January 2013

John Mackey and Corporate Behavior

Jan 22, 2013 @ 9:44 AM

Whole Foods CEO John Mackey touched off controversy with his recent comments on health-care reform.

Here are a collection of reports on Mackey's comments on this and other issues, including his own article on corporate behavior; and don't forget to come see him 1.22 in SF or 1.23 in Silicon Valley (links below). Read more »

David Stockman: The Great Deformation

Thu, Apr 11 2013 - 6:00pm

David A. Stockman

Former U.S. Congressman; Author, The Great Deformation: How Crony Capitalism Corrupts Free Marks and Democracy Read more »

John Mackey: A Whole-istic Approach to Capitalism

Tue, Jan 22 2013 - 6:30pm

John Mackey: A Whole-istic Approach to Capitalism

This program is sold out. You may add your name to the waitlist below.

John Mackey, CEO, Co-founder, Whole Foods Market; Co-author, Conscious Capitalism

Iconic CEO and co-founder Mackey is known for his all-natural approach to a mega chain of grocery stores, Whole Foods. Read more »

Can We Prevent Chronic Disease by Slowing Aging?

Mon, Mar 18 2013 - 5:15pm

Can We Prevent Chronic Disease by Slowing Aging?

Gordon J. Lithgow, Ph.D.; Professor, Interdisciplinary Research Center, Geroscience, Buck Institute

This event is sold out. Read more »

Arts Planning Meeting

Tue, Feb 26 2013 - 5:30pm

Arts Forum Planning Meeting

Please join other art enthusiasts in discussing future programming at The Commonwealth Club in the fine arts and performing arts. Programs, speakers, topics and artist exhibitions will be covered. Please bring your ideas, and your willingness to help in the production of art events in the coming year.

MLF: The Arts
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. Read more »

Trade in Your Rights: Russia's Circuitous March to Democracy

Tue, Feb 12 2013 - 6:00pm

Trade in Your Rights: Russia’s Circuitous March to Democracy

This program is postponed. There is currently no new date.

Pavel Khodorkovsky, President, Institute of Modern Russia

Khodorkovsky  asserts that supporting civil society is critical in Russia’s current human rights and political environment. The son of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, well-known political prisoner, businessman and author, Pavel can’t return to Russia for fear of endangering his father. Read more »

Christina Romer and Keith Hennessey: Bank of America/ Walter E. Hoadley Annual Economic Forecast

Fri, Jan 25 2013 - 11:45am

Christina Romer and Keith Hennessey:  Bank of America/ Walter E. Hoadley Annual Economic Forecast

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. Also, please note new location!

Keith Hennessey, Director, National Economic Council Under President George W. Bush; Member, Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission
Christina Romer, Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley; Immediate past Chair, President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers Read more »

San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour #17

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Thu, Jan 24 2013 - 2:00pm

San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour

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 »

Chinatown Walking Tour #13

Thu, May 9 2013 - 2:00pm

This program is sold out

Enjoy a Commonwealth Club Neighborhood Adventure. Join Rick Evans for a memorable midday walk and discover the history and mysteries of Chinatown. Explore colorful alleys and side streets. Visit a Taoist temple, an herbal store, the site of the first public school in the state, and the famous Fortune Cookie Factory. There is a short break for a tea sample during the tour. Read more »

Jeffrey Frank, Senior Editor of The New Yorker and Author of "Ike and Dick"

Fri, Feb 15 2013 - 12:00pm

Jeffrey Frank

Senior Editor, The New Yorker; Deputy Editor, Outlook section, The Washington Post; Author, Ike and Dick: Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage

Joe Tuman, Professor of Legal and Political Communications, San Francisco State University;  Political Analyst, CBS 5 Television, San Francisco - Moderator

Veteran journalist Frank presents groundbreaking narrative of the relationship between Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon – from the politics that divided them to the mar Read more »