December 2010

Man-Made Clouds: Global Solution or Unintended Consequences?

Tue, Dec 7 2010 - 6:00pm

Man-made Clouds: Global Solution, or Unintended Consequences?

This program is postponed

Mark Z. Read more »

Richard Wolffe Behind Closed Doors: Inside the Obama White House

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Tue, Dec 7 2010 - 6:00pm

Behind Closed Doors: Inside the Obama White House

This program is sold out

Richard Wolffe, Political Commentator; Author, Renegade and Revival: The Struggle for Survival Inside the White House

Phil Bronstein, Editor at Large, Hearst Newspapers – Moderator

Wolffe, award-winning journalist, NBC and MSNBC political analyst, and author of the New York Times best-selling political epic, Renegade: The Making of a President, will tell t Read more »

Where Does Unemployment Rank Among Washington's Priorities?

Dec 6, 2010 @ 9:21 AM
By Sally Schilling

While Congress is focused on Bush tax cuts, former Newsweek senior White House correspondent Richard Wolffe says the government’s first priority should be addressing unemployment.

The Philosophy of Food

Mon, Dec 6 2010 - 6:00pm

The Philosophy of Food

Susan J. Machtinger, Certified Nutrition Consultant

Monday Night Philosophy celebrates the holidays by investigating our intimate and cultural relationship with food. During the holiday season, when we indulge in foods imbued with meaning on many levels, we should reflect upon this relationship as it applies to our underlying values, as well as our interactions with the natural world.

MLF: Humanities
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. Read more »

Improving communications between Palestinians and Israelis

Mon, Dec 6 2010 - 12:00pm

Improving Communications Between Palestinians and Israelis

Steven West, Ph.D., Near Eastern Cultures and Languages
Iftekhar Hai, President, United Muslims of America Interfaith Alliance

In light of direct peace talks which began in September, West and Hai discuss the outlook of peace in the Middle East. Read more »

"The Lacuna," by Barbara Kingsolver

Mon, Dec 6 2010 - 5:30pm

The Lacuna

Don't miss this fun and illuminating chance to discuss The Lacuna, Barbara Kingsolver's new historical novel that moves from the Mexico City of Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo and Leon Trotsky in the 1930s to the Washington, D.C., of FDR, J. Edgar Hoover and Richard Nixon in the 1940s. As a reminder, this is a book discussion group; the author will not be present.

MLF: Book Discussion
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. program
Cost: FREE
Program Organizer:
Howard Crane

Why Family Dinners Matter: How Every Concern Crosses Your Dinner Plate

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Why Family Dinners Matter: How Every Concern Crosses Your Dinner Plate


Laurie David, Producer, An Inconvenient Truth; Author, The Family Dinner
Greg Dalton, Founder of Climate One Read more »

New Corporate Form: A Viable Game-Changer for Sustainability

Thu, Dec 2 2010 - 6:00pm

New Corporate Form: A Viable Game-Changer for Sustainability

Carl Bass, CEO, Autodesk
Jeff Mendelson, CEO, New Leaf Paper
Don Shaffer, President, RSF Social Finance
Susan Mac Cormac, Partner, Morrison Foerster

Debates over the causes of the BP oil spill have raged from Washington to London to Louisiana. However, a primary contributor that has not been closely examined is BP’s structure as a corporation. Come hear about the growing movement in the U.S. Read more »

Gloria Duffy to Discuss START Treaty, Koreas on Ronn Owens 12/2

Dec 1, 2010 @ 1:20 PM
Commonwealth Club President and CEO Dr. Gloria C.

LGBT Planning Meeting

Wed, Dec 1 2010 - 5:30pm

LGBT Planning Meeting

This program is cancelled

The Commonwealth Club is a great place to discuss topics of importance to the LGBT community. Come discuss ideas for programming and meet other people who are engaged in everything from marriage equality to queer spirituality. We want to hear from you!

Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. program
Cost: FREE
Program Organizer:
Stephen Seewer