James Ganz, Ph.D., Curator, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Kevin Starr, Ph.D., California State Librarian Emeritus Laura Ackley, Author, San Francisco's Jewel City: The Panama Pacific International Exposition of 1915 Lori Fogarty, Executive Director, Oakland Museum of CaliforniaRead more »
The Humanities Forum brings Socrates Café to The Commonwealth Club. It will be held every third Wednesday evening for the discussion of philosophical issues. At each monthly meeting the group's facilitator, Bob Enteen, will invite participants to suggest topics, which are then voted on. The person who proposed the most popular topic will briefly explain why she or he considers the subject interesting and important.Read more »
Peter Leyden, Former Managing Editor, Wired; Founder and CEO, Reinventors; Co-author, The Long Boom
There is no place on the planet better positioned than the Bay Area to drive the creation of a digital, global, sustainable civilization for the 21st century. Leyden, former managing editor of Wired magazine, presents a dazzling multimedia presentation covering the many tech, economic, social and political transformations that will unfold right here in the coming decades.
The Master and Margarita is woven around a visit by the devil to the fervently atheistic Soviet Union. In part, it is angled against a suffocatingly bureaucratic social order. The novel alternates between two settings. The first is 1930s Moscow, and the second setting is the Jerusalem of Pontius Pilate.Read more »
NoViolet Bulawayo, Author, We Need New Names Cristina Henriquez, Author, The Book of Unknown Americans Bich Minh Nguyen, Author, Stealing Buddha’s Dinner: A Memoir Sal Pizarro, Columnist, The San Jose Mercury News – Moderator Read more »