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Dangerous Changes to Wealth Distribution, the Economy & Environment

Fri, Nov 8 2013 - 12:00pm

21st Century: Dangerous Changes to Wealth Distribution, the Economy and the Environment Read more »

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Explore the World from the Commonwealth Club Planning Meeting

Thu, Nov 7 2013 - 5:30pm

All interested Club members are welcome to attend 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 2014. Read more »

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Edmund Phelps: Threats to Prosperity

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Mon, Nov 4 2013 - 6:00pm

Edmund Phelps, Director, Center on Capitalism and Society, Columbia University; Author, Mass Flourishing: How Grassroots Innovation Created Jobs, Challenge, and Change; Twitter: @EdmundPhelps Read more »

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Living in the Material World: The Future of the Humanities

Mon, Oct 14 2013 - 6:00pm

Anthony Cascardi, Dean, Arts and Humanities, College of Letters & Science, UC Berkeley
Ralph Lewin, President and CEO, Cal Humanities
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Humanities West Book Discussion: The Leopard by Giuseppe di Lampedusa

Wed, Oct 2 2013 - 5:30pm

Leopard tells the spellbinding story of a decadent, dying Sicilian aristocracy threatened by the approaching forces of democracy and revolution. A richness of observation and the grasp of human frailty imbue The Leopard with its melancholic beauty and power. Join us in a discussion led by Lynn Harris about Lampedusa's novel, set in 1860s Italy. Read more »

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Marketing to U.S. Hispanics in the 21st Century: Is there a Better Way?

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Fri, Sep 13 2013 - 12:00pm

Dr. Jake Beniflah, Executive Director, the Center for Multicultural Science

In conversation with Kerry Curtis, Professor Emeritus, Golden Gate University

Marketing to Hispanics is a billion-dollar business in the United States, and leading corporations are investing more than ever in one of the nation¹s fastest growing consumer segments. Success in this discipline can be attributed to a business model based on culture and language. But which culture ­- American or Hispanic? And in which language ­ English or Spanish? Read more »

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The Voyage of Volcanoes of the Deep Sea

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Fri, Oct 4 2013 - 12:00pm

Dr. Richard A. Lutz, Director, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University; Science Director, IMAX Films
Dr. Jaleh Daie, Managing Partner, Aurora Equity, LLC; Member, Board of The Commonwealth Club of California - Moderator

Come with us on a voyage to a place where the world began, on a journey miles beneath the sea close to the center of the Earth. Experience a fantastic new world barely glimpsed by human – a vast land where no life seems to survive, or so we thought. Read more »

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The Psychopath Test

Tue, Sep 3 2013 - 5:30pm

We all have met these people, whether or not we have recognized them. Some of us have been taken in and damaged by them. The Psychopath Test reveals the manifestations and traits of the 4 percent of males and .5 percent of females who exhibit the personality disorder called psychopathy-sociopathy. Ronson delves into this condition with an engaging, wry British humor. He presents a number of specific cases describing individuals who are pathological liars, without conscience or guilt as ruthless, devious, conniving and without empathy. Read more »

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Achieving Political Stability in the Middle East: A Palestinian View

Mon, Sep 30 2013 - 6:00pm

Sabri Saidam, Ph.D., Advisor to the Palestinian President on Telecommunications, Information Technology and Technical Education; Deputy Secretary, Fateh Council Read more »

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