2011 Silicon Valley Reads: One Book. One Community Kick-Off Event
Michelle Richmond, Author, The Year of Fog
Local Silicon Valley author Richmond’s novel follows the journey of Abby, a young woman overwhelmed with guilt after her fiance’s six-year-old daughter disappears while in her care. The story continues as Abby tries to understand her memories and uncover the truth.
Ann Winblad, Co-founder and Managing Director, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners - Moderator
For more than 40 years, Draper has worked with top entrepreneurs in fabled Silicon Valley, where today’s vision is made into tomorrow’s reality. This venture capitalist saw the value in Skype, Open Table and many other companies, and he will share his firsthand stories of success. Read more »
The Art of Living Black: Artworks by Karin Turner and Ajuan Mance
This year, The Commonwealth Club celebrates Black History Month with an exhibition of paintings that address the issues of race and gender. Artist Turner and Ajuan Mance, artist, writer and professor, are both Bay Area women of African descent. Read more »
Don't miss this fun and illuminating chance to discuss The Lacuna, Barbara Kingsolver's new historical novel that moves from the Mexico City of Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo and Leon Trotsky in the 1930s to the Washington, D.C., of FDR, J. Edgar Hoover and Richard Nixon in the 1940s. As a reminder, this is a book discussion group; the author will not be present.
MLF: Book Discussion Location: SF Club Office Time: 5:30 p.m. program Cost: FREE Program Organizer: Howard Crane
“Imaginary Countries”: Photos by Alexis Papahadjopoulos
His goal was to travel to the ends of the earth, then bring back a distillation of his experiences. Whether in a landscape or in a person’s face, Papahadjopoulos created a world as he wanted it to be, perfect in color, form and emotion. Come view his work on display at The Commonwealth Club.
MLF: The Arts Location: SF Club Office Time: Regular Club business hours Cost: FREE Program Organizer: Lynn Curtis
Aneesh Chopra, United States Chief Technology Officer
Thomas Nesbitt, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Vice Chancellor for Strategic Technologies and Alliances, UC Davis School of Medicine - Moderator
Chopra, assistant to the president and the nation's first-ever chief technology officer, has made it a priority to advance America's health-care reform goals through the use of technology and innovation for one of the administration's top priorities. Read more »
M.D., M.Ph., Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Administrator, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Haile T. Debas, Executive Director, UCSF Global Health Sciences; chancellor emeritus, ucsf; Dean Emeritus, UCSF School of Medicine - Moderator
As director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Frieden works to control communicable and noncommunicable diseases in the United States and around the world. He led the nation’s response to the H1N1 influenza pandemic. Read more »
Asha Weinstein Agrawal, Ph.D., Director, Mineta Transportation Institute National Transportation Finance Center William Millar, President, American Public Transportation Association John Horsley, Executive Director, Association of American State Highway and Transportation Officials Alan Lowenthal, California State Senator Norman Mineta, U.S. Secretary of Transportation (Ret.); Former U.S.Congressman - Moderator
Within the next two decades, the Census Bureau estimates that the U.S. Read more »