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Nate Silver

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Fri, May 2 2014 - 7:00pm

Nate Silver, Editor-in-Chief, FiveThirtyEight; Author, The Signal and the Noise 
In Conversation with Jordan Ellenberg, Mathematician; Author, How Not to Be Wrong

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Dr. Jared Diamond

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Wed, Apr 9 2014 - 7:00pm

Jared Diamond, Professor of Geography, UCLA; Author, Guns, Germs, and Steel and The Third Chimpanzee for Young People

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North Beach Walking Tour

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Thu, May 22 2014 - 1:45pm

Join another Commonwealth Club Neighborhood Adventure! Explore vibrant North Beach with Rick Evans during a two-hour walk through this neighborhood with a colorful past, where food, culture, history and unexpected views all intersect in an Italian “urban village.” In addition to learning about Beat generation hangouts, you’ll discover authentic Italian cathedrals and coffee shops. 

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San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour

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Thu, May 8 2014 - 1:45pm

Explore San Francisco’s Financial District with historian Rick Evans and learn the history and stories behind some of our city’s remarkable structures, streets and public squares. Hear about the famous architects that influenced the building of San Francisco after the 1906 Earthquake. Discover hard-to-find rooftop gardens, Art Deco lobbies, unique open spaces and historic landmarks. This is a tour for locals, with hidden gems you can only find on foot!

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Tom Perkins: The War on the 1%

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Thu, Feb 13 2014 - 6:30pm

Tom Perkins, Co-founder, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

In conversation with Adam Lashinsky, Senior Editor at Large, Fortune Read more »

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Angela Stent: U.S.-Russia Relations in the 21st Century

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Mon, Mar 10 2014 - 6:30pm

Angela Stent, Renowned Russia Scholar; Professor of Government and Foreign Service and Director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies, Georgetown University; Author, The Limits of Partnership: U.S.-Russian Relationships in the 21st Century Read more »

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Cons, Scams and Undue Influence

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Mon, Mar 24 2014 - 5:15pm

Patrick O’Reilly, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist; Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCSF; Co-author, Undue Influence: Cons, Scams and Mind Control Read more »

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Money for Life

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Mon, Apr 7 2014 - 5:15pm

Steve Vernon, F.S.A., Author; President, Rest-of-Life Communications

How can retirement savings generate a reliable, lifetime income? Steve Vernon has spent his professional life tackling this very question and he has a plan. Join us in a discussion that is relevant to working people, retirees, policymakers and service providers alike.

Program Organizer: John Milford
Also know: In association with Western Pension and Benefits Council

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What You Need to Know Before You're 65: A Medicare Primer

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Mon, Mar 3 2014 - 5:15pm

Esther Koch, Encore Management; Medicare Aging Network Partner, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. Read more »

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Democracy in the Muslim World

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Fri, Feb 14 2014 - 12:00pm

Alp Aslandogan, Ph.D., President, Alliance for Shared Values

Michael Pappas, Executive Director, SF Interfaith Council

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