Willie Brown, Former Mayor, San Francisco; Former Speaker, California State Assembly
Former San Francisco Mayor Brown will give his annual lecture on national and regional political trends. A two-term mayor of San Francisco, legendary speaker of the California State Assembly and widely regarded as one of the most influential African-American politicians of the late 20th century, Brown has been at the center of California politics, government and civic life for an astonishing four decades.
Join Rick Evans for his new walking tour exploring the historic sites of the waterfront neighborhood that surrounds the location of the future Commonwealth Club headquarters. Hear the dynamic stories of the entrepreneurs, controversial artists and labor organizers who created this recently revitalized neighborhood. This two-hour tour will give you a lively overview of the historic significance of this neighborhood and a close look at the ongoing development.
Joseph Stiglitz, Professor, Columbia University; Author, The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them; Twitter @JosephEStiglitz Michael Moritz, Managing Member, Sequoia Capital — Moderator Read more »
Nicholas Dirks, Chancellor, University of California Berkeley Mohammad Qayoumi, President, California State University San Jose Mary Marcy, President, Dominican University of California Alecia DeCoudreaux, President, Mills College Richard Ekman, President, Council of Independent Colleges Read more »
Richard Martin, Author, Coal Wars: The Future of Energy and the Fate of the Planet Additional Panelists TBA
Coal is taking a beating in the United States, but it is gaining market share in Asia. Coal-fired electricity is lifting people out of poverty. It is also frying the sky. Join us for a journey from the mines of Wyoming to China’s coal region.