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SV Reads 2017: And Justice for All

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Thu, Feb 23 2017 - 7:30pm

Adam Benforado, Associate Professor of Law, Drexel University; Author, Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice
Sal Pizzaro, Columnist, San Jose Mercury News—Moderator

How can we reduce bias in our legal system? Benforado examines this critical issue from both a legal perspective and from someone who has been incarcerated. Read more »

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The Science of Coffee

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Wed, Feb 22 2017 - 7:00pm

William Ristenpart, Joe and Essie Smith Endowed Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of California-Davis

Can UC Davis do for the coffee industry what it’s done for the wine industry?

Ristenpart is head of the Coffee Center, the first multidisciplinary university research center in the world devoted to post-harvest studies of coffee and designed to generate unparalleled teaching, research and collaborative opportunities for students, scientists and engineers. Read more »

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The Honorable George Shultz: Lessons from Government, Business and Life

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Tue, Feb 21 2017 - 6:30pm

George P. Shultz, Distinguished Fellow, Hoover Institution; Former U.S. Secretary of State, Labor, and Treasury; Author, Learning From Experience
In conversation with Dr. Gloria Duffy, President and CEO, The Commonwealth Club

Part of the Club’s Series on Ethics and Accountability, underwritten by the Charles Travers Family Foundation.
Also part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by The Bernard Osher Foundation
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Alison Gopnik: The New Science of Child Development

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Thu, Feb 16 2017 - 7:00pm

Alison Gopnik, Professor of Psychology and Affiliate Professor of Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley; Author, The Gardener and the Carpenter: What the New Science of Child Development Tells Us about the Relationship Between Parents and Children
In conversation with Dr. Julie Lythcott-Haims, Former Dean of Freshman, Stanford University; Author, How to Raise An Adult Read more »

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Travel Expert Patricia Schultz: Emerging Destinations—Places You Have to See

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Wed, Feb 15 2017 - 12:00pm

Patricia Schultz, Travel Writer; Author, 1000 Places To See Before You Die and 1000 Places to See in the United States and Canada Before You Die Read more »

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For the Love of Beer

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Tue, Feb 14 2017 - 6:30pm

Justin Catalana, Founder and Managing Partner, Fort Point Beer Company 
Regan Long, Co-Founder and Brewmaster, Local Brewing
Dave McLean, Founder/Brewmaster, Magnolia Brewing Company
Scott Ungermann, Brewmaster, Anchor Brewing Company
Kate Sofis, CEO, SFMade—Moderator Read more »

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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Social Hour: Fifth Anniversary Edition 2/13/17

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Mon, Feb 13 2017 - 6:30pm

Daniel Borenstein, Columnist and Editorial Writer, East Bay Times; Twitter
Bob Butler, Reporter, KCBS Radio; Twitter

It's the fifth anniversary of Week to Week, the political roundtable of The Commonwealth Club of California! Read more »

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Bret Baier, Fox News Chief Political Anchor

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Tue, Feb 7 2017 - 6:30pm

Bret Baier, Chief Political Anchor, Fox News; Author, Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s Final Mission; Twitter:
In conversation with Kori Schake, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution

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

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Gopi Kallayil: Brain, Body and Consciousness

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Thu, Feb 2 2017 - 7:00pm

Gopi Kallayil, Chief Evangelist for Brand Marketing, Google; Author, The Internet to the Inner-Net: Five Ways to Reset Your Connection and Live a Conscious Life
Andrew Trader, Venture Partner, Maveron & Co-Founder, Madison Reed—Moderator

The Internet has become humanity’s invisible central nervous system connecting us with a click of a button. Yet the most important technology is still within us: our brain, body and mindfulness. Read more »

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Sallie Krawcheck: The Power of Women, Work and Wallet

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Thu, Feb 2 2017 - 6:30pm

Sallie Krawcheck, CEO and Co-founder, Ellevest; Author, Own It: The Power of Women at Work
Tina Sharkey, Co-Founder and CEO of Brandless, Entrepreneur; Investor; Advisor—Moderator

Are you ready to take charge of your career and financial destiny? Let Sallie Krawcheck show you how to harness your potential and fearlessly go after your goals. Read more »

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