Explore one of San Francisco’s 44 hills, and one of its original “Seven Hills.” Because of great views and its central position, Nob Hill became an exclusive enclave of the rich and famous on the west coast who built large mansions in the neighborhood. This included prominent tycoons such as Leland Stanford, and other members of the Big Four. Highlights include the history of four landmark hotels: The Fairmont, Mark Hopkins, Stanford Court, and Huntington Hotel. Read more »
Carson Bruno, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Twitter @carsonjfbruno Carla Marinucci, Politico California Playbook; Twitter @cmarinucci James Taylor, Ph.D., Director of African American Studies and Professor of Political Science, Department of Politics, University of San Francisco
The year's almost over; one big election is behind us, but 2016 is racing toward us at top speed. Read more »
Join Rick Evans for his new walking tour exploring the historic sites of the waterfront neighborhood that surrounds the location of the future Commonwealth Club headquarters. Hear the dynamic stories of the entrepreneurs, controversial artists and labor organizers who created this recently revitalized neighborhood. This tour will give you a lively overview of the historic significance of this neighborhood and a close look at the ongoing development.
In collaboration with the Leo T. McCarthy Center at The University of San Francisco
Chris Matthews, Host, "Hardball," MSNBC Scott Shafer, Host and Reporter, "The California Report," KQED
Join us for a special morning program with Chris Matthews, of MSNBC's weekday series "Hardball," who will share his insider perspective on national politics, along with his usual sharp and witty musings, in conversation with KQED's Scott Shafer. Read more »
Stephen F. Cohen, Professor Emeritus, Russian Studies and Politics, New York University and Princeton University; Contributing Editor, The Nation
In conversation with Dr. Gloria Duffy, President and CEO, The Commonwealth Club Read more »
Katrina vanden Heuvel, Editor and Publisher, The Nation Van Jones, Former White House Special Advisor for Green Jobs; CNN Commentator Robert Reich, Professor; Author; Former Secretary of Labor Ai-jen Poo, Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance Read more »
Garry Kasparov, Chairman, Human Rights Foundation; Former World Chess Champion; Author, Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped; Twitter: @Kasparov63 Kori Schake, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution—Moderator Read more »
Join INFORUM as we host a viewing party for Round Two of the Democratic Party presidential debates. We’ll be back at SoMa StrEat Food Park to enjoy the debate over some politically savvy drinking games. Get there early to snag a good spot and get your food cart eat and drink on before the debating begins. Keep in mind: some seating is outside so bring a sweater.