September 2009

Taiwan's New Diplomacy

Wed, Sep 23 2009 - 6:00pm

Taiwan’s New Diplomacy

This program has been cancelled

Andrew Li-Yan Hsia, Deputy Foreign Minister, Taiwan

Since assuming office in May 2008, Taiwan’s President Ma has sought rapprochement with mainland China. His administration has called for a diplomatic truce to the struggle between Taipei and Beijing to encourage nations to switch diplomatic recognition. Taipei has also opened up direct trade, transportation and mail links. Read more »

The Commonwealth October 2009

Issue 8

P.J. O'Rourke! Madeleine Albright! Bay Area Bikes! Health Care! Republicans! Christina Romer! Buy this month's issue of The Commonwealth for interesting words from famous thinkers, expert panelists, and the occasional former National Lampoon editor.

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David Wessel: Ben Bernanke vs. The Great Panic

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Tue, Sep 22 2009 - 6:00pm

David Wessel: Ben Bernanke vs. the Great Panic

David Wessel, Economics Editor, The Wall Street Journal; Author, In Fed We Trust: Ben Bernanke's War on the Great Panic

How did we find ourselves confronting the worst threat to the U.S. economy since the Great Depression? Wessel will explain what the Federal Reserve did right and did wrong, where the economy stands now and where it is headed.

Location: Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. Read more »

What's "The Economy" For Anyway?

Mon, Sep 21 2009 - 6:30pm

What Is "the Economy" for Anyway?

Annie Leonard, Documentarian, The Story of Stuff
Colin Beavan, Author, No Impact Man
David Batker, Executive Director, Earth Economics
Chip Giller, Founder and President, Grist - Moderator

While the economy hums away in an uncertain environment, some people question the basic purpose of the capitalist market: to provide iPhones to the masses, or to provide food to the needy? What is the role of the government as trust in the free market falters? Read more »

Alzheimer's Disease Management and Home Care

Mon, Sep 21 2009 - 5:15pm

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Case Histories in Alzheimer's Disease Management and the Best of Home Care

Jane Mahakian, Ph.D., Geriatric Care Manager

Cathy Murphy, San Francisco Franchise Owner, Home Instead Senior Care

Mahakian will present recent case studies of patients with Alzheimer's and explain how to create a successful plan of care. Murphy will discuss home care. Read more »

Arnold Schwarzenegger: California + China = A Cleaner World?

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Thu, Sep 24 2009 - 6:00pm

California + China = A Cleaner World?

The Commonwealth Club Presents an Afternoon with the Governor 

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will soon convene a global summit of governors from developing countries to advance the transition to a clean-energy economy. Before that happens, he'll be here for a discussion of California's role managing greenhouse gases, promoting green jobs and developing clean technology. Join us at the intersection of policy, politics and carbon for a conversation with the governor. Read more »

Michael Moore and His Latest Film, Capitalism: A Love Story

Thu, Sep 17 2009 - 3:30pm

An Evening with Michael Moore and His Latest Film, Capitalism: A Love Story 

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Standing room available at interview only, on a first-come, first-served basis. Must call to reserve: (415) 597-6705

Finding a Job in a Difficult Market

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Thu, Sep 17 2009 - 7:00pm

Finding a Job in a Difficult Market

Chris Galy, Director, Talent Acquisition, Intuit Inc.
Carol Mahoney, Former VP of Global Talent Acquisition, Yahoo!
Mark Tortorici, Sourcing Manager, netPolarity
Bob LoPresto, Managing Partner of Executive Search Practices, Duran Human Capital Partners
Matt Levine, CEO and Managing Director, SourceUSA – Moderator

How can you leverage technology and use the Internet to find job opportunities? Read more »

Hong Kong - Building on the Past, Reaching for the Future

Thu, Sep 17 2009 - 6:00pm

Hong Kong: Building on the Past, Reaching for the Future

Note: This program has been cancelled

Anson Chan, Former Hong Kong Chief Secretary and Legislative Council Member

Enjoy a rare opportunity to hear about developments in Hong Kong since 1997 from a Hong Kong political leader and eyewitness to the region’s staggering changes. Read more »

Haynes Johnson and Dan Balz: How The 2008 Election Changed Politics Forever

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Thu, Sep 17 2009 - 12:00pm

How the 2008 Election Changed Politics Forever

Haynes Johnson, Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist; Co-author, The Battle For America 2008

Dan Balz, Lead Political Reporter, The Washington Post; Co-author, The Battle For America 2008

Go behind the scenes of the 2008 election with Balz and Johnson. Read more »