July 2012

Sally Ride 1951-2012

Jul 24, 2012 @ 10:55 AM

Sally Ride, America's first female astronaut to enter space, died yesterday at the age of only 61. She had been fighting pancreatic cancer. Read more »

Kurt Andersen: True Believers

Wed, Jul 25 2012 - 6:00pm

Kurt Andersen: True Believers

Kurt Andersen, Host & Co-Creator, Studio 360; Author, True Believers: A Novel
In conversation with Jon Steinberg, Editor in Chief, San Francisco Magazine; Former Editor, New York Magazine

The New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed author of Heyday and Turn of the Century is back with his powerful and moving novel True Believers. Read more »

Aaron S. Williams: Peace Corps in the 21st Century - Benefits of Service in the Global Marketplace

Tue, Oct 9 2012 - 12:00pm

Peace Corps in the 21st Century: Benefits of Service in Today’s Global Marketplace

This program is cancelled

Aaron S. Williams, Director, Peace Corps

Many of the inequities that existed half a century ago, such as poverty, disease, illiteracy and hunger, still loom large in much of the world. Today, however, these injustices are often exacerbated by challenges ranging from climate change to malaria to HIV/AIDS. Read more »

Week to Week: July 30, 2012

Mon, Jul 30 2012 - 6:30pm

Week to Week: The News Commentary Program

This program is sold out.

Larry Gerston, Professor, SJSU; Political Analyst, NBC 11
Carla Marinucci, Senior Political Writer, San Francisco Chronicle
Debra J. Saunders, Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle; “Token Conservative” Blogger, SFGate.com Read more »

Kerrin Meis: Romaine Brooks -The Other Amazon

Mon, Oct 15 2012 - 6:00pm

Romaine Brooks: The Other Amazon

Kerrin Meis, Art Historian

Romaine Brooks is best known for her relationship with the American expatriate writer Natalie Barney, and her paintings have often been dismissed as retardataire because she embraced the figurative in a period of artistic upheaval. But Robert de Montesquiou dubbed her the Thief of Souls, recognizing her uncanny ability to capture the essence of her subjects. Read more »

Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Jul 30 2012 - 5:30pm

Middle East Discussion Group

Make your voice heard in an enriching, provocative and fun discussion with fellow Club members as you weigh in on events shaping the face of the Middle East. Each month, the Middle East Member-Led Forum hosts an informal roundtable discussion on a topic frequently suggested by recent headlines.  After a brief introduction, the floor will be open for discussion. All interested members are encouraged to attend. Read more »

The Future of Work Series

Press Release from
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Contacts: Riki Rafner, 415.597.6712 • rrafner [at] commonwealthclub [dot] org
Charlotte Greenwood, cgreenwood [at] commonwealthclub [dot] org
June 25, 2012 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Read more »