Big data’s role in our lives is increasing, whether we realize it or not. From influencing our health-care decisions to helping to make our streets safer, big data has changed the way that our government and the private sector are tackling some of today’s most complicated social and economic issues. Read more »
Join another Commonwealth Club Neighborhood Adventure! Explore vibrant North Beach with Rick Evans during a two-hour walk through this neighborhood with a colorful past, where food, culture, history and unexpected views all intersect in an Italian “urban village.” In addition to learning about Beat generation hangouts, you’ll discover authentic Italian cathedrals and coffee shops.
Juan Williams, Political Analyst, Fox News Channel; Author, We the People: The Modern-Day Figures Who Have Reshaped and Affirmed the Founding Fathers’ Vision of America; Twitter @TheJuanWilliamsRead more »
Michael Puett, Professor of Chinese History and Chair of the Committee on the Study of Religion, Harvard University; Co-author, The Path: What Chinese Philosopher Can Teach Us About the Good Life
Why is a course on ancient Chinese philosophers one of the most popular at Harvard? Counterintuitive and countercultural, Puett shares why the important teachings developed more than 2000 years ago still apply today.
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Van Jones, President & Co-Founder, #cut50; CNN Political Commentator; Former White House Special Advisor Shaka Senghor, Director of Strategy and Innovation, #cut50; Writer; Mentor; Motivational Speaker
Currently, more than 2 million Americans are in prison, close to one out of every 100 Americans. As a result, the federal government spends $80 billion each year on the incarceration industry while projects such as improving our national infrastructure and educational systems continue to be drastically underfunded. Read more »
Enjoy a Commonwealth Club Neighborhood Adventure. Join Rick Evans for a memorable midday walk and discover the history and mysteries of Chinatown. Explore colorful alleys and side streets. Visit a Taoist temple, an herbal store, the site of the first public school in the state, and the famous Fortune Cookie Factory.
Arianna Huffington, Co-founder and Editor in Chief, the Huffington Post Media Group, Author, The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time
In Conversation with Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook
In today’s 24/7 fast-paced world, the hunger for sleep is only getting stronger. Sleep deprivation affects our health, decision making, and relationships both personally and professionally. Read more »