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From Earth to Mars

From Earth to Mars
Sun, Jun 22 2014 - 2:00pm

Pascal Lee, Ph.D., Co-Founder & Chairman, The Mars Institute
Angie Coiro, Host, “In Deep”- Moderator

The first human mission to Mars will be humanity’s greatest undertaking in space exploration in the 21st century. Dr. Lee will discuss progress being made around the world—from the Arctic to Antarctica, from basement labs to the International Space Station—to achieve the first human voyage to Mars.

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Mineta National Policy Summit

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Fri, Jun 20 2014 - 9:00am

Introduction by Norman Y. Mineta, U.S. Secretary of Transportation (retired)
Keynote Address by Therese McMillan, Federal Transit Deputy Administrator
Asha Weinstein Agrawal, Director, MTI National Transportation Finance Center 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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Book Discussion: Caesar's Commentaries: On The Gallic War and On The Civil War by Julius Caesar

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Mon, Jun 2 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. Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

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Mon, May 19 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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INFORUM's May Happy Hour at Cantina!

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Wed, May 14 2014 - 5:30pm

With the weather getting warmer and our events heating up, what better way to celebrate than with drinks and engaging conversation? Our friends at Cantina have hooked us up with great drinks specials and our own area in back. Join us as we welcome members new and old to connect over the most engaging topics in the city – the ones you bring up! Read more »

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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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Book Discussion: A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov

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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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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. 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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