Member-Led Forum

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How Frugal Innovation Is Reviving the US Economy

Fri, Mar 1 2013 - 12:00pm

How Frugal Innovation Is Reviving the U.S. Read more »

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Dark Energy and the Runaway Universe

Thu, Feb 28 2013 - 6:00pm

Alex Filippenko, Elected Member, National Academy of Sciences; Richard & Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor in the Physical Sciences, UC Berkeley; Researcher; Author Read more »

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Humanities West Book Discussion: The Clockwork Universe

Wed, Feb 27 2013 - 5:30pm

Humanities West Book Discussion: The Clockwork Universe: Isaac Newton, the Royal Society, and the Birth of the Modern World Read more »

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Arts Planning Meeting

Tue, Feb 26 2013 - 5:30pm

Arts Forum Planning Meeting

Please join other art enthusiasts in discussing future programming at The Commonwealth Club in the fine arts and performing arts. Programs, speakers, topics and artist exhibitions will be covered. Please bring your ideas, and your willingness to help in the production of art events in the coming year.

MLF: The Arts
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Feb 25 2013 - 5:30pm

Middle East Discussion Group

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. Read more »

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Aphra Behn: Restoration Spy, Poet, Dramatist, Novelist, Abolitionist

Thu, Feb 21 2013 - 6:00pm

Aphra Behn

Patricia Lundberg, Emerita Professor of English and Women's Studies, Indiana University Northwest; Executive Director, Humanities West Read more »

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Applying the Wisdom of Mr. Rogers to the Workplace

Thu, Feb 21 2013 - 12:00pm

Applying the Wisdom of Mister Rogers to the Workplace

Donna D. Mitroff , Independent Children's Media Consultant and Critic; Author, Fables and the Art of Leadership: Applying the Wisdom of Mister Rogers to the Workplace
Ian I. Mitroff, Adjunct Professor, UC Berkeley; Author, Swan, Swine and Swindlers
David Newell, Actor, Mr. McFeely on "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood"

Fred Rogers is one of the great icons of American culture. Read more »

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Science & Technology Planning Meeting

Tue, Feb 19 2013 - 6:15pm

Science & Technology Planning Meeting

Join fellow Club members with similar interests and 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.

MLF: Science & Technology
Location:  SF Club Office
Time: 6:15 p.m. Read more »

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How to Keep All the Important Balls in the Air

Tue, Feb 19 2013 - 6:00pm

How to Keep All the Important Balls in the Air

Linda Hawes Clever, M.D., Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF; Associate Dean of Alumni Affairs, Stanford University School of Medicine; Member, Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences; Author, The Fatigue Prescription: Four Steps to Renewing Your Energy, Health and Life

Juggling can be exhilarating and exhausting – and dangerous. Many of us have become adept at keeping several balls in the air at once. Read more »

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President Truman and Israel

Fri, Feb 15 2013 - 12:00pm

President Truman and Israel

Riva Gambert, Director, The Partnership for Israel of the Jewish Federation of the East Bay
Joe Epstein, President, Sierra Steel Trading LLP; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors - Moderator

Gambert will tell the fascinating story of how President Truman came to support the creation of the state of Israel on the heels of World War II despite the long-standing objection by the U.S. State Department. Read more »

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