May 2011

Jack Dorsey: 21st Century Visionary Award

Wed, May 25 2011 - 6:30pm

Jack Dorsey: 21st Century Visionary Award

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Jack Dorsey, Co-founder, Twitter; Founder and CEO, Square

In conversation with Kara Swisher, Co-executive Editor, All Things D
 
Making Square Hip
 
Entrepreneur, programmer, botanist, jean designer, taxi cab enthusiast  and wanna-be mayor of New York City – Dorsey is a Jack-of-all-trades. Read more »

Rosalynn Carter: Ending the Mental Heath Crisis

How the Languages We Speak Shape the Way We Think

Wed, May 25 2011 - 6:00pm

How the Languages We Speak Shape the Way We Think

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Lera Boroditsky, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Stanford University

Do people who speak different languages think differently? Does learning new languages change how you think? Are some thoughts unthinkable without language? Read more »

San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour #4

Thu, Jun 9 2011 - 1:45pm

San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour

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Explore San Francisco’s Financial District with historian Rick Evans and discover the stories behind some of our city’s remarkable structures, streets and squares. Hear about the famous architects that influenced the city’s rebuilding after the 1906 earthquake. Discover hard-to-find rooftop gardens, Art Deco lobbies, unique open spaces and historic landmarks.  This is a tour for locals, with hidden gems you can only find on foot! Read more »

San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour

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Wed, May 25 2011 - 1:45pm

San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour

Both the 4/13 tour and the 5/25 tours are sold out.

Explore San Francisco’s Financial District with historian Rick Evans and discover the stories behind some of the city’s remarkable structures, streets and squares. Hear about the famous architects that influenced the city’s rebuilding after the 1906 earthquake. Read more »

Social Media for Social Good

Mon, May 23 2011 - 6:00pm

Social Media for Social Good

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Beth Kanter, CEO, Zoetica; Author, Beth’s Blog; Co-author, The Networked Nonprofit
May Boeve, Director for Partnerships and Policy and Co-founder, 350.org
Ben Rattray, Founder and CEO, Change.org
Darian Rodriguez Heyman, Editor, Nonprofit Management 101; Former Executive Director, Craigslist Foundation – Moderator

What are the tools, tricks and triumphs o Read more »

The Great Eastern Japan Earthquake: An Eyewitness Account

Thu, May 19 2011 - 6:00pm

The Great Eastern Japan Earthquake: An Eyewitness Account

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Kit Miyamoto, Ph.D., Structural Engineer; CEO, Miyamoto International

Miyamoto was a presenter at the earthquake engineering conference hosted by the Tokyo Institute of Technology on March 11th when the biggest earthquake in Japanese history struck. Read more »

Eco Knievel

Thu, May 19 2011 - 6:30pm

Eco Knievel

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Sustainable Urbanism?

Wed, May 25 2011 - 10:00am

Sustainable Urbanism

Peter Calthorpe, Founder, Calthorpe Associates; Author, Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change

How should the climate imperative change community design? What is sustainable urbanism? Will federal and state governments make long-term investments in public mobility when they are in such dire fiscal straits? What are China and other countries doing to build smarter cities from the beginning? Join us for a conversation with one of the fathers of new urbanism.

Time: 9:30 a.m. Read more »

Gloria Duffy on TV Tonight to Discuss Pakistan & the War on Terror

May 18, 2011 @ 2:04 PM
Gloria Duffy on TV Tonight to Discuss Pakistan & the War on Terror

Commonwealth Club of California President and CEO Dr. Gloria Duffy will be on NBC Bay Area TV news tonight (May 18, 2011) at 7 p.m. to discuss Pakistan, how the raid to capture or kill Osama bin Laden was carried out, and what it means for the war on terrorism.

The program will air on Comcast cable channel 186.

Last week, Duffy led a special teleconference for Club members only, in which she and a terrorism expert discussed the bin Laden killing and its likely impact on American foreign policy and the fight against Islamic extremists.