Featured

Past event

U.S. Deputy Energy Secretary Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood Randall

Image - U.S. Deputy Energy Secretary Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood Randall
Fri, Oct 23 2015 - 12:00pm

Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood Randall, Deputy Energy Secretary; Former White House Coordinator for Defense Policy
In conversation with Dr. Gloria Duffy, President and CEO, The Commonwealth Club

Strengthening and Protecting America’s Energy Infrastructure Read more »

Past event

The Food Lab: Cooking with Science

Image - The Food Lab: Cooking with Science
Thu, Oct 22 2015 - 6:30pm

J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, Managing Culinary Director, Serious Eats; Author, The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science 
In conversation with Joanna Pearlstein, Deputy Managing Editor, Wired

Food Lit event underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Read more »

Past event

China and the U.S.: Can Conflict Be Avoided?

Image - China and the U.S.: Can Conflict Be Avoided?
Thu, Oct 22 2015 - 6:30pm

Zhang Weiwei, Professor and Director, Centre for China Development Model Research, Fudan University; Director, SASS Institute of China Studies; Interpreter for Chairman Deng Xiaoping
Gary Roughead, Admiral USN (Ret.), Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution; Former Commander, U.S. Pacific and Atlantic Fleets Read more »

Past event

David Talbot: The Rise of America's Secret Government

Image - David Talbot: The Rise of America's Secret Government
Wed, Oct 21 2015 - 6:30pm

David Talbot, Founder, Salon.com; Author, The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America’s Secret Government
Barry Eisler, Former CIA Directorate of Operations; Creator, John Rain series – Moderator Read more »

Past event

Chinatown Walking Tour

Image - Chinatown Walking Tour
Wed, Oct 21 2015 - 1:45pm

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.

Past event

Arne Duncan: A Conversation with the Secretary of Education

Published in:
Image - Arne Duncan: A Conversation with the Secretary of Education
Wed, Oct 21 2015 - 11:30am

Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education
John Fensterwald, Editor-at-Large, EdSource — Moderator Read more »

Past event

Roberta Kaplan

Image - Roberta Kaplan
Tue, Oct 20 2015 - 7:30pm

Roberta Kaplan, Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP; Author, Then Comes Marriage: United States v. Windsor and the Defeat of DOMA
In conversation with Kara Swisher, Executive Editor, Re/code Read more »

Past event

Liberation of the Philippines 1945: A 70th Anniversary Commemoration

Published in:
Image - Liberation of the Philippines 1945: A 70th Anniversary Commemoration
Tue, Oct 20 2015 - 11:30am

Michael Armacost, Former U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines
James Zobel, Chief Archivist, MacArthur Memorial Museum
Richard Keith, Major General (Ret.), Veteran of the Philippines Liberation Campaign, 1945

Join a special gala luncheon to commemorate the liberation of the Philippines by American forces and their Filipino allies in 1945. Guest speakers, along with displays, memorabilia and visual documentation, will be presented.

Past event

Seth Siegel: Let There Be Water

Published in:
Image - Seth Siegel: Let There Be Water
Mon, Oct 19 2015 - 7:00pm

Seth Siegel, Author, Let There Be Water: Israel’s Solution for a Water-Starved World
Lisa Krieger, Science and Medicine Reporter, San Jose Mercury News —Moderator Read more »

Past event

Adam Johnson: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author

Image - Adam Johnson: Pulitzer Prize Winning Author
Mon, Oct 19 2015 - 6:30pm

Adam Johnson, Associate Professor, Stanford University; Author, The Orphan Master’s Son and Fortune Smiles 
Kathryn Ma, Author, The Year She Left Us and All That Work and Still No Boys; Jury Member, The Commonwealth Club’s California Book Awards — Moderator

This program is part of the Good Lit series underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation Read more »

Syndicate content