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Upcoming event

Russian Hill Walking Tour

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Thu, Mar 26 2015 - 1:45pm

Join a more active Commonwealth Club Neighborhood Adventure! Russian Hill is a magical area with secret gardens and amazing views. Join Rick Evans for a two-hour hike up hills and staircases and learn about the history of this neighborhood. See where great artists and architects lived and worked, and walk down residential streets where some of the most historically significant houses in the Bay Area are located.

Upcoming event

Socrates Café

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Wed, Mar 18 2015 - 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. An open discussion will follow, ending with a summary. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Past event

Who Is Putin?

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Wed, Mar 4 2015 - 6:00pm

Ilya Ponomarev, Opposition Member, Russian State Duma; Chair, Innovations Subcommittee of Duma; Technology Entrepreneur Read more »

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A Sense-Sational Wine Experience

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Tue, Mar 3 2015 - 6:00pm

Annette McDonnell, Culinary Specialist; Tasting Room Manager, Paradise Ridge Winery Read more »

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Restructuring Health Care: The Massive, Disruptive Integration of Care Delivery and Financing

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Fri, Feb 27 2015 - 12:00pm

Mark Zitter, CEO, Zitter Health Insights
Terry Stone, Managing Partner, Health & Life Sciences Practice, Oliver Wyman
Paul Markovich, President and CEO, Blue Shield of California Read more »

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Gary Wenk: Your Brain on Food

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Mon, Feb 23 2015 - 7:00pm

Gary Wenk, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience & Molecular Virology, Immunology and Medical Genetics, Ohio State University and Medical Center; Author, Your Brain on Food: How Chemicals Control Your Thoughts and Feelings
Lisa Krieger, Science/Medicine Reporter, San Jose Mercury News - Moderator Read more »

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The Panama-Pacific International Exposition: Its 100-Year Impact

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Mon, Feb 23 2015 - 6:30pm

James Ganz, Ph.D., Curator, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Kevin Starr, Ph.D., California State Librarian Emeritus
Laura Ackley, Author, San Francisco's Jewel City: The Panama Pacific International Exposition of 1915 Read more »

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San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour

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Thu, Feb 19 2015 - 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!

Past event

Socrates Café

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Wed, Feb 18 2015 - 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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Sex and Dating for Nerds

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Thu, Feb 12 2015 - 7:00pm

What better way to ring in Valentine’s Day than with some good old fashioned sex ed? Join INFORUM the Thursday before Valentine’s Day for an event that will be part-party, part-sexy-tutorials. Three experts will unleash mini-presentations:

Online Dating: An Economist’s Perspective + Live OKC Profile Analysis, by Stanford Economics Professor Paul Oyer
The Art of Aural Seduction and Sexual Communication for Couples, with Good Vibrations’ Sex Doctor Carol Queen Read more »

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