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21st Century Challenges to the Inter-American Human Rights System (MLF) 4/24/14 12PM - 1PM 2014-04-24 12:00:00 2014-04-24 13:00:00

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Lawrence Gumbiner, Deputy U.S. Permanent Representative, U.S. Mission to the Organization of American States In recent years, recurring...

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Chinatown Walking Tour 4/24/14 1:45PM - 5PM 2014-04-24 13:45:00 2014-04-24 17:00:00

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This program is sold out Chinatown Walking Tour Enjoy a Commonwealth Club Neighborhood Adventure. Join Rick Evans for a memorable...

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Diversity and Accomplishment: Celebrating Assyrian Contributions to Baghdad's Golden Age (MLF) 4/24/14 6PM - 7PM 2014-04-24 18:00:00 2014-04-24 19:00:00

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Nicholas Al-Jeloo, Ph.D. in Syriac Studies From 762 until the Mongol conquest in 1258, Baghdad was the center of the Islamic, Christian...

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LGBT Rights in Israel: 25 Years of Progress and Challenges (MLF) 4/25/14 12PM - 1PM 2014-04-25 12:00:00 2014-04-25 13:00:00

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Arthur Slepian, Executive Director, A Wider Bridge Donny Inbar, Ph.D., Associate Director of Arts and Culture, Jewish Community...

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Middle East Discussion Group (MLF) Multiple Dates 2014-12-15 17:30:00 2014-12-15 18:30:00

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Make your voice heard in an enriching, provocative and fun discussion with fellow Club members as you weigh in on events shaping the face...

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New Member Reception 4/28/2014 4/28/14 5:30PM - 7PM 2014-04-28 17:30:00 2014-04-28 19:00:00

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Are you new to the Club? Just want to explore and check it out? Come take a peek, meet other members and staff and learn about all...

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Middle East Discussion Group (MLF) 4/28/14 5:30PM - 7PM 2014-04-28 17:30:00 2014-04-28 19:00:00

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Make your voice heard in an enriching, provocative and fun discussion with fellow Club members as you weigh in on events shaping the face...

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On the Green Beat in the Developing World--Internews (MLF) 4/29/14 6PM - 7PM 2014-04-29 18:00:00 2014-04-29 19:00:00

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Liu Lican, Journalist, ChinaGustavo Faleiros, Journalist, BrazilImelda Abano, Journalist, PhilippinesMichael Simire, Journalist,...

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Humanities West Book Discussion - The Caliph's Splendor: Islam and the West in the Golden Age of Baghdad by Benson Bobrick (MLF) 4/30/14 5:30PM - 6:30PM 2014-04-30 17:30:00 2014-04-30 18:30:00

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Join us to discuss the achievements of Harun al-Rashid, the legendary caliph of The Thousand and One Nights, whose actual court was nearly...

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Archduke Karl von Habsburg: A Modern Monuments Man 4/30/14 6PM - 7PM 2014-04-30 18:00:00 2014-04-30 19:00:00

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HIRH Karl von Habsburg, Imperial Prince and Archduke of Austria, Royal Prince of Hungary and Bohemia Archduke Karl von Habsburg, LLM, is...

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Endangered World Rivers and Deltas, Where the Rivers Flow in the Cycle to Revitalize the Oceans (MLF) 4/30/14 6PM - 7PM 2014-04-30 18:00:00 2014-04-30 19:00:00

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Steven Goldbeck, Chief Deputy Director, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission; Former Co-chair, San Francisco Estuary...

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Ecological Intelligence 5/1/14 6PM - 7:30PM 2014-05-01 18:00:00 2014-05-01 19:30:00

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Daniel Goleman, Author, Ecological IntelligenceJoshua Freedman, COO, Six Seconds; Author, Inside ChangeGeorge Lakoff, Professor of...

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Befriending the Imagination (MLF) 5/2/14 12PM - 1PM 2014-05-02 12:00:00 2014-05-02 13:00:00

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Ruth Gendler, Artist; Author The Book of Qualities, Notes on the Need for Beauty; Editor, Changing Light The human imagination can be...

