Wendy Davis, Democratic Politician; Former Texas State Senator
In conversation with Sandra Fluke, Social Justice Attorney
"Something special is happening in Austin tonight #StandWithWendy" — @POTUS
In June 2013, Senator Wendy Davis was propelled into the global spotlight as she attempted an eleven-hour filibuster to block a Texas state senate bill that would dramatically restrict abortion in Texas, an effort that kept over 180,000 people glued to the live stream and made national headlines. Read more »
Adam Galinsky, Vikram S. Pandit Professor of Business, Columbia University School of Business; Co-Author, Friend and Foe: When to Cooperate, When to Compete, and How to Succeed at Both Maurice Schweitzer, Cecilia Yen Koo Professor of Operations and Information Management, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business; Co-Author, Friend and Foe: When to Cooperate, When to Compete, and How to Succeed at Both Read more »
California creates more wealth per puff of carbon pollution than anywhere else on the planet, and its largest electric utility, PG&E, has become one of the cleanest power providers in the country. Now the state has laid out ambitious new goals for generating an even greener and smarter economy. That means higher standards for renewable energy, mandates for new ways of storing electricity, a concerted push toward electric vehicles and new approaches to pricing the power that runs our connected lives. 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.
Ann Ravel, Chair, Federal Election Commission; Former Chair, California Fair Political Practices Commission Ace Smith, Veteran Campaign Manager, Hillary Clinton, Dianne Feinstein, Jerry Brown; Veteran Campaign Strategist Ben Ginsberg, Veteran Campaign Strategist; National Counsel, Romney for President 2008, and Bush-Cheney Campaigns of 2000, 2004 Read more »
David Brock, Founder, Media Matters; Author, Killing the Messenger: The Right-Wing Plot to Derail Hillary and Hijack Your Government
James Taylor, Professor of Politics and Director of African-American Studies, University of San Francisco—Moderator Read more »
Scott Shane, National Security Reporter, The New York Times; Author, Objective Troy: A Terrorist, a President, and the Rise of the Drone; Twitter @ScottShaneNYT Philip W. Yun, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, Ploughshares Fund—Moderator Read more »
Explore San Francisco’s Financial District with historian Rick Evans and learn the history and stories behind some of our city’s remarkable structures, streets, and public squares. Hear about the famous architects that influenced the building of San Francisco after the 1906 Earthquake. Discover hard-to-find rooftop gardens, Art Deco lobbies, unique open spaces, and historic landmarks. This is a tour for locals, with hidden gems you can only find on foot!