Upcoming Events: International Relations

Thu 8/27

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Uplifting Communities: Music As a Force of Change

Date: Thu, August 27, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
With SF Conservatory President David Stull

Owsley Brown III, Producer; Director
Sandy Tolan, Journalist; Author
Eugene Rodriguez, Executive Director, Los Cenzontles Cultural Arts Academy
David Stull, President, San Francisco Conservatory of Music – Moderator

This program is part of the 2015 Platforum series Music Matters, sponsored by Ernst & Young and the John and Marcia Goldman Foundation.

Each member of this inspiring panel employs music to grapple with pressing social issues. Stull explores how music can rebuild and uplift communities through hardship and conflict. As an award-winning film director, Brown's third feature film, Kè Kontan / Joyful Heart, follows the Holy Trinity Music School in Haiti as it navigates poverty, crime, and natural disaster. Tolan’s recently published book Children of the Stone tells the journey of a young Palestinian man as he builds a music conservatory under military occupation. Rodriguez (SF Conservatory of Music alumnus ‘87) founded Los Cenzontles in crime-ridden Richmond, California, creating an enduring arts space in a strip mall. Join us as we hear how Brown, Tolan, Rodriguez and Stull use their work to positively influence the community. Music Matters

Mon 9/21

Explore the World from The Commonwealth Club

Date: Mon, September 21, 2015
Time: 5:15 PM
A one-hour planning meeting

All interested Club members are welcome to attend our bimonthly, one-hour planning meetings of the International Relations Member-Led Forum. We focus on Europe, Latin America, Africa and worldwide topics. Join us to discuss current international issues and plan programs for early 2016.

Mon 11/9

Challenges in Covering International News

Date: Mon, November 09, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
With former CNN VP Parisa Khosravi

Parisa Khosravi, Former Vice President for Global Relations and News Gathering, CNN
Robert Rosenthal, Executive Director, Center for Investigative Reporting – Moderator

CNN has said that no one has played a greater role in the emergence and dominance of CNN international news gathering than Parisa Khosravi. Khosravi, a journalist and expert in crisis risk management, has covered some of the world's most dangerous places. She will now discuss her experiences relating to important world leaders and covering historic events such as the Iraqi War, the Arab Spring and Syria.

Mon 11/30

Explore the World from The Commonwealth Club

Date: Mon, November 30, 2015
Time: 5:15 PM
A one-hour planning meeting.

All interested Club members are welcome to attend our bimonthly, one-hour planning meetings of the International Relations Member-Led Forum. We focus on Europe, Latin America, Africa and worldwide topics. Join us to discuss current international issues and plan programs for early 2016.