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Past event

Power to the Patient: A Survivor's Perspective on Health Care

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Wed, Nov 19 2014 - 6:00pm

Michael O’Neil, Jr., Founder & Chief Executive Officer, GetWellNetwork

An informed patient is a better patient. As a cancer survivor, Michael O’Neil, Jr., founder and CEO of GetWellNetwork, focuses on the importance of engaging, educating and empowering patients in the management of their own health. Read more »

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Socrates Café

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Wed, Nov 19 2014 - 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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Progress and Hope: Restoring the Mighty Colorado River and Delta

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Tue, Nov 18 2014 - 6:00pm

James Redford, Chair, Redford Center Board; Producer, Watershed
John Shepard, Co-Interim CEO and Senior Advisor, Sonoran Institute Read more »

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Up the Ladder: Women Pursuing Careers in Science and Technology

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Mon, Nov 17 2014 - 6:00pm

Hilary K. Seligman, M.D., MAS, Associate Professor in Residence, Departments of Medicine and of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCSF
Diane Wara, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, UCSF
Eva Cole, Student, Holy Names High School, Oakland; Alumna, Girls Who Code
Sara Seims, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Population and Reproductive Health Program, Packard Foundation – Moderator Read more »

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Are Professional Athletes Underpaid? Money and the Culture of Professional Sports

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Fri, Nov 14 2014 - 12:00pm

Leland Faust, Founder and Chairman, CSI Capital Management; Member, Sporting News Top 100 Most Powerful People in Sports
Duane Kuiper, Emmy Award-winning Play-by-play Announcer, San Francisco Giants; Former Major League Baseball Player, Cleveland Indians, San Francisco Giants
Vida Blue, Former Pitcher, Oakland A's, SF Giants; Cy Young Award, MVP, Six-Time All Star
Kevin O’Malley, President, Tech Talk/Studio – Moderator Read more »

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Leadership: The Power Behind the Throne

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Thu, Nov 13 2014 - 6:00pm

Richard Hytner, Deputy Chairman, Saatchi & Saatchi; Adjunct Associate Professor of Marketing, London Business School; Author, Consiglieri: Leading from the Shadows Read more »

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The Power of Community - Senior Cohousing

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Wed, Nov 12 2014 - 5:15pm

Charles DurrettAIA; Architect; Author, The Senior Cohousing Handbook: A Community Approach to Independent Living; Co-author, A Contemporary Approach to Housing Ourselves Read more »

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Umpire or Empire? The History and Future of American Leadership

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Mon, Nov 10 2014 - 6:00pm

Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman, Dwight Stanford Professor of American Foreign Relations, San Diego State University; National Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Monday Night Philosophy dives into the history of U.S. foreign policy. Most historians believe the U.S. is an empire; the past two presidents and most of the public disagree. What does it matter? Hoffman offers a challenging new interpretation of America's past with important implications for the way forward.

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33 Artists in 3 Acts: Politics, Kinship and Craft

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Mon, Nov 10 2014 - 12:00pm

Sarah Thornton, Author   Read more »

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