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

Dec 03, 2019: 

Kamala Harris’ Exit From 2020 Primary is Major Setback for Democratic Party Establishment  (Medium)

Dec 02, 2019: 

Altamont Wasn’t the End of the ’60s, It Was the Start of Rock ‘n’ roll Disasters  (Datebook)

Dec 02, 2019: 

Buttigieg Turns to Black Oastor to Discuss Racism, Poverty  (Fox 61)

Dec 01, 2019: 

Fate of Next Spending Deal Lies With Pelosi, Mnuchin  (Hoback Herald)

Nov 30, 2019: 

Joel Selvin Discusses Altamont Concert Among This Week’s Author Talks  (Marin Independent Journal)

Nov 30, 2019: 

Marina Times - Movement in Sacramento  (Nach Welt)

Nov 29, 2019: 

Freedom From Food Addiction – Thanks Gluttony  (94.1 KPFA)

Nov 27, 2019: 

Bay Area Political Events: Jerry Brown, Christine Pelosi  (San Francisco Chronicle)

Nov 27, 2019: 

Commonwealth Club CEO Gloria Duffy has Built a Career Out of Showcasing Viewpoints  (San Francisco Magazine)

Nov 27, 2019: 

Fed's Kaplan: Open to Looking at Longer Time Frame for Inflation  (Reuters)

Nov 27, 2019: 

When the Deep State Bullied Reagan’s Foreign Policy Chief  (Before It's News)

Nov 26, 2019: 

Daily Digest: ‘Bomb Cyclone,’ Extreme Winds Headed for NorCal Coast; Draft GSP Would End Large-Scale Agriculture in Indian Wells Valley; Aging Oroville Dam Spillway Gates Draw Concern; Cross-Border Water Issues Need Cross-Border Solutions; and More  (Maven's Notebook)

Nov 21, 2019: 

Alcatraz Occupation at 50: Richard Oakes and Red Power  (Patch)

Nov 19, 2019: 

MFT Group CEO Tan Among Most Influential Filipinas in the World  (Manila Bulletin)

Nov 18, 2019: 

Bay Area Political Events: Public Watch Parties for Impeachment Hearings, Democratic Presidential Debate  (San Francisco Chronicle)