Larry Gerston, Ph.D., Larry Gerston, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, San Jose State University; Political Analyst, NBC Bay Area; Author, Reviving Citizen Engagement, and The Road to Hana Additional Panelists TBA
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It's a special edition of our political roundtable. We'll gather local experts for commentary on the candidates, referenda and issues of concern to the South Bay, and we'll take a look at statewide and national campaigns. Read more »
Bill Hayton, BBC Correspondent, Author, The South China Sea: The Struggle for Power in Asia Frank Wu, Professor and former Dean, University of California Hastings Law School; Chairman, Committee of 100—Moderator Read more »
Ravit Baer, Deputy Consul General for Israel for the Pacific Northwest Nathan Miller, President, Miller Ink; Consultant, Israel 21c Riva Gambert, Director, East Bay International Jewish Film Festival—Moderator Read more »
William D. Eggers, Executive Director, Deloitte Center for Government Innovation; Author, Delivering on Digital: The Innovators and Technologies that Are Transforming Government
How can government transform its capabilities by capitalizing on today’s new digital tools? Best-selling author William D. Eggers coined the term “government 2.0” more than a decade ago and now envisions an even more revolutionary era in government, enabled by cloud computing, mobile devices and analytics. Read more »
The Middle East Forum discussion group, which primarily covers the Middle East, North Africa and Afghanistan, has been meeting for more than eight years. We do not debate; we exchange ideas and opinions. The discussion is considered a perk of membership, but those interested especially, students are welcome to attend.
Lisa Chen, Planner, San Francisco Planning Department Richard J. Jackson, M.D, Professor and Former Chair, Environmental Health Sciences, Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA Fran Weld, Vice President of Strategy and Development, San Francisco Giants Bill Worthen, Founding Principal, Urban Fabrick, Inc. Malo André Hutson, Associate Professor of City & Regional Planning, U.C. Berkeley—Moderator Read more »
The Middle East Forum discussion group that primarily covers the Middle East, North Africa and Afghanistan has been meeting for more than eight years. We do not debate. We exchange ideas and opinions. The discussion is considered a perk of membership but those interested, especially students, are welcome to attend.
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 »
Brian Kelly, Secretary, California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA)—Keynote Norman Y. Mineta, Secretary (ret.), U.S. Department of Transportation Asha Agrawal, Ph.D., Director, Mineta Institute’s National Transportation Finance Center Grace Crunican, General Manager, Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) Steve Heminger, Executive Director, Metropolitan Transportation Division Read more »