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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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North Beach Walking Tour

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Thu, Nov 17 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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Dan Ariely: The Hidden Logic that Shapes Our Motivations

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Wed, Nov 16 2016 - 7:00pm

Dan Ariely, Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics, Duke University; Author, Payoff: The Hidden Logic that Shapes Our Motivations; Twitter
Jenny Dearborn, Chief Learning Officer, SAP—Moderator

Every day we work hard to motivate coworkers, friends, family members and, most important, ourselves. Some people believe in positive reinforcement or financial incentives, others in tough love. But what works best? Read more »

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Francis Ford Coppola: The Program You Can’t Refuse

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Tue, Nov 15 2016 - 7:00pm

Francis Ford Coppola, Director, The Godfather; Author, The Godfather Notebook
In Conversation with Adam Savage, Maker and Retired Co-host, Discovery Channel's “Mythbusters"

Part of the Club’s Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Read more »

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Historian Saul Friedländer: The Holocaust and Its Importance in 2016

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Mon, Nov 14 2016 - 6:30pm

Saul Friedländer, Historian; Professor, UCLA, Author, When Memory Comes and Where Memory Leads: My Life
In conversation with Stephen Pearce, Ph.D., Senior Rabbi Emeritus, Congregation Emanu-El, San Francisco

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

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