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Transforming California's State Parks: A Blueprint for a Sustainable Future

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Fri, Nov 21 2014 - 12:00pm

Lance Conn, Co-Chair, Parks Forward Commission Read more »

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Re-engaging America

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Thu, Nov 20 2014 - 7:00pm

Larry Gerston, Ph.D., Political Analyst, NBC Bay Area; Professor Emeritus, San Jose State University

Terry Christensen, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, San Jose State University and Member, Commonwealth Club Advisory Council — Moderator

Dr. Gerston has taught in San Jose State’s political science department for 40 years and is a leading scholar of California state government. He offers his thoughts on how we can re-engage politics at the local and national level.

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Socrates Café

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Wed, Nov 19 2014 - 6:00pm

The Humanities Forum brings Socrates Café to The Commonwealth Club. It will be held every third Wednesday evening for the discussion of philosophical issues. At each monthly meeting the group's facilitator, Bob Enteen, will invite participants to suggest topics, which are then voted on. The person who proposed the most popular topic will briefly explain why she or he considers the subject interesting and important. Read more »

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Up the Ladder: Women Pursuing Careers in Science and Technology

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Mon, Nov 17 2014 - 6:00pm

Hilary K. Seligman, M.D., MAS, Associate Professor in Residence, Departments of Medicine and of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCSF
Diane Wara, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, UCSF
Eva Cole, Student, Holy Names High School, Oakland; Alumna, Girls Who Code
Sara Seims, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Population and Reproductive Health Program, Packard Foundation – Moderator Read more »

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Are Professional Athletes Underpaid? Money and the Culture of Professional Sports

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Fri, Nov 14 2014 - 12:00pm

Leland Faust, Founder and Chairman, CSI Capital Management; Member, Sporting News Top 100 Most Powerful People in Sports
Duane Kuiper, Emmy Award-winning Play-by-play Announcer, San Francisco Giants; Former Major League Baseball Player, Cleveland Indians, San Francisco Giants
Vida Blue, Former Pitcher, Oakland A's, SF Giants; Cy Young Award, MVP, Six-Time All Star
Kevin O’Malley, President, Tech Talk/Studio – Moderator Read more »

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Umpire or Empire? The History and Future of American Leadership

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Mon, Nov 10 2014 - 6:00pm

Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman, Dwight Stanford Professor of American Foreign Relations, San Diego State University; National Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Monday Night Philosophy dives into the history of U.S. foreign policy. Most historians believe the U.S. is an empire; the past two presidents and most of the public disagree. What does it matter? Hoffman offers a challenging new interpretation of America's past with important implications for the way forward.

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The Crusades of Cesar Chavez

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Fri, Nov 7 2014 - 12:00pm

Miriam Pawel, Author, The Crusades of Cesar Chavez Read more »

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Adam Michnik, Polish Activist and Journalist

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Tue, Nov 4 2014 - 6:00pm

Adam Michnik, Polish Activist; Editor-in-Chief, Gazeta Wyborcza, Author, The Trouble with History: Morality, Revolution, and Counterrevolution

The Trouble with Democracy After Communism Read more »

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Book Discussion: Mao II by Don DeLillo

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Mon, Nov 3 2014 - 5:30pm

Don DeLillo presents a novel about words and images, novelists and terrorists, the arch-individualist and the mass mind. The novel centers on Bill Gray, a famous reclusive writer who abandons the novel he has been writing for many years and enters a world of political violence, Semtex explosives and hostages locked in basement rooms. Mao II is Don DeLillo's 10th novel. It won the PEN/Faulkner Award in 1992.

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French Friday with Dorie Greenspan

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Fri, Oct 31 2014 - 12:00pm

Dorie Greenspan, Author, Baking Chez Moi: Recipes from My Paris Home to Your Home Anywhere and Around My French Table; James Beard Award Winner
In Conversation with Emily Luchetti, Chief Pastry Officer at Cavalier, Park Tavern and Marlowe Read more »

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