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Captain Paul Shemella: What is Terrorism and How Does it End?

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Mon, Nov 26 2012 - 6:00pm

What Is Terrorism Really, and How Does It End?

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Captain Paul Shemella, U.S. Navy SEAL (retired); Program Manager, Combating Terrorism Fellowship Program, Center for Civil-Military Relations, Monterey

Retired Navy Seal Shemella has spent the last decade working with partner countries around the world to develop strategies and capacities to combat terrorism. Read more »

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Ray Kurzweil: How to Create a Mind

Thu, Nov 15 2012 - 7:00pm

Ray Kurzweil

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Inventor; Futurist; Author, How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed

For decades pioneering inventor and theorist Kurzweil has explored how artificial intelligence can enrich and expand human capabilities. Now he takes this exploration to the next step: reverse-engineering the brain to understand how it works, then applying that knowledge to create vastly intelligent machines. Read more »

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Nob Hill Walking Tour #2

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Thu, Nov 15 2012 - 2:00pm

Nob Hill Walking Tour

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Explore one of San Francisco’s 44 hills, and one of its original “Seven Hills”. Because of great views and its central position, Nob Hill became an exclusive enclave of the rich and famous on the west coast who built large mansions in the neighborhood. This included prominent tycoons such as Leland Stanford, and other members of the Big Four. Highlights include the history of four landmark hotels: The Fairmont, Mark Hopkins, Stanford Court, and Huntington Hotel. Read more »

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San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour #16

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Wed, Nov 7 2012 - 2:00pm

San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour

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California Cuisine and Just Food

Tue, Oct 30 2012 - 7:45pm

California Cuisine and Just Food

Sally Fairfax, Henry J. Read more »

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Nob Hill Walking Tour

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Thu, Sep 27 2012 - 2:00pm

Nob Hill Walking Tour 

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Explore one of San Francisco’s 44 hills, and one of its original “Seven Hills”.  Because of great views and its central position, Nob Hill became an exclusive enclave of the rich and famous on the west coast who built large mansions in the neighborhood.  This included prominent tycoons such as Leland Stanford, and other members of the Big Four.   Highlights include the history of four landmark hotels: The Fairmont, Mark Hopkins, Stanford Court Read more »

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Book Discussion: "The Warmth of Other Suns" by Isabel Wilkerson

Tue, Sep 4 2012 - 5:30pm

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

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Chinatown Walking Tour #10

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Thu, Aug 16 2012 - 2:00pm

Chinatown Walking Tour #10

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Enjoy a Commonwealth Club Neighborhood Adventure. Join Rick Evans for a memorable midday walk and discover the history and mysteries of Chinatown. Explore colorful alleys and side streets. Visit a Taoist temple, an herbal store, the site of the first public school in the state, and the famous Fortune Cookie Factory. Read more »

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Steve Blank: How to Build a Great Company, Step by Step

Tue, Aug 14 2012 - 6:00pm

Steve Blank: How to Build a Great Company, Step by Step

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Geordie Lynch: City of White Gold- San Francisco in the Gilded Age

Tue, Aug 14 2012 - 6:00pm

City of White Gold: San Francisco in the Gilded Age

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Geordie Lynch, Director, City of White Gold

The discovery of silver in 1859 propelled San Francisco from a dusty mining boomtown into a world-class metropolis. Read more »

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