January 2011

Imagining the Turkish House

Fri, Feb 11 2011 - 12:00pm

Imagining the Turkish House

Carel Bertram, M.A., Near East Studies; Ph.D., Art and Architecture of the Middle East
Bonnie Joy Kaslan, Honorary Consul General for the Republic of Turkey in the SF Bay Area - Moderator

Bertram will discuss how Ottoman and Turkish houses became objects of memory, carrying personal and political meanings through periods of radical change. She has a particular interest in the poetics of space – how spaces are felt as well as built, as well as the richness and diversity of Islamic cultures. Read more »

Advanced French

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Tue, Jul 19 2011 - 12:00pm

Intermediate French

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Thu, Jul 14 2011 - 12:00pm

Intermediate Spanish

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Tue, Jul 19 2011 - 12:00pm

Int./Advanced German

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Wed, Jul 20 2011 - 12:00pm

Intermediate Italian

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Mon, Jul 18 2011 - 12:00pm

The Obama Effect: Where Does the African American Community Stand Now?

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Mon, Feb 7 2011 - 6:30pm

The Obama Effect: Where Does the African-American Community Stand Now?

Barbara Lee, U.S. Congresswoman, California's 9th Congressional District
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, CEO, Green For All
James Rucker, Co-founder and Executive Director, ColorOfChange.org
Richard T. Ford, George E. Osborne Professor of Law, Stanford Law School; Author, The Race Card
Martin G. Read more »

Egypt Today and Yesterday: American Involvement

Jan 28, 2011 @ 2:43 PM
While you follow coverage of minute-by-minute happenings in Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East, where longstanding authoritarian governments are being rocked by mass street protests, we offer some background in the form of history of American involvement in the Middle East.

    The Commonwealth, October-November 2010

    Issue 14

    The Commonwealth is the official magazine of The Commonwealth Club of California. This issue, former secretaries of state Madeleine Albright and George Shultz discuss foreign policy priorities; Stephen Kinzer talks about dealing with Iran, Anna Quindlen discusses families, Kapya Kaoma uncovers American religious fundamentalists in Africa's social policies, and much more.

    The Commonwealth August-September 2010

    Issue 13

    This issue features Ayaan Hirsi Ali on her transition to the West, James A. Baker III on American foreign policy, Nancy Pelosi on Congress' post-health care agenda, Victor Davis Hanson on the importance of studying war history, Eliot Spitzer on economic regulation, and much more.