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Book Discussion Group - 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann

Mon, Mar 4 2013 - 5:30pm

1491 creates a picture of the Americas before the Europeans landed by synthesizing scientific discoveries from anthropology, archaeology and paleolinguistics. Mann arrives at startling conclusions about the civilizations thriving before Columbus: a far more urban, populated and technologically advanced region than generally assumed. 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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Applying the Wisdom of Mr. Rogers to the Workplace

Thu, Feb 21 2013 - 12:00pm

Applying the Wisdom of Mister Rogers to the Workplace

Donna D. Mitroff , Independent Children's Media Consultant and Critic; Author, Fables and the Art of Leadership: Applying the Wisdom of Mister Rogers to the Workplace
Ian I. Mitroff, Adjunct Professor, UC Berkeley; Author, Swan, Swine and Swindlers
David Newell, Actor, Mr. McFeely on "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood"

Fred Rogers is one of the great icons of American culture. Read more »

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President Truman and Israel

Fri, Feb 15 2013 - 12:00pm

President Truman and Israel

Riva Gambert, Director, The Partnership for Israel of the Jewish Federation of the East Bay
Joe Epstein, President, Sierra Steel Trading LLP; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors - Moderator

Gambert will tell the fascinating story of how President Truman came to support the creation of the state of Israel on the heels of World War II despite the long-standing objection by the U.S. State Department. Read more »

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Fred Coleman: The Marcel Network - Saving Children from the Holocaust

Mon, Feb 11 2013 - 12:00pm

The Marcel Network: Saving Children from the Holocaust

Fred Coleman, Former Paris Bureau Chief, Newsweek; Author, The Marcel Network

Coleman presents an inspiring story of adventure, betrayal, imprisonment and survival. He’ll discuss the true story of a young couple in Nazi-occupied France who risked their lives against overwhelming odds to save 527 children from the gas chambers. 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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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Jan 28 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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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Dec 10 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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Paola Gianturco: Grandmother Power - A Global Phenomenon

Mon, Dec 3 2012 - 6:00pm

Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon

Paola Gianturco, Author; Photojournalist

Gianturco discusses a new international movement represented by grandmothers who are younger, better educated and healthier than grandmothers have ever been before. Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Nov 26 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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