David Baker, Energy Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle John Geesman, Attorney, Dickson Geesman LLP Dian Grueneich , Former Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission Michael Shellenberger, President, Environmental Progress
Will closing the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant raise or lower California’s carbon pollution? Is it a deal with the devil or bold leadership?
Talmage Boston, Attorney; Author, Cross-Examining History: A Lawyer Gets Answers from the Experts About Our Presidents
The program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.
For more than 38 years, Talmage Boston’s vocation has been getting to the heart of his cases by asking the right questions—and not stopping until he gets them answered. He has been voted among the best lawyers in America since 2013 and is a seven-time recipient of presidential citations. Read more »
Paulette Brown, President, American Bar Association; Partner/co-chair, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Locke Lord LLP 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—Moderator Read more »
W. Kamau Bell, Socio-Political Comedian; Host, CNN’s "United Shades of America"
Judge LaDoris Cordell (ret.), Member, Blue Ribbon Panel on Transparency, Accountability, and Fairness in Law Enforcement George Gascón, San Francisco District Attorney; Former Chief, SFPD Van Jones, CNN Commentator Scott Glover, CNN Justice Reporter—Moderator Read more »
Moira Weigel, Author, Labor of Love:The Invention of Dating Amanda Bradford, Founder and CEO, The League—Moderator
"All humans long for others with whom to share our lives,” says Moira Weigel, Ph.D.
Weigel's book Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating takes a deep dive into the practices of dating and mating from the era of courtships and arranged marriages to the current widespread use of dating apps like Tinder, Bumble, and OKCupid by those looking for love. 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.
General Keith Alexander (Ret.), Founder and CEO, IronNet Cybersecurity; Former Head, U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency Alfred R. Berkeley, Director, World Economic Forum USA; Co-Author, The New Paradigm for Cyber Security David Mount, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Read more »
Jordan Fisher Smith, Author, Engineering Eden: The True Story of a Violent Death, a Trial, and the Fight over Controlling Nature John Hart, Author, Farming on the Edge: Saving Family Farms in Marin County and An Island in Time: 50 Years as Point Reyes National SeashoreRead more »