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Upcoming event

Explore the World from The Commonwealth Club

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Mon, May 16 2016 - 5:00pm

All interested Club members are welcome to attend our bimonthly, one-hour planning meetings of the International Relations Member-Led Forum. We focus on Europe, Latin America, Africa and worldwide topics. Join us to discuss current international issues and plan programs for the rest of 2016.

Upcoming event

Food Justice in America

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Mon, Apr 11 2016 - 6:30pm

Panelists TBA

This program is underwritten by The California Wellness Foundation.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than 23 million people in America live in what’s known as food deserts. These areas, mostly lower income communities in urban neighborhoods and rural towns, don’t have easy access to fresh fruit, vegetables and other nutritious foods. As a result, their populations suffer from a myriad of preventable health problems, including higher levels of obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Read more »

Past event

Fair Trade and Corporate Responsibility: From Niche to Norm

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Mon, Feb 1 2016 - 6:30pm

Edouard Rollet, Co-founder, Alter Eco
Brooke McDonnell, Co-founder, Equator Coffee
Maya Spaull, Director of New and Emerging Categories, Fair Trade USA
Tierra Del Forte, Director of Product and Merchandising, PACT Apparel
Haven Bourque, Principal, HavenBMedia - Moderator

This program is underwritten by Wells Fargo Bank. Read more »

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SV Reads 2016: Chance of Rain? The Impact of Climate Change on Our Lives

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Tue, Jan 26 2016 - 7:30pm

Emmi Itaranta, Author, Memory of Water
Benjamin Parzybok, Author, Sherwood Nation
Sal Pizzaro, Columnist, San Jose Mercury News—Moderator

Too little rain … too much rain. Either case can dramatically impact everyday life. Itaranta and Parzybok explore how extreme weather conditions and resource scarcity can affect climate change.

Past event

Emma Sky: The Unraveling—High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq

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Wed, Jan 20 2016 - 6:30pm

Emma Sky, Director of Yale World Fellows; Senior Fellow, Jackson Institute; Author, The Unraveling: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq

In association with the Marines Memorial Association Read more »

Past event

Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Nov 30 2015 - 5:30pm

Make your voice heard in an enriching, provocative and fun discussion with Club members as you weigh in on events shaping the face of the Middle East, North Africa and Afghanistan. Each month, the Middle East Member-Led Forum hosts an informal roundtable discussion on a topic frequently suggested by recent headlines. After a brief introduction, the floor will be open for discussion. All interested members are encouraged to attend. There will also be a brief planning session.

Past event

Explore the World from The Commonwealth Club

Mon, Nov 30 2015 - 5:15pm

All interested Club members are welcome to attend our bimonthly, one-hour planning meetings of the International Relations Member-Led Forum. We focus on Europe, Latin America, Africa and worldwide topics. Join us to discuss current international issues and plan programs for early 2016.

Past event

INFORUM Debate Watching Party! Democrats Round 2

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Sat, Nov 14 2015 - 5:00pm

Join INFORUM as we host a viewing party for Round Two of the Democratic Party presidential debates. We’ll be back at SoMa StrEat Food Park to enjoy the debate over some politically savvy drinking games. Get there early to snag a good spot and get your food cart eat and drink on before the debating begins. Keep in mind: some seating is outside so bring a sweater.

Past event

INFORUM Debate Watching Party! GOP Round 3

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Wed, Oct 28 2015 - 5:00pm

Join INFORUM as we host a viewing party for Round Three of the Republican Party presidential debates at SoMa StrEat Food Park. You won’t want to miss the political zingers, so let’s do it together over food and drinks. Get there early to snag a good spot and get your food cart eat and drink on before the debating begins. Keep in mind: some seating is outside so bring a sweater.

Past event

U.S. Deputy Energy Secretary Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood Randall

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Fri, Oct 23 2015 - 12:00pm

Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood Randall, Deputy Energy Secretary; Former White House Coordinator for Defense Policy
In conversation with Dr. Gloria Duffy, President and CEO, The Commonwealth Club

Strengthening and Protecting America’s Energy Infrastructure Read more »

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