Member-Led Forum

Past event

Lights, Camera, Take Action; Storytelling for Change: The San Francisco Green Film Festival

Image - Lights, Camera, Take Action; Storytelling for Change
Wed, May 6 2015 - 6:00pm

Mark Decena, Founder, Kontent Films; Writer and Director, Watershed: Exploring a New Water Ethic for the New West
Leah Mahan, Producer and Director, Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek Read more »

Past event

Humanities West Book Discussion: All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

Image - Humanities West Book Discussion: All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
Wed, May 6 2015 - 5:30pm

Join us to discuss the classic novel about World War I, All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque. The discussion will be led by Lynn Harris.

Past event

Psychological Pseudoscience

Image - Sheldon Helms
Tue, May 5 2015 - 5:15pm

Sheldon W. Helms, Associate Professor of Psychology, Ohlone College; Board of Directors Member, Bay Area Skeptics; Founder, Ohlone Psychology Club Speaker Series Read more »

Past event

Book Discussion: The Last of the Wine, by Mary Renault

Mon, May 4 2015 - 5:30pm

In The Last of the Wine, the long Peloponnesian War against Sparta underpins a story centering on the life of Athens and the circle of young men around Socrates. The novel focuses on the coming to manhood of its narrator, a young Athenian nobleman named Alexias, and of Lysis, the man who becomes the love of Alexias' life. The novel's chief concern is the sort of Greek love that inspired Plato's great dialogues, Symposium and Phaedrus. Read more »

Past event

Out of Sight: LA Art in the '60s

Image - Out of Sight: LA Art in the '60s
Fri, May 1 2015 - 12:00pm

William Hackman, Journalist; Former Managing Editor, J. Paul Getty Trust; Author, Out of Sight: The Los Angeles Art Scene of the Sixties
In conversation with Patricia Albers, Journalist, Author, Joan Mitchell: Lady Painter and Shadows, Fire, Snow: The Life of Tina Modotti Read more »

Past event

Reimagining America's Infrastructure

Image - Reimagining America's Infrastructure
Tue, Apr 28 2015 - 6:00pm

Harriet Tregoning, Director, Office of Economic Resilience, HUD
Ginger Strand, Environmental Journalist; Historian; Author, Inventing Niagara: Beauty, Power and Lies
Benjamin Grant, Urban Design Policy Director, SPUR
H. Emerson Blake, Editor-in-Chief, Orion Magazine; Executive Director, The Orion Society Read more »

Past event

The Gene Therapy Plan: Taking Control of Your Genetic Destiny with Diet and Lifestyle

Image - The Gene Therapy Plan: Taking Control of Your Genetic Destiny with Diet
Tue, Apr 28 2015 - 12:00pm

Mitchell Gaynor, M.D.; Founder and President of Gaynor Wellness; Clinical Assistant Professor, Weill-Cornell Medical College Read more »

Past event

Socrates Café

Socrates Café
Mon, Apr 27 2015 - 6:30pm

The Humanities Forum brings Socrates Café to The Commonwealth Club. It will be held once a month on a Monday evening for the discussion of philosophical issues. At each monthly meeting the group's facilitator, John Nyquist, 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. An open discussion will follow, ending with a summary. Read more »

Past event

Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Apr 27 2015 - 5:30pm

This evening's discussion will focus on Iran. Make your voice heard in an enriching, provocative and fun discussion, led by Banafsheh Keynoush, with Club members as you weigh in on events shaping the face of the Middle East, North Africa and Afghanistan. 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.

Past event

Arabian Shakespeare

Image - Arabian Shakespeare
Fri, Apr 24 2015 - 12:00pm

William Brown III, Actor; Founding Director, Arabian Shakespeare Festival
Asma Dhaif, Masters Student in Instructional Technologies, SFSU
Torange Yeghizarian, Founding Artistic Director, Golden Thread Productions
Philippa Kelly, PhD; Educator; Shakespeare Expert – Moderator Read more »

Syndicate content