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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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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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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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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, 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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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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Explore the World from the Commonwealth Club Planning Meeting

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Thu, Mar 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 2014. 

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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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