Pete Geddes, Managing Director, American Prairie Reserve Kristine Tompkins, Founder and President, Conservacion Patagonica, Former CEO, Patagonia Whendee Silver, Professor of Environmental Science, UC Berkeley
Forests are often at the center of conversations about using natural systems to capture and store carbon pollution, but research shows grasslands and prairies are similarly important. How they are managed can potentially have a big impact on storing greenhouse gases so they don’t enter the atmosphere. Read more »
Ken Walsh, Chief White House Correspondent, U.S. News and World Report; Author, Prisoners of the White House
President Obama calls it the White House “bubble.” Bill Clinton referred to it as “the crown jewel of the federal penitentiary system.” The nation’s presidents often lose touch with the country when trapped behind that dignified façade. Walsh will discuss how presidents manage to either break out or remain isolated. 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!Read more »
Bill Richardson, Former Governor of New Mexico; Author, How to Sweet Talk a Shark: Strategies and Stories from a Master Negotiator; Twitter @GovRichardson
In conversation with Jennifer Granholm, Former Governor of Michigan; Twitter @JenGranholmRead more »
Marion Nestle, Professor, Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health, New York University; Author, Food Politics and Eat Drink Vote
In conversation with Narsai David, Food and Wine Editor, KCBS Radio
A renowned expert in the politics that impact what we consume, Marion Nestle will discuss pressing food issues including genetic modification among others. She will also reveal how we can fight for the best food products in the marketplace. Read more »
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.
Explore San Francisco’s Financial District with historian Rick Evans and learn the history and stories behind some of our city’s remarkable structures, streets, and public squares. Hear about the famous architects that influenced the building of San Francisco after the 1906 Earthquake. Discover hard-to-find rooftop gardens, Art Deco lobbies, unique open spaces, and historic landmarks. This is a tour for locals, with hidden gems you can only find on foot!