Member-Led Forum

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Good Food,Great Business: How Food Startups Take Good Ideas from Concept to Success

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Mon, Jan 12 2015 - 12:00pm

Susie Wyshak, Author, Good Food, Great Business
Kathryn Lukas, CEO, Farmhouse Culture
Lisa Murphy, Co-founder and Chief Sauce Maker, Sosu Sauces
Jill Litwin, Founder and CEO, Peas of Mind
Grace Erickson, General Manager, Ocho Candy
Elizabeth Ü, Author, Raising Dough: The Complete Guide to Financing a Socially Responsible Food Business Read more »

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Explore the World from The Commonwealth Club Planning Meeting

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Thu, Jan 8 2015 - 5:30pm

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 the New Year.

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The Home that Watches Over Your Parents

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Thu, Jan 8 2015 - 5:15pm

Richard Caro, D.Phil., Scientist; Silicon Valley Entrepreneur
Mary Hulme, Gerontologist; Care Manager
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Book Discussion of The Flamethrowers by Rachael Kushner

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Mon, Jan 5 2015 - 5:30pm

In The Flamethrowers, Kushner skillfully navigates huge swaths of politics and history, intimately intersecting the vivid lives of her characters with the external reality in which they move. Read more »

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Silent Voices: People with Mental Disorders on the Street

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Mon, Jan 5 2015 - 5:15pm

Robert Okin, M.D., Chief of Service, San Francisco General Hospital’s Department of Psychiatry; Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, UCSF; Vice Chair, UCSF School of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry Read more »

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Socrates Café

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Wed, Dec 17 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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Explore (and Taste!) the Essence of Wine

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Wed, Dec 17 2014 - 6:00pm

Alder Yarrow, James Beard-nominated Writer, Vinography.com; Author, The Essence of Wine Read more »

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The Rise and Fall of a Jewish American Princess

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Tue, Dec 16 2014 - 5:15pm

Barbara Rose Brooker, Author; Columnist; Performer; Teacher Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

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Mon, Dec 15 2014 - 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.

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