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

Mar 18, 2019: 

The best government and politics events in San Francisco this week  (

Mar 18, 2019: 

The best government and politics events in San Francisco this week  (Hoodline)

Mar 15, 2019: 

Form DEF 14A BANK OF HAWAII CORP For: Mar 15  (Street Insider)

Mar 13, 2019: 

FBI’s Trump dilemma: ‘It can’t get in a Twitter war,’ Andrew McCabe says  (San Francisco Chronicle )

Mar 13, 2019: 

March 13-14: Word Family Tree Dedication, Ami Molinelli, Duo Violao Brasil, Alyssa Mastromonaco, Benjamin Grosvenor, Matt Alber, Dancing in the Dark, Christian Tetzlaff, Moon Hooch, Hal Foster, Real Irish Comedy Fest  (SF Examiner)

Mar 11, 2019: 

Pod's green earth: 14 sustainability podcasts you need to know  (Green Biz)

Mar 05, 2019: 

The Secular Theology of the Green New Deal  (Free Republic)

Mar 02, 2019: 

Spotlight on green news & views: Climate change eats coastal communities; coal billionaire at UN  (Daily Kos)

Mar 01, 2019: 

John Steinbeck, un escritor entre el odio y el amor  (El Ciundadano)

Feb 27, 2019: 

Arts Events Feb 28-March 7, 2019  (The Bay Area Reporter)

Feb 26, 2019: 

¿Quién es Jorge Ramos, periodista de Univisión, que fue retenido tras desatar la ira de Maduro?  (Peru 21)

Feb 25, 2019: 

¿Quién es Jorge Ramos, el periodista que fue retenido en Venezuela?  (Revista Clase)

Feb 23, 2019: 

For Inspirational: Some thoughts on the First New Deal, and the Coming Green One  (Daily Kos)

Feb 22, 2019: 

Cupertino, Sunnyvale hosts SV Reads authors, events  (The Mercury News)

Feb 22, 2019: 

The Soviets wanted to infiltrate the Reagan camp. So, the CIA recruited a businessman to bait them.  (Yahoo! News)