June 2011

Sustainable Urbanism (5/25/11)

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Sustainable Urbanism


Stuart Cohen, Executive Director, TransForm
Mike Ghielmetti, President, Signature Development Group
Ezra Rapport, Executive Director, Association of Bay Area Governments

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Cecile Richards: President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America

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Tue, Jun 14 2011 - 6:00pm

Cecile Richards

President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America Read more »

SFDebate Asks: Should Home Mortgage-Interest Continue to be Tax Deductible?

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Tue, Jun 7 2011 - 7:00pm

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Susan N. Herman, ACLU President: The War On Terror and the Erosion of Democracy

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Wed, Oct 5 2011 - 6:00pm

Susan N. Herman: The War on Terror and the Erosion of Democracy

President, ACLU; Author, Taking Liberties: The War on Terror and the Erosion of Democracy  Read more »


The Commonwealth Club and its Arts Member-Led Forum will unveil a new series of exhibitions in 2017 at the Club's first permanent home, now under construction, at .

Over the years, the Club has hosted the work of many notable artists in its Market Street location, and it will continue to do so in its future home.

Below is a list of many of the Club's past exhibitions.

Gallery and art contact: lynnwcurtis [at] comcast [dot] net 

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Steny Hoyer, House Democratic Whip: "The Make It In America Agenda"

Mon, Jun 27 2011 - 10:30am

The "Make It in America" Agenda

Steny Hoyer, Democratic Whip, U.S. House of Representatives

House Democratic Whip Hoyer (D-Md.), the second-ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives, will discuss the "Make it in America" agenda: a Democratic legislative program designed to help American businesses innovate here, grow here, make products here, and sell them to the world. Hoyer will explain his belief that wise investments in innovation, infrastructure and education can create jobs in the U.S. Read more »

The California Budget Challenge: An Interactive Workshop

Thu, Jun 9 2011 - 10:00am

The California Budget Challenge: An Interactive Workshop

Dan Schnur, Director, Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, University of Southern California
Jim Mayer, Executive Director, California Forward
F. Noel Perry, Founder, Next 10
John Myers, Sacramento Bureau Chief, KQED Public Radio and "The California Report"
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Jeremy Bailenson: Infinite Reality

Wed, Jul 27 2011 - 6:00pm

Jeremy Bailenson: Infinite Reality

Ph.D., Founding Director, Virtual Human Interaction Lab; Associate Professor of Communication, Stanford University Read more »

Bruce Bodaken, CEO, Blue Shield of CA: A Health Insurance CEO's Commitment to Affordability

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Tue, Jun 7 2011 - 12:00pm

A Commitment to Health Insurance Affordability

Bruce Bodaken, CEO, Blue Shield of California

Sarah Varney, Health Reporter, KQED Radio - Moderator

The rising cost of health care looms large over the state and the nation. The CEO of Blue Shield of California, one of the state's largest health-plan providers, will discuss new initiatives to address rising health-care costs in the context of national health reform. A native of Iowa, Bodaken doesn't fit the typical profile of a health-plan CEO. Read more »

Crops, Cattle & Carbon

Tue, Jun 14 2011 - 12:00pm

Crops, Cattle and Carbon

Cynthia Cory, Director of Environmental Affairs, California Farm Bureau Federation
Paul Martin, Director of Environmental Services, Western United Dairymen
Jeanne Merrill, California Climate Action Network
Karen Ross, Secretary, California Department of Food and Agriculture Read more »