The office of Media and Public Relations provides notification of ongoing Commonwealth Club events to the public and the press and handles media relations. Please find below press releases and articles regarding program developments and significant events, forums, and lectures at the Club.

Founded in 1903, The Commonwealth Club has played host to a broad and distinctive array of speakers, from Teddy Roosevelt in 1911 to Nancy Pelosi in 2020. Just a sampling of other noteworthy guests includes Martin Luther King, Jr., Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, Audrey Hepburn, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Walter Cronkite, Milton Friedman, Jane Goodall, Tom Brokaw, Bill Gates, Stacey Abrams, David Brooks, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Dr. Anthony Fauci and Reza Aslan, all of whom have delivered landmark speeches and discussions here.

For information and for media credentials, contact:
John Zipperer, Vice President of Media & Editorial

In the News

Aug 06, 2019: 

Advisers Warned Kamala Harris Over Political Perils of Truancy Prosecutions  (Washington Examiner)

Aug 05, 2019: 

The 'Climate Candidate' for President: Washington Gov. Jay Inslee  (MPR News)

Aug 04, 2019: 

29 Fun Things: Outside Lands, Pod Save America, Movies, Brunches + More  (7x7)

Aug 04, 2019: 

Michael Crichton: Famous Novelist, Physician, Modern-Day Genius  (American Thinker)

Aug 03, 2019: 

How Tin House Makes You a Better Writer, Better Person  (Medium)

Aug 02, 2019: 

SFHRC and SFAACC Host Dr. Cornel West at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco  (Post News Group)

Aug 01, 2019: 

Democratic Debate: Fact-Checking the Attacks on Kamala Harris’ Criminal Justice Record  (Marin Independent Journal)

Aug 01, 2019: 

US-China Tech Cold War Leads to Funding Void for Startups and VC Fund Reshuffling  (Forbes)

Jul 24, 2019: 

Gun-Safety Activist Shannon Watts on How to Fight Like a Mom and Beat the NRA  (Mother Jones)

Jul 23, 2019: 

abc7 interview clip track Feb 22, 2019  (Robert Lee Kilpatrick)

Jul 22, 2019: 

Kamala Harris' Record As A Prosecutor, Explained  (Yahoo!)

Jul 22, 2019: 

There's a reason the Founding Fathers hated paper money  (WorldNetDaily)

Jul 18, 2019: 

About the Founder & Editor  (VINOGRAPHY®: a wine blog)

Jul 17, 2019: 

DAILY DIGEST: SGMA sharpens focus on conjunctive use; Don’t say retreat when talking about sea rise in CA; State’s 2019-2020 budget has millions for water projects; Mammoth Mountain slopes to close July 28; Is Memphis the next California for farming? ...  (Maven's Notebook)

Jul 03, 2019: 

23 events celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 in SF Bay Area  (The Mercury News)