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Middle East Discussion Group

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Mon, Dec 8 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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From Bloody Thursday to Now: 80 Years of Labor History in San Francisco

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Wed, Dec 3 2014 - 6:00pm

Harvey Schwartz, Historian, International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU)
Robert Cherny, History Professor Emeritus, San Francisco State University
John Castanho, Member, ILWU Local 10 and Coast Benefits Specialist
Carl Nolte, Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle
Melvin Mackay, President of ILWU Local 10 (Program Chair)
Tim Paulson, Executive Director, San Francisco Labor Council - Moderator Read more »

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Re-engaging America

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Thu, Nov 20 2014 - 7:00pm

Larry Gerston, Ph.D., Political Analyst, NBC Bay Area; Professor Emeritus, San Jose State University

Terry Christensen, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, San Jose State University and Member, Commonwealth Club Advisory Council — Moderator

Dr. Gerston has taught in San Jose State’s political science department for 40 years and is a leading scholar of California state government. He offers his thoughts on how we can re-engage politics at the local and national level.

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Explore the World from The Commonwealth Club Planning Meeting

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Thu, Nov 6 2014 - 5:30pm

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 2015.

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Humanities West Book Discussion - A Most Dangerous Book: Tacitus's Germania from the Roman Empire to the Third Reich

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Wed, Nov 5 2014 - 5:30pm

Join us to discuss Harvard classics professor Christopher Krebs' lucid account of the abuse of history. Germania, written in 98 C.E. by the Roman official Tacitus, was lost for centuries but resurfaced around 1500. Read more »

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Ferguson, The Bay Area and Beyond: A Conversation About Race and Justice

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Mon, Oct 20 2014 - 6:30pm

Brittany Ferrell, Ferguson Activist & Organizer, Millennial Activists United
Tef Poe, Ferguson Activist & Organizer, Hands Up United; Hip Hop Artist
Torey Russell, Ferguson Activist & Organizer, Hands Up United
Alexis Templeton, Ferguson Activist & Organizer, Millennial Activists United
Phil Agnew, Executive Director, Dream Defenders Read more »

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Science & Technology Organizational Meeting

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Mon, Oct 20 2014 - 6:15pm

The Club’s Science & Technology Member-Led Forum has an opening for the new chair to lead our Forum in 2015 and beyond. Both long-time and new Club members are welcome! If you are interested in being considered, please bring (1) your resume and (2) a one-page essay on why you would like to serve as the chair of the Science & Technology Member-Led Forum. Read more »

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New Member Reception 10/01/2014

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Wed, Oct 1 2014 - 5:30pm

Are you new to the Club? Just want to explore and check it out? Come take a peek, meet other members and staff and learn about all The Commonwealth Club offers. Experience firsthand how The Commonwealth Club has become the nation’s leading public forum. Bring a friend and explore the Club together!

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Middle East Discussion Group

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Mon, Sep 29 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. 

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Daring: My Passages

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Thu, Sep 25 2014 - 12:00pm

Gail Sheehy, Literary Journalist; Author, Daring: My Passages

Hear Gail Sheehy, author of the classic New York Times bestseller Passages, discuss her unguarded memoir, a thrilling tour of her trials and triumphs as a groundbreaking “girl” journalist starting in the 1960s, her growth into an iconic guide for women and men seeking to have it all and one of the premier political profilers of modern times.

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