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A Debate on Treating Mental Illness: Should We Bring Back Asylums?

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Wed, Jul 22 2015 - 6:30pm

Dominic Sisti, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics/Health Policy and Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania; Principal Author, “Improving Long-term Psychiatric Care: Bring Back the Asylum,” Journal of the American Medical Association
Renee Binder, M.D., Psychiatrist, University of California, San Francisco; Incoming President, American Psychiatric Association
Dr. Gloria Duffy, President and CEO, The Commonwealth Club — Moderator Read more »

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Design Think Your Life

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Wed, Jul 15 2015 - 6:30pm

Bernard Roth, Professor of Engineering; Author
Sarah Stein Greenberg, Executive Director,, Stanford University Read more »

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Pat Wadors: SVP of Global Talent at LinkedIn

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Tue, Jul 14 2015 - 7:00pm

Pat Wadors, Senior Vice President of Global Talent, LinkedIn; Twitter
In conversation with Venesa Klein, Partner, Calibre One; Twitter

“Everyone Deserves a Great Leader” Read more »

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San Francisco's Jewel City

Laura Ackley at The Commonwealth Club of California
Tue, Jul 14 2015 - 6:00pm

Laura Ackley, Architectural Historian; Author, San Francisco's Jewel City Read more »

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Kiva Co-Founder Jessica Jackley: Entrepreneurship that Can Change the World

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Wed, Jul 8 2015 - 6:00pm

Jessica Jackley, Co-founder, Kiva; Author, Clay Water Brick: Finding Inspiration from Entrepreneurs Who Do the Most with the Least
Sally Osberg, President and CEO, Skoll Foundation - Moderator

This program is underwritten by Bank of the West. Read more »

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Michael Oren: Former Israeli Ambassador to the United States

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Tue, Jun 30 2015 - 7:00pm

Michael Oren, Former Israeli Ambassador, United States; Author, Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide; Twitter:

Co-presented by The Oshman Family JCC Read more »

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Peter Coyote: On Zen, Politics and an Amazing Life

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Tue, Jun 23 2015 - 6:30pm

Peter Coyote, Actor; Activist; Author, The Rainman’s Third Cure: An Irregular Education
In conversation with Phil Bronstein, Executive Chairman of the Board, Center For Investigative Reporting

Part of The Club’s Good Lit Series, Underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation Read more »

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George Shultz and James Goodby: The War That Must Never Be Fought

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Wed, Jun 17 2015 - 6:00pm

George P. Shultz, Distinguished Fellow, Hoover Institution; Former U.S. Secretary of State; Co-editor, The War That Must Never Be Fought

James Goodby, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution: Retired Ambassador and Former Vice Chairman, U.S. Delegation to the Strategic Arms Reduction Talks; Co-editor, The War That Must Never Be Fought

Terry Gamble Boyer, Member, Board of Directors, Ploughshares Fund — Moderator Read more »

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Hayes Valley Sweets Tour

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Wed, Jun 10 2015 - 2:00pm

Assisting Organization: Gourmet Walks

Join Gourmet Walks on a 2.5-hour exploration of Hayes Valley's sweetest shops. You'll learn about the latest San Francisco dessert trends while sampling fresh-baked cupcakes, gourmet ice cream, Parisian macarons, artisan chocolates and more. This easy walking tour will make six tasting stops in the Hayes Valley neighborhood.

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Digital Gold, The History and Future of Bitcoin

Tue, Jun 2 2015 - 6:00pm

Nathaniel Popper, Reporter, The New York Times; Author, Digital Gold

Believers in Bitcoin see it as a potential basis for a financial system free of banks and governments. So far it has made millions for some people and prison terms for others. National banking regulators are just beginning to set rules and regulations for bitcoin in light of recent scandals and its use by criminal enterprises. Read more »

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