The Commonwealth

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August/September 2014

Bipartisan legal team David Boies and Ted Olson headline our latest issue with a program that also featured California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and actor/activist George Takei. Plus: Ruth Reichl, Dr. Ed Lu, Ron Paul, and Rick Perry.


The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence: Deviance, Justice & Art

Cathy B. Glenn, PhD; Author; Advocate; Consultant
Sister Mary Juanita High, Board Secretary & Mistress of Archives, The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, San Francisco House Read more »


Singing for Our Lives: Music in the Time of AIDS

Mon, Aug 24 2015 - 6:00pm

Jon Bailey, Conductor; Composer; Professor Emeritus, Pomona College

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


What Are Our Brains For? Cognitive Enhancement, Artificial Intelligence and Human Nature

Tue, Nov 17 2015 - 6:00pm John Harris D.Phil., Lord Alliance Professor of Bioethics and Director, Institute for Science, Ethics and Innovation, and Director, Wellcome Strategic Programme in the Human Body, its Scope, Limits and Future, University of Manchester Astronomer Martin Rees has observed that there might be scientific facts that will never be discovered by beings with brains that have evolved in the way that human brains have so far developed, and scientific theories we are incapable of postulating.
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