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Gun Violence and Public Health

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Mon, Sep 28 2015 - 6:30pm

Ricky Choi, MD, MPH, Board of Directors, National Physicians Alliance
Margot Hirsch, President, The Smart Tech Challenges Foundation
Michael McBride, Lead Pastor, The Way Christian Center, Berkeley CA; Director of Urban Strategies, PICO National Network
Robyn Thomas, Executive Director, The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence
Mark Follman, National Affairs Editor, Mother Jones—Moderator

Underwritten by The California Wellness Foundation Read more »

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Humanities West Book Discussion: Dante’s Divine Comedy (Books 1 & 2)

Mon, Sep 28 2015 - 5:00pm

Join us for a discussion of hell and purgatory within Dante’s Divine Comedy, led by Lynn Harris. The Clive James’s translation will be used, which was decades in the making and renders the entire epic as a coherent and compulsively readable lyric poem. Yet the translation reproduces the same wonderful momentum of the original Italian, propelling the reader along the pilgrim’s path from hell to heaven, from despair to revelation.

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An Era of LGBT Openness in International Soccer

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Fri, Sep 25 2015 - 6:00pm

Helen J. Carroll, Director of the Sports Project, National Center for Lesbian Rights; Former Athletic Director, NCAA 
Jaiyah Saelua, World's First Out Transgender FIFA Qualifier; Defender, Midfielder, American Samoa
Roger Brigham, Sports Columnist; Athlete; Coach; Inductee, National Gay & Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame

Matt Hatzke, Former Major League Soccer Player, San Jose Earthquakes Read more »

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Bread From Stones

Bread from Stones
Fri, Sep 25 2015 - 12:00pm

Keith David Watenpaugh, Associate Professor and Director of Human Rights Studies, University of California Davis
Priya Satia, Associate Professor of Modern British History, Stanford University; Author, Spies in Arabia - Moderator Read more »

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Explore the World from The Commonwealth Club

Mon, Sep 21 2015 - 5:00pm

All interested Club members are welcome to attend our bimonthly, one-hour planning meetings of the International Relations Member-Led Forum. We focus on Europe, Latin America, Africa and worldwide topics. Join us to discuss current international issues and plan programs for early 2016.

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Crime and Punishment

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Mon, Sep 14 2015 - 6:00pm

John Mindermann, Author, In Pursuit

Monday Night Philosophy arrests your attention with John Mindermann’s insights from his book In Pursuit (co-authored with Brian Solon). Gathered from nearly a decade on the SFPD and his career as an FBI agent, the book details his riveting experiences, including June 17, 1972, when Mindermann just happened to be called in to investigate a burglary at the Watergate complex. You cannot get any closer to history than this.

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Book Discussion: The Pope and Mussolini

Tue, Sep 8 2015 - 5:30pm

Pius XI, who was pope during Mussolini’s rise to power in the 1920s, arranged to accept Il Duce’s political dominance in return for assurances of rights and privileges for the church. Over time, Pius XI became conflicted about fascism and Italy’s alliance with Nazi Germany. He prepared a statement condemning the Nazis as he was dying in 1938, but others in the Vatican prevented the original draft from being distributed. Kertzer explores ecclesiastical skullduggery and intrigue, including information revealed in recently opened Vatican archives.

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Body Music: An Interactive Lecture and Demonstration by Keith Terry

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Mon, Aug 31 2015 - 6:00pm

Keith Terry, Percussionist; Rhythm Dancer; Educator

This program is part of the 2015 Platforum series Music Matters, sponsored by Ernst & Young and the John and Marcia Goldman Foundation. Read more »

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Death with Interruptions

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Fri, Aug 28 2015 - 6:00pm

Thomas Laqueur, Librettist; Helen Fawcett History Professor, UC Berkeley
Nikki Einfeld, Soprano
Leighton Fong, Cellist

This program is part of the 2015 Platforum series Music Matters, sponsored by Ernst & Young and the John and Marcia Goldman Foundation. Read more »

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Singing for Our Lives: Music in the Time of AIDS

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Mon, Aug 24 2015 - 6:00pm

Jon Bailey, Conductor; Composer; Professor Emeritus, Pomona College

This program is part of the 2015 Platforum series Music Matters, sponsored by Ernst & Young and the John and Marcia Goldman Foundation. Read more »

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