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Nate Silver 5/2/14 7PM - 8:30PM 2014-05-02 19:00:00 2014-05-02 20:30:00

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Nate Silver, Editor-in-Chief, FiveThirtyEight; Author, The Signal and the Noise In Conversation with Jordan Ellenberg, Mathematician;...

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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Member Social 5/5/14 5/5/14 12PM - 1PM 2014-05-05 12:00:00 2014-05-05 13:00:00

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Debra J. Saunders, Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle; "Token Conservative" blogger, SFGate.com; Twitter @debrajsaundersCarla Marinucci,...

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Book Discussion: A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov (MLF) 5/5/14 5:30PM - 6:30PM 2014-05-05 17:30:00 2014-05-05 18:30:00

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This great Russian classic is set in the Caucasus during the reign of Tsar Nicholas I. Its Byronic anti-hero, Grigory Pechorin, is the...

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Tim Draper : The Case For 6 Californias 5/6/14 6PM - 7PM 2014-05-06 18:00:00 2014-05-06 19:00:00

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Timothy C. Draper, Venture Capitalist; Founding Partner, Draper Fisher Jurvetson; Founder, Draper University of Heroes Draper has...

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Gestures Around the World: Do You Know What Your Non-Verbal Communications May Be Saying? (MLF) 5/6/14 6PM - 7PM 2014-05-06 18:00:00 2014-05-06 19:00:00

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 Syndi Seid, Founder, Advanced Etiquette What you think is a perfectly fine gesture in the U.S. may be very offensive in another culture....

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Science & Technology Planning Meeting (MLF) 5/6/14 6:15PM - 7:15PM 2014-05-06 18:15:00 2014-05-06 19:15:00

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Join fellow Club members with similar interests and brainstorm upcoming Science & Technology programs. All Commonwealth Club members are...

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Raising Students' Achievement: A Conversation with Michelle Lewis and Vida Blue 5/6/14 7PM - 9PM 2014-05-06 19:00:00 2014-05-06 21:00:00

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Michelle Lewis, Founder and Co-principal, Northern Lights School Vida Blue, Cy Young Award Winner; American League MVP; Six-time All Star...

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Tiptoeing Through the Twilight Zone: An Explorer's Guide to Understanding Dementia (MLF) 5/7/14 5:15PM - 6:15PM 2014-05-07 17:15:00 2014-05-07 18:15:00

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Mary Hulme, LCSW, President/Founder, Moonstone Geriatrics Dr. Mary Marcy, President, Dominican University of California – Moderator Are...

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Brian Lamb: Celebrating 25 Years of CSPAN Stories 5/7/14 6PM - 7:30PM 2014-05-07 18:00:00 2014-05-07 19:30:00

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Brian Lamb, Founder & Retired CEO, C-SPAN; Author, Sundays at Eight: 25 Years of Stories from C-SPAN’s Q&A and Booknotes For the last 25...

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Sandra Tsing Loh 5/7/14 7PM - 8:30PM 2014-05-07 19:00:00 2014-05-07 20:30:00

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Sandra Tsing Loh, Contributing Editor, The Atlantic; Host, “The Loh Down on Science”; Author, The Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging...

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San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour 5/8/14 1:45PM - 4:45PM 2014-05-08 13:45:00 2014-05-08 16:45:00

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Explore San Francisco’s Financial District with historian Rick Evans and learn the history and stories behind some of our city’s...

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Willie Brown: Annual Lecture on Political Trends 5/8/14 6PM - 7PM 2014-05-08 18:00:00 2014-05-08 19:00:00

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Willie Brown, Former Mayor, San Francisco; Former Speaker, California State Assembly Former San Francisco Mayor Brown will give his annual...

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Syria and the Arab Spring (MLF) 5/9/14 12PM - 1PM 2014-05-09 12:00:00 2014-05-09 13:00:00

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Bonnie Joy Kaslan, Honorary Consul General, Republic of Turkey, S.F. Bay Area Dina Ibrahim, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Broadcasting and...

