April 2012

Make It So: What Design and Science Fiction Can Learn From Each Other

Tue, Apr 10 2012 - 6:00pm
Make It So: What Design and Science Fiction Can Learn from Each Other

POSTPONED

Chris Noessel,
Managing Director, Interaction Design, Cooper; Co-Author, Make It So: Interaction Design Lessons from Science Fiction Interfaces
Nathan Shedroff, Dean of Design MBA, California College of the Arts; Co-Author, Make It So: Interaction Design Lessons from Science Fiction Interfaces
Kevin O’Malley, President, TechTalk / Studio – Moderator

A five-year investigation of science fiction tele

Dr. Leonard Mlodinow: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior

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Thu, May 3 2012 - 7:00pm

Dr. Leonard Mlodinow: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior

Professor, California Institute of Technology; Author, The Drunkards Walk and Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior

To help us uncover and understand how the human mind works, Dr. Mlodinow explains why every aspect of our life plays out in two versions: our conscious and unconscious. Read more »

Captain Chesley "Sully " Sullenberger: Stories from American Leaders (SF)

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Wed, May 30 2012 - 12:00pm

Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger: Stories from American Leaders

Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, Retired Airline Pilot; CBS News Aviation and Safety Expert; Author, Making a Difference: Stories of Vision and Courage from America’s Leaders
In Conversation With Dan Ashley, News Anchor, ABC 7 TV; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors

The hero who landed the plane on the Hudson discusses the qualities that make for great leadership.  He reveals his own advice as well as the d Read more »

Adam Lashinsky

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Tue, Jun 19 2012 - 6:30pm

Adam Lashinsky

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Adam Lashinsky, Senior Editor at Large, Fortune; Author, Inside Apple: How America’s Most Admired and Secretive Company Really Works
Angie Coiro,  Radio Host, Live from the Left Coast- Moderator Read more »

Ed Lee: What's Next for San Francisco

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Tue, Apr 10 2012 - 6:00pm

Ed Lee: What’s Next for San Francisco
Mayor, San Francisco

After serving for a year as the appointed mayor of San Francisco, Ed Lee now begins his first full term as the city's top elected official. Challenged with job creation, neighborhood revitalization, stimulating economic growth, balancing the budget and more, Lee must now decide how to move the city forward. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear the mayor talk about the many issues still facing San Francisco today.
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San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour #12

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Thu, Apr 12 2012 - 2:00pm

San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour

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Explore San Francisco’s Financial District with historian Rick Evans and learn the history and stories behind some of our city’s remarkable structures, streets, and public squares. Hear about the famous architects that influenced the building of San Francisco after the 1906 Earthquake. Discover hard-to-find rooftop gardens, Art Deco lobbies, unique open spaces, and historic landmarks. This is a tour for locals, with hidden gems you can only find on foot! Read more »

Robert Shiller: Finance and the Good Society

Wed, Apr 4 2012 - 6:00pm

Finance and the Good Society

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Robert Shiller,
Columnist for The New York Times, Arthur M. Okun Professor of Economics at Yale University; Author, Finance and the Good Society
Cory Johnson, Editor-at-Large, Bloomberg Television - Moderator

New York Times best-selling economist Shiller is no apologist for the sins of finance. Read more »

Events at The Commonwealth Club 4/3-4/6

Apr 3, 2012 @ 3:58 PM

This week at The Commonwealth Club of California:
TUESDAY:

  • Paranoid Politics: Islamophobia, McCarthyism, and the Yellow Peril, Silicon Valley, 7:00 PM
  • The Island President Screening and Discussion, San Francisco, 7:10 PM

WEDNESDAY:

  • Humanities West Book Discussion: Pompeii and Herculaneum, San Francisco, 5:30 PM
  • Robert Shiller: Finance and the Good Society (SOLD OUT EVENT), San Francisco, 6:00 PM

THURSDAY: Read more »