Member-Led Forum

Upcoming event

Cannabis Healing Our Kids: A New Paradigm for Recovery

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Mon, Mar 30 2015 - 6:00pm

Thalia Michelle, Executive Director, Mothers Advocating Medical Marijuana for Autism; Co-Founder, The Thinking Moms Revolution
Felicia Carbajal, Co-Founder, California Cannabis Advocates; Educator; Activist
Amanda Reiman, Ph.D., MSW; Manager, Marijuana Law and Policy, Drug Policy Alliance; Doctoral Fellow, National Institute of Health
Christie Dames, CEO, TechTalk/Studio – Moderator Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

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Mon, Mar 30 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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Deep Decarbonization of the United States

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Thu, Mar 26 2015 - 6:00pm

Jim Williams, Chief Scientist, Energy and Environmental Economics (E3) Read more »

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The Universe's Plastic Planet Called Earth

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Wed, Mar 25 2015 - 6:00pm

Anna Cummins, Executive Director and Co-founder, 5 Gyres Institute; Elected Fellow, Sings World Quest, 2011; Noted Researcher in World Wide Plastic Contamination
Betsy Rosenberg, Creator and Producer, The Green Front/Progressive Radio Network; Green Blogger, HuffPro; Commentator, Fox News
Paul Tasner, Co-founder and CEO, PulpWorks
Beth Terry, Author, Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and You Can Too Read more »

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Future of Afghanistan

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Fri, Mar 20 2015 - 12:00pm

Rohila Jalali, B.A., Business Administration
Nangyalai Attal, B.A., English Language and Literature, 2014 UN Youth Courage Awardee
Akmal Siddiqu, B.A., Finance and Management
Ihsanullah Shagiwal, B.A., Business Administration
Atta Arghandiwal, Author, Lost Decency: The Untold Afghan Story – Moderator Read more »

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How Environmental Factors Induce Autoimmune Disorders

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Fri, Mar 20 2015 - 12:00pm

Aristo Vojdani, Ph.D., Founder, Immunosciences Lab Read more »

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The Streets of San Francisco: Policing and the Creation of a Cosmopolitan Liberal Politics, 1950-1972

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Thu, Mar 19 2015 - 6:00pm

Christopher Agee, Assistant Professor, History Department, University of Colorado, Denver Read more »

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Socrates Café

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Wed, Mar 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. An open discussion will follow, ending with a summary. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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Wills and Trusts in Film

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Wed, Mar 18 2015 - 5:15pm

John E. O’Grady, Esq., 2012 Chair of the Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law Section, Bar Association of San Francisco Read more »

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The Allure of Irish Dancing

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Tue, Mar 17 2015 - 6:00pm

Michael Dillon, ADCRG, Dillon Magh Adhair Academy of Irish Dance

Come celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a demonstration of Irish dancing by championship-level dancers from a renowned Bay Area dance school. Dillon, an Ard Diploma Coimisiuin le Rinci Gaelacha (a teacher certified by the worldwide governing body of Irish dance), will also explain the history that permeates this detailed and disciplined dance culture. This will be the perfect pre-pub experience, as you are sure to leave with your feet tapping out a jig — or maybe even a reel.

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