September 2011

Donald Van de Mark: The Good Among The Great

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Tue, Sep 13 2011 - 6:30pm

The Good Among the Great

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Donald Van de Mark, Former Anchor, CNN and CNBC-TV; Author, The Good Among the Great

In conversation with Steve Falk, Lafayette City Manager

In more than 20 years of studying and profiling the politically powerful, the rich and the famous, Van de Mark knows all too well that not all newsmakers are exemplary people. Read more »

Paula Wolfert: The Food of Morocco

Wed, Oct 26 2011 - 12:00pm

The Food of Morocco

Paula Wolfert, Cookbook Author
In conversation with Patricia Unterman, Restaurateur; Food Writer; Chef

Wolfert has had a lifelong commitment to the traditional foodways of Morocco. Her classic cookbook, Couscous and Other Good Food from Morocco, remains in print after an astounding 40 years. Now, in The Food of Morocco, she presents a definitive guide to Moroccan food, drawing on today’s more accessible ingredients. Read more »

David Lewis: San Francisco Bay - A Look at the Past, Present and Future of Our World Class Treasure

Tue, Oct 4 2011 - 6:00pm

San Francisco Bay: A Look at the Past, Present and Future of Our World-Class Treasure

David Lewis, Executive Director, Save the Bay

Lewis says that San Francisco Bay would not be the beautiful natural resource it is today without Save the Bay’s 50 years of efforts to halt massive bayfill and dumping, restoring wetlands and reducing harmful pollution. Learn about current Bay threats and how to protect and restore San Francisco Bay. Read more »

John Renesch: Conscious Leadership - Call for a New Paradigm

Tue, Nov 15 2011 - 6:00pm

Conscious Leadership: Call for a New Paradigm

John Renesch, Founder, Renesch Advisory Services; Author, The Great Growing Up: Being Responsible for Humanity’s Future

There is an opening for a new breed of leader in our institutions -- locally, nationally and globally. Many people are fed up with dysfunctional systems and the so-called leaders that populate them. Global futurist Renesch addresses this issue by describing a new breed of leader and describing our responsibility in bringing about drastic changes in our society. Read more »

Just Added: Bernard Tyson, President, Kaiser Permanente:The State of Health Care in the 21st Century

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Mon, Sep 19 2011 - 6:00pm

Bernard Tyson, President, Kaiser Permanente: The State of Health Care in the 21st Century

Tyson will explore the current state of affairs within the health-care industry and the likely changes health-care reform will bring. Read more »

Farallon Islands Whale Watching Adventure

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Sat, Sep 17 2011 - 8:00am

Farallon Islands Whale Watching Adventure

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We will sail out to the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary with our captain and marine naturalists aboard the privately chartered Kitty Kat, a 65-ft. x 25-ft. catamaran. This ocean sanctuary encompasses more than 1,200 square miles of open and coastal waters as well as bays and estuaries. Read more »

The Ideas Underlying Silicon Valley's Success

Mon, Sep 12 2011 - 6:00pm

The Ideas Underlying Silicon Valley's Success

This event is sold out.

Dan Cooperman, Former General Counsel; Apple and Oracle
Mark Tuttle, Former Entrepreneur
Fred Turner, Associate Professor of Communications, Stanford University; Author, From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital Utopianism
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Immigration in the Post-Vargas Age: An Interview with Immigration Attorney Lavi Soloway

Sep 9, 2011 @ 4:00 PM

By John Zipperer
Vice President of Media & Editorial, The Commonwealth Club of California
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Cherie Blair: A Special Event

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Fri, Sep 16 2011 - 7:00pm

Cherie Blair:  A Special Event

Attorney; Founder, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women and Africa Justice Foundation; Author, Speaking For Myself : My Life from Liverpool to Downing Street

In conversation with Mary Cranston, Past Chair, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors; Senior firm Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Mrs. Blair, educated at the London School of Economics, is one of the U.K.’s most prominent barristers and a tireless advocate for human rights throughout the world. Read more »