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 2010. Just a sampling of other noteworthy guests includes Martin Luther King, Jr., Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Walter Cronkite, Ted Turner, Jane Goodall, Tom Brokaw, Bill Gates, David Brooks, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Alec Baldwin, and Reza Aslan, all of whom have delivered landmark speeches here.

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

Press Releases

In the News

Feb 03, 2020: 

The Most Important Civil Rights Speeches  (Microsoft News)

Feb 02, 2020: 

Bay Area Political Events: Achieving Social Change, Iowa Watch Party  (San Francisco Chronicle)

Feb 01, 2020: 

North Bay Meet Your Valentine Mixer  (Patch)

Jan 31, 2020: 

MoMA’s ‘Doc Fortnight 2020’ Films Will Travel From Florida Retirement Community To Mongolia  (Forbes)

Jan 31, 2020: 

What We’re Watching – Celebrating National School Choice Week  (Pacific Research Institute)

Jan 30, 2020: 

Recommend a List of Classic Philosophy Books  (Pinlue)

Jan 30, 2020: 

Sister Dana Sez, “So Now That We’re in a New Month Since New Year’s Resolutions, How Many of Those Resolutions Have We Already Broken?!”  (San Francisco Bay Times)

Jan 29, 2020: 

Bay Area Census Efforts Focus on LGBT Households  (The Bay Area Reporter)

Jan 29, 2020: 

News Briefs: Two-Spirit Powwow Coming Up  (The Bay Area Reporter)

Jan 29, 2020: 

Oscar Party Time - Academy of Friends' 40th  (The Bay Area Reporter)

Jan 28, 2020: 

Buyers Beware: U.S. Grip Tightens On Iranian Oil  (Forbes)

Jan 27, 2020: 

Steph Curry, His Wife Ayesha and Daughter Riley Look Chic as They Strike a Pose in Recent Photo  (Amo Mama)

Jan 24, 2020: 

Real Talk about Love and Aging with Author and Activist Barbara Rose Brooker  (The Reveler)

Jan 22, 2020: 

Climate Derangement – When Scientists Become Activists  (Conservative Daily News)

Jan 22, 2020: 

Opinion: We Are All Passengers On Tehran-Kiev Flight 752  (The Mercury News)