Larry Brilliant, Chairman, Skoll Global Threats; Former Executive Director, Google.org; Twitter @larrybrilliant Shannon Bennett, Ph.D., Chief of Science and Dean of Science Research Collections, California Academy of Sciences—Moderator
How safe are we from an ebola, Zika, H7N9, or MERS outbreak? How can we prevent a bioterrorist attack or lab accidents? Public health expert Brilliant will discuss today’s growing pandemic risks. Read more »
Why has it been it so hard to recognize and act on the growing number of severe storms, floods and other climate-driven weather events? Climate change is a perfect example of a gray rhino: an obvious, high-impact risk that doesn't get the responses it deserves. Unlike its kin, the ignored elephant in the room and the unpredictable black swan, the gray rhino offers us a chance to respond. Read more »
John Kasich, Ohio Governor (R); Current Republican Presidential Candidate Kori Schake, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University—Moderator
Come hear directly from Ohio Governor and Republican presidential candidate John Kasich in a town-hall format, and bring your questions about his record and his vision for our country’s future. Read more »
Brian Christian, Author, The Most Human Human; Co-author, Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions Tom Griffiths, Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science, UC Berkeley; Co-Author, Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions
Are you an algorithmic thinker? Acclaimed author Brian Christian and cognitive scientist Tom Griffiths provide insights into the human mind and explain how computer algorithms can help solve daily dilemmas. Read more »
Are you new to the Club? Just want to explore and check it out?
Come take a peek, meet other members and staff and learn about all The Commonwealth Club offers. Experience firsthand how The Commonwealth Club has become the nation’s leading public forum. Bring a friend and explore the Club together!
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.
Doug Dalton and Brian Sheehy, Owners, Future Bars J.K. Dineen, Staff Writer, San Francisco Chronicle; Author, High Spirits: The Legacy Bars of San Francisco—Moderator
Doug Dalton and Brian Sheehy have revolutionized the Bay Area’s nightlife scene through their company Future Bars, the team behind several of San Francisco’s top watering holes, including Bourbon & Branch, Tradition, Local Edition and the recently-launched Pagan Idol. Read more »
Jill Buck, Founder and Executive Director, Go Green Initiative Association Frederic C. Rich, Author, Getting to Green: Saving Nature: A Bipartisan Solution
Pew polling reveals that the environment is one of the two things about which Republicans and Democrats disagree most. It wasn’t always this way. President Nixon created the EPA and President Reagan tackled the hole in the ozone and acid rain. President George Bush described himself as an environmental president. Read more »
Lesley Stahl, Correspondent, "60 Minutes"; Author, Being Grandma: The Joys and Science of the New Grandparenting; Twitter: @LesleyRStahl
In conversation with Judge LaDoris Cordell (ret.), Chair, Santa Clara County Jail Commission
This event is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.Read more »