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  • Disrupting Politics As Usual (Clip 8: 60 Second Idea to Change the World)

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    Matt Mahan, CEO, Brigade

    Jennifer Pahlka, Founder and Executive Director, Code for America

    Dan Pfeiffer, Former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama for Strategy and Communications

    Shelly Kapoor Collins, CEO and Founder, Tech Hill Advisors—Moderator

    More than ever, technology companies have a reason to consider their political impact and policy positions—we’ve seen the results of this in important issues such as net neutrality, cyberbullying, immigration reform, voter registration and even same-sex marriage. As politicians embrace new media as the best way to communicate with their constituents, the role of technology leaders in government has grown.

    Federal government officials and political campaign operatives based in Washington, D.C., are packing up and heading west to help tech companies navigate Washington’s complicated bureaucracy and to create new organizations that are working with politicians to tackle tough policy issues by approaching them with a tech-centric mindset. At the same time, the Bay Area’s top talent is being heavily recruited by political campaigns and the federal government to make our government more efficient and better prepared to serve the American people.

    Join us for a panel discussion with federal government and campaign officials-turned-tech-experts who will break down how the tech community is working to disrupt politics as usual in Washington by bringing the spirit of innovation that drives the Bay Area across the country to the halls of Congress and the West Wing. Show less
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    • The “Un-Trump”? Republican Duf Sundheim Runs for U.S. Senate - Duration: 1 hour, 7 minutes.

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      Duf Sundheim, Mediator; Chair, California Republican Party, 2003-07

      Carson Bruno, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution—Moderator

      Amid sharp dissention in the national Republican Party over the pro...
    • Steve Phillips: Brown Is the New White - Duration: 1 hour, 7 minutes.

      • 1 day ago
      • 61 views
      Steve Phillips, Civil Rights Attorney; Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress; New York Times Best-selling Author, Brown Is the New White

      In conversation with Stacey Abrams, House Minority L...
    • You Are What You Wear: Fashion Matters - Duration: 1 hour, 6 minutes.

      • 1 day ago
      • 61 views
      Patti Cazzato, CEO, Timbuk2

      Mike Natenshon, Founder and CEO, Marine Layer

      Connie Ulasewicz, Ph.D., Professor, San Francisco State University; Researcher; Speaker; Author

      Jason Kibbey, CEO, Sust...
    • Week to Week Political Roundtable and Social Hour (5/16/16) - Duration: 1 hour, 4 minutes.

      • 1 day ago
      • 70 views
      Mark Z. Barabak, Political Writer, Los Angeles Times


      Bill Whalen, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution


      We'll explore the biggest, most controversial, and sometimes the surprising political issue...
    • Brexit: What Happens if the UK Leaves the European Union? - Duration: 1 hour, 7 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      • 1,686 views
      Barry Eichengreen, Professor of Economics and Political Science, University of California Berkeley

      Doug Rivers, Professor of Political Science, Stanford; President and CEO, YouGov/Polimetrix

      Rich...
    • Willie Brown: Annual Commonwealth Club Lecture (Full Show) - Duration: 1 hour, 5 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      • 150 views
      Willie Brown, Former Mayor, San Francisco; Former Speaker, California State Assembly

      Former San Francisco Mayor Brown will give his annual lecture on national and regional political trends. A two-...
    • Willie Brown: Annual Commonwealth Club Lecture (Clip 2: Brown on National Politics) - Duration: 24 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      • 52 views
      Willie Brown, Former Mayor, San Francisco; Former Speaker, California State Assembly

      Former San Francisco Mayor Brown will give his annual lecture on national and regional political trends. A two-...
    • Willie Brown: Annual Commonwealth Club Lecture (Clip 1: Brown on Local and State Politics) - Duration: 9 minutes, 6 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      • 151 views
      Willie Brown, Former Mayor, San Francisco; Former Speaker, California State Assembly

      Former San Francisco Mayor Brown will give his annual lecture on national and regional political trends. A two-...
    • Jeremy Scahill: The Government's Secret War with Drones - Duration: 1 hour, 13 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      • 1,949 views
      Jeremy Scahill, Investigative Reporter; Co-founder, The Intercept; Author, The Assassination Complex: Inside the Government’s Secret Drone Warfare Program; Twitter @jeremyscahill

      Barry Eisler, No...
    • #CBA85 California Book Awards Winners - Duration: 53 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      • 139 views
      The Commonwealth Club of California is pleased to announce the winners of the 85th Annual California Book Awards. #CBA85
    • Charles Duhigg: The Science of Productivity - Duration: 1 hour, 7 minutes.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 321 views
      Charles Duhigg, Pulitzer Prize-winning Reporter, The New York Times; Author, Smarter, Faster, Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business and The Power of Habit

      Farhad Manjoo, Tec...
    • Charles Duhigg: The Science of Productivity (60 Second Idea to Change the World) - Duration: 5 minutes, 33 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 207 views
      Charles Duhigg, Pulitzer Prize-winning Reporter, The New York Times; Author, Smarter, Faster, Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business and The Power of Habit

      Farhad Manjoo, Tec...
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