Member-Led Forum

Upcoming event

Rise of the Robots

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Wed, May 27 2015 - 6:00pm

Martin Ford, Author; Software Developer; Computer Designer Read more »

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Is California Losing the Race for Global Innovation?

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Tue, May 26 2015 - 6:00pm

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.; President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation Read more »

Past event

Elder Financial Abuse Prevention

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Wed, May 20 2015 - 5:15pm

Elizabeth Landsverk, M.D., Founder, ElderConsult
George Gascón, San Francisco District Attorney
Helen Karr, Elder Abuse Specialist - Moderator Read more »

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Unicef CauseTech: Crowd-sourcing Global Innovation for Good

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Tue, May 19 2015 - 6:00pm

Sharad Sapra, M.D., Director, UNICEF Global Innovation Centre
Lisa Nash, Chief Marketing Officer, Thrive Networks; CEO, Blue Planet Network
Wayne Ferreira, CEO, EcoloBlue Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

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Mon, May 18 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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Explore the World from The Commonwealth Club Planning Meeting

Mon, May 18 2015 - 5:15pm

All interested Club members are welcome to attend our bimonthly, one-hour planning meetings of the International Relations Member-Led Forum. We focus on Europe, Latin America, Africa and worldwide topics. Read more »

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The Rise of Islamic Radicalism

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Fri, May 15 2015 - 12:00pm

Stefan Schlueter, German Consul General in San Francisco
Andy David, Consul General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest
Paulina Carmona, Consul General of France for San Francisco
Phil Bronstein, Executive Chair of the Board, The Center for Investigative Reporting; Former Executive VP and Editor-at-Large, San Francisco Chronicle – Moderator Read more »

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The State of California's Water: Now and In the Future

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Wed, May 13 2015 - 6:00pm

Felicia Marcus, Chair, State Water Resources Control Board

California is in the midst of a historic drought, with agriculture, communities, and fish and wildlife struggling with water shortages. At the same time, the state is looking at a future where these conflicts will be exacerbated by climate change, increased population, and other factors. Learn what California is doing at this point in the drought and the plans to prepare for an even more challenging future.

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The Power of Ideals: The Real Story of Moral Choice

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Mon, May 11 2015 - 6:00pm

William Damon, Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Education; Co-author, The Power of Ideals: The Real Story of Moral Choice

The Power of Ideals thoroughly examines the full range of available research on moral choice and presents a compelling new theory. It takes into account current scientific claims and explores our undeniable capacity to act on noble ideals, to make principled moral choices, and to live lives of generosity, integrity and genuine human connection.

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Unretirement: Changing the Way We Think About Work, Community and the Good Life

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Thu, May 7 2015 - 5:15pm

Chris Farrell, Author; Senior Economics Contributor, Marketplace; Economics Commentator, Minnesota Public Radio; Columnist, Bloomberg Businessweek, Next Avenue and Star Tribune Read more »

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