July 2010

Sally Osberg: Social Entrepreneur Series

Tue, Jul 27 2010 - 6:00pm

Sally Osberg

President and CEO, The Skoll Foundation

Osberg leads the Skoll Foundation’s team in identifying and supporting innovators who are pioneering effective, sustainable solutions to global challenges. In this role, she not only has a front-row seat to the evolution of the field of social entrepreneurship, but is actively engaged in shaping how it evolves. Read more »

Louis Gossett Jr: An Actor and a Gentleman

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Tue, Jul 27 2010 - 7:00pm

Louis Gossett Jr.

Actor; Winner, Academy Award; Activist; Author, An Actor and a Gentleman

Gossett became a Broadway star at 17, starring with Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, and Ossie Davis in “A Raisin in the Sun.” He later won an Emmy for his performance in the “Roots” miniseries and an Oscar for best supporting actor for his role as Sgt. Emil Foley in An Officer and a Gentleman. Read more »

Jaw Droppers

Mon, Jul 26 2010 - 6:30pm

Dr. Thomas Frieden

Thu, Jul 22 2010 - 12:00pm

Thomas Frieden

M.D., M.Ph., Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Administrator, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

Haile T. Debas, Executive Director, UCSF Global Health Sciences; chancellor emeritus, ucsf; Dean Emeritus, UCSF School of Medicine - Moderator

As director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Frieden works to control communicable and noncommunicable diseases in the United States and around the world. He led the nation’s response to the H1N1 influenza pandemic. Read more »

Dr. Carol Fleming to Talk "The Ascent of Woman" in the News

Jul 21, 2010 @ 1:40 PM
Dr. Carol Fleming, a member of The Commonwealth Club's Board of Governors and chair of its Member-Led Forums of volunteer-run programming, will be visible in many media outlets in the next few weeks as she discusses The Ascent of Woman. This series of nearly 30 MLF programs will run throughout the month of August at The Commonwealth Club, and will focus on the evolving status of women in the world today.

Exploring the Ascent of Woman

Jul 19, 2010 @ 10:18 AM
By Allison Vale

Recently The New York Times featured an article, “Aging Gracefully, The French Way,” striking that chord in every American woman who envies that je ne sais qua. I cheekily wrote “How to outlive men gracefully” as the tagline for our August 2nd program on Population Aging as a Feminist Issue, but Ms. Hayutin will be discussing issues far more serious than wrinkles that will affect women all over the globe – especially the French.

Why Muslim Women Must Re-Interpret the Quran

Mon, Jul 19 2010 - 12:00pm

Why Muslim Women Must Re-interpret the Quran

Nimat Hafez Barazangi, Ph.D., Islamic and Arabic Studies, Cornell University; Author, Woman's Identity and the Quran
Laura Sydell, Correspondent, National Public Radio - Moderator

Barazangi posits that it’s time for Muslim women to have a peaceful, silent revolution, firmly grounded in the Quran. Barazangi is a researcher for feminist, gender and sexuality studies at Cornell and has worked to improve attitudes and conditions for women in Islam. Read more »

Richard Dreyfuss

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Mon, Jul 19 2010 - 7:00pm

Richard Dreyfuss

Academy Award-Winning Actor; Founder, The Dreyfuss Initiative

Recognized for his roles in Jaws, American Graffiti, and Mr. Holland's Opus, Richard Dreyfuss has issued a call to action in our classrooms. Dreyfuss believes civic education is the foundation of public education; yet over the years, it has become more about memorizing facts and dates than understanding context and history. Read more »

Madeleine Albright and George Shultz: A Conversation About War and Peacebuilding

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Wed, Jul 14 2010 - 6:00pm

Madeleine Albright and George Shultz: A Conversation About War and Peacebuilding

Former Secretaries of State

Marvin Kalb, Former CBS/NBC News Correspondent; Edward R. Murrow Professor Emeritus, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government – Moderator

At the halfway point between 2010 and 2011, the United States is facing numerous challenges, as well as opportunities. Two wars are still raging in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Middle East peace process has stalled. Read more »