January 2013

San Francisco Chronicle Reports Club's New Home

Jan 4, 2013 @ 9:25 AM

Many momentous things have happened at The Commonwealth Club. FDR gave his New Deal speech here. Teddy Roosevelt first laid out his rationale for public lands here. Dan Quayle gave his controversial "Murphy Brown Speech" on our stage. And thousands of other scientists, authors, presidents, activists, business leaders, chefs, historians, clergy, journalists, inventors, futurists, comedians, and more have entertained, informed, and even provoked our audiences in our 110 years. Read more »

Julian Castro, Mayor of San Antonio TX

Mon, Jan 7 2013 - 6:00pm

Julián Castro, Mayor of San Antonio, Texas

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Julián Castro, Mayor, San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro electrified the Charlotte audience during his keynote speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, reminding the audience that “The American dream is not a sprint, or even a marathon, but a relay!” Castro’s rise began in San Antonio, encouraged and inspired by his Mexican-American single mother, a political activist. Read more »

Iran: Is There Still Time For A Diplomatic Solution?

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Wed, Jan 30 2013 - 12:00pm

Iran: Is there still time for a diplomatic solution?

Ambassador William H. Luers, Director, The Iran Project; Former U.S. Ambassador to Czechoslovakia and Venezuela; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Europe
Ambassador James Dobbins, Director, RAND International Security and Defense Policy Center; Former Assistant Secretary of State for Europe; Former Clinton and George W. Read more »