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Book Discussion: Caesar's Commentaries: On The Gallic War and On The Civil War by Julius Caesar

Mon, Jun 23 2014 - 5:30pm

There was a time when Latin was a widespread educational rite of passage starting with "Veni, vidi, vici." This discussion will focus on the English translation of the Commentaries by Julius Caesar, one of the most important persons of his age, some would say second only to Jesus Christ. Caesar's Commentaries are required reading at U.S. Service Academies, where they are still considered relevant even in this high-tech, jet, drone, smart bomb, guided-missiles age. Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Dec 15 2014 - 5:30pm

Make your voice heard in an enriching, provocative and fun discussion with fellow Club members as you weigh in on events shaping the face of the Middle East. 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.

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Book Discussion: A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov

Mon, May 5 2014 - 5:30pm

This great Russian classic is set in the Caucasus during the reign of Tsar Nicholas I. Its Byronic anti-hero, Grigory Pechorin, is the prototype of the "superfluous man," often met in other Russian novels. A person of great ability, intelligence and charm, Pechorin can find no real outlet for his talents and becomes bitter, cynical and bored. He takes pleasure in manipulating others and inflicting pain. Read more »

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Fred Martin: Lincoln’s Words of Freedom

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Thu, Apr 17 2014 - 6:00pm

Fred Martin, Author, Abraham Lincoln’s Path to Reelection in 1864: Our Greatest Victory; Former Senior Vice President and Director, Governmental Affairs, Bank of America Read more »

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Arts Forum Planning Meeting

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Thu, Apr 10 2014 - 5:30pm

Interested in the arts? Exhibitions, theater, symphony, opera, ballet? Our committee is made up of members like you, who share such an interest in the arts. Please help us in designing and producing future programming for the Club’s calendar. We welcome your ideas and enthusiasm.

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Middle East Discussion Group

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Mon, Apr 28 2014 - 5:30pm

Make your voice heard in an enriching, provocative and fun discussion with fellow Club members as you weigh in on events shaping the face of the Middle East. 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.

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Middle East Discussion Group

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Mon, Mar 31 2014 - 5:30pm

Make your voice heard in an enriching, provocative and fun discussion with fellow Club members as you weigh in on events shaping the face of the Middle East. 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.

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Science & Technology Planning Meeting

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Tue, May 6 2014 - 6:15pm

Join fellow Club members with similar interests and brainstorm upcoming Science & Technology programs. All Commonwealth Club members are welcome. We explore visions for the future through science and technology. Read more »

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Evgeny Morozov: Big Data, Small Politics: Algorithmic Regulation and Its Pitfalls

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Thu, Apr 10 2014 - 7:00pm

Evgeny Morozov, Contributing Editor, The New Republic; Twitter @evgenymorozov Read more »

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Volunteer Orientation

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Tue, Feb 18 2014 - 6:00pm

Please join us to learn more information about volunteer opportunities at The Commonwealth Club. We will be explaining the various tasks performed by our volunteers and ending with a tour of the club headquarters. Please note that club membership is required to be a volunteer. If you are not yet a member, go to commonwealthclub.org/join and sign up today!

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