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New Member Reception

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Mon, Feb 2 2015 - 5:30pm

Are you new to the Club? Just want to explore and check it out? Come take a peek, meet other members and staff and learn about all The Commonwealth Club offers. Experience first-hand how The Commonwealth Club has become the nation’s leading public forum. Bring a friend and explore the Club together!

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Knocking on Heaven's Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death

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Wed, Jan 28 2015 - 6:00pm

Katy Butler, Author, Knocking on Heaven's Door Read more »

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Dr. Sylvia Earle and David de Rothschild: Two Generations, One Big Ocean

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Wed, Jan 21 2015 - 6:00pm

Sylvia Earle, Ph.D., Ocean Explorer; National Geographic Explorer in Residence; Founder, Mission Blue and SEAlliance

David de Rothschild, National Geographic Explorer; Environmentalist Read more »

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Waterfront Walk

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Thu, Dec 11 2014 - 1:45pm

Join Rick Evans for his new walking tour exploring the historic sites of the waterfront neighborhood that surrounds the location of the future Commonwealth Club headquarters. Hear the dynamic stories of the entrepreneurs, controversial artists and labor organizers who created this recently revitalized neighborhood. This two-hour tour will give you a lively overview of the historic significance of this neighborhood and a close look at the ongoing development.

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A Spirited Evening with Adam Rogers

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Wed, Dec 10 2014 - 6:30pm

Adam Rogers, Articles Editor, Wired; Author, Proof: The Science of Booze

In a spirited tour across continents and cultures, Rogers puts our alcoholic history under the microscope. From our ancestors’ accidental discovery of fermented drinks to the cutting-edge laboratory research, Rogers offers a unique glimpse inside the barrels, stills, tanks and casks that produce some of our most iconic beverages. He uncovers alcohol’s deepest mysteries and the subtle mixture of psychology and neurobiology that fuels our taste for such drinks. Read more »

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Haiti Five Years Later: Women on the Ground

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Tue, Dec 2 2014 - 6:30pm

Malya Villard-Appolon, Founder of KOFAVIV
Michèle Duvivier Pierre-Louis, Ph.D., Former Prime Minister of Haiti
Nicole Phillips, Esq., Attorney for the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti
Megan Coffee, M.D., Ph.D., Founder of Ti Kay Haiti
Anne-Christine d'Adesky, Journalist & Activist – Moderator

Gason konn bouke, men pa fanm.”—in Kreyòl
“Women’s work never ends.” Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

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Mon, Nov 24 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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Transforming California's State Parks: A Blueprint for a Sustainable Future

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Fri, Nov 21 2014 - 12:00pm

Lance Conn, Co-Chair, Parks Forward Commission Read more »

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China Today, China Tomorrow

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Fri, Oct 3 2014 - 12:00pm

Barbara Finamore, Senior Attorney and Asia Director, Natural Resources Defense Council, China Program Director Read more »

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Technological Unemployment: Software Revolution or Job Extinction?

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Thu, Oct 2 2014 - 6:00pm

Jim Clark, Founder and CEO, World Technology Network and World Technology Awards; Author, Manifesto for a New Civilization; Former Faculty Member, Harvard; Former Bill Clinton Presidential Campaign Director for Non-Profit Sector and National Service
Vivek Wadhwa, Research Director, Singularity University; Professor, Stanford; Author, The Immigrant Exodus: Why America Is Losing the Global Race to Capture Entrepreneurial Talent; Time Magazine 40 Most Influential Minds in Tech Read more »

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