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True or False? A Field Guide to Lies in the Information Age

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Thu, Sep 15 2016 - 6:30pm

Daniel J. Levitin, Ph.D., Author, A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age; Dean of Arts and Humanities, Minerva Schools at KGI
Sarah Frier, Tech Reporter, Bloomberg—Moderator

“All I know is what’s on the Internet”
—Donald Trump to “Meet the Press” as justification for his invalid claim that a protester at a recent Trump campaign event was associated with ISIS Read more »

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North Beach Walking Tour

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Thu, Sep 15 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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Anger and Mourning on the American Right

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Wed, Sep 14 2016 - 7:00pm

Arlie R. Hochschild, Ph.D., Professor Emerita, Department of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley
In conversation with Phil Bronstein, Executive Chairman of the Board, Center for Investigative Reporting Read more »

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The Future of Work

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Wed, Sep 14 2016 - 6:30pm

Orson Aguilar, President, Greenlining Institute
Carmen Rojas, CEO, Workers Lab
Jim Wunderman, President and CEO, Bay Area Council
Tim O’Reilly, Founder, O’Reilly Media; Venture Capitalist; Founder, Maker Faire; Board Member, Code for America
Joshua Johnson, Creator/Host, Rockit Fuel Radio Podcast; Lecturer, U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism—Moderator Read more »

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Election 2016 Political Roundtable: A Week to Week Special

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Tue, Sep 13 2016 - 7:00pm

Lanhee J. Chen, David and Diane Steffy Research Fellow, Hoover Institution; Former Policy Director, 2012 Romney-Ryan Presidential Campaign
Larry Gerston, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, San Jose State University; Political Analyst, NBC Bay Area; Author, Reviving Citizen Engagement, and The Road to Hana; Twitter
Barbara Marshman, Editorial Page Editor, Mercury News; Twitter Read more »

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Rising Seas: Is San Francisco Ready?

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Tue, Sep 13 2016 - 6:30pm

In the Media

J.K. Dineen, Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle
Lauren Sommer, Science and Environment Reporter, KQED
Michael Stoll, Executive Director, San Francisco Public Press

The mainstream media, and human brain, are not well-suited to handling slow-moving threats that will appear in the distant future. Yet flooding of Bay Area roads this year can be partly attributed to rising tides and severe weather. How is the Bay Area media covering this reality? Read more »

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September Soiree: Judgment of Paris 40th Anniversary

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Sat, Sep 10 2016 - 5:00pm

Join The Commonwealth Club for our first annual September Soirée, hosted at the historic Green Gables estate in Woodside, celebrating the 40-year anniversary of the Judgment of Paris. Read more »

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Tristan Walker and John Maeda: Redefining Design

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Wed, Aug 31 2016 - 6:30pm

Tristan Walker, Founder & CEO, Walker & Company Brands, Inc.
John Maeda, Global Head, Computational Design and Inclusion, Automattic—Moderator

This program is generously supported by Read more »

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An Evening with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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Tue, Aug 30 2016 - 6:30pm

An American Icon Lets Loose on Politics, Race, Religion, Inequality, Sports, and Media

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, NBA Hall of Fame Inductee; Columnist, Time Magazine; Author, Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White
In conversation with Van Jones, CNN Commentator Read more »

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BBC Correspondent Bill Hayton: Who Owns the South China Sea?

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Fri, Aug 26 2016 - 12:00pm

Bill Hayton, BBC Correspondent, Author, The South China Sea: The Struggle for Power in Asia
Frank Wu, Professor and former Dean, University of California Hastings Law School; Chairman, Committee of 100—Moderator Read more »

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