Upcoming event

Nob Hill Walking Tour

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Tue, Mar 3 2015 - 1:45pm

Explore one of San Francisco’s 44 hills, and one of its original “Seven Hills”. Because of great views and its central position, Nob Hill became an exclusive enclave of the rich and famous on the west coast who built large mansions in the neighborhood. This included prominent tycoons such as Leland Stanford, and other members of the Big Four. Highlights include the history of four landmark hotels: The Fairmont, Mark Hopkins, Stanford Court, and Huntington Hotel. Read more »

Upcoming event

Week to Week Political Roundtable and Member Social 3/2/15

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Mon, Mar 2 2015 - 6:30pm

Josh Richman, State and National Politics Reporter, Bay Area News Group; Political Blogger, ibabuzz.com/politics; Twitter @Josh_Richman  Read more »

Past event

Cheap Gasoline

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Fri, Feb 27 2015 - 12:00pm

Jason Bordoff, Founding Director, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University; Former Special Advisor to President Obama, National Security Council Staff
Bill Reilly, Former Board Member, ConocoPhillips; Senior Advisor, TPG Capital
Kate Gordon, Senior VP and Director, Energy & Climate Program, Next Generation  Read more »

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Luciano Floridi: Memory in the Information Age

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Wed, Feb 25 2015 - 7:00pm

Luciano Floridi, Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information, University of Oxford

Professor Luciano Floridi, one of the five members of Google’s Advisory Board on “the right to be forgotten," will address the recent debate on that topic within a broader interpretation of the impact that information and communication technologies have on our self-understanding, our social interactions and our conceptualization of the world. Read more »

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Larry Kramer, Hewlett Foundation President: The Threat to American Democracy

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Wed, Feb 25 2015 - 6:30pm

Larry Kramer, President, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Richard Rubin, Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors (Chair)
Dr. Mary Marcy, President, Dominican University of California; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors – Moderator Read more »

Past event

New Member Reception

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Tue, Feb 24 2015 - 5:30pm

Are you new to the Club? Just want to explore and check it out? Come take a peek, meet other members and staff and learn about all The Commonwealth Club offers. Experience first-hand how The Commonwealth Club has become the nation’s leading public forum. Bring a friend and explore the Club together!

Past event

Gary Wenk: Your Brain on Food

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Mon, Feb 23 2015 - 7:00pm

Gary Wenk, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience & Molecular Virology, Immunology and Medical Genetics, Ohio State University and Medical Center; Author, Your Brain on Food: How Chemicals Control Your Thoughts and Feelings
Lisa Krieger, Science/Medicine Reporter, San Jose Mercury News - Moderator Read more »

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The Panama-Pacific International Exposition: Its 100-Year Impact

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Mon, Feb 23 2015 - 6:30pm

James Ganz, Ph.D., Curator, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Kevin Starr, Ph.D., California State Librarian Emeritus
Laura Ackley, Author, San Francisco's Jewel City: The Panama Pacific International Exposition of 1915 Read more »

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Lessons in Leadership and Success

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Thu, Feb 19 2015 - 7:00pm

Heidi Roizen, Operating Partner, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Alison van Diggelen, Host, “Fresh Dialogues”; Contributor, BBC – Moderator Read more »

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Democracy in the Digital Age: Perspectives from Members of Parliament

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Thu, Feb 19 2015 - 6:30pm

Youth and women members of parliament from around the world will discuss how they are harnessing opportunities presented by social media and mobile technologies to strengthen engagement between citizens and their elected representatives. How are women and young politicians using technology to promote deliberation and compromise and more inclusive political leadership, rather than political polarization? What opportunities and challenges does the rapid pace of technological change pose for democratic governance in different countries around the world? Read more »

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