 Minutes"; Author, Being Grandma: The Joys and Science of the New Grandparenting; Twitter:  
In conversation with Judge LaDoris Cordell (ret.), Chair, Santa Clara County Jail Commission

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

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