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

Mar 25, 2019: 

Fuel on the privacy fire, election hacking and Mueller’s time in CA (CAL Matters)

Mar 24, 2019: 

California’s public school chief says education no place for competition (California Political Review)

Mar 22, 2019: 

Prominent climate scientist to deliver talk at IU (Indiana University News)

Mar 22, 2019: 

Ta-Nehisi Coates: Kamala, Biden Have ‘Chilling’ Criminal Justice ‘Baggage’ (

Mar 22, 2019: 

조윤제-해리스 대사 UC버클리 간담회 (Korea Times)

Mar 20, 2019: 

Hear the new EPA chief Andrew Wheeler on cars, coal and climate (MPR News)

Mar 20, 2019: 

What say you, Murphy Brown? (Troy Daily News)

Mar 19, 2019: 

GAVIN pushes ‘INCLUSIVE CAPITALISM’ — KLOBUCHAR to SF today — DEVIN NUNES sues TWITTER … for $250M? — KAMALA’s record on HERBALIFE under scrutiny — BERNIE adds LA to CA campaign stops (Politico)

Mar 18, 2019: 

The best government and politics events in San Francisco this week (Hoodline)

Mar 18, 2019: 

The best government and politics events in San Francisco this week (

Mar 15, 2019: 

Form DEF 14A BANK OF HAWAII CORP For: Mar 15 (Street Insider)

Mar 13, 2019: 

FBI’s Trump dilemma: ‘It can’t get in a Twitter war,’ Andrew McCabe says (San Francisco Chronicle )

Mar 13, 2019: 

March 13-14: Word Family Tree Dedication, Ami Molinelli, Duo Violao Brasil, Alyssa Mastromonaco, Benjamin Grosvenor, Matt Alber, Dancing in the Dark, Christian Tetzlaff, Moon Hooch, Hal Foster, Real Irish Comedy Fest (SF Examiner)

Mar 11, 2019: 

Pod's green earth: 14 sustainability podcasts you need to know (Green Biz)

Mar 05, 2019: 

The Secular Theology of the Green New Deal (Free Republic)