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San Francisco’s Prop E: Pros and Cons of the Soda Tax

Thu, Oct 30 2014 - 12:00pm

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To tax or not to tax? That is the question posed to San Francisco residents this November as Proposition E, also known as the Soda Tax, appears on ballots. Read more »

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The War in Syria

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Tue, Oct 21 2014 - 12:00pm

Avi Melamed, Israeli Middle East Strategic Intelligence Analyst
Robert Rosenthal, Executive Director, Center for Investigative Reporting - Moderator Read more »

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Book Discussion: Mao II by Don DeLillo

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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Former President of Latvia Vaira Vike-Freiberga: Security in Eastern Europe and Beyond

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Thu, Oct 9 2014 - 12:00pm

Vaira Vike-Freiberga, Ph.D., Former President of Latvia; President, Madrid Club Read more »

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The Ten Best Ethical Destinations Awards: Voting with Our Wings

Mon, Dec 8 2014 - 6:00pm

Jeff Greenwald, Executive Director, Ethical Traveler
Malia Everette, Founder, Altruvistas Read more »

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

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
Kevin O’Malley, President, Tech Talk/Studio – Moderator Read more »

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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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Middle East Hotspots: Geopolitics and Stability

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Fri, Oct 17 2014 - 12:00pm

Banafsheh Keynoush, Ph.D., Middle East Scholar; Lecturer; Media Consultant
Jonathan Curiel, Journalist – Moderator
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Socrates Café

Wed, Mar 18 2015 - 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 »

Upcoming event

Socrates Café

Wed, Feb 18 2015 - 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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