September 2010

National Debt: The Threat and Potential Solutions

Thu, Sep 23 2010 - 6:00pm

National Debt: The Threat and Potential Solutions

David Walker, Former U.S. Comptroller General; Former Head, U.S. Government Accountability Office
Robert L. Bixby, Executive Director, The Concord Coalition
Michael Boskin, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution; Professor of Economics, Stanford University; Chairman, President George H.W. Read more »

All Over Coffee: Paul Madonna and His Creative Practice

Thu, Sep 23 2010 - 6:00pm

All Over Coffee: Paul Madonna and His Creative Practice

Paul Madonna, Artist

Madonna combines art, comics and literature for his unclassifiable series “All Over Coffee,” published weekly in the San Francisco Chronicle, in book form by City Lights Press, and exhibited in galleries and museums. Traveling internationally to draw on location, Madonna addresses the relationship of stories through city and landscape. Read more »

Mary Ellen Hannibal Heads up California Book Awards at The Commonwealth Club

Sep 23, 2010 @ 10:43 AM
The Commonwealth Club of California welcomes a new chair of its California Book Awards selection committee. Mary Ellen Hannibal is a longtime professional journalist and editor, having served as book reviews editor at Esquire and Signature magazines, authored three books, and more. She currently chairs the advocacy and communications efforts of the board for the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library. Her reviews can be found online at The Readers Review.

Mary Ellen Hannibal Heads up California Book Awards at The Commonwealth Club

Sep 23, 2010 @ 10:43 AM
The Commonwealth Club of California welcomes a new chair of its California Book Awards selection committee. Mary Ellen Hannibal is a longtime professional journalist and editor, having served as book reviews editor at Esquire and Signature magazines, authored three books, and more. She currently chairs the advocacy and communications efforts of the board for the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library. Her reviews can be found online at The Readers Review.

Sustaining Support

Become a Sustaining Member of The Club

As a Commonwealth Club Sustaining Member, your ongoing pledge of support provides The Club with an invaluable resource—a regular, stable source of revenue to support both our daily operations and the development of future projects and programs. Your contributions can be deducted directly from your credit card or bank account, or you can choose to send checks in response to our reminders. Read more »

The Power of Pull: How Small Moves, Smartly Made, Can Set Big Things in Motion

Wed, Sep 22 2010 - 6:00pm

The Power of Pull: How Small Moves, Smartly Made, Can Set Big Things in Motion

John Seely Brown, Co-chairman, Deloitte Center for the Edge; Author, The Social Life of Information; Former Chief Scientist, Xerox Corp.; Director, Palo Alto Research Center
John Hagel, Co-chairman, Deloitte Center for the Edge; Author, The Only Sustainable Edge
In conversation with Michael Meyer, CEO, Adaptive Path
Kevin O'Malley, President TechTalk / Studio - Moderator

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California Votes!

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Wed, Sep 22 2010 - 6:30pm

California Votes! The Results That Might Change the State

Dan Walters, Political Columnist, Sacramento Bee
In conversation with Josh Richman, Politics and Legal Affairs Reporter, Oakland Tribune and Bay Area News Group

Renowned political columnist Walters takes a look at the upcoming November election that could drastically change California’s political climate. Read more »

Legendary Turkey

From Istanbul to the Turquoise Coast
Sat, April 23, 2011 - Sat, May 07, 2011

Turkey-where Europe and Asia meet to form "the cradle of civilization"-is yours to discover on this exclusive 15-day tour. Begin your journey in Istanbul, Turkey's cultural and spiritual heart. The city astonishes with its legendary Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, and Topkapi Palace, one of the world's richest museums. Then travel south to the sacred World War I battlefield of Gallipoli, ferry across the Dardanelles to Troy, and explore the wealth of Greco-Roman ruins at ancient Pergamum.
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Travel Cost: 

$4,295, per person, based on double occupancy
Includes air from San Francisco!

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The Eastern Mediterranean to the Adriatic

Venice and the Medieval World
Fri, April 22, 2011 - Wed, May 04, 2011

Throughout the Middle Ages the art, architecture, music, and science of Venice were influenced and enriched by the Byzantine and Islamic civilizations that flourished in the Aegean, Asia Minor, and the Middle East.
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Travel Cost: 

From $8,395, per person, based on double occupancy

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The Red Sea, Nile Valley & the Holy Land

With four nights aboard the M.Y. Harmony V
Sun, January 23, 2011 - Fri, February 04, 2011

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Travel Cost: 

From $4,795, per person, based on double occupancy