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. Read more »
Applying the Wisdom of Mister Rogers to the Workplace
Donna D. Mitroff , Independent Children's Media Consultant and Critic; Author, Fables and the Art of Leadership: Applying the Wisdom of Mister Rogers to the Workplace Ian I. Mitroff, Adjunct Professor, UC Berkeley; Author, Swan, Swine and Swindlers David Newell, Actor, Mr. McFeely on "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood"
Fred Rogers is one of the great icons of American culture. Read more »
Join fellow Club members with similar interests and 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.
MLF: Science & Technology Location: SF Club Office Time: 6:15 p.m.Read more »
Linda Hawes Clever, M.D., Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF; Associate Dean of Alumni Affairs, Stanford University School of Medicine; Member, Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences; Author, The Fatigue Prescription: Four Steps to Renewing Your Energy, Health and Life
Juggling can be exhilarating and exhausting – and dangerous. Many of us have become adept at keeping several balls in the air at once. Read more »
Riva Gambert, Director, The Partnership for Israel of the Jewish Federation of the East Bay Joe Epstein, President, Sierra Steel Trading LLP; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors - Moderator
Gambert will tell the fascinating story of how President Truman came to support the creation of the state of Israel on the heels of World War II despite the long-standing objection by the U.S. State Department. Read more »
Bruce F. Rosen, Author, If You Ever Need Me, I Won’t Be Far Away; Banker
Despite large obstacles, such as divorce after a 25-year marriage and losing to cancer his psychic mother who herself lived joyfully, Rosen discovered how to find joy in life again. He will show how to respond to the loss of people, places and love with joy, humor, heart, inspiration and reawakened passion. Read more »
Trade in Your Rights: Russia’s Circuitous March to Democracy
This program is postponed. There is currently no new date.
Pavel Khodorkovsky, President, Institute of Modern Russia
Khodorkovsky asserts that supporting civil society is critical in Russia’s current human rights and political environment. The son of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, well-known political prisoner, businessman and author, Pavel can’t return to Russia for fear of endangering his father. Read more »
Seth Rosenfeld, Author, Subversives: The FBI's War on Student Radicals, and Reagan's Rise to Power
Monday Night Philosophy explores some until-now secret details about the history of Berkeley in the 1960s : How the FBI disrupted and infiltrated student groups, the faculty and the UC administration; how that influenced California state politics; and how Governor Reagan worked with the FBI to develop one leg of his national political power base.
The Marcel Network: Saving Children from the Holocaust
Fred Coleman, Former Paris Bureau Chief, Newsweek; Author, The Marcel Network
Coleman presents an inspiring story of adventure, betrayal, imprisonment and survival. He’ll discuss the true story of a young couple in Nazi-occupied France who risked their lives against overwhelming odds to save 527 children from the gas chambers. Read more »