Join us for a one-hour planning meeting for the Personal Growth Member-Led Forum. Be a part of the rebirth of this very important forum, which will focus on a broad curriculum covering human development, relationships, moral and ethical issues, and general self-help topics. We will be discussing the future of this Member-Led Forum and ideas for possible programs in 2014. 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!
Location: SF Club Office Time: 5:30–7 p.m. reception with brief remarks at 6 p.m. Cost: FREE (with reservation)
Seating limited; please arrive early to ensure seats. Standing room available in the library.
Sally Jewell, U.S. Secretary of Interior
Conserving America’s natural heritage involves balancing competing interests and values. The Department of the Interior, which is responsible for extracting resources from public lands as well as protecting landscapes, is at the center of delicate balancing act. Read more »
Lynn Rothschild, Ph.D., Astrobiologist, NASA Ames Research Center Richard Zare, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry, Stanford University
Earth was once a molten ball, totally uninhabitable. In a geological instant, it was filled with life. What do we know about this transformation? And could there be more than one recipe for the transition from life to non-life? Join Rothschild and Zare as they ponder these questions and more about the origins of life. Read more »
Make your voice heard in an enriching, provocative and fun discussion with fellow Club members as you weigh in on events shaping the face of the Middle East. Each month, the Middle East Member-Led Forum hosts an informal roundtable discussion on a topic frequently suggested by recent headlines. After a brief introduction, the floor will be open for discussion.
Make your voice heard in an enriching, provocative and fun discussion with fellow Club members as you weigh in on events shaping the face of the Middle East. Each month, the Middle East Member-Led Forum hosts an informal roundtable discussion on a topic frequently suggested by recent headlines. After a brief introduction, the floor will be open for discussion. All interested members are encouraged to attend. There will also be a brief planning session. Read more »
All interested Club members are welcome to attend bimonthly one-hour planning meetings of the International Relations Member-Led Forum. We focus on Europe, Latin America, Africa and worldwide topics. Join us to discuss current international issues and plan programs for 2014.Read more »
Nicholas Carr, Author, The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains Robin Sloan, Author, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel
In conversation with Mike Cassidy, Columnist, San Jose Mercury NewsRead more »
Alan Auerbach, Robert D. Burch Professor of Economics and Law, UC Berkeley Tammy Frisby, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution; Lecturer, Stanford University’s Department of Political Science Melissa Griffin, Political Reporter, KPIX-TV - Moderator Read more »
In recent months the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for same-sex marriages to resume in California and declared DOMA unconstitutional. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the first Supreme Court Justice to officiate at a same-sex marriage. Even President George H.W. Bush attended a lesbian wedding in Maine. The sea-change in public opinion towards LGBT people and issues has been astonishing.Read more »