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Tom Campbell

Tue, Sep 15 2009 - 7:00pm

Tom Campbell

Former Member of Congress (R-CA)

With San Jose State University Professor and NBC11 Political Analyst Larry Gerston

How can we fix our battered and bruised Golden State? Former Congressman and State Finance Director Campbell will present an important and timely discussion on education, the economy and his ideas for the future of California.

Location: Morris Dailey Auditorium, San Jose State University, One Washington Square
Time: 6:30 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. Read more »

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T.R. Reid: Can We Really Fix U.S. Health Care?

Mon, Sep 14 2009 - 12:00pm

T.R. Reid: Can We Really Fix U.S. Health Care?

T.R. Reid, Correspondent, The Washington Post; Commentator, National Public Radio; Author, The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care

For 100 years, U.S. presidents have unsuccessfully strived to provide universal health coverage. Read more »

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LGBT Planning Meeting

Wed, Jun 24 2009 - 5:30pm

LGBT Planning Meeting

The Commonwealth Club is a great place to discuss topics of importance to the LGBTQ community. Come discuss ideas for programming and meet other people who are engaged about everything from marriage equality to queer spirituality. We want to hear from you!

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. program
Program Organizer: Stephen Seewer

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Protecting Your Family and Your Values With A Great Estate Plan

Mon, Jun 22 2009 - 6:00pm

How to Provide for Your Family and Leave Your Legacy: Estate Planning in a Challenged Economy

Erik Dryburgh, Alder & Colvin; Board Member, Partnership for Philanthropic Planning

Even in these difficult times, you can craft an estate plan that protects your family’s future while ensuring that the causes you care about are remembered. Estate planning expert Dryburgh will share the information you need to determine if your estate plan should be re-evaluated in this economy. Read more »

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California HealthCare and the Stimulus: Promises, Possibilities and Pitfalls

Fri, Jun 19 2009 - 12:00pm

California Health Care and the Stimulus: The Promises, Possibilities and Pitfalls

Toby Douglas, Chief Deputy Director, California Department of Health Care Services
Elizabeth Imholz, Special Projects Director, Consumer’s Union
David Lansky, President and CEO, the Pacific Business Group on Health
Jim Dempsey, Vice President for Public Policy, the Center for Democracy and Technology

The government is expected to send about $85 billion in stimulus money to t Read more »

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Budgeting the California Budget

Fri, May 1 2009 - 12:00pm

Budging the California Budget

John Chiang, California State Controller
John Myers, Sacramento Bureau Chief, KQED Public Radio
Sean Randolph, President and CEO, Bay Area Economic Forum 
Fred Silva, Senior Fiscal Advisor, California Forward
John Wildermuth, Political Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle - Moderator

IOUs, state spending cuts, higher taxes and layoffs are just some of the harsh realities of the California state Read more »

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Magic Theatre Virgin Play Reading: Sojourners

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Mon, Jun 16 2014 - 6:00pm

Mfoniso Udofia, Playwright; Actress; Educator; Author, Sojourners Read more »

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New Member Reception 4/28/2014

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Mon, Apr 28 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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Unintended Consequences: Is Too Much Information, Too Fast, Too Much of a Good Thing?

Thu, Mar 27 2014 - 6:30pm

Nicholas Carr, Author, The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains
Zack Lynch, Founder and Executive Director, Neurotechnology Industry Organization; Author, The Neuro Revolution: How Brain Science is Changing Our World Read more »

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Is Biological Evolution Compatible with a Moral Conscience?

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Thu, Nov 7 2013 - 5:00pm

Francisco Ayala, Ph.D, Donald Bren Professor of Biological Sciences, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, School of Biological Sciences, UC Irvine Read more »

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