April 2012

Professor Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg: Investing in Girls - Hope or Hype?

Wed, May 2 2012 - 6:00pm
Investing in Girls: Hope or Hype?

Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg
, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of San Francisco; Founder and Executive Director, Akili Dada

As the world discovers the value of investing in adolescent girls, how can we ensure that interventions achieve maximum impact? Drawing from its award-winning model, Dr. Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg, Akili Dada's founder and director, will share lessons on making sustainable and scalable investments in the lives of vulnerable girls in Africa.

Crash Course

Tue, Apr 24 2012 - 6:00pm

Crash Course Chris Martenson, Ph.D., Futurist; Author, The Crash Course Tom Van Dyck, Senior Vice President, RBC Wealth Management The combination of financial market volatility and depleting resources (notably peak oil) present a challenging outlook for investors. Building wealth is even more daunting when considering how flimsy government figures about the economy can be. If the great disruption is near or here, what are some tips for building a resilient family and community? Read more »

The Sky Did Not Fall: Life After the Repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell

Mon, Jun 25 2012 - 6:00pm

The Sky Did not Fall: Life After the Repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell

Ty Walrod, co-founder OutServe Col.
Stewart Borhoft, US Army (Ret.)
Capt. M. Matthew Phelps, USMC

American military personnel have continued their professional defense of America with no disruption after the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell. Active duty troops report that the situation is normal now that there is open service for lesbians and gays in the military. Read more »

John Stossel: Fighting Government

Fri, Apr 20 2012 - 8:30am

John Stossel: Fighting Government

John Stossel, Fox News/Business Correspondent; Author, No They Can’t: Why Government Fails…but Individuals Succeed

Fox News and Business Correspondent John Stossel has criticized government programs as inefficient, wasteful, and harmful, and he says he’s prepared to lay out the facts about why government can’t solve our problems. Come hear his thought provoking arguments about job creation, healthcare, education, and product regulation ... Read more »

David Callahan: America's Cheating Epidemic

Mon, Apr 23 2012 - 6:00pm

David Callahan: Cheating to Get Ahead

Rescheduled from Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Senior Fellow, Demos; Editor, CheatingCulture.com; Author, Fortune of Change and The Cheating Culture

David DeCosse, Director of Campus Ethics, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics Santa Clara University – moderator

Cheating has become more common in nearly every sector of our society: business, education and sports. Read more »

Science & Technology Planning Meeting

Mon, May 21 2012 - 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
Location:
  SF Club Office
Time: 6:15 p.m. Read more »

Andrew Jameson: Piracy- Ancient and Modern

Mon, Jun 11 2012 - 6:00pm

Piracy: Ancient and Modern

Andrew Jameson, Professor Emeritus of History, Harvard;  Assistant Vice Chancellor, UC Berkeley (Retired)

This event has been rescheduled to October 18.

Take a realistic look at the history of high-seas theft. Read more »

The Future of Tradition: Weavers of Oaxaca, Mexico Connect Their Future with Their Past

Thu, May 10 2012 - 12:00pm

The Future of Tradition: Weavers of Oaxaca, Mexico Connect Their Future with Their Past

Federico Chavez Sosa, Master Weaver in the Zapotec tradition
Eric Chavez Santiago, Coordinator of the Education Department, Textile Museum of Oaxaca
Janet Chavez Santiago, Coordinator of Education, San Pablo Center for Academics and Culture, Oaxaca.

The Chavez Santiago family of the famed weaving village of Teotitlan de Valle presents its story of this ancient art form, a family, a culture and preserving a way of life Read more »

C. W. Gortner: Isabella of Castile

Mon, Jun 18 2012 - 6:00pm

C. W. Gortner: Isabella of Castile

C. W. Gortner, Author, The Queen's Vow Read more »