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Fifty-six years ago today: India's ambassador to the United States, Gaganvihari L. Mehta, discussed "The First Decade of Independent India" in his speech to The Commonwealth Club of California on February 7, 1958.
Forty-four years ago: NASA administrator James Fletcher gave "An Assessment of the Space Program" in his February 11, 1972, speech to The Commonwealth Club of California?. Fletcher, a physicist, was responsible for beginning the space shuttle program during his first tenure at NASA.
Our condolences to the family of Joel Brinkley, who passed away at the too-early age of 61. Brinkley, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and former director of the Fund for Investigative Journalism, was also a frequent moderator of Commonwealth Club of California programs until he returned to the East Coast in 2013. He was also the featured speaker in some Club programs, including this 2011 program on "Cambodia's Curse: The Modern History of a Troubled Land."Read more »