Don George, Travel Writer; Editor; Author, The Way of Wanderlust: The Best Travel Writing of Don George
In Conversation withKristina Nemeth, Travel Director, The Commonwealth Club of California
Join noted travel writer and editor Don George for a delightful, world-roaming evening discussing his new book, his life as a travel writer, and opportunities for meaningful travel around the world. Whether you are looking for adventure, culture, food or spirituality, George will offer inspiring stories, insights and advice. Read more »
Steve Blank, Entrepreneur; Educator, Stanford University, UC Berkeley and Columbia University; Twitter @sgblank Joe Felter, Senior Research Scholar at Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation; Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution—Moderator Read more »
Libby Schaaf, Mayor of Oakland James Bell, Civil Rights Leader; Executive Director, W. Hayward Burns Institute for Juvenile Justice, Fairness and Equality Manuel Pastor, Demographer and Professor of Sociology, American Studies and Ethnicity, The University of Southern California Joshua Johnson, Creator/Host, Rockit Fuel Radio Podcast; Lecturer, U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism—Moderator Read more »
Carson Bruno, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution; Twitter @carsonjfbruno Melissa Caen, Political Analyst, CBS SF and SFGate.com; Twitter @MelissaCaen1 James Taylor, Ph.D., Director of African American Studies and Professor of Political Science, University of San Francisco; Lecturer, African American and African Diaspora Studies Department, University of California Berkeley
There's no such thing as the mid-summer doldrums when it comes to politics, and this year that's really the case! Read more »
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.
Audrey Cooper, Editor-in-Chief, San Francisco Chronicle Clara Jeffery, Editor-in-Chief, Mother Jones Gary Kamiya, Executive Editor, San Francisco Magazine; Author, Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco; Co-founder, Salon.com; Columnist, “Portals of the Past," San Francisco Chronicle Holly Kernan, Executive Editor of News, KQED Read more »
Lisa Chen, Planner, San Francisco Planning Department Richard J. Jackson, M.D, Professor and Former Chair, Environmental Health Sciences, Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA Fran Weld, Vice President of Strategy and Development, San Francisco Giants Bill Worthen, Founding Principal, Urban Fabrick, Inc. Malo André Hutson, Associate Professor of City & Regional Planning, U.C. Berkeley—Moderator Read more »
Nate Silver, Editor-in-Chief, FiveThirtyEight; New York Times Best-selling Author, The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail—but Some Don't Jody Avirgan, Host and Producer, FiveThirtyEight Harry Enten, Senior Political Writer and Analyst, FiveThirtyEight Clare Malone, Senior Political Writer, FiveThirtyEight 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 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.