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This Day in Commonwealth Club History, February 6, 2014

Feb 6, 2014 @ 9:24 AM by jzipperer

Filene's Basement founder & philanthropist Edward A. Filene discussed "Business and the Wage Problem" in his Depression-ear speech to The Commonwealth Club of California on February 6, 1935.

This Day in Commonwealth Club History, February 5, 2014

Feb 5, 2014 @ 11:01 AM by jzipperer
"The Fate of Poland: Dilemma for the West" was discussed by Paul E. Zinner in his February 5, 1982, speech to The Commonwealth Club of California.

This Day in Commonwealth Club History, February 3, 2014

Feb 3, 2014 @ 1:41 PM by jzipperer

"Nationalization in Mexico" was discussed by Herbert I. Priestley in his February 3, 1939, speech to The Commonwealth Club of California.

Today in Commonwealth Club History: January 30

Jan 30, 2014 @ 11:03 AM by jzipperer

Thomas C. Hayes discussed "Reinventing Silicon Valley" in his January 30, 1993, speech to The Commonwealth Club of California?.

Today in Commonwealth Club History: January 28

Jan 28, 2014 @ 8:53 AM by jzipperer

Walter S. Douglas spoke about "Mass Transportation for the Bay Area?" in his January 28, 1955, address to The Commonwealth Club of California.

Today in Commonwealth Club History: January 24

Jan 24, 2014 @ 1:33 PM by jzipperer
Syud Hossain spoke to The Commonwealth Club of California? on January 24, 1941, about "The War and the Near East, The Far East, India, and Egypt"

Saving the world with science

Jan 24, 2014 @ 11:42 AM by mbaig

By: Mehroz Baig

As someone who’s taken a fair share of science classes, I know that it can be difficult to tie the daily homework assignments of configuring compounds in chemistry or calculating velocity in physics to a broader world perspective. But that’s precisely what science does: it allows us to understand how our world works and use that understanding to shape how we can address global issues. Read more »

Today in Commonwealth Club History

Jan 23, 2014 @ 8:34 AM by jzipperer

From the archives: Gail Cleland addressed The Commonwealth Club of California? regarding "Struggle for Democracy in Korea: U.S.A. v. U.S.S.R." on January 23, 1948. While in the U.S. Army, Cleland served as senior chaplain for "Southern Korea," as it was then known. He spoke to many groups about the comparative situations in the Soviet-occupied Northern Korea and the U.S.-occupied southern portion of the country. 

Our Nuclear Dilemma

Jan 15, 2014 @ 2:37 PM by mbaig

By: Mehroz Baig

“It’s hard to imagine fallible human beings creating machines that are infallible,” Eric Schlosser said in reference to nuclear weapons. Schlosser is an investigative journalist and author of Fast Food Nation and, most recently, Command and Control, which examines nuclear risk. “Nuclear weapons are highly complicated machines and like all machines, they can go wrong,” he added. Read more »

What’s your slavery footprint? There’s an app for that

Dec 16, 2013 @ 11:39 AM by mbaig

We may not see forced labor explicitly in our day-to-day lives, but that illusion hides the reality that an estimated 20.9 million people are victims of forced labor globally, according to data from the International Labor Organization (ILO). Of the 20.9 million people exploited globally, 18.7 million, or 90 percent, “are exploited in the private economy, by individuals or enterprises,” the ILO reports. Read more »

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