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 27, 2018: 

The Commonwealth Club Presents Member Led Forums Summer Sessions, 2018: Crisis in Our Country Moving from Civic Conflict to Civil Conversation

Jun 20, 2018: 

The Commonwealth Club of California Showcases "The Incarceration Effect"

Jun 20, 2018: 

The Commonwealth Club of California Showcases Work of Local Artists at New Home

Jun 20, 2018: 

The Commonwealth Club of California Showcases “The Incarceration Effect”

Jun 06, 2018: 

The Commonwealth Club Presents: Alicia Garza, Darnell Moore, Tam O'Shaunessey & Katie Sowers in Honor of LGBT Pride Month

May 16, 2018: 

The Age of Perptual Light and The Color of Law Lead California Book Awards Gold Medalists Awards Ceremony: Monday, June 11, 2018 at 6 p.m.

Apr 17, 2018: 

The Commonwealth Club Of California Celebrates 30th Annual Distinguished Citizen Gala: “Views From 110”

Mar 28, 2018: 

Finalists for the 87th Annual California Book Awards Competition Announced

Mar 14, 2018: 

The Commonwealth Club of California Showcases Work of Local Artists at First New Permanent Home

Feb 05, 2018: 

Commonwealth Club New Headquarters

Jun 14, 2017: 

Finalists for the 86th Annual California Book Awards Competition Announced

Jun 14, 2017: 

Finalists for the 86th Annual California Book Awards Competition Announced

Jun 14, 2017: 

The Commonwealth Club Of California Celebrates 29th Annual Distinguished Citizen Gala: “Shaping the Future”

Jun 14, 2017: 

Winners of 86th Annual California Book Awards Competition Announced

Jun 05, 2017: 

Nation’s Premier Public Affairs Forum Notes Growing Demand for Civic Dialogue

In the News

Jan 13, 2020: 

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)

Jan 13, 2020: 

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

Jan 13, 2020: 

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

Jan 13, 2020: 

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

Jan 13, 2020: 

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

Jan 13, 2020: 

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

Jan 13, 2020: 

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

Jan 13, 2020: 

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

Jan 13, 2020: 

Raphael Liogier: Heart of Maleness  (Marin Arts)

Jan 13, 2020: 

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

Jan 13, 2020: 

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

Jan 13, 2020: 

US Officials Cite Deterrence to Defend Lethal Drone Strike  (The Washington Post)

Jan 11, 2020: 

PM Says Oceans Campaigner Does Not Deserve Prize  (Cook Islands News)

Jan 10, 2020: 

Newsom's Budget Drops — Garcetti Backs Biden — AB5 Knocked Back — Steyer Gets Good News  (Politico)

Jan 10, 2020: 

Politico Playbook: Will Impeachment Matter in 2020?  (Politico)