September 2011


Image - Truckin'
Wed, Oct 5 2011 - 11:30am





John Boesel, CEO, CALSTART
Mike Tunnell, Director, Environmental Affairs, American Trucking Associations
Alan Niedzwiecki, CEO, Quantum Technologies Read more »

Cheng Siwei: Challenges to Re-balancing China's Economy

Thu, Oct 20 2011 - 12:00pm

Challenges to Re-balancing China's Economy

Cheng Siwei, Chair, International Finance Forum (Beijing); Chairman, World Economic Forum’s Chinese Advisory Council; Recipient, The Asia Foundation’s Chang-Lin Tien Distinguished Visiting Fellow Award

The past three decades have witnessed China’s dramatic transformation from a largely agrarian economy to an urban society with a highly skilled labor force in manufacturing, and increasingly in the high-tech industry. Read more »

San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour #8

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Wed, Oct 5 2011 - 1:45pm

San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour

This program is sold out

Explore San Francisco’s Financial District with historian Rick Evans and learn the history and stories behind some of our city’s remarkable structures, streets, and public squares. Hear about the famous architects that influenced the building of San Francisco after the 1906 Earthquake. Discover hard-to-find rooftop gardens, Art Deco lobbies, unique open spaces, and historic landmarks. Read more »

Mark Bowden: The First Digital War

Mon, Oct 24 2011 - 6:00pm

Mark Bowden

Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair; Author, Black Hawk Down and Worm: The First Digital World War

Brian Hackney, Correspondent, "Eye on the Bay," CBS 5 Television - Moderator Read more »

RIO+20 UN Earth Summit: Can We Put the World on a Path to a Sustainable Future?

Thu, Oct 20 2011 - 6:00pm

RIO+20 UN Earth Summit: Can We Put the World on a Path to a Sustainable Future?

Jared Blumenfeld, Regional Administrator, Region 9, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
S. Jacob Scherr, Director, Global Strategy and Advocacy, Natural Resources Defense Council
Kerry Curtis, Professor Emeritus, Golden Gate University - Moderator Read more »

Joseph Cirincione, President, Ploughshares Fund: Shaping a 21st Century National Security Strategy

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Tue, Oct 4 2011 - 6:00pm

Shaping a 21st Century Strategy for National Security

Joseph Cirincione, President, Ploughshares Fund; Author, