August 2011

Gavin Newsom: The Man, The Issues and The State of California

Thu, Sep 8 2011 - 6:30pm

Gavin Newsom: The Man, the Issues and the State of California

Lieutenant Governor, California; Former Mayor, San Francisco

In conversation with Scott Shafer, Host, "California Report," KQED Read more »

Joel Brinkley - Israel and the Arab Spring

Mon, Sep 19 2011 - 6:00pm

Israel and the Arab Spring

Joel Brinkley, Journalism Professor, Stanford University; Foreign Affairs Columnist

John Diaz, Editorial Page Editor, San Francisco Chronicle - Moderator

Former New York Times Israel bureau chief and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Brinkley will take us inside his recent working trip to the Middle East, where he covered a tour of U.S. and European officials in the Middle East and interviewed several senior, regional leaders. Read more »

Canada's Oil Sands: Energy Security or Energy Disaster?

Tue, Aug 30 2011 - 12:00pm

Canada’s Oil Sands: Energy Security, or Energy Disaster?

Cassie Doyle, Consul General, Canada; Former Canadian Deputy Minister of Natural Resources
Jason Mark, Earth Island Institute 
Carl Pope, Chairman, The Sierra Club 
Alex Pourbaix, President of Energy and Oil Pipelines, TransCanada 

Public debate about an oil pipeline from Canada to U.S. Read more »

Bulbul Tiwari: Bollywood Now

Wed, Aug 24 2011 - 6:00pm

Bollywood Now

Bulbul Tiwari, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University

In this special program, Stanford Fellow Tiwari introduces us to historical and contemporary Indian Hindi film. She will provide insight into the significant conventions, economics and genres, including a screening of excerpts from old and new musical film performances.

MLF:  The Arts/Humanities/Middle East
  SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. Read more »

Science and Technology Planning Meeting

Mon, Oct 17 2011 - 6:15pm

Science & Technology Planning Meeting

Join fellow Club members with similar interests and brainstorm upcoming  Science & Technology programs. All Commonwealth Club members are welcome. We explore visions for the future through science and technology. Discuss current issues and share your insights with fellow Club members to shape and plan programs for the months ahead. 

MLF: Science & Technology
Club Office
Time: 6:15 p.m. Read more »