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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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Can California Get to 100-percent Clean Power?

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Tue, Aug 23 2016 - 6:30pm

Mark Ferron, Member, California Independent System Operator
Mark Jacobson, Professor, Stanford
Steve Malnight, Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Mark Jacobson leads a team that says California and other states can get to 100-percent renewable power by 2050. Celebrity activists Mark Ruffalo and Leonardo DiCaprio are backing him. Read more »

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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Member Social 8/22/16

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Mon, Aug 22 2016 - 6:30pm

Carson Bruno, Research Fellow, Specializing in California Politics and Policy; Twitter
Melissa Caen, Political Analyst, CBS SF and SFGate.com; Twitter
James Taylor, Ph.D., Director of African American Studies and Professor of Political Science, University of San Francisco; Lecturer, African American and African Diaspora Studies Department, UC Berkeley Read more »

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Nob Hill Walking Tour

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Fri, Aug 19 2016 - 1:45pm

Explore one of San Francisco’s 44 hills, and one of its original “Seven Hills”. Because of great views and its central position, Nob Hill became an exclusive enclave of the rich and famous on the west coast who built large mansions in the neighborhood. This included prominent tycoons such as Leland Stanford, and other members of the Big Four. Highlights include the history of four landmark hotels: The Fairmont, Mark Hopkins, Stanford Court, and Huntington Hotel. Read more »

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