PRESS ROOM

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:
Riki Rafner, Director of Media and Public Relations
rrafner@commonwealthclub.org
415-597-6712

Press Releases

Jun 05, 2017: 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/week-to-week-politics-roundtable-and-social-hour-6517-tickets-33717553109

May 16, 2017: 

Big Solutions for Big Problems—The 2016 August Platforum Series at The Commonwealth Club

May 16, 2017: 

Richard Rubin Named Commonwealth Club Board Chair

May 16, 2017: 

September Soirée: A Benefit for The Commonwealth Club - Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Judgment of Paris

Sep 21, 2016: 

September Soirée: A Benefit for The Commonwealth Club - Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Judgment of Paris

Jul 20, 2016: 

UPDATE: Big Solutions for Big Problems—The 2016 August Platforum Series at The Commonwealth Club

May 22, 2016: 

California Book Award Winners

May 22, 2016: 

Finalists for the 85th Annual California Book Awards Competition Announced Awards Ceremony: Monday, June 13, 2016 at 6 p.m.

May 22, 2016: 

THE COMMONWEALTH CLUB OF CALIFORNIA 28TH ANNUAL DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN AWARD GALA

May 22, 2016: 

THE COMMONWEALTH CLUB OF CALIFORNIA 28TH ANNUAL DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN AWARD GALA (UPDATE)

Sep 02, 2015: 

The Commonwealth Club's INFORUM Named Best Speaker Series by San Francisco Magazine

Aug 13, 2015: 

COMMONWEALTH CLUB PRESENTS “MUSIC MATTERS” (UPDATE)

Jul 22, 2015: 

2015 Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication Bestowed Upon Dr. Chris Field

Jul 15, 2015: 

COMMONWEALTH CLUB PRESENTS “MUSIC MATTERS”

May 08, 2015: 

Winners of 84th Annual California Book Awards Competition Announced

In the News

Feb 19, 2019: 

Networking: The Art (and Science) of Advancing your Career (JDSUPRA)

Feb 15, 2019: 

The New Center for Fiction is Opening in Brooklyn (Literary Hub)

Feb 13, 2019: 

How 'Game of Thrones' and 'Stars Wars' Inspired One Soldier's Modern Warfare Books (Military.com)

Feb 11, 2019: 

Kamala Harris' Stance on Truancy Again an Issue as She Launches Presidential Campaign (The Mercury News)

Feb 11, 2019: 

Meet the soldier who uses 'Star Wars' and 'Game Of Thrones' to explain modern military conflicts (Task & Purpose)

Feb 07, 2019: 

'Flower Drum Song' Author C.Y. Lee Dies at 102 (The Rafu Shimpo)

Feb 07, 2019: 

Arts Events Feb 7-14, 2019 (The Bay Area Reporter)

Feb 07, 2019: 

Feb. 7-9: Tina D’Elia, Adam Cayton-Holland, Michael Franti, SF Son Jarocho Festival, Jad Abumrad, Poetics 2, Mortified Doomed Valentines Show, California International Antiquarian Book Fair, Stenberg-Cahill Duo, Corazón del Barrio!, Jesse McCartney (USA Breaking News)

Feb 07, 2019: 

What Do You Know About Howard Schultz? Besides the Starbucks Stuff, of Course... (The Mercury News)

Feb 05, 2019: 

Foundation for Climate Restoration’s Peter Fiekowsky and Erica Dodds Presenting at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco (Chronicle Journal)

Feb 01, 2019: 

Kamala Harris’ progressive campaign, regressive record (Pasadena Star-News)

Feb 01, 2019: 

Twitter suspends anti-Kamala Harris accounts suspected of being trolls (Yahoo! Finance)

Jan 31, 2019: 

2010 Video Surfaces of Kamala Harris Boasting About Prosecuting Parents Over Truancy (Townhall)

Jan 31, 2019: 

Former Danville resident selected as Contra Costa Republican Party chairman (Danville San Ramon)

Jan 31, 2019: 

Howard Schultz is coming to San Francisco. He’s got some explaining to do (San Francisco Chronicle)