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This Day in Commonwealth Club History, June 18, 2014

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This day in Commonwealth Club history: British economist William H. Beveridge spoke of "The Foundations of Security: The Beveridge Plan" in a June 18, 1943, speech to The Commonwealth Club of California. Read more »

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Today in Commonwealth Club history: June 17

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Today in Commonwealth Club history: "The Russian Government and the American Passport" was the title of the speech delivered to The Commonwealth Club of California on June 17, 1911.

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This Day in Commonwealth Club History, June 12, 2014

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By Amelia Cass Read more »

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This Day in Commonwealth Club History: The Role of the Female Entrepreneur

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In 1993, when Shelia Cook gave her April 21st talk on “The Role of the Female Entrepreneur,” the presence of woman-owned enterprise in the U.S. economy was growing quickly (link upens up a PDF), and today women still start businesses at a rate higher than the national average (link opens up PDF). Read more »

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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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