December 2010

The FCC’s New Years Regulations and the Future of Information

Dec 23, 2010 @ 11:59 AM by Anonymous with [0] comments

By Sally Schilling

The Club will be ringing in the New Year with discussions of one the most controversial topics of 2010: regulation of the Internet.

In what has been a year of contentious issues over Internet regulation – from China’s Internet censorship to Wikileaks’ exposure of secret government documents – this week’s actions by the Federal Communications Commission may have been a turning point in the future of the freedom of information on the Internet.
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Gloria Duffy to Discuss New START Treaty Dec. 23 on KQED's Forum with Michael Krasny

Dec 22, 2010 @ 1:33 PM by Anonymous with [0] comments
In a busy day on Capitol Hill in Washington today, the U.S. Senate passed a number of bills, with perhaps the biggest one being the ratification of the New START Treaty with Russia, which will lower the number of nuclear weapons each country is allowed to have and it will enable the return of on-the-ground inspections in each country.

Michael Milken:Toward a More Prosperous Future for California

Thu, Jan 13 2011 - 6:00pm

Toward a More Prosperous Future for California

Note new venue!

Michael Milken, Chairman, The Milken Institute

Financier and philanthropist Milken’s multimedia presentation shows what he believes must change to reinvigorate California. Read more »

Premal Shah: Social Entrepreneur Series

Wed, Dec 8 2010 - 6:00pm

Premal Shah

Co-founder and President, Kiva

Kiva is the world's first person-to-person micro-lending web site, empowering individuals to lend directly to unique entrepreneurs around the globe. Combining technology with social issues in a way that allows mass participation in facilitating solutions, it inspires grassroot support for the financing of social alleviation projects. Kiva has generated extraordinary excitement and more than $100 million in small online loans that are reimbursed if the donor requests such an outcome. Read more »

Eco Machismo

Mon, Dec 13 2010 - 6:30pm

Eco Machismo

This program is postponed.

Saul Griffith, Co-founder, Squid Labs, Instructables.com, Makani Power; Inventor; Author
Chris Lindland, Founder, Betabrand.com
Additional panelists TBA

Did you hear that the Department of the Interior has earmarked $900 million for a public service campaign to re-brand environmentalism? Read more »

Donald M. Berwick: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Tue, Dec 14 2010 - 6:00pm

Modernizing Medicare and Medicaid: How to Upgrade America's Health Care

This program is sold out.
If you would like to try the Club's new livestream video service, go to our Livestream page at the time of the program. Read more »

New Member Reception

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Thu, Dec 9 2010 - 5:30pm

New Member Reception and Holiday Open House

Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, wine and the company of fellow Club members, ambassadors and staff as we celebrate new members and the holiday season! Are you new to The Club? Just want to explore and check it out? Come and take a peek and meet other new members. Learn about all The Club has to offer – from volunteer opportunities, travel destinations and free language discussion groups to the high-quality programs you expect from us. Read more »

Elizabeth Edwards, RIP

Dec 7, 2010 @ 3:16 PM by Anonymous with [0] comments
Elizabeth Edwards appeared at The Commonwealth Club of California in Silicon Valley on October 2

States Step out in Cancun

Dec 7, 2010 @ 9:31 AM by Anonymous with [0] comments
Greg Dalton, Club vice president and director of its Climate One program, is in Cancun this week for the climate conference taking place there. He blogs: