Member-Led Forum

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Why Do People Reject Good Science?

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Mon, Aug 3 2015 - 5:15pm

Dr. Eugenie Scott, Physical Anthropologist; Former Executive Director, National Center for Science Education; Author, Evolution vs. Creationism; Co-editor, Not in Our Classrooms: Why Intelligent Design Is Wrong for Our Schools Read more »

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A Beacon for Jazz

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Mon, Aug 3 2015 - 12:00pm

Sonny Buxton, Broadcaster; Musician; Impresario; Educator

This program is part of the 2015 Platforum series Music Matters, sponsored by Ernst & Young and the John and Marcia Goldman Foundation.

A beacon for jazz since the 1960s, KCSM Jazz 91’s Sonny Buxton has been a spokesperson for how and why music matters throughout his career as a musician, nightclub impresario, talk show host, jazz historian, archivist and advocate. Read more »

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Unity of Sacred Symbols and Words

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Fri, Jul 31 2015 - 12:00pm

Salma Arastu, Artist
Reverend Will McGarvey, Executive Director, Contra Costa County Interfaith Council - Moderator

Salma Arastu will give a visual presentation of her latest works, which are an artistic endeavor to help people understand the threads of commonalities across cultural, national and religious lines. Her beautiful paintings reflect the interconnectedness of belief in our collective cultural memories.

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Big Science and the Launch of the Military Industrial Complex

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Thu, Jul 30 2015 - 6:00pm

Michael Hiltzik, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist, Los Angeles Times

The birth of Big Science can be traced to Berkeley, California, nearly nine decades ago, when a resourceful young scientist pondered his new invention and declared, “I’m going to be famous!” Ernest Orlando Lawrence’s cyclotron would change our understanding of the basic building blocks of nature. Its influence would be felt in academia and international politics. It was the beginning of Big Science. Read more »

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My New Physician Is a D.O.: What Is Osteopathic Medicine?

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Wed, Jul 29 2015 - 6:00pm

Michael B. Clearfield, DO; FACOI, FACP, Dean, Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine; Chair of the Board of Deans, American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
R. Mitchell Hiserote, DO; Chair, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Department, Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine; Member, American Osteopathic Association Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation
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Ashlee Vance on Elon Musk, Tesla, Space-X and the Future

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Tue, Jul 28 2015 - 6:00pm

Ashlee Vance, Technology Writer, Bloomberg Businessweek; Author, Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future; Twitter @valleyhack
In conversation with Katie Fehrenbacher, Writer, Fortune Magazine Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Jul 27 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, Jul 27 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. Join us to discuss current international issues and plan programs for early 2016.

MLF: International Relations
Location: 555 Post St., San Francisco
Time: 5:15 p.m. program
Program Organizers:
Norma Walden and Linda Calhoun
Notes: Free program

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Sisterhood of Women: Empowering Women to Succeed

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Thu, Jul 23 2015 - 6:00pm

Joan Steidinger, Ph.D., Clinical Sports Psychologist; Author, Sisterhood in Sports: How Female Athletes Collaborate and Compete

“Why can’t you be more like men?” is a common refrain heard by women who show emotion in work and sport. Yet “Women are not small men!” says Alison Dunlap, world champion & Olympic cyclist. Dr. Joan Steidinger agrees and believes that sisterhood among women is essential for them to achieve full success in life. Read more »

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Radical Remission of Cancer: Surviving Against All Odds

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Wed, Jul 22 2015 - 6:00pm

Kelly Turner, PhD., Author, Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds Read more »

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