July 2013

Barnidge: Climate change a hot topic for a lot of reasons

Wed, Jul 3 2013
Mercury News

Commonwealth Club of California: Conversation With Instagram Founders

Thu, May 30 2013
C-SPAN

Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Dec 16 2013 - 5:30pm

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. There will also be a brief planning session. Read more »

Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Nov 25 2013 - 5:30pm
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.

Guest post: What the Fourth of July means

Jul 8, 2013 @ 12:31 PM by mbaig with [0] comments

By Joseph Ellis


The awkward truth is that not much happened on July 4, 1776. History is almost always messier than we remember, and both the popular play, "1776," and John Trumbull's iconic painting, "The Declaration of Independence," reinforce several popular misconceptions. Read more »

Thought Leaders on Huffington Post

Commonwealth Club Thought Leaders on Huffington Post

In June 2013, we launched a new partnership with Huffington Post San Francisco: Commonwealth Club Thought Leaders. For each feature, we select an interesting Club speaker from the Bay Area, highlighting a topic of interest to the Bay Area and beyond. Read more »

The Psychopath Test

Tue, Sep 3 2013 - 5:30pm

We all have met these people, whether or not we have recognized them. Some of us have been taken in and damaged by them. The Psychopath Test reveals the manifestations and traits of the 4 percent of males and .5 percent of females who exhibit the personality disorder called psychopathy-sociopathy. Ronson delves into this condition with an engaging, wry British humor. He presents a number of specific cases describing individuals who are pathological liars, without conscience or guilt as ruthless, devious, conniving and without empathy. Read more »

Rita Moreno: Actress, Singer, Author

Image - Rita Moreno: Actress, Singer, Author
Tue, Aug 20 2013 - 6:00pm

Rita Moreno, Actress; Singer; Winner, Academy Award, Grammy, Emmy, Tony; Author, Rita Moreno: A Memoir

In conversation with Michael Krasny, Host, "Forum," KQED Read more »

Watershed: Exploring a New Water Ethic for the New West

Image - Watershed: Exploring a New Water Ethic for the New West
Tue, Oct 1 2013 - 6:00pm

James Redford, Board Member, Redford Center; Producer, Watershed
Jill Tidman, Executive Director, Redford Center; Producer, Watershed
Barry Nelson, Senior Policy Analyst, National Resources Defense Council
Maria Baier, Chief Executive Officer, Sonoran Institute - Moderator Read more »

Achieving Political Stability in the Middle East: A Palestinian View

Mon, Sep 30 2013 - 6:00pm

Sabri Saidam, Ph.D., Advisor to the Palestinian President on Telecommunications, Information Technology and Technical Education; Deputy Secretary, Fateh Council Read more »