Leon Panetta, Former Director, CIA; Former U.S. Secretary of Defense; Author, Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace Dr. Gloria C. Duffy, President & CEO of The Commonwealth Club – ModeratorRead 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 two-hour tour will give you a lively overview of the historic significance of this neighborhood and a close look at the ongoing development.
Jane Kim, San Francisco Supervisor Art Agnos, Former Mayor, San Francisco Mikkel Svane, CEO and Founder, Zendesk John Diaz, Editorial Page Editor, San Francisco Chronicle – Moderator Additional Panelists TBARead more »
Joe Garofoli, Political Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle; Twitter @joegarofoli Mollie Reilly, Deputy Politics Editor, The Huffington Post; Twitter @mollieclare C.W. Nevius, Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle; Twitter @cwneviusRead more »
Wesley Clark, Ret. U.S. Army General; Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander; Author, Don’t Wait for the Next War: A Strategy for American Growth and Global Leadership
In conversation with Kori Schake, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Former Distinguished Chair in International Security Studies, The United States Military Academy at West Point Read more »
Here’s a special chance for a limited number of Commonwealth Club members to attend for free the finale of the Cartoonapalooza, featuring some of the nation’s best talent in political cartooning and visual satire.
Steven Pinker, Professor of Psychology, Harvard University; Author, The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century; Twitter: @sapinker
LOL and CU L8R – is technology corrupting the English language? With our daily lives bombarded by texts and tweets, are etiquette, writing, and grammar going out of style? Noted linguist and cognitive scientist Pinker will discuss the science of language as well as the challenges of crafting clear, coherent and stylish prose.