Mark Z. Barabak, Political Writer, Los Angeles Times; Twitter @markzbarabak Bill Whalen, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution; Twitter @hooverwhalen
We'll explore the biggest, most controversial, and sometimes the surprising political issues with expert commentary by panelists who are smart, are civil, and have a good sense of humor. Join our panelists for informative and engaging commentary on political and other major news, audience discussion of the week’s events, and our live news quiz! Read more »
Barry Eichengreen, Professor of Economics and Political Science, University of California Berkeley Doug Rivers, Professor of Political Science, Stanford; President and CEO, YouGov/Polimetrix Richard Waters, West Coast Editor, Financial Times—Moderator
The outcome of the June 23 “Brexit” referendum will decide whether the United Kingdom leaves or stays in the European Union. What would their exit mean for the United Kingdom, the European Union, the United States and the world? 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.
Willie Brown, Former Mayor, San Francisco; Former Speaker, California State Assembly
Former San Francisco Mayor Brown will give his annual lecture on national and regional political trends. A two-term mayor of San Francisco, legendary speaker of the California State Assembly, and widely regarded as one of the most influential African-American politicians of the late 20th century, Brown has been at the center of California politics, government and civic life for an astonishing four decades.
Jeremy Scahill, Investigative Reporter; Co-founder, The Intercept; Author, The Assassination Complex: Inside the Government’s Secret Drone Warfare Program; Twitter @jeremyscahill Barry Eisler, Novelist; Blogger; Former CIA Operative—Moderator
Bestselling author Jeremy Scahill and his colleagues at the investigative website The Intercept reveal what they call stunning new details about America’s secret assassination policy. Read more »
Charles Duhigg, Pulitzer Prize-winning Reporter, The New York Times; Author, Smarter, Faster, Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business and The Power of Habit Farhad Manjoo, Technology Columnist, The New York Times—Moderator
With a special appearance by Mariachi Nueva GeneracionRead more »
Anthony Barnosky, Principal Investigator and Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley; Co-author, Tipping Point for Planet Earth: How Close Are We to the Edge? Elizabeth Hadly, Professor, Department of Biology, Stanford University; Co-authors, Tipping Point for Planet Earth: How Close Are We to the Edge? Lisa Krieger, Science and Medicine Reporter, San Jose Mercury News—Moderator
Planet Earth is headed for a tipping point. Read more »