September 2010

The Magic of ODC, Transforming San Francisco Arts and Environment

Thu, Sep 16 2010 - 6:00pm

The Magic of ODC, Transforming San Francisco Arts and the Environment

Brenda Way, Founder and Executive and Artistic Director, Oberlin Dance Collective
Lori Laqua,  Managing Director, ODC
Rob Bailis, ODC Theater Director
Kary Schulman, Director, Grants for the Arts, City & County of San Francisco

Join ODC in celebrating the completion of their $20 million arts complex in San Francisco's Mission District. Read more »

Africa's Entry into the Information Age

Thu, Sep 16 2010 - 6:00pm

How Africa's Entry into the Information Age Is Changing Its Economic and Political Perspective

Max Seybold, CEO, CherryPal

Through CherryPal, Max is dedicated to changing the world, one computer at a time. He has been succeful where others failed in providing laptop computers that cost less than $100 to millions of Africans. He believes that it’s crucial to bridge the “digital divide”, and make computers affordable for everyone. Read more »

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to Address The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco September 30

Sep 15, 2010 @ 9:18 AM
With the country working hard to pull out of one of the most difficult economic climates in the past century, the Obama administration's powerhouse economic team is the focus of much hope and much

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to Address The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco September 30

Sep 15, 2010 @ 9:18 AM
With the country working hard to pull out of one of the most difficult economic climates in the past century, the Obama administration's powerhouse economic team is the focus of much hope and much

Schwarzenegger, AB32, and the Future of California's Environmental Commitment

Sep 15, 2010 @ 9:16 AM
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is coming to The Commonwealth Club September 27 to highlight the anniversary of AB32, the state's landmark climate-change legislation.

Schwarzenegger, AB32, and the Future of California's Environmental Commitment

Sep 15, 2010 @ 9:16 AM
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is coming to The Commonwealth Club September 27 to highlight the anniversary of AB32, the state's landmark climate-change legislation.

How the Nature of Data Security Threats Is Changing

Wed, Sep 15 2010 - 6:00pm

How the Nature of Data Security Threats Is Changing

Eva Chen, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Trend Micro, Inc.

This event has been postponed.

Cybercrime against businesses has shifted from acts of vandalism to acts of larceny. Stealth has replaced ingenuity as the dominant characteristic of criminally successful malicious software. Given the proliferation of cyber attacks on businesses, executives must understand how to protect their businesses from potentially crippling damage. Read more »

John Roos: US Ambassador to Japan

Wed, Sep 15 2010 - 6:00pm

Japan, the U.S. and Now China: Implications for a New Order

John V. Roos, U.S. Ambassador to Japan

Ruth Shapiro, Ph.D., Principal, Keyi Strategies - Moderator

The political playing field in Japan has significantly changed since Roos, former CEO at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, was sworn in as ambassador in August 2009. Read more »

Christopher Gergen: Social Entrepreneur Series

Tue, Sep 14 2010 - 6:00pm

Christopher Gergen

Director, Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute, Duke University

“Entrepreneurs find a way to make things work, no matter the obstacles. That's a great lesson for us all, especially now,” says Gergen, who brings a variety of perspectives to the field of social innovation and entrepreneurship. In addition to holding a professorship at Duke, he serves as the executive director of Bull City Forward and also co-authored Life Entrepreneurs: Ordinary People Creating Extraordinary Lives. Read more »