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Dodging Extinction: Power, Food, Money and the Future of Life on Earth

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Wed, Feb 4 2015 - 6:00pm

Anthony D. Barnosky, Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley; Cox Visiting Professor, Department of Environmental Earth System Science, Stanford University Read more »

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Humanities West Book Discussion: Two Lives of Charlemagne, by Einhard and the Monk of St. Gall

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Wed, Feb 4 2015 - 5:30pm

Join us to discuss the life of Charlemagne, the Holy Roman emperor and “father of Europe.” One biography we’ll look at is by Einhard, who joined the royal court in 791 to serve as an epic poet, mathematician and architect. His work is believed to be the most accurate portrayal of Charlemagne and the finest biography of its time. Read more »

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Healthy Aging: Lowering the Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

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Tue, Feb 3 2015 - 5:15pm

Patricia Renaut Spilman, M.S., Senior Scientist, Buck Institute Read more »

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NASA’s Kepler Mission: A Bounty of Planets Orbiting Distant Stars

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Thu, Jan 29 2015 - 6:00pm

Jack J. Lissauer, American Research Scientist, NASA's Ames Research Center; Co-Investigator, Kepler Mission Read more »

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Knocking on Heaven's Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death

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Wed, Jan 28 2015 - 6:00pm

Katy Butler, Author, Knocking on Heaven's Door Read more »

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Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden

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Mon, Jan 26 2015 - 6:00pm

Dayna Goldfine, Emmy-award winning filmmaker; Co-creator, Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden
Dan Geller, Emmy-award winning filmmaker; Co-creator, Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

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Mon, Jan 26 2015 - 5:30pm

Make your voice heard in an enriching, provocative and fun discussion with Club members as you weigh in on events shaping the face of the Middle East, North Africa and Afghanistan. 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. There will also be a brief planning session.

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The Business Solution to Poverty

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Wed, Jan 21 2015 - 7:00pm

Mal Warwick, Co-author, The Business Solution to Poverty: Designing Products and Services for Three Billion New Customers Read more »

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Socrates Café

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Wed, Jan 21 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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