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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Jun 18 2012 - 5:30pm

Middle East Discussion Group

Note new date! Now on June 18

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. Read more »

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Just Added: Todd Park, U.S. Chief Technology Officer

Mon, Jun 18 2012 - 12:00pm

Todd Park, U.S. Chief Technology Officer: Unleashing the Power of Open Data and Innovation for Health Care

Todd Park, U.S. Chief Technology Officer; Former CTO, Health and Human Services (HHS)

Park will discuss how advances in technology will continue to affect changes to our health-care system, create jobs and improve life for Americans. He will focus on his current work and how Healthcare.gov (which he helped create in his previous position as CTO of HHS) is being incorporated to help reduce health-care costs. Read more »

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Science & Technology Planning Meeting

Mon, May 21 2012 - 6:15pm

Science & Technology Planning Meeting

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. Discuss current issues and share your insights with fellow Club members to shape and plan programs for the months ahead.

MLF: Science & Technology
Location:
  SF Club Office
Time: 6:15 p.m. Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, May 21 2012 - 5:30pm

Middle East Discussion Group

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. Read more »

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Jose Antonio Vargas

Thu, May 17 2012 - 7:00pm

Jose Antonio Vargas

Founder, Define America; Former Reporter, The Washington Post

How do you define American? Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Vargas dropped a bombshell last year when he publicly admitted that he immigrated to the United States illegally at the age of 12. Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Apr 30 2012 - 5:30pm

Middle East Discussion Group

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. Read more »

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Michael McConnell: Why is Religious Liberty the First Freedom?

Tue, Apr 17 2012 - 12:00pm

Why Is Religious Liberty the First Freedom?

Michael McConnell, Director of the Constitutional Law Center, Stanford Law School; Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution

Among the many rights and freedoms that Americans enjoy, what is the correct constitutional status of religious freedom? Should it be a “first freedom” and have priority over other rights or is it equal? These questions are at the heart of the current national debate over religious freedom, contraception, and the new federal health-care law. Read more »

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A Conversation with the Mayors of San Jose

Mon, Apr 16 2012 - 7:00pm

A Conversation with the Mayors of San Jose

Hon. Chuck Reed, Mayor of San Jose (2007-2014)
Hon. Ron Gonzales, Former Mayor of San Jose (1999-2006)
Hon. Susan Hammer, Former Mayor of San Jose (1991-1998)
Hon. Janet Gray Hayes, Former Mayor of San Jose (1975-1982)
Hon. Norman Mineta, Former Mayor of San Jose (1971-1975); Former US Secretary of Transportation
Dr. Read more »

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Mike Pereira - Fox Sports Analyst

Tue, Apr 10 2012 - 12:00pm

Mike Pereira, Fox Sports Analyst

Have current NFL rules caught up with the game? As a sports analyst for Fox Sports, Pereira monitors weekly NFL action and provides explanations and rules interpretation to the calls officials make on the field. He shares his insights about some of the biggest safety concerns among players, coaches and league officials. Read more »

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Paranoid Politics: Islamophobia, McCarthyism, and the Yellow Peril

Tue, Apr 3 2012 - 7:00pm
Paranoid Politics; Islamophobia, McCarthyism and the Yellow Peril
 
Wajahat Ali, Playwright; Attorney; Co-author, Fear Inc., The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America
Dr. Larry Gerston, Emeritus Professor, San Jose State University; Political Analyst, NBC 11
Mike Honda, U.S. Congressman (D - California)
 
Our panel will cover three periods in U.S. history: World War II, the era of McCarthyism, and post 9/11 when groups were persecuted in politics and the media.
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