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Week to Week: Silicon Valley

Thu, Oct 4 2012 - 6:30pm

Week to Week: The News Commentary Program

Terry Christensen, Professor Emeritus, San Jose State University; Member, Commonwealth Club Silicon Valley Advisory Council
Barbara Marshman, Editorial Pages Editor, San Jose Mercury News
Kirk O. Hanson, John Courtney Murray SJ University Prof and Exec Director, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
John Zipperer, Vice President of Media and Editorial, The Commonwealth Club — Host Read more »

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Joel Fajans: Antimatter, Anti-Atoms, and the Big Bang

Mon, Oct 1 2012 - 6:00pm

Antimatter, Anti-Atoms, and the Big Bang

Joel Fajans, Professor of Physics, UC Berkeley Read more »

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Arthur Brooks, Pres., American Enterprise Institute: Making The Moral Case For Free Enterprise

Mon, Oct 1 2012 - 12:00pm

Arthur Brooks: Making the Moral Case for Free Enterprise

This program is postponed. Check back later for a new date. 

President, American Enterprise Institute; Professor Emeritus of Business and Government, Syracuse University; Author, The Road to Freedom: How to Win the Fight for Free Enterprise

The president of one of America’s most prestigious conservative think tanks argues that free enterprise and morality can and must go together. Read more »

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Dr. Thomas Henriksen: America and Rogue States

Fri, Sep 28 2012 - 12:00pm

America and Rogue States

Thomas Henriksen, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Author, America and Rogue States

Dr. Dina Ibrahim, Assistant Professor of Broadcasting and Electronic Communication Arts, SFSU - Moderator

Dr. Henriksen, who specializes in foreign policy and defense issues, will discuss U.S. policies and interaction with rogue states posing terrorist and/or nuclear threats. These include Iran, pre-war Iraq and N. Korea. Read more »

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Thea Bellos: Timeless Explorations - A Creative Odyssey

Mon, Sep 24 2012 - 6:00pm

Timeless Explorations: A Creative Odyssey

Thea Bellos, Artist; Photographer; Global Marketing and Management Consultant; Educator; Mentor; President, Global Stewards Institute

Berkeley photographer and professor Bellos will be speaking about her exhibit, "Timeless Explorations: Views from Cuba, Chile, Vietnam, Cambodia and Turkey," currently on view at the Club office. Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Sep 24 2012 - 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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Kira Z. Reginato: Here I am to Save the Day! What a Skilled Eldercare Manager Can Do for You

Mon, Sep 17 2012 - 5:15pm

Here I Am to Save the Day! What a Skilled Eldercare Manager Can Do for You

Kira Z. Reginato, Eldercare Manager; Radio Show Host

If you’re a caregiver for an aging spouse or one or more parents, you’re in good company with 66 million other Americans. Many will spend more years at this than they did raising children, and they are doing a demanding job without training or having a break. However, Reginato will explain that there is no need to struggle alone any more. Read more »

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Janine Zacharia and Joel Brinkley: Two Journalists in the Middle East

Fri, Sep 14 2012 - 12:00pm

Janine Zacharia in Conversation with Joel Brinkley

Janine Zacharia, Journalist; News Analyst; Visiting Scholar, Stanford University
Joel Brinkley, Professor of Journalism, Stanford University; Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist

Come hear firsthand experiences from seasoned Middle East reporters. Zacharia was the Washington Post's Jerusalem bureau chief and has reported widely on the Middle East for Bloomberg, Reuters and Washington Week in Review. Read more »

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Dr. Adam Gazzaley: Video Games as Cognitive Enhancers

Mon, Sep 10 2012 - 6:00pm

Video Games As Cognitive Enhancers

Dr. Adam Gazzaley, M.D., Ph.D., Founding Director, Neuroscience Imaging Center, UCSF; Associate Professor of Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry, UCSF

This program is sold out. You can add your name to the waitlist below.

Our brains exhibit an amazing ability to modify both their structure and function in response to new experiences throughout our lives, a phenomenon known as neuroplasticity. Read more »

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Book Discussion: "The Warmth of Other Suns" by Isabel Wilkerson

Tue, Sep 4 2012 - 5:30pm

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

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