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Robert Reich: Saving Capitalism

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Wed, Nov 11 2015 - 7:00pm

Robert Reich, Former U.S. Secretary of Labor; Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy, UC Berkeley; Author, Saving Capitalism: For the Many, not the Few; Twitter
Judge LaDoris Cordell (ret) — Moderator Read more »

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Wendy Davis and Sandra Fluke in Conversation

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Fri, Oct 16 2015 - 6:30pm

Wendy Davis, Democratic Politician; Former Texas State Senator 
In conversation with Sandra Fluke, Social Justice Attorney

"Something special is happening in Austin tonight #StandWithWendy" —

In June 2013, Senator Wendy Davis was propelled into the global spotlight as she attempted an eleven-hour filibuster to block a Texas state senate bill that would dramatically restrict abortion in Texas, an effort that kept over 180,000 people glued to the live stream and made national headlines. Read more »

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Nob Hill Walking Tour

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Tue, Sep 22 2015 - 1:45pm

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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Science and Practice of Mindfulness Meditation in Sports, Work and Life

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Tue, Sep 15 2015 - 6:00pm

JoAnn Dahlkoetter, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist; Coach for Five Olympic Gold Medal Athletes; Author, Your Performing Edge
Philippe Goldin, Ph.D., Psychology, Neuroscience; Assistant Professor, UC-Davis; Researcher, Stanford; Developer, Google's Mindfulness Trainings Read more »

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Elizabeth Holmes, CEO of Theranos, in Conversation with Sal Khan

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Thu, Sep 10 2015 - 7:00pm

Elizabeth Holmes, Founder & CEO, Theranos
In conversation with Sal Khan, Founder & CEO, Khan Academy

As a business leader and entrepreneur, Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes is a powerful advocate for STEM education. She was just 19 when she started Theranos, the revolutionary blood testing company valued at more than $9 billion.

Holmes and Khan will discuss their thoughts on innovation and ongoing commitment to improving STEM education opportunities for young women and girls.

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Dr. Ben Carson, Republican Presidential Candidate

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Tue, Sep 8 2015 - 12:00pm

Ben Carson, M.D., Republican Presidential Candidate
In conversation with Dan Ashley, Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors; News Anchor, ABC 7 Television News, San Francisco Read more »

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Cole Porter: The Music and the Man

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Wed, Aug 19 2015 - 6:00pm

Noah Griffin, Founder and Artistic Director, Cole Porter Society

This program is part of the 2015 Platforum series Music Matters, sponsored by Ernst & Young and the John and Marcia Goldman Foundation Read more »

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The Music of Cinema

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Mon, Aug 17 2015 - 6:00pm

Scott Foglesong, Chair, Department of Musicianship and Music Theory, San Francisco Conservatory of Music

This program is part of the 2015 Platforum series Music Matters, sponsored by Ernst & Young and the John and Marcia Goldman Foundation. Read more »

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Nicholas McGegan: Baroque Music Matters

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Fri, Aug 14 2015 - 1:00pm

Nicholas McGegan, Music Director, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra; Conductor
In conversation with Kate van Orden, Professor of Music, Harvard University

This program is part of the 2015 Platforum series Music Matters, sponsored by Ernst & Young and the John and Marcia Goldman Foundation. Read more »

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Design & Tech with John Maeda

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Thu, Aug 13 2015 - 7:00pm

John Maeda, Design Partner, KPCB; Former President, RISD

In conversation with JP Mangalindan, Technology Reporter, Mashable Read more »

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