Old Solutions for New Problems: The Relevance of Traditional Chinese Medicine Today

John Nieters, Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine; Certified in Integrated Diabetes Care, Xin Hua Hospital Read more »


Globalizing the Culture War

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Rev. Kapya Kaoma, Project Director, Political Research Associates; Anglican Priest from Zambia Leading Churches in Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts
Sandip Roy, Editor, New America Media - Moderator Read more »


Islam and Homosexuality in Western Europe

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Boris Dittrich, Human Rights Activist; Former Member, Netherlands Parliament

Dittrich will discuss LGBT issues around the world, including efforts to save lives of homosexual men in the Middle East; the anti-homosexuality bill in Uganda, which introduces the death penalty; the role of the United Nations in supporting, or hindering, LGBT rights; and emerging LGBT groups around the world.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on March 16, 2010.


China 20/20: How Western Business Can and Should Influence Social and Political Change in China

Michael Santoro, Associate Professor, Business Ethics, Rutgers Business School

Drawing on personal interviews, documentary sources and almost two decades of visits to China, Santoro assesses the role of multinational corporations in China’s social and political development. Hear how moral integrity (or lack of it) by Western business is having a profound impact on whether economic privatization and growth usher in greater democracy and respect for human rights in China. Read more »


Apocalypse Never: The Global Governance Architecture of a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World

Tad Daley, Ph.D., Writing Fellow, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War; Author, Apocalypse Never

Daley shares not only why we must abolish nuclear weapons, but also how he believes we can, and what the world will look like after we do. He argues that the nuclear double standard is both morally indefensible and politically unsustainable. Read more »


Dwight D. Eisenhower: Applying the Founding Principles of the Commonwealth Club of California

Dwight D. Eisenhower, President of the United States, 1953 - 1961

President Eisenhower applies the founding principles of the Commonwealth Club of California to contemporary international relations and cooperation.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience in San Francisco, California on October 20, 1960.


India: Deal Maker or Deal Breaker?


India: Deal Maker or Deal Breaker? Read more »


Hopenhagen: Seth Farbman, Jon Krosnick, Adam Werbach - Public Support for a Deal in Copenhagen


Adam Werbach, CEO, Saatchi & Saatchi S
Seth Farbman, Managing Director, Ogilvy & Mather
Jon Krosnick, Professor of Communication and Political Science, Stanford University
Greg Dalton, Founder, Climate One Read more »

Past event

Town Hall: The Crisis in Gaza

Image - Town Hall: The Crisis in Gaza
Thu, Jul 24 2014 - 6:00pm
George Bisharat, Professor of Law, UC Hastings
Upcoming event

Vietnam, the U.S. and China Today: Insights from the Consul General

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Wed, Sep 3 2014 - 6:00pm

Nguyen Ba Hung, Consul General of Vietnam in San Francisco Read more »

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