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

In the News

Aug 19, 2019: 

Tom Steyer Defends Presidential Run, Talks Climate Change in San Francisco  (ABC7 News)

Aug 14, 2019: 

Breed, Schaaf Cancel Homelessness Forum Appearance to Avoid Crossing Kaiser Picket Lines  (NBC Bay Area)

Aug 14, 2019: 

Lt. Gov. Green Could be Eyeing the Governor’s Office in 2022  (Hawaii News Now)

Aug 14, 2019: 

Mayor Ted Wheeler Cancels Participation in San Francisco Panel on Homelessness Rather than Cross Picket Line  (Willamette Week)

Aug 13, 2019: 

Bollywood Star to Visit Cyprus  (Cyprus Mail)

Aug 09, 2019: 

Commentary: Droughts and Not Enough Water, California’s Silent Crisis  (Public CEO)

Aug 09, 2019: 

The Impractical, Unsophisticated, Very Necessary Long-Shot Campaign to Unseat Nancy Pelosi  (Mother Jones)

Aug 06, 2019: 

Advisers Warned Kamala Harris Over Political Perils of Truancy Prosecutions  (Washington Examiner)

Aug 05, 2019: 

The 'Climate Candidate' for President: Washington Gov. Jay Inslee  (MPR News)

Aug 04, 2019: 

29 Fun Things: Outside Lands, Pod Save America, Movies, Brunches + More  (7x7)

Aug 04, 2019: 

Michael Crichton: Famous Novelist, Physician, Modern-Day Genius  (American Thinker)

Aug 03, 2019: 

How Tin House Makes You a Better Writer, Better Person  (Medium)

Aug 02, 2019: 

SFHRC and SFAACC Host Dr. Cornel West at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco  (Post News Group)

Aug 01, 2019: 

Democratic Debate: Fact-Checking the Attacks on Kamala Harris’ Criminal Justice Record  (Marin Independent Journal)

Aug 01, 2019: 

US-China Tech Cold War Leads to Funding Void for Startups and VC Fund Reshuffling  (Forbes)