Stephen Bauer, Artistic Director, Bradbury & Bradbury Art Wallpapers
Wallpaper has adorned the walls of everyone from kings to factory workers. Both a cultural art form and a basic wall covering, it has weathered over 400 years of taxation, revolution, attacks from the paint industry and its biggest threat, changes in popular taste. In conjunction with Bauer’s talk, rare works from the archives of Bradbury & Bradbury are on view in the Club Office from April 6 to May 29. Read more »
Thomas Buergenthal, American Judge, International Court of Justice in the Hague; Author, A Lucky Child
Buergenthal has been an influential voice in international and human rights law, shaped in large part by his experience as a survivor of Auschwitz during the Holocaust. Join us as he shares his experiences of that unforgettable time in history, and discusses the importance of international law and a worldwide commitment to human rights. Read more »
George Bisharat, Professor of Law in Middle Eastern Societies, UC Hastings Noel Kaplowitz, Former Professor of International Relations and Middle East Affairs, UC Davis, UC Berkeley and UCLA Andrew Ross, Executive Foreign and National Editor, San Francisco Chronicle Frederic Wehrey, International Policy Analyst, RAND Corp. Read more »
Justin Crossley, Radio Host, ”Brewcaster,” The Brewing Network and CBS Radio John Foster, Co-host, Beerschool.com Webcast Nico Freccia, Beer Journalist; Co-owner, 21st Amendment Restaurant and Brewery Dan Gordon, Co-founder and Master Brewer, Gordon Biersch Read more »
Philip Fradkin, Author, Wallace Stegner and the American West Page Stegner, Author; Professor of Literature, UC Santa Cruz Nancy Packer, Writer; Professor Emerita of Creative Writing, Stanford University Read more »
Frances Dinkelspiel, Author, Towers of Gold Ethan Rarick, Author, Desperate Passage: The Donner Party's Perilous Journey Rick Wartzman, Author, Obscene in the Extreme: The Burning and Banning of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath Julia Flynn Siler, Author, House of Mondavi - Moderator Read more »
What makes Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address the most admired speech in American history? In just two minutes (and 272 words), this speech changed a nation and the course of history. Fleming helps us learn the techniques of eloquence and inspiration from Lincoln in one of the most-quoted speeches in U.S. history.
This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club on February 12, 2009.