Puneet Talwar, Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs
Talwar will give an overview of global developments, from ISIL to Iran to Russia. Informed by his current position as the State Department’s principal liaison with the Department of Defense and his previous experience at the White House and on Capitol Hill, Talwar will discuss the major foreign policy trends of the day – including those that are not necessarily making the headlines. Read more »
David Boaz, Executive Vice President, The Cato Institute; Author, The Libertarian Mind: A Manifesto for Freedom
In conversation with Josh Richman, State and National Politics Reporter, Bay Area News Group; Twitter @Josh_RichmanRead more »
Metropolitan regions are the economic engines of our nation and public transit is the machinery that enables the largest metropolitan areas to function, compete effectively for employers and labor, and foster innovation. The ability of transit organizations to respond to changing and expanding demands varies across the industry and is shaped to a large extent by individual governance and organizational structures.
The fight for economic justice is the focus of Senator Bernie Sander’s public service career. He has a been a persistent voice standing up to what he sees as the excesses of corporate America and defending the interests of veterans, working families, the shrinking middle class, the elderly, children and the poor. Senator Sanders is serving his second term in the U.S. Senate after serving 16 years in the House of Representatives. He is now the longest-serving independent in American congressional history.
Gretchen Rubin, Author, The Happiness Project and Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives; Twitter: @gretchenrubin Angie Coiro, Talk Show Host, In Deep Radio - Moderator Read more »
Join a more active Commonwealth Club Neighborhood Adventure! Russian Hill is a magical area with secret gardens and amazing views. Join Rick Evans for a two-hour hike up hills and staircases and learn about the history of this neighborhood. See where great artists and architects lived and worked, and walk down residential streets where some of the most historically significant houses in the Bay Area are located.