The Commonwealth Club’s 114th Annual Dinner and 29th Annual Distinguished Citizen Gala is a dual celebration, reflecting on the last year of the Club’s events and accomplishments, as well as honoring outstanding members of the community who exemplify the Club’s values by presenting them with the Distinguished Citizen Award, an award reserved for those whose professional and humanitarian endeavors and accomplishments are worthy of recognition and celebration. Read more »
Edward R. Blonz, M.S., Ph.D., Assistant Clinical Professor, Clinical Pharmacy, University of California San Francisco John Edward Swartzberg, M.D., FACP, Chair, Editorial Board, University of California Berkeley Wellness Letter; Clinical Professor Emeritus, Health and Medical Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley Catherine Heenan, News Anchor and Reporter, KRON4-TV, San Francisco—Moderator Read more »
Zahra Billoo, Executive Director, Council on American-Islamic Relations, San Francisco Bay Area
Judge LaDoris Hazzard Cordell (Ret.), Chair, Santa Clara County Jail Commission Steven Fish, Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley Sean Walsh, GOP Political Strategist Read more »
William Ristenpart, Joe and Essie Smith Endowed Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of California-Davis
Can UC Davis do for the coffee industry what it’s done for the wine industry?
Ristenpart is head of the Coffee Center, the first multidisciplinary university research center in the world devoted to post-harvest studies of coffee and designed to generate unparalleled teaching, research and collaborative opportunities for students, scientists and engineers. Read more »
George P. Shultz, Distinguished Fellow, Hoover Institution; Former U.S. Secretary of State, Labor, and Treasury; Author, Learning From Experience
In conversation with Dr. Gloria Duffy, President and CEO, The Commonwealth Club
Part of the Club’s Series on Ethics and Accountability, underwritten by the Charles Travers Family Foundation.
Also part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by The Bernard Osher Foundation. Read more »
Alison Gopnik, Professor of Psychology and Affiliate Professor of Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley; Author, The Gardener and the Carpenter: What the New Science of Child Development Tells Us about the Relationship Between Parents and Children
In conversation with Dr. Julie Lythcott-Haims, Former Dean of Freshman, Stanford University; Author, How to Raise An AdultRead more »
Justin Catalana, Founder and Managing Partner, Fort Point Beer Company Regan Long, Co-Founder and Brewmaster, Local Brewing Dave McLean, Founder/Brewmaster, Magnolia Brewing Company Scott Ungermann, Brewmaster, Anchor Brewing Company Kate Sofis, CEO, SFMade—Moderator Read more »