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Bella Figura

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Wed, May 29 2013 - 6:00pm

Jojo Capece, Author Read more »

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Speaking Tips from America’s Best Speakers: Abe Lincoln and MLK

Fri, May 24 2013 - 12:00pm

Carol Fleming, Ph.D., Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors; Author, It’s the Way You Say It

Rick Gilbert, Ph.D., Author, Speaking Up: Surviving Executive Presentations

What did master orators Lincoln and MLK know about speaking that could help you? This fast-moving review of the key components of memorable public speaking will enlighten the beginner and remind and entertain the old pro. You will leave with a new appreciation of these great speakers and some new ideas for yourself. Read more »

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Greening the World Through Sports

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Wed, May 22 2013 - 6:00pm

Justin Zeulner, Senior Director of Sustainability and Public Affairs, Portland Trail Blazers
Darby Hoover, Senior Resource Specialist, Natural Resources Defense Council
Robin Raj, Founder/Executive Creative Director, Citizen Group
Allen Hershkowitz, Director, Sports Greening Project, Natural Resources Defense Council – Moderator Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, May 20 2013 - 5:30pm

Make your voice heard in an enriching, provocative and fun discussion with fellow Club members as you weigh in on events shaping the face of the Middle East. 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 Read more »

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The Vintage Years

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Mon, May 20 2013 - 5:15pm

Francine Toder, Ph.D., California-Licensed Psychologist; Author, The Vintage Years: Finding Your Inner Artist (Writer, Musician, Visual Artist) after Sixty Read more »

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Science & Technology Planning Meeting

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Thu, May 16 2013 - 6:15pm

Join fellow Club members with similar interests to brainstorm upcoming Science & Technology programs. All Commonwealth Club members are welcome. We explore visions for the future through science and technology. Discuss current issues and share your insights with fellow Club members to shape and plan programs for the months ahead. Read more »

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Bet the Farm: How Food Stopped Being Food

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Thu, May 16 2013 - 6:00pm

Frederick Kaufman, Contributing Editor, Harper's; Professor, Graduate School of Journalism, City University of New York

In conversation with Anna Lappe, Author and Educator; Founding Principal, Small Planet Institute

This event is sold out. Read more »

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Elder Financial Abuse: The Silent Crime

Wed, May 15 2013 - 5:15pm

Elder Financial Abuse: The Silent Crime

George Gascón, San Francisco District Attorney
Hubert Horatio "Skip" Humphrey III, Assistant Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Office of Older Americans
Shay Matthews, Assistant District Attorney, San Francisco District Attorney’s Office
Helen Karr, Elder Abuse Special Assistant, San Francisco District Attorney’s Office Read more »

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Young Titan: The Making of Winston Churchill

Mon, May 13 2013 - 6:00pm

Michael Shelden, Author, Young Titan: The Making of Winston Churchill

Monday Night Philosophy welcomes back acclaimed biographer Shelden to focus on the years between 1901 and 1915, which forged Winston Churchill’s character. At 40 Churchill was considered washed up, even though he had already built a modern navy and learned how to outwit more experienced rivals. Hear Shelden’s persuasive portrait of a dashing young suitor who pursued three great beauties of British society with his witty repartee, political flair and poetic letters. Read more »

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