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Brewster Kahle: Open Source Housing for Good

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Mon, Mar 9 2015 - 6:00pm

Brewster Kahle, Digital Librarian and Founder, Internet Archive; Co-founder, Alexa Internet
Kevin Jones, Founder, Good Capital; Co-founder and Convener, Social Capital Markets
Jessy Kate Schingler, Co-founder, Embassy Network; Founding Partner, Open Door Development Group; 2014 Institute for the Future Fellow
Kevin O'Malley, President TechTalk / Studio - Moderator Read more »

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Reality Check: Russia, Ukraine, and the West in Crisis and Conflict

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Fri, Mar 6 2015 - 12:00pm

Matthew Rojansky, Director, Kennan Institute, Wilson Center Read more »

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Clean Cloud

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Tue, Mar 3 2015 - 6:30pm

Gary Cook, Senior Policy Analyst, Greenpeace International
Lori Duval, Global Director, Green, eBay
Christina Page, Global Director, Energy and Sustainability Strategy, Yahoo!
Bill Weihl, Sustainability Guru, Facebook Read more »

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Book Discussion: The Faith Instinct: How Religion Evolved and Why it Endures by Nicholas Wade

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Mon, Mar 2 2015 - 5:30pm

In The Faith Instinct, Wade investigates humanity’s transforming propensity for religion, showing how our innate piety has adapted to changing needs and conditions. Beginning as hunter-gatherers, humans were able to experience independent and personal access to the divine. Read more »

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Restructuring Health Care: The Massive, Disruptive Integration of Care Delivery and Financing

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Fri, Feb 27 2015 - 12:00pm

Mark Zitter, CEO, Zitter Health Insights
Terry Stone, Managing Partner, Health & Life Sciences Practice, Oliver Wyman
Paul Markovich, President and CEO, Blue Shield of California Read more »

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Luciano Floridi: Memory in the Information Age

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Wed, Feb 25 2015 - 7:00pm

Luciano Floridi, Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information, University of Oxford

Professor Luciano Floridi, one of the five members of Google’s Advisory Board on “the right to be forgotten," will address the recent debate on that topic within a broader interpretation of the impact that information and communication technologies have on our self-understanding, our social interactions and our conceptualization of the world. Read more »

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The Panama-Pacific International Exposition: Its 100-Year Impact

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Mon, Feb 23 2015 - 6:30pm

James Ganz, Ph.D., Curator, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Kevin Starr, Ph.D., California State Librarian Emeritus
Laura Ackley, Author, San Francisco's Jewel City: The Panama Pacific International Exposition of 1915 Read more »

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The Invisible People: Syrian Refugees

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Fri, Feb 20 2015 - 12:00pm

Giles Duley, Photojournalist; Humanitarian
Jonathan Curiel, Journalist - Moderator Read more »

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Democracy in the Digital Age: Perspectives from Members of Parliament

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Thu, Feb 19 2015 - 6:30pm

Youth and women members of parliament from around the world will discuss how they are harnessing opportunities presented by social media and mobile technologies to strengthen engagement between citizens and their elected representatives. How are women and young politicians using technology to promote deliberation and compromise and more inclusive political leadership, rather than political polarization? What opportunities and challenges does the rapid pace of technological change pose for democratic governance in different countries around the world? Read more »

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Socrates Café

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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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