Hon. Chuck Reed, Mayor of San Jose (2007-2014) Hon. Ron Gonzales, Former Mayor of San Jose (1999-2006) Hon. Susan Hammer, Former Mayor of San Jose (1991-1998) Hon. Janet Gray Hayes, Former Mayor of San Jose (1975-1982) Hon. Norman Mineta, Former Mayor of San Jose (1971-1975); Former US Secretary of Transportation Dr.Read more »
Have current NFL rules caught up with the game? As a sports analyst for Fox Sports, Pereira monitors weekly NFL action and provides explanations and rules interpretation to the calls officials make on the field. He shares his insights about some of the biggest safety concerns among players, coaches and league officials. Read more »
Paranoid Politics; Islamophobia, McCarthyism and the Yellow Peril
Wajahat Ali, Playwright; Attorney; Co-author, Fear Inc., The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America Dr. Larry Gerston, Emeritus Professor, San Jose State University; Political Analyst, NBC 11 Mike Honda, U.S. Congressman (D - California)
Our panel will cover three periods in U.S. history: World War II, the era of McCarthyism, and post 9/11 when groups were persecuted in politics and the media.
Dr. Ira Byock: The Best Care Possible – What It Is and How to Get It
Dr. Ira Byock, Director of Palliative Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center; Professor of Anesthesiology and Community & Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School; Author, The Best Care Possible: A Physician’s Quest to Transform Care Through the End of Life Dr. Dale Larson, Professor of Counseling Psychology, Santa Clara University- Moderator 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. All interested members are encouraged to attend. Read more »
Law Professor, Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law; Author, I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did: Social Networks and the Death of Privacy
A leading figure in the realms of law, ethics and genetic technology, award-winning law professor Andrews has served as an adviser to several authoritative political bodies, including the U.S. Congress and the World Health Organization.
Jennifer Brokaw, MD; Founder, Good Medicine Sean Duffy, Co-Founder and CEO, Omada Health Marty Tenenbaum, Founder, Cancer Commons Wayne Pan, MD; Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Health Access Solutions; Chief Medical Officer, Pacific Partners Management Services Inc. Sarah Varney, Health Reporter, The California Report—moderator
Many Americans today are dealing with chronic illnesses, trying to navigate through Read more »
Living in Truth: The Life and Work of Vaclav Havel
Jane L. Curry, Political Science Professor, Santa Clara University Steven Boyd Saum, Editor, Santa Clara Magazine
As a writer and political leader, Havel advocated using truth and love to combat oppression. He went from being a dissident in prison to negotiating the end of communism in Czechoslovakia in the Velvet Revolution. He served as president of Czechoslovakia and later the Czech Republic. Read more »
Humanities West Book Discussion: Mission to China: Matteo Ricci & the Jesuit Encounter with the East
In the 16th century, the vast and sophisticated empire of China remained almost unknown to the West. As global trade expanded, legends fed the fantasies of European merchants, and the Catholic Church imagined the saving of millions of souls, but the first Jesuits in China confronted enormous challenges when they settled in the fabled Forbidden City. Lynn Harris will moderate this discussion of Mary Laven’s fascinating book.
Magic Theatre Virgin Play Reading: Good Goods Magic brings its artistic staff and one of the candidates for its main stage to The Commonwealth Club. Hear the very first reading of a new play and meet the director and playwright, who will hold a conversation with the audience after the reading. The play Good Goods comes from playwright Christina Anderson.
In a small Black town that doesn’t appear on any map, a young man is summoned back to run his family-owned general store.