September 2009

Sue Monk Kidd and Ann Kidd Taylor

Thu, Sep 17 2009 - 6:00pm

Sue Monk Kidd and Ann Kidd Taylor

Authors, Traveling with Pomegranates: A Mother Daughter Story

In Conversation with Jane Ganahl, Co-director, Litquake Festival; Author, Naked on the Page

This Club event has been cancelled. However: Both speakers will appear at Dominican University of California (at 50 Acacia Avenue, San Rafael) at a 7:00 p.m. event on Friday, September 18. Read more »

Medical Care is the Repair Shop-- But What Determines Who Gets Sick In the First Place?

Wed, Sep 16 2009 - 6:00pm

Medical Care Is the Repair Shop, but What Determines Who Gets Sick in the First Place?

This program has been cancelled

Paula Braveman, Professor of Family and Community Medicine, and Director, Center on Social Disparities in Health, UCSF

Join Braveman as she diagnoses the problems with American health care and writes a prescription for the nation’s future. Read more »

Hopenhagen: Seth Farbman, Jon Krosnick, Adam Werbach

Tue, Sep 15 2009 - 12:00pm

Hopenhagen: Seth Farbman, Jon Krosnick, Adam Werbach - Public Support for a Deal in Copenhagen

Adam Werbach, CEO, Saatchi & Saatchi S
Seth Farbman, Managing Director, Ogilvy & Mather 
Jon Krosnick, Professor of Communication and Political Science, Stanford University
Greg Dalton, Founder, Climate One

What do people around the world think about the threat of climate change and the promise of a new clean economy? Read more »

Tom Campbell

Tue, Sep 15 2009 - 7:00pm

Tom Campbell

Former Member of Congress (R-CA)

With San Jose State University Professor and NBC11 Political Analyst Larry Gerston

How can we fix our battered and bruised Golden State? Former Congressman and State Finance Director Campbell will present an important and timely discussion on education, the economy and his ideas for the future of California.

Location: Morris Dailey Auditorium, San Jose State University, One Washington Square
Time: 6:30 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. Read more »

Admiral Dennis Blair: Director of National Intelligence

Tue, Sep 15 2009 - 6:00pm

An Inside Look into America's Intelligence Apparatus

Admiral Dennis Blair, Director of National Intelligence

Each day, thousands of men and women in America's 16 different intelligence organizations go to work behind the scenes. Blair will be on hand with an inside look at some of the unsung successes that rarely make it to the public eye and to discuss his key priorities and challenges.

Location: Club Office
Time: 5:15 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. Read more »

T.R. Reid: Can We Really Fix U.S. Health Care?

Mon, Sep 14 2009 - 12:00pm

T.R. Reid: Can We Really Fix U.S. Health Care?

T.R. Reid, Correspondent, The Washington Post; Commentator, National Public Radio; Author, The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care

For 100 years, U.S. presidents have unsuccessfully strived to provide universal health coverage. Read more »

Firoozeh Dumas: In Conversation

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Thu, Sep 10 2009 - 6:00pm

Firoozeh Dumas in Conversation

Author, Funny in Farsi and Laughing Without an Accent

In conversation with Jaleh Daie

In her first appearance at The Commonwealth Club since Iran's disputed elections, author Dumas returns to talk about life as an Iranian-American. With exuberance, warmth and humor, best-selling author Dumas continues to amuse and delight with her personal reflections and stories growing up as a young Iranian in America. Read more »

The Imminent Next Step In Human Endeavor And How It Will Change Your Life

Thu, Sep 10 2009 - 7:00pm

The Imminent Next Step in Human Endeavor and How It Will Change Your Life

Michael Mamas, Founder, Center of Rational Spirituality; Author, How to Be Your Own Best Psychotherapist

The only Westerner recognized by Gujarat University/Ashram India as spiritual master, Mamas aims to help you transform your understanding of what it means to be human. He believes that we dwell on a crest of the wave – the unification of all within the awareness of an individual. Discover the ramifications of these ideas. Read more »

What Marketers Need to Know About Generation Y

Tue, Sep 8 2009 - 6:00pm

What Marketers Need to Know About Generation Y

Kit Yarrow, Co-author, Gen Buy: How Tweens, Teens and Twenty-Somethings Are Revolutionizing Retail; Professor, Golden Gate University; Consumer Research Psychologist

Based on hundreds of interviews, focus groups across the country and a 2,000-person survey, Yarrow explains how the unique psychology of today's teens and twenty-somethings has resulted in a whole new breed of consumer. Read more »

Richard Gage: 9/11 Blueprint for Truth, Reexamining the WTC Collapses

Tue, Sep 8 2009 - 6:00pm

9/11 Blueprint for Truth: Re-examining the WTC Collapses

Richard Gage, AIA, Founder, Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth

Five years after the 9/11 Commission published its report, some people question the official findings on what brought down the World Trade Center. In a multimedia program, Gage contends that forensic evidence and eyewitness testimony reveal explosive-controlled demolition of the WTC skyscrapers on 9/11. Fact or fiction? Read more »