February 2012

This Week at The Commonwealth Club of California

Feb 1, 2012 @ 4:26 PM


TUESDAY: Dan Roam (What to Do When Words Don't Work).

WEDNESDAY: David Zetland (California's Water Future); Book Discussion (The Brothers Karamazov -- this event is sold out); Robert Reich (Where Is America Headed? -- event is sold out).

THURSDAY: Chinatown Walking Tour (event is sold out); New Member Open House and 109th Birthday Party.

FRIDAY: Dr Jennifer Berger Garvey: Developing Leaders for a Complex World; Power Plays -- Media Roundtable.

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Dr. Jennifer Berger Garvey: Developing Leaders For A Complex World

Fri, Feb 3 2012 - 12:00pm

Developing Leaders for a Complex World

Dr. Jennifer Berger Garvey, Partner, Cultivating Leadership; Author, Changing on the Job

How can we address the shortage of real wisdom and leadership in organizations and develop people who are more sophisticated, thoughtful, and nuanced? Read more »

Margaret Hamburg, FDA Chief: Special Event Luncheon

Mon, Feb 6 2012 - 11:30am

Margaret Hamburg, FDA Chief: How Smart Regulation Supports Public Health and Private Enterprise


Margaret Hamburg, M.D., Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration
Susan Desmond-Hellmann, M.D., M.P.H., UCSF Chancellor; Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor – Moderator
FDA chief Hamburg has been tasked with the difficult job of protecting the public health by ensuring the safety of everything we we consume and by helping to promote the innovation it takes to prepare ou Read more »

The Rise of Turkey

Fri, Feb 17 2012 - 12:00pm
The Rise of Turkey

Anastasia Ashman,
Entrepreneur; Cultural Essayist; Editor, Tales from the Expat Harem: Foreign Women in Modern Turkey
Steven West, Ph.D., Fulbright Scholar to Turkey; Professor of Turkish Studies and Cross Cultural Communication
Bonnie Joy Kaslan, Honorary Consul General, Turkish Republic, S.F.