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War! What Is It Good For? (MLF) 5/12/14 6PM - 7PM 2014-05-12 18:00:00 2014-05-12 19:00:00

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Ian Morris, Jean and Rebecca Willard Professor of Classics and Professor of History, Stanford University; Author, War! What Is It Good For?...

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Ambassador Jeffrey Bleich: Rebalancing America’s Relationship to Asia with Australia by our side 5/12/14 6PM - 7:30PM 2014-05-12 18:00:00 2014-05-12 19:30:00

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Jeffrey Bleich, former Ambassador, AustraliaJoe Epstein, Past Board President, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors - Moderator In the...

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Midterm Election Forecast: Politics in 2014 5/12/14 6:30PM - 7:30PM 2014-05-12 18:30:00 2014-05-12 19:30:00

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Jennifer Granholm, Former Governor, Michigan; Twitter @JenGranholm
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Aneesh Chopra: Innovative State 5/13/14 7PM - 8:30PM 2014-05-13 19:00:00 2014-05-13 20:30:00

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Aneesh Chopra, Former U.S. CTO; Author, Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government Technology has completely...

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Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz: The Charles Schwab Guide to Finances After 50 4/23/14 6PM - 7PM

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Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, President, Charles Schwab Foundation; Author, The Charles Schwab Guide to Finances After Fifty   Mary Huss,...

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Latino/a Culture, Heritage and Conservation for the Environment (MLF) 4/23/14 6PM - 7PM

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Adrianna Quintero, Senior Attorney; Director, Latino Outreach, Natural Resources Defense CouncilGary Segura, Professor of American Politics...

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LGBT MLF Planning Meeting (MLF) 4/23/14 6PM - 7PM

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This is the monthly planning meeting for members and friends of the LGBT MLF. MLF: LGBTLocation: SF Club OfficeTime: 6 p.m. programCost:...

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His Excellency Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland 4/22/14 6:30PM - 7:30PM

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This program is sold out People and Ice: The New Significance of the Arctic and the Himalayas On Earth Day 2014, join us for a special...

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Robots In The Classroom (MLF) 4/22/14 6PM - 7PM

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Elad Inbar, CEO, RobotsLAB Vikas Gupta, CEO, Play-i Sheena Vaidyanathan, Computer Science Teacher, Los Altos School District Tina...

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A Man and His Mountain (MLF) 4/21/14 6PM - 7PM

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Edward Humes, Winner, Pulitzer Prize; Author, A Man and His Mountain: The Everyman who Created Kendall-Jackson and Became America's...

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Shakespeare in Prisons (MLF) 4/21/14 5:15PM - 6:15PM

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Lesley Schisgall Currier, Founder and Managing Director, Marin Shakespeare Company   "I could be bounded in a nutshell, and count myself...

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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Member Social 4/21/14 4/21/14 12PM - 1PM

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Martin G. Reynolds, Senior Editor, Community Engagement and Training, Bay Area News Group/Digital First Media; Co-founder, Voices; Twitter...

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Fred Martin: Lincoln’s Words of Freedom (MLF) 4/17/14 6PM - 7PM

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Fred Martin, Author, Lincoln’s Path to Reelection in 1864: Our Greatest Victory; Former Senior Vice President and Director, Governmental...

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It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens 4/17/14 6PM - 7PM

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danah boyd, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research; Research Assistant Professor in Media, Culture, and Communication, New York...

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Changing the Way We Die (MLF) 4/17/14 12PM - 1PM

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Fran Smith, Author, Changing the Way We Die; Blogger, Psychology Today Sheila Himmel, Author, Changing the Way We Die; Blogger,...

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Stephen Palumbi and Anthony Palumbi: The Extreme Life of the Sea (MLF) 4/16/14 6PM - 7PM

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Stephen R. Palumbi, Ph.D., Professor of Biology and Director of the Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University; Co-author, The Extreme...

