Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, wine and the company of fellow Club members, ambassadors and staff as we celebrate new members! Are you new to the Club? Just want to explore and check it out? Come and take a peek and meet other new members. Learn about all The Club has to offer – from volunteer opportunities, travel destinations and free language discussion groups to the high-quality programs you expect from us. Bring a friend and explore the Club together! Read more »
Alex Kozinski, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Since 2007, Kozinski has served as the chief judge of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Known for his intellect and witty, sometimes irreverent, writing and speeches, Judge Kozinski will discuss the ethical, legal and constitutional implications of anonymity in the digital age.
Location: De Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara Time: 7 p.m.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. with brief remarks at 6 p.m. Cost: FREE (with reservation)
2013 Silicon Valley Reads: One Book. One Community. Kick-Off Event
Brian Castner, Author, The Long Walk: A Story of War and the Life That Follows Sue Diaz, Author, Minefields of the Heart: A Mother’s Stories of a Son at War
In conversation with Mike Cassidy, Columnist, San Jose Mercury NewsRead more »
16 and Pregnant: The Reality and Politics of Adolescent Reproductive Care
Jane Mauldon, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley Lynn Ponton, M.D., Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, UCSF Lupe Rodriguez, Director of Public Affairs, Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Dr.Read more »
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 »
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.
Catholicism, Conscience and American Politics: Reflections by a Catholic Bishop
Bishop Robert McElroy, Archdiocese of San Francisco
Are there clear Catholic positions on issues in American politics? What is the role of Catholic Church authorities, and what is the role of the conscience of the individual Catholic in assessing and voting on these issues? Bishop McElroy, one of the auxiliary bishops of the San Francisco Archdiocese, will offer his reflections on these crucial matters. Read more »