P.J. O’Rourke, H.L. Mencken Research Fellow, Cato Institute; Author, How the Hell Did This Happen?: The Election of 2016; Twitter @pjorourke Melissa Caen, Political Analyst, CBS San Francisco; Twitter @melissacaen1—Moderator Read more »
Bill Burnett, Executive Director, Design Program, Stanford University; Co-author, Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life Dave Evans, Adjunct Lecturer, Product Design Program, Stanford University; Management Consultant; Co-founder, Electronic Arts; Co-author, Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life Suzanne Gibbs Howard, Partner, IDEO; Founder and Dean, IDEO U—Moderator Read more »
Madeleine Albright,Former U.S. Secretary of State under President Clinton Katie Albright, Executive Director, San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center
In conversation with Ellen Tauscher, Former Representative, California’s 10th Congressional District; Former Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors Read more »
Zahra Billoo, Executive Director, Council on American-Islamic Relations, San Francisco Bay Area
Judge LaDoris Hazzard Cordell (Ret.), Chair, Santa Clara County Jail Commission Steven Fish, Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley Sean Walsh, GOP Political Strategist Read more »
William Ristenpart, Joe and Essie Smith Endowed Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of California-Davis
Can UC Davis do for the coffee industry what it’s done for the wine industry?
Ristenpart is head of the Coffee Center, the first multidisciplinary university research center in the world devoted to post-harvest studies of coffee and designed to generate unparalleled teaching, research and collaborative opportunities for students, scientists and engineers. Read more »
George P. Shultz, Distinguished Fellow, Hoover Institution; Former U.S. Secretary of State, Labor, and Treasury; Author, Learning From Experience
In conversation with Dr. Gloria Duffy, President and CEO, The Commonwealth Club
Part of the Club’s Series on Ethics and Accountability, underwritten by the Charles Travers Family Foundation.
Also part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by The Bernard Osher Foundation. Read more »
Join us to discuss The Age of Vikings, whose image is often distorted by myth. Though it is true that they pillaged, looted and enslaved, the Vikings also settled peacefully and traveled far from their homelands in swift and sturdy ships to explore. Anders Winroth captures the innovation and pure daring of the Vikings without glossing over their destructive heritage, revealing how Viking arts, literature and religious thought evolved in surprising ways. Discussion led by Lynn Harris.
Robert Rosenbaum, Neurophsychologist; Psychotherapist; Co-editor, What's Wrong with Mindfulness (and What Isn't); Author, Walking the Way: 81 Zen Encounters with the Tao Te Ching and Zen and the Heart of PsychotherapyRead more »