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This Day in Commonwealth Club History: Henry Kissinger

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On April 16, 1984, as Henry Kissinger spoke to the Club about a bipartisan report on Central America he chaired, rowdy demonstrators gathered both outside and inside the meet Read more »

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This Day in Commonwealth Club History: Estes Kefauver

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This day in Commonwealth Club history: Senator Estes Kefauver (D-Tenn.) discussed "Issues of the Election" in his April 9, 1952, speech to The Commonwealth Club of California. Kefauver would himself be heavily involved in the national election a few years later when he was chosen as the vice presidential candidate in Adlai Stevenson's ill-fated bid for the White House.

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This Day in Commonwealth Club History: Frank E. Hinckley

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This day in Commonwealth Club history: Frank E. Hinckley discussed "Eight Years in China" in his April 8, 1916, speech to The Commonwealth Club of California?.

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This Day in Commonwealth Club History: William J. Casey

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This day in Commonwealth Club history: CIA Director William J. Casey discussed "Silicon Valley: The Secret Soviet Penetration" in his April 3, 1984, speech to The Commonwealth Club of California.

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This Day in Commonwealth Club History: George Moscone

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This day in Commonwealth Club history: Newly elected Mayor George Moscone spoke to The Commonwealth Club of California? about "The View from the Mayor's Office" in his March 26, 1976, address.

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Joel Brinkley Passes Away at 61

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Our condolences to the family of Joel Brinkley, who passed away at the too-early age of 61. Brinkley, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and former director of the Fund for Investigative Journalism, was also a frequent moderator of Commonwealth Club of California programs until he returned to the East Coast in 2013. He was also the featured speaker in some Club programs, including this 2011 program on "Cambodia's Curse: The Modern History of a Troubled Land." Read more »

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Russian Culture, the LGBT community, and the Olympics

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This Day in Commonwealth Club History, February 19

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Thirty-two years ago: Businessman William Agee gave a talk called "Business Looks at Reaganomics" on February 19, 1982.

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This Day in Commonwealth Club History, February 13, 2014

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Sixty-one years ago: Governor Earl Warren discussed "State Government and Finance" in his address to The Commonwealth Club of California? on February 13, 1953.

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This Day in Commonwealth Club History, February 11, 2014

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Forty-four years ago: NASA administrator James Fletcher gave "An Assessment of the Space Program" in his February 11, 1972, speech to The Commonwealth Club of California?. Fletcher, a physicist, was responsible for beginning the space shuttle program during his first tenure at NASA.

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