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 »
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 »
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 »
Pamela Matson, Chester A. Naramore Dean, Stanford School of Earth Energy & Environmental Sciences Fahmida Ahmed, Director, Office of Sustainability, Stanford Department of Sustainability and Energy Management Joseph Stagner, Executive Director, Stanford Department of Sustainability and Energy Management Chris Field, Perry L. McCarty Director, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment 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.