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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Social Hour 7/25/16

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Mon, Jul 25 2016 - 6:30pm

Carla Marinucci, POLITICO California Playbook; Twitter  
Bill Whalen, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution; Twitter

Last week was the GOP convention; tonight is the start of the Democratic convention.  Read more »

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Is Dating Dead? With Author Moira Weigel

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Thu, Jul 21 2016 - 6:30pm

Moira Weigel, Author, Labor of Love:The Invention of Dating 
Amanda Bradford, Founder and CEO, The League—Moderator

"All humans long for others with whom to share our lives,” says Moira Weigel, Ph.D.

Weigel's book Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating takes a deep dive into the practices of dating and mating from the era of courtships and arranged marriages to the current widespread use of dating apps like Tinder, Bumble, and OKCupid by those looking for love. Read more »

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North Beach Walking Tour

Wed, Jul 20 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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Can the Internet of Things Be Green and Safe?

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Wed, Jul 20 2016 - 12:00pm

General Keith Alexander (Ret.), Founder and CEO, IronNet Cybersecurity; Former Head, U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency
Alfred R. Berkeley, Director, World Economic Forum USA; Co-Author, The New Paradigm for Cyber Security
David Mount, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Read more »

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Redefining National Parks and Family Farms in a Changing Climate

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Tue, Jul 19 2016 - 6:30pm

Jordan Fisher Smith, Author, Engineering Eden: The True Story of a Violent Death, a Trial, and the Fight over Controlling Nature
John Hart, Author, Farming on the Edge: Saving Family Farms in Marin County and An Island in Time: 50 Years as Point Reyes National Seashore Read more »

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Wired's Kevin Kelly: The Future of Tech

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Mon, Jul 18 2016 - 6:30pm

Kevin Kelly, Senior Maverick, Wired; Author, The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces that Will Shape Our Future; Twitter
In conversation with Diego Rodriguez, Partner, IDEO; Visiting Scientist, MIT Media Lab; Founding Faculty, Stanford d.school Read more »

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Senator Barbara Boxer: The Art of Tough

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Mon, Jul 18 2016 - 11:00am

Barbara Boxer, U.S. Senator (D-California); Author, The Art of Tough: Fearlessly Facing Politics and Life; Twitter
Mary Marcy, President, Dominican University of California—Moderator

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

"One goal of this memoir is to inspire people to fight for change. It takes what I call the 'art of tough,' and I've had to do it all my life." —Senator Barbara Boxer Read more »

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Finding Your Wine Personality

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Thu, Jul 14 2016 - 6:30pm

The Boisset Wine Ambassadors will guide you through a wine tasting that explores your wine style. They’ll serve as your personal wine concierge—sharing exclusive new releases, the stories behind the wines and the vineyards, and the knowledge to guide you to wines best-suited for your palate. Join us as wine and style unite, and embrace l’art de vivre!

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The Computer Science of Human Decisions, with Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths

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Thu, Jul 14 2016 - 6:30pm

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 Read more »

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The Way of Wanderlust

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Wed, Jul 13 2016 - 7:00pm

Don George, Travel Writer; Editor; Author, The Way of Wanderlust: The Best Travel Writing of Don George
In Conversation with Kristina Nemeth, Travel Director, The Commonwealth Club of California

Join noted travel writer and editor Don George for a delightful, world-roaming evening discussing his new book, his life as a travel writer, and opportunities for meaningful travel around the world. Whether you are looking for adventure, culture, food or spirituality, George will offer inspiring stories, insights and advice. Read more »

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