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.
E.J. Dionne Jr., Columnist, The Washington Post; Author, Why the Right Went Wrong: Conservatism from Goldwater to the Tea Party and Beyond; Twitter: @EJDionne Barbara Marshman, Editorial Pages Editor, San Jose Mercury News—Moderator Read more »
Dr. Thomas Lewis, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCSF, Co-author, A General Theory of Love
Dr. Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Science Director, Greater Good Science Center, University of California BerkeleyRead more »
Joseph Henrich, Co-Director of the Human Evolution, Cognition and Culture Center, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University; Author, The Secret of Our Success: How Culture Is Driving Human Evolution, Domesticating Our Species, and Making Us Smarter Colleen Wilcox, Member of The Commonwealth Club Board of Governors—ModeratorRead more »
Janet Napolitano, President, University of California; Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security; Former Governor, Arizona Geoffrey Cowan, Dean Emeritus, Annenberg School of Communication, University of Southern California; Former Director, Voice of America; Author, Let the People Rule: Theodore Roosevelt and the Birth of the Presidential PrimaryRead more »
Edouard Rollet, Co-founder, Alter Eco Brooke McDonnell, Co-founder, Equator Coffee Maya Spaull, Director of New and Emerging Categories, Fair Trade USA Tierra Del Forte, Director of Product and Merchandising, PACT Apparel Haven Bourque, Principal, HavenBMedia - Moderator
This program is underwritten by Wells Fargo Bank. Read more »
Susan Leal, Former General Manger, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission; Author, Running out of Water
Water’s unique status as a renewable but finite resource misleads us into thinking we can always produce more of it.
Leal will discuss her decade of research on the world’s water and wastewater challenges. She will balance the sobering facts about the water crisis with ideas for innovative solutions aimed at increasing the quality and availability of water for both agricultural users and city dwellers.
John Williams, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, San Francisco Federal Reserve John Taylor, Ph.D., Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics and George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics, Stanford University’s Hoover Institution; Former Economic Advisor to Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush, and George W. Bush Read more »
Oliver Morton, Briefings Editor, The Economist Ken Caldeira, Climate Scientist, Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Global Ecology at Stanford University Kim Stanley Robinson, Author, 2312Read more »