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 »
Lisa Krieger, Science and Medical Research Reporter, San Jose Mercury News
In a series of powerful articles last year, Mercury News reporter Krieger documented the immense financial costs associated with her father’s final illness. Krieger will discuss how such costs are impacting end-of-life care and our entire health system. Read more »
Join fellow Club members with similar interests to brainstorm upcoming Science & Technology programs. All Commonwealth Club members are welcome. We explore visions for the future through science and technology. Discuss current issues and share your insights with fellow Club members to shape and plan programs for the months ahead. Read more »
Carol Turner’s provocative exhibition challenges us to become more aware of the worldwide status of women. Long tables lined with women’s faces, cast in clay by the artist, span the length of the Club lobby. This reception is an opportunity to meet with the artist and learn more about her work. Following the reception is a related talk by educator and author Joni Seager. (Note separate listing and registration). Read more »
Former California Governor Davis will reflect on recent changes to the state’s constitution and the prospects for future reform. Davis served as governor from 1999-2003. He is currently with the Los Angeles office of Loeb & Loeb and is a senior fellow at the UCLA School of Public Affairs.
Location: Barrett Ballroom, San Jose State University, One Washington Square, San Jose Time: 7 p.m.Read more »
George Sand, famous for her many lovers, wrote more than 60 novels during her career. Written in 1842, Consuelo portrays the triumph of moral purity over manifold temptations. This Romantic novel of the musical life of a gypsy singer is noted for its rich depiction of Venice. The characters in Sand’s novels are enthusiastic and outspoken, with a bold manifesto of women's independence and a legitimate claim to emotional and sexual fulfillment. The title character is modeled on a well-known soprano of that age, Pauline Viardot. Read more »
“Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock and Scotty … we need you along with your ship and the crew of the Enterprise!” Join us for a lively discussion focused on science and technology education.
Over the years our nation has seen a decline in academic performance of our youth in math and science vis-à-vis other nations. This harms our efforts to foster qualified homegrown scientists and engineers. Are we in danger of losing our competitive advantage? How can we improve science and technology education? Read more »
All interested Club members are welcome to attend monthly 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 2013.
MLF: International Relations Location: Club Office Time: 5:30 p.m.Read more »