June 2009

Laura Delizonna: Creating Happiness

Tue, Jun 30 2009 - 6:00pm

Creating Happiness: The Five Habits that Make a Difference

Laura Delizonna, Ph.D.

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What is the real key to happiness? Delizonna will present her number-one secret, revealed by decades of scientific study. Learn the five habits that she believes will help you apply this secret to your own pursuit of well-being and happiness. Read more »

Janet Yellen: View of the Economic Crisis and the Fed's Response

Tue, Jun 30 2009 - 6:00pm

A View of the Economic Crisis and the Federal Reserve's Response

Janet L. Yellen, Ph.D., President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Amid the deepest recession of the postwar era, the Federal Reserve faces one of the gravest challenges of its 96-year history. Read more »

Newspapers are Dead. Now What?

Mon, Jun 29 2009 - 6:30pm

Death of Newspapers, Now What?

Phil Bronstein, Editor at Large and V.P., San Francisco Chronicle; Editor at Large, Hearst Newspapers.
Lowell Bergman, Professor, Berkeley School of Journalism; Producer/Director of PBS Documentaries
Kara Andrade, Online Community Organizer, Spot.Us
Cynthia Typaldos, Founder and President, Kachingle
Doug Sovern, News Anchor, KCBS all News 740 - Moderator

Newspapers are dying and everything is about to change in the world of j Read more »

The Commonwealth July/August 2009

Issue 6

Our special combined July/August issue focuses on science in many forms, including behind the scenes with "Darwin Awards" creator Wendy Northcutt, astronomer Alan Boss on extraterrestrial life, Prof. Paul R. Ehrlich on "The Dominant Animal," researcher Mary Roach on sex, David Bisno on Darwin's captain, and Alexander Rose and Laura Welcher on saving dying languages. Also, Dr. Gloria Duffy on North Korea and Iran, Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir, and how California prisons dilute prison gangs.

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California Parched: The Future of Water Policy in California

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Thu, Jun 25 2009 - 6:30pm

California Parched: The Future of Water Policy in California

Gregory Gartrell, Ph.D., P.E. Read more »

Mike Farrell

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Wed, Jun 24 2009 - 7:00pm

Mike Farrell

Actor; Activist; Author, Of Mule and Man

In conversation with Brian Copeland

Best known for his eight years as Captain BJ Hunnicutt on M*A*S*H*, Farrell offers a thoughtful and honest account of his recent road trip across the country. Driving more than 8,000 miles with his only companion - a rented Prius he fondly nicknames “Mule” - Farrell reflects on his book tour and personal experiences while traveling for his best-selling memoir, Just Call Me Mike, last year. Read more »

Sheila Murray Bethel: Lead or Fail

Wed, Jun 24 2009 - 6:00pm

Lead or Fail: Why Leadership Style Is Critical in Tough Times

Sheila Murray Bethel, Ph.D., Chair, Bethel Institute; Author, A New Breed of Leader

Come hear about 21st-century leadership: what works, what doesn’t, and why. Drawing on 25 years of experience with leaders at every level around the globe, Bethel redefines and updates the leadership qualities needed to be successful in turbulent times. Read more »

Robert Frank

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Wed, Jun 24 2009 - 6:00pm

Commonsense Principles for Troubled Times

Robert Frank, Professor of Economics, Cornell University; Columnist, The New York Times; Author, The Economic Naturalist’s Field Guide

A leading proponent of behavioral economics, Frank argues that nearly every decision we make is economic, our boundless desires constrained by our limited resources. Frank takes a closer look at major economic policies, as well as choices we make at home about when to spend (or save) our paychecks. Read more »

LGBT Planning Meeting

Wed, Jun 24 2009 - 5:30pm

LGBT Planning Meeting

The Commonwealth Club is a great place to discuss topics of importance to the LGBTQ community. Come discuss ideas for programming and meet other people who are engaged about everything from marriage equality to queer spirituality. We want to hear from you!

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. program
Program Organizer: Stephen Seewer

Making Social Media Work For You

Tue, Jun 23 2009 - 6:30pm

Making Social Media Work for You: Big Tools for Small Businesses

Jeremy Toeman, Founding Partner, Stage Two Consulting
Adam Lasnik, Search Evangelist, Google
Chris Lindland, Founder, Coradarounds
Ben Parr, Associate Editor, Mashable.com
Sarah Lacy, Valley Girl Columnist, BusinessWeek; Co-host, "Tech Ticker"; Author, Once You’re Lucky. Read more »