The office of Media and Public Relations provides notification of ongoing Commonwealth Club World Affairs 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 World Affairs of California 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

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Addresses Commonwealth Club  (KCBS Radio)

US Officials Cite Deterrence to Defend Lethal Drone Strike  (Miami Herald)

US Officials Cite Deterrence to Defend Lethal Drone Strike  (SF Gate)

Washington Kicked Off Its Crusade Against Huawei Last May, When it Prohibited US Businesses From Selling Components to the Chinese Tech Giant and its Subsidiaries, Citing Threats to National Security  (Sputnik)

Bloomberg Staffs Up, Buttigieg in LA, Williamson Drops Out — Newsom's Budget Takeaways — CA Sending Earthquake Help to Puerto Rico— Villaraigosa's New Latino Voter Drive — Bloodbath in SF DA’s office?  (Politico)

Pompeo Plans Dinner With Tech Leaders Including Oracle's Ellison  (Latest Nigerian News)

Pompeo Says Iraqi Leaders Privately Want U.S. Troops to Remain By Nick Wadhams  (Bloomberg)

Pompeo Says Soleimani Killing Part of New Strategy to Deter U.S. Foes  (Reuters)

Pompeo to Dine With Tech Leaders, Including Oracle Co-Founder in San Francisco: Report  (Fox Business)

Pompeo Touts Tough Stance on Iran, as Trump Points to Soleimani’s ‘Horrible Past’  (San Francisco Chronicle)

Pompeo Warns Silicon Valley on China Ahead of Trade Pact  (Yahoo Finance)

Protesters Greet Secretary of State Pompeo at San Francisco Speaking Engagement  (KPIX)

Raphael Liogier: Heart of Maleness  (Marin Arts)

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Bay Area for Events in SF and Stanford  (ABC7 News)

The Hill's Morning Report - Impeachment Week  (The Hill)