July 2010

Photos: Commonwealth Club's Annual Dinner Gathered Bay Area Leaders

Jul 30, 2010 @ 1:47 PM by Anonymous
The Commonwealth Club's 107th Anniversary and 22nd Annual Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner brought out the local stars on April 29, 2010. Gathering at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, attendees ranged from former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice to California First Lady Maria Shriver. Honorees included Jack O'Neill, Dr. Bill Rutter, The Honorable George P. Shultz, Charlotte Mailliard Shultz, and Brad Bird.

Here's a photographic overview of the evening:


Photos: Commonwealth Club's Annual Dinner Gathered Bay Area Leaders

Jul 30, 2010 @ 1:47 PM by Anonymous
The Commonwealth Club's 107th Anniversary and 22nd Annual Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner brought out the local stars on April 29, 2010. Gathering at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, attendees ranged from former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice to California First Lady Maria Shriver. Honorees included Jack O'Neill, Dr. Bill Rutter, The Honorable George P. Shultz, Charlotte Mailliard Shultz, and Brad Bird.

Here's a photographic overview of the evening:


Rosalynn Carter and the Mental Health Crisis

Jul 30, 2010 @ 10:26 AM by Anonymous
In mid-August, former First Lady Rosalynn Carter will speak at a special Commonwealth Club event, where she will talk about the "mental health crisis." A long-time advocate of reforming treatment and policy on mental illness in this country, Carter recently took her message to The Daily Show, where she was lauded by host Jon Stewart for her good work.

Mental health treatment has gotten considerable coverage in the news lately, as people have examined the recently passed health-care reform bill and found enhanced coverage of mental health issues.

Rosalynn Carter and the Mental Health Crisis

Jul 30, 2010 @ 10:26 AM by Anonymous
In mid-August, former First Lady Rosalynn Carter will speak at a special Commonwealth Club event, where she will talk about the "mental health crisis." A long-time advocate of reforming treatment and policy on mental illness in this country, Carter recently took her message to The Daily Show, where she was lauded by host Jon Stewart for her good work.

Mental health treatment has gotten considerable coverage in the news lately, as people have examined the recently passed health-care reform bill and found enhanced coverage of mental health issues.

Condoleeza Rice and Aretha Franklin on Stage Together

Jul 28, 2010 @ 4:10 PM by Anonymous
Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and legendary singer Aretha Franklin performed on stage together in Philadelphia. Rice, a classically trained pianist, accompanied Franklin on two of her songs. The event was in support of a charity for helping urban children and raising awareness of the arts.

Condoleeza Rice and Aretha Franklin on Stage Together

Jul 28, 2010 @ 4:10 PM by Anonymous
Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and legendary singer Aretha Franklin performed on stage together in Philadelphia. Rice, a classically trained pianist, accompanied Franklin on two of her songs. The event was in support of a charity for helping urban children and raising awareness of the arts.

Just Added: David Gergen: Will America Remain a Great Nation?

Wed, Jul 28 2010 - 6:30pm

Just Added! David Gergen: Will America Remain a Great Nation?

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Senior Political Analyst, CNN; Director, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School

Environmental catastrophe, economic uncertainty, international strife – where’s America headed as it faces down these and other challenges? Hear an insider’s view from the man with a front-row seat to history-making headlines. Gergen is a senior political analyst for CNN and has served as an adviser to four U.S. presidents. Read more »

The Future of Books

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Wed, Jul 28 2010 - 6:30pm

The Future of Books

This program has been postponed

Laurie McLean, Agent, Larsen Pomada Literary Agents
Ying Compestine, Author, Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party and Cooking with Green Tea; Former Food Editor, Body & Soul
Dave Simpson, Owner, Lafayette Bookstore
Elaine Elinson, Co-author, Wherever There’s a Fight; Gold Medal Winner, California Book Awards
Linda Wobbe, Head, Col Read more »

Shai Agassi: A Better Model?

Jul 27, 2010 @ 4:35 PM by Anonymous
Shai Agassi (left in video) talks with Greg Dalton, Climate One director and vice president of The Commonwealth Club, about making electric cars a reality.

Shai Agassi: A Better Model?

Jul 27, 2010 @ 4:35 PM by Anonymous
Shai Agassi (left in video) talks with Greg Dalton, Climate One director and vice president of The Commonwealth Club, about making electric cars a reality.