May 2011

Dr. Tim Flannery: A Natural History of the Planet (5/4/11)

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Tim Flannery

Professor of Science, Maquarie University; Chair, Copenhagen Climate Council; Author, Here on Earth: A Natural History of the Planet

 

Greg Dalton, Vice President of Special Projects, The Commonwealth Club; Founder, Climate One - Moderator

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Edward Humes: Wal-Mart; Force of Nature or Greenwashing? (5/16/11)

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Wal-Mart: Force of Nature or Greenwashing?

 

Edward Humes, Author, Force of Nature

 

Greg Dalton, Vice President of Special Projects, The Commonwealth Club; Founder, Climate One - Moderator

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Charge It (5/12/11)

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Charge It?

 

Rob Bearman, Director, Global Alliances, Utilities and Energy, Better Place
Mike DiNucci, VP of Strategic Accounts, Coulomb Technologies
Jay Friedland, Legislative Director, Plug In America
Jonathan Read, CEO, ECOtality

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Pole Position (5/12/11)

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Pole Position

Forrest Beanum, Vice President of Government Relations, Coda Automotive
Oliver Kuttner, CEO, Edison2
Bill Reinert, National Manager, Toyota
Michael Robinson, VP for Environment, Energy and Safety Policy, General Motors
Dan Sperling, Member, California Air Resources Board; Professor, UC Davis Read more »

The Commonwealth

June/July 2011

Physicist Dr. Michio Kaku predicts the future based on actual work in laboratories by scientists around the world. Also this issue: Ted Danson discusses oceans, Dayna & Robert Baer discuss life in and out of the spy business, & Sen. John Kerry talks budgets and infrastructure; plus Dambisa Moyo, Belva Davis, James Zogby, Andre Dubus, Donald M. Berwick, and Gloria Duffy. The magazine is mailed free to Club members, but nonmembers can purchase a print-on-demand edition below.

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Gary Shapiro: The Future of Innovation and Consumer Electronics

Tue, Jun 7 2011 - 6:00pm

The Future of Innovation and Consumer Electronics

Gary Shapiro,  President and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association; Author, The Comeback: How Innovation Will Restore the American Dream

In conversation with Richard Watson, Co-founder and Partner, Essential

From broadband spectrum to HDTV, from gaming to Hollywood and social media, innovation is happening through industry, entrepreneurs and technology advances. How is consumer electronics driving innovation in the U.S. Read more »

A New Culture of Learning

Thu, Jun 16 2011 - 6:00pm

A New Culture of Learning

John Seely Brown, Co-chairman, Deloitte Center for the Edge; Author, The Power of Pull; Former Chief Scientist, Xerox Corp.; Director, Palo Alto Research Center
Douglas Thomas, Professor, USC Annenberg School for Communication; Author, Hacker Culture
Scott Stropkay, Co-founder and Partner, Essential
Kevin O’Malley, CEO, TechTalk / Studio – Moderator

Gaming, mentorship, increasing connection and design thinking converge in a world of constant Read more »

Navy Flip-Flopping on Marriage?

May 25, 2011 @ 4:42 PM by jzipperer

By James Dohnert

Navy officials recently changed course on guidance that would have allowed for same-sex marriages on military bases. In a memo last month, Chief of Chaplains Rear Admiral M.L. Tidd outlined guidance that would have allowed for gay and lesbian marriage ceremonies to be held in Naval facilities in states that allow same-sex unions. But the Navy suspended movement on the matter after critics warned that the plan would have violated the federal Defense of Marriage Act. Read more »

Nick Hornby, Author of High Fidelity (7/18/01)

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Nick Hornby in conversation with Barbara Lane.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California on July 18, 2001.

Jorge G. Castaneda: Mexico's Future and Its Relationship With The U.S.

Wed, Jun 1 2011 - 6:00pm

Jorge G. Castaneda: Mexico's Future and Its Relationship with the U.S. 

Former Foreign Minister, Mexico; Professor of Politics and Latin American and Caribbean Studies, NYU; Author, Manana Forever?

Mariano-Florentino Cuellar, Professor of Law and Political Science, Stanford University - Moderator

Mexico’s future is most certainly dependent on its relationship with the United States. In fact, Mexico ranks third in total trade with the United States behind Canada and China. Read more »