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Women in Tech: Can Silicon Valley Women Have It All?

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Fri, Oct 2 2015 - 12:00pm

Jaleh Daie, Ph.D., Managing Partner, Aurora Equity; Member, Silicon Valley of Angels; Former Head of Science, David and Lucile Packard Foundation Read more »

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Mature Job Seeker? Seven Keys to Your Success!

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Thu, Oct 1 2015 - 5:15pm

Mary Eileen Williams, M.A., NCCC, Job Search Expert; Author; Blogger; Speaker; Radio Host Read more »

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Seven Keys to a Successful Job Search

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Wed, Sep 30 2015 - 5:15pm

Mary Eileen Williams, M.A., NCCC, Job Search Expert; Author; Blogger; Speaker; Radio Host Read more »

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The Future of Digital Competition in Asia

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Tue, Sep 29 2015 - 6:00pm

Peter Cowhey, Ph.D., Dean, School of Global Policy & Strategy, UCSD; Former Chief, International Bureau of the FCC; Former Obama Advisor Read more »

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Socrates Café

Mon, Sep 28 2015 - 6:30pm

On one Monday evening of every month the Humanities Forum sponsors Socrates Café at The Commonwealth Club. Each meeting is devoted to the discussion of a philosophical topic chosen at that meeting. The group's facilitator, John Nyquist, invites participants to suggest topics, which are then voted on. The person who proposed the most popular topic is asked to briefly explain why she or he considers that topic interesting and important. An open discussion follows, and the meeting ends with a summary of the various perspectives participants expressed. Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Sep 28 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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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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Bread From Stones

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

Keith David Watenpaugh, Associate Professor of Modern Islam, Human Rights and Peace Studies, UC Davis

Hear Watenpaugh, a noted Middle East historian and educator, discuss his latest book, Bread from Stones: The Middle East and the Making of Modern Humanitarianism. Watenpaugh will elaborate on the development of helping victims following the mass violence, genocide, displacement of millions, the collapse of the Ottoman Empire and the advent of late colonialism in the Middle East.

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The Revolution in Small Satellites

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Thu, Sep 24 2015 - 6:00pm

Mike Safyan, Director of Launch and Regulatory Affairs, Planet Labs Read more »

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The Wilder Side of Life

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Wed, Sep 23 2015 - 6:00pm

Tom Stienstra, Outdoors Writer, San Francisco Chronicle

This program is co-sponsored by the San Francisco Chronicle

The life of an outdoorsman can be dangerously exciting. From leading a five-week expedition to find Bigfoot, to being charged by a grizzly bear at point-blank range, the list of stories Tom Stienstra, outdoors editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, has is extensive. Join us as Stienstra showcases his experiences through dramatic photos and elaborate tales collected throughout his career.

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