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.
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.
Robert Reich, Former U.S. Secretary of Labor; Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy, UC Berkeley; Author, Saving Capitalism: For the Many, not the Few; Twitter @RBReich Judge LaDoris Cordell (ret) — Moderator Read more »
Dr. Marion Nestle, Professor, New York University; Author, Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning); Twitter @marionnestle Alice Huan-mei Chen, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, San Francisco Health Network; Co-Director, Center for Innovation in Access and Quality at San Francisco General Hospital; Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco—Moderator Read more »
Tom Steyer, California Business Leader, Philanthropist; Clean Energy Advocate
In conversation with Ellen Tauscher, Former Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors
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Joe Garofoli, Political Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle; Twitter @joegarofoli Josh Richman, State and National Politics Reporter, Bay Area News Group; Political Blogger, ibabuzz.com/politics; Twitter @Josh_Richman Debra J. Saunders, Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle; "Token Conservative" Blogger, SFGate.com; Twitter @debrajsaundersRead more »
Terrance Gelenter, Author, Travels in France with Terrance and Paris par Hasard: from Bagels to Brioches
Join Terrance Gelenter to sample the varied richness of France – food, wine and culture. His travels have taken him from the green, rain-soaked pastures of Normandy, providing cheese and butter for both eating and cooking, to the confit de canard and goose fat of the southwest, to Provence where olive oil is king. Gelenter often has a smile on his face when he pinches himself to make sure that his life isn’t a dream.
Ted Koppel, Former Anchor, ABC News; Author, Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath
Imagine a blackout lasting not days, but weeks or months. Tens of millions of people left in the dark without running water or access to grocery stores, banks, or medical facilities. How will we survive? Read more »
Simon Winchester, Historian & Author, A Crack in the Edge of the World and Pacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World’s Superpowers Angie Coiro, Talk Show Host, “In Deep with Angie Coiro”—ModeratorRead more »