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Gary Devore: The Ancient Roman World in Film

Mon, Apr 2 2012 - 12:00pm

The Ancient Roman World in Film

Gary Devore, Stanford Archeologist

Step back in time with a director of excavations in Pompeii and at Roman sites in England, as Gary Devore explores how we continually re-imagine Romans through film. Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) uses Roman political decline to comment on the current politics and race relations in America. Read more »

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Need, Speed, and Greed : the New Rules of Innovation

Fri, Mar 30 2012 - 12:00pm

Need, Speed and Greed: The New Rules of Innovation

Vijay V. Read more »

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Week to Week: 3/30/12

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Fri, Mar 30 2012 - 12:00pm

Week to Week: March 30, 2012

Larry Gerston, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, San Jose State University; Political Analyst, NBC 11; Author, Not So Golden After All: The Rise and Fall of California
Carly Schwartz, Editor, Huffington Post San Francisco
Susan Reynolds, Editor, The Marina Times
John Zipperer, Vice President of Media & Editorial, The Commonwealth Club of California -- Host Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Mar 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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Esther Koch: What You Need to Know Before You're 65 - A Medicare Primer

Mon, Mar 26 2012 - 5:15pm

Esther Koch: What You Need to Know Before You’re 65: A Medicare Primer

SOLD OUT; Wait-list below

Medicare Aging Network Partner, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid

2011 marked the year the first Boomers turned 65 and qualified for Medicare benefits. For most, a true understanding of what these benefits are, how to determine what options are best for you, and how to actually sign-up is not clear at all. Learn the realities of what you can expect, and more important, what not to expect. Read more »

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Susan Reverby: A Historian Walks into an Archive

Mon, Mar 19 2012 - 6:00pm

A Historian Walks into an Archive: Why It Matters that the U.S. Apologized for Medical Research in Guatemala

Susan Reverby,
Ph.D., Professor of Women's and Gender Studies, Wellesley College
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Dr. David Healy: Eclipse of Medical Care

Mon, Mar 19 2012 - 12:00pm
Dr. David Healy: Eclipse of Medical Care

David Healy
, MD, Cardiff University

We live in an evidence-based medicine world. Healy sees increasing signs of a mismatch between what is passing as evidence and the real data from studies. As a result, patients and doctors are both increasingly invisible in the clinical encounter, and doctors are losing the ability to care for patients.
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Week to Week: 3/16/12

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Fri, Mar 16 2012 - 12:00pm

Week to Week: March 16, 2012

Dr. Larry Gerston, Professor of Political Science, San Jose State University; Political Analyst, NBC 11; Author, Not So Golden After All: The Rise and Fall of California
Debra J. Read more »

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George Hammond: Time and Eternity

Mon, Mar 12 2012 - 6:00pm

George Hammond: Time and Eternity

Author, Rational Idealism

Monday Night Philosophy focuses on the very unfocused ideas we have about time and eternity. Alluring, yet confusing, even their scientific versions allow for responsibility-escaping backward movement in time. Clarity is achieved by using the underlying, and more coherent, concept of the continuum of change. But clarity has its price. Read more »

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T.C. Boyle

Mon, Mar 5 2012 - 6:00pm

 T.C. Boyle

Author, When the Killing’s Done: A Novel; Distinguished Professor of English, University of Southern California
Dr. Gloria Duffy, President and CEO, The Commonwealth Club- Moderator

Prolific and renowned author T. Coraghessan Boyle has written 22 novels, many of which probe the relationship between contemporary human civilization and the natural world. Read more »

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