Marin Conversations

Upcoming event

Anger and Mourning on the American Right

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Wed, Sep 14 2016 - 7:00pm

Arlie R. Hochschild, Ph.D., Professor Emerita, Department of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley

In Strangers in Their Own Land, the renowned sociologist Arlie Hochschild embarks on a thought-provoking journey from her liberal hometown of Berkeley, California, deep into Louisiana bayou country. In the right-wing world she explores, Hochschild discovers powerful forces that override self-interest, as progressives see it, and help explain the emotional appeal of a candidate like Donald Trump. Read more »

Past event

The Way of Wanderlust

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Wed, Jul 13 2016 - 7:00pm

Don George, Travel Writer; Editor; Author, The Way of Wanderlust: The Best Travel Writing of Don George
In Conversation with Kristina Nemeth, Travel Director, The Commonwealth Club of California

Join noted travel writer and editor Don George for a delightful, world-roaming evening discussing his new book, his life as a travel writer, and opportunities for meaningful travel around the world. Whether you are looking for adventure, culture, food or spirituality, George will offer inspiring stories, insights and advice. Read more »

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Larry Brilliant and Wavy Gravy: How to Change the World

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Wed, Jun 1 2016 - 7:00pm

Larry Brilliant, M.D., Chairman, Skoll Global Threats; Former Executive Director, Google.org
Wavy Gravy, Entertainer, 60's Icon, Activist, Philanthropist
Zoë Elton, Director of Programming, Mill Valley Film Festival—Moderator Read more »

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Presidential Politics in a Divided America

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Wed, May 4 2016 - 7:00pm

Terri Bimes, Ph.D., Assistant Director of Research, Institute of Governmental Studies, UC Berkeley
Jack Glaser, Ph.D. Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley
Mary Marcy, Ph.D., President, Dominican University of California; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors – Moderator Read more »

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Mushrooms to Cannabis: Using Nature to Heal

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Wed, Apr 6 2016 - 7:00pm

Plants have been used for thousands of years to prevent and cure diseases. Join Dr. Donald Abrams, chief of Hematology and Oncology at San Francisco General Hospital and a leading cancer and integrative medicine specialist at UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Mount Zion, and Dr. Brian Kennedy, CEO & president of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, as they review what we know and don’t know about botanical therapies, medical cannabis, integrative medicine and aging well. Read more »

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UC President Janet Napolitano: What I Care About and Why

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Wed, Mar 2 2016 - 7:00pm

Janet Napolitano, President, University of California; Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security; Former Governor, Arizona
Catherine Heenan, News Anchor and Reporter, KRON4-TV, San Francisco Read more »

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The Science of Love

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Wed, Feb 3 2016 - 7:00pm

Dr. Thomas Lewis, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCSF, Co-author, A General Theory of Love 
Dr. Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Science Director, Greater Good Science Center, University of California Berkeley
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The Art of Being Brave: Women in Film

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Wed, Dec 2 2015 - 7:00pm

Brenda Chapman, Academy Award-winning Director, Brave; Director, The Prince of Egypt
Zoë Elton, Director of Programming, Mill Valley Film Festival Read more »

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Climate Change: Front and Center

Image - Tom Steyer and Ellen Tauscher
Wed, Nov 4 2015 - 7:45pm

Tom Steyer, California Business Leader, Philanthropist; Clean Energy Advocate
In conversation with Ellen Tauscher, Former Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors

Sponsored by Relevant Wealth Advisors and Anonymous Donor Read more »

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Where's the Beef? Our Changing Ideas About Meat

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Thu, Oct 1 2015 - 7:45pm

Nicolette Hahn Niman, Environmental Lawyer; Vegetarian; Cattle Rancher; Author, Defending Beef: The Case for Sustainable Meat Production
Patricia Unterman, Chef and Co-owner, Hayes Street Grill; Blogger; Author; Long-time Restaurant Critic, San Francisco Chronicle and San Francisco Examiner
Gibson Thomas, Publisher, Edible Marin & Wine Country Magazine — Moderator Read more »

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