Jared Diamond Advance ticket sales have ended. A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase at the door.
Professor of Geography, UCLA; Author, Guns, Germs, and Steel and The World Until Yesterday
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Diamond examines how Amazonian Indians, Inuit and other traditional societies have adapted and evolved for nearly 6 million years. Read more »
Infectious Cures: Hijacking Viruses to Overcome Disease Leor Weinberger, Ph.D.; Associate Investigator, Gladstone InstitutesShannon Bennett, Ph.D.; Associate Curator of Microbiology, California Academy of Sciences (host)
Everywhere, viruses such as HIV compete with their hosts in an evolutionary arms race – building resistance to the latest therapies in order to maintain their deadly hold on our species. Read more »
Jack Gallant: Reverse-Engineering the Human Brain Jack Gallant, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, UC Berkeley
The human brain is the most sophisticated computer system known to man, capable of impressive feats under challenging natural conditions. Reverse-engineering the brain might enable us to design artificial systems with the same capabilities. Gallant’s laboratory uses a data-driven approach to tackle this reverse-engineering problem. Read more »
Our Climate One program this Friday with the CEOs of Patagonia and Levis Strauss & Co. is our latest sold out program. Also sold out is the other Friday program, our annual economic forecast luncheon. Oh, and our Monday program with Justice Sonia Sotomayor is sold out. So if you're waiting to get tickets for upcoming events, the sooner the better. Just a suggestion. http://www.commonwealthclub.org/eventsRead more »
Theater in the East Bay Jonathan Moscone, Artistic Director, California Shakespeare TheaterTony Taccone, Artistic Director, The Berkeley Repertory Theatre Advance ticket sales have ended for this event. Tickets are available at the door for purchase.
The artistic forces behind the success of the Bay Area theater scene join us to explore their life and work. Read more »