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Explore the World from The Commonwealth Club

Thu, May 2 2013 - 5:30pm

Explore the World from The Commonwealth Club 

All interested Club members are welcome to attend 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 the rest of 2013. Read more »

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New Member Reception

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Thu, Apr 25 2013 - 5:30pm


Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, wine and the company of fellow Club members, ambassadors and staff as we celebrate new members! Are you new to the Club? Just want to explore and check it out? Come and take a peek and meet other new members. Learn about all The Club has to offer – from volunteer opportunities, travel destinations and free language discussion groups to the high-quality programs you expect from us. Bring a friend and explore the Club together! Read more »

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Mickey Edwards: The Influence of Partisan Politics on Local Government

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Fri, Apr 19 2013 - 12:00pm

Mickey Edwards, Former Member of Congress (R-OK); Vice President and Director, Aspen Institute Rodel Fellowships in Public Leadership; Author, The Parties Versus the People Read more »

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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

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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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