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North Korea: A Town Hall

Mon, Apr 8 2013 - 6:00pm

This program is sold out.

Philip Yun, Executive Director, Ploughshares Fund; Former Senior Member of U.S. Delegation and Negotiator, Peace Talks with North Korea

David Straub, Associate Director, Korean Studies Program, The Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University; Former U.S. State Department Officer for Korean Affairs

Dr. Gloria Duffy, President and CEO, Commonwealth Club - Moderator Read more »

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Carol Turner, "Silence of Women" Meet-the-Artist Reception

Image - Carol Turner, "Silence of Women" Meet-the-Artist Reception
Thu, Apr 4 2013 - 4:00pm

Carol Turner’s provocative exhibition challenges us to become more aware of the worldwide status of women. Long tables lined with women’s faces, cast in clay by the artist, span the length of the Club lobby. This reception is an opportunity to meet with the artist and learn more about her work. Following the reception is a related talk by educator and author Joni Seager. (Note separate listing and registration). Read more »

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Magic Theatre Virgin Play Reading: Madame Ho

Mon, Apr 1 2013 - 6:00pm

Eugenie Chan, Resident Playwright, New Dramatists; Artistic Associate, Cutting Ball Theater; Playwright, “Madame Ho”   Read more »

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Gray Davis

Tue, Mar 19 2013 - 7:00pm

Gray Davis

Former Governor, California
 
Former California Governor Davis will reflect on recent changes to the state’s constitution and the prospects for future reform. Davis served as governor from 1999-2003. He is currently with the Los Angeles office of Loeb & Loeb and is a senior fellow at the UCLA School of Public Affairs.
 
Location: Barrett Ballroom, San Jose State University, One Washington Square, San Jose
Time: 7 p.m. Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Mar 18 2013 - 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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Alex Kozinski: The Two Faces of Anonymity

Thu, Feb 28 2013 - 7:00pm

The Two Faces of Anonymity 

Alex Kozinski, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Since 2007, Kozinski has served as the chief judge of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Known for his intellect and witty, sometimes irreverent, writing and speeches, Judge Kozinski will discuss the ethical, legal and constitutional implications of anonymity in the digital age.

Location: De Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara
Time: 7 p.m. Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Feb 25 2013 - 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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New Member Open House

Thu, Feb 7 2013 - 5:30pm

New Member Open House
 
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!

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30–7 p.m. with brief remarks at 6 p.m.
Cost: FREE (with reservation)

 

 

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Book Discussion: Consuelo by George Sand

Mon, Feb 4 2013 - 5:30pm

Consuelo

George Sand, famous for her many lovers, wrote more than 60 novels during her career. Written in 1842, Consuelo portrays the triumph of moral purity over manifold temptations. This Romantic novel of the musical life of a gypsy singer is noted for its rich depiction of Venice. The characters in Sand’s novels are enthusiastic and outspoken, with a bold manifesto of women's independence and a legitimate claim to emotional and sexual fulfillment. The title character is modeled on a well-known soprano of that age, Pauline Viardot. Read more »

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SV Reads 2013: Invisible Wounds of War with Brian Castner and Sue Diaz

Wed, Jan 30 2013 - 7:30pm

2013 Silicon Valley Reads: One Book. One Community. Kick-Off Event

Brian Castner, Author, The Long Walk: A Story of War and the Life That Follows
Sue Diaz, Author, Minefields of the Heart: A Mother’s Stories of a Son at War
In conversation with Mike Cassidy, Columnist, San Jose Mercury News Read more »

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