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

Oct 19, 2018: 

Uber CEO talks Open Curriculum, culture change, diversity and flying cars (Brown University)

Oct 18, 2018: 

Alta Magazine Hires Top Magazine Editor Blaise Zerega (Business Wire)

Oct 16, 2018: 

Reuniting Ace of Cups: S.F.’s Summer of Love girl band (The Jewish News of Northern California)

Oct 09, 2018: 

Knightscope K5 to Be Featured Robot at Wired25 in San Francisco (Spoke)

Oct 08, 2018: 

How Will "Neotribalism" Harm Women? (Psychology Today )

Oct 05, 2018: 

BIDEN rallies for DEMS -- FEINSTEIN, HARRIS protest as critical KAVANAUGH vote arrives -- PROP 8’s union backers hit the airwaves -- GARCETTI on ‘extremely flawed’ drug reform rollout (Politico)

Oct 04, 2018: 

Gas tax wars + Congressional clashes + Garcetti 2020? (The Sacramento Bee)

Oct 04, 2018: 

How Athena Blackburn Is Living A Luxury Lifestyle With Purpose (Haute Living )

Oct 04, 2018: 

Reading, Craft Talk, and Reception with Travel Writer Peter Fish (Watauga Democrat)

Oct 04, 2018: 

The Trailer: Does Trump make it harder to run against scandal? (The Washington Post)

Oct 03, 2018: 

A revolution is under way in America (San Francisco Chronicle)

Oct 03, 2018: 

KBCW TV's Michelle Meow To Host 'Dawnland' Screening and Discussion Detailing Native American Forced Family Separation (Gia on the Move)

Sep 30, 2018: 

Son of Murphy Brown (Real Clear Politics)

Sep 30, 2018: 

Son of Murphy Brown (Pasadena Star-News)

Sep 28, 2018: 

How 'Murphy Brown' became a target for Dan Quayle's moralizing (My San Antonio)