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Who Is Putin?

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Wed, Mar 4 2015 - 6:00pm

Ilya Ponomarev, Opposition Member, Russian State Duma; Chair, Innovations Subcommittee of Duma; Technology Entrepreneur Read more »

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Humanities West Book Discussion: The Song of Roland

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Wed, Mar 4 2015 - 5:30pm

Join us to discuss The Song of Roland, the anonymous classical epic that glorifies the heroism of Charlemagne in the 778 battle between the Franks and the Moors. Lynn Harris will lead the discussion.

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A Sense-Sational Wine Experience

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Tue, Mar 3 2015 - 6:00pm

Annette McDonnell, Culinary Specialist; Tasting Room Manager, Paradise Ridge Winery Read more »

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Book Discussion: The Faith Instinct: How Religion Evolved and Why it Endures by Nicholas Wade

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Mon, Mar 2 2015 - 5:30pm

In The Faith Instinct, Wade investigates humanity’s transforming propensity for religion, showing how our innate piety has adapted to changing needs and conditions. Beginning as hunter-gatherers, humans were able to experience independent and personal access to the divine. Read more »

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Restructuring Health Care: The Massive, Disruptive Integration of Care Delivery and Financing

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Fri, Feb 27 2015 - 12:00pm

Mark Zitter, CEO, Zitter Health Insights
Terry Stone, Managing Partner, Health & Life Sciences Practice, Oliver Wyman
Paul Markovich, President and CEO, Blue Shield of California Read more »

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Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered

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Thu, Feb 26 2015 - 6:00pm

Dianne Hales, Author, Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered

Why does Mona Lisa's smile still enchant us? Little is known about the world's most recognized face, most revered artist and most praised and parodied painting. Join Hales as she reveals Da Vinci’s muse, Lisa Gherardini del Giocondo, and explores Giocondo’s colorful family history and the neighborhoods where she lived as a girl, a wife and a mother.

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Lessons from the Rim Fire: What It Means

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Wed, Feb 25 2015 - 6:00pm

Jeanne M. Higgins, Forest Supervisor, Stanislaus National Forest
Joe Amodio, Member, Tuolumne River Trust Advisory Committee
Michael Carlin, Deputy General Manager, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Larry Cope, Director of Economic Development, Tuolumne Economic Development Authority
Joe Litehiser, Ph.D.; Senior Scientist, Bechtel Corp; President, Friends of Camp Mather Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

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Mon, Feb 23 2015 - 5:30pm

Bonnie Joy KaslanHonorary Consul General for the Republic of Turkey in the San Francisco Bay Area – Presenter Read more »

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The Invisible People: Syrian Refugees

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Fri, Feb 20 2015 - 12:00pm

Giles Duley, Photojournalist; Humanitarian
Jonathan Curiel, Journalist - Moderator Read more »

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Socrates Café

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Wed, Feb 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. Read more »

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