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Humanities West Book Discussion - The Arabian Nights: Tales from A Thousand and One Nights (MLF) 4/16/14 5:30PM - 6:30PM

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Join us to discuss the Richard F. Burton translation of the classic tales from Baghdad's Golden Age. These are the tales about Aladdin,...

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Understanding Pain 4/15/14 7PM - 8PM

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Allan Basbaum, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Anatomy, UCSF School of Medicine.Karen Storey, Founder and Facilitator, Change...

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Dan Richard: High-Speed Rail and the Future of Transportation in California 4/15/14 6PM - 7PM

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Dan Richard, Board Chair, California High-Speed Rail Authority The cost of statewide high-speed rail is estimated at $68 billion. The...

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Paul Giroux: Building Panama Canal (MLF) 4/14/14 6PM - 7PM

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Raymond Paul Giroux, M.ASCE, Senior Engineer, Kiewit Corporation In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Panama...

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Big Data, Small Politics: Algorithmic Regulation and Its Pitfalls 4/10/14 7PM - 8PM

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  Evgeny Morozov, Contributing Editor, The New Republic; Twitter @evgenymorozov The advent of Big Data, enabled by the proliferation of...

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Matt Taibbi: A Scathing Portrait of American Injustice 4/10/14 6:30PM - 8PM

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Matt Taibbi, Former Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone; Author, The Divide In conversation with Clara Jeffrey, Co-Editor, Mother...

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Arts Forum Planning Meeting (MLF) 4/10/14 5:30PM - 6:30PM

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Interested in the arts? Exhibitions, theater, symphony, opera, ballet? Our committee is made up of members like you, who share such an...

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War on Whistleblowers: The Snowden Effect (MLF) 4/10/14 12PM - 1PM

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Jesselyn Radack, National Security & Human Rights Director, Government Accountability Project; Author, Traitor: The Whistleblower and the...

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Ron Paul: Liberty Defined 4/10/14 10AM - 11:30AM

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Ron Paul, Former U.S. Congressman; Twitter @RonPaul In conversation with Josh Richman, Political Reporter, Bay Area News Group The term...

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Dr. Jared Diamond 4/9/14 7PM - 8:30PM

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Jared Diamond, Professor of Geography, UCLA; Author, Guns, Germs, and Steel and The Third Chimpanzee for Young People This event is sold...

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Jeremy Rifkin: Are we Moving from a Capitalist to a Collaborative Economy? 4/9/14 6PM - 7:30PM

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Jeremy Rifkin, Economist; Author, The Zero Marginal Cost Society Paul Saffo, Technology Forecaster; Managing Director of Foresight,...

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Joe R. McBride: The History, Ecology and Future of Eucalyptus Plantations in the Bay Area (MLF) 4/9/14 12PM - 1PM

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  Joe R. McBride, Ph.D., Professor of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and...

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Nob Hill Walking Tour 4/8/14 1:45PM - 4:45PM

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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...

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Book Discussion: The Sound of Things Falling: A Novel, by Juan Gabriel Vasquez (MLF) 4/7/14 5:30PM - 6:30PM

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The Sound of Things Falling gives us a vision of the drug culture unraveling a generation of Columbians, one life at a time. Soon after he...

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Money for Life (MLF) 4/7/14 5:15PM - 6:15PM

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Steve Vernon, F.S.A., Author; President, Rest-of-Life Communications How can retirement savings generate a reliable, lifetime income?...

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Be in the Know: Plans for the Commonwealth Club's New Headquarters Building (MLF) 4/4/14 12PM - 1PM

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This event has been postponed. New date TBA. Key designers from Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects; Tipping Mar Structural Engineering; Arup...

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Nuclear Power: Meltdown or Revival? 4/3/14 6:30PM - 8PM

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Dave Lochbaum, Director, Nuclear Safety Project, Union of Concerned ScientistsJon Koomey, Research Fellow, Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy...

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The Immigrant and the University - Peder Sather and Gold Rush California (MLF) 4/3/14 6PM - 7PM

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Karin Sveen, Author,The Immigrant and the University Norwegian poet Sveen has unveiled the story of Peder Sather — Norwegian immigrant,...

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