Hon. Jeh Johnson, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Dr. Gloria Duffy, President and CEO, The Commonwealth Club — Moderator
Jeh Charles Johnson was sworn in on December 23, 2013, as the fourth secretary of homeland security. Prior to joining DHS, Secretary Johnson was chief judge of the New York courts. Secretary Johnson also served as general counsel for the Department of Defense, where he led the more than 10,000 military and civilian lawyers across the department. Read more »
Elizabeth Holmes, Founder & CEO, Theranos
In conversation with Sal Khan, Founder, Khan Academy
As a business leader and entrepreneur, Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes is a powerful advocate for STEM education. She was just 19 when she started Theranos, the revolutionary blood testing company valued at more than $9 billion.
Holmes and Khan will discuss their thoughts on innovation and ongoing commitment to improving STEM education opportunities for young women and girls.
Kai Ryssdal, Host and Senior Editor, American Public Media’s “Marketplace” John Boland, President and CEO, KQED - Moderator
As host and senior editor of “Marketplace,” Kai Ryssdal is one of the most recognizable voices in the country. Each day he translates the most important business and economic news for millions of listeners, from Wall Street to the Oval Office to small business owners and everyday participants in the American and global economies. 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.
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.
Janet Napolitano, President of University of California; Former Secretary of Homeland Security; Former Governor of Arizona Charlotte Jacobs, M.D. Professor of Medicine (Emerita), Stanford University; Author, Jonas Salk: A Life
Part of the Club’s Good Lit Series, Underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation Read more »