Waiting for the Electricity by Christina Nichol begins in the republic of Georgia. The novel is about a humble maritime lawyer, Slims Achmed Makahvili. The Communists are long gone, but there are no jobs in the cities—and when there are jobs, employees aren’t compensated. When they are compensated, it’s because the jobs are . . . not strictly scrupulous. Read more »
Kirsti Kauppi, Ambassador of Finland to the U.S. András Simonyi, Managing Director, Center for Transatlantic Relations, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University Hilde Janne Skorpen, Consul General, Royal Norwegian Consulate Sedge Dienst, Partner and Co-founder, KCA Partners—Moderator Read more »
R. Paul Herman, CEO, HIP Investor Ratings + Portfolios; Author, The HIP Investor, Make Bigger Profits by Building a Better World Timothy Yee, President, Green Retirement, Inc.
In conversation with Chinwe Onyeagoro, President, Great Place to Work Institute Read more »
Scott Tangenberg, Acting Forest Supervisor, Stanislaus National Forest Patrick Koepele, Executive Director, Tuolumne River Trust Michael Carlin, Deputy General Manager, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Bob Kingman, Assistant Executive Officer, Sierra Nevada Conservancy Read more »
Anthony B. Iton, M.D., J.D., MPH, Senior Vice President of Healthy Communities, The California Endowment; Former Director and County Health Officer, Alameda County Public Health Department; Former Director, Health and Human Services, and School Medical Advisor, City of Stamford, Connecticut Read more »
On one Monday evening of every month the Humanities Forum sponsors Socrates Café at The Commonwealth Club. Each meeting is devoted to the discussion of a philosophical topic chosen at that meeting. The group's facilitator, John Nyquist, invites participants to suggest topics, which are then voted on. The person who proposed the most popular topic is asked to briefly explain why she or he considers that topic interesting and important. An open discussion follows, and the meeting ends with a summary of the various perspectives participants expressed. Read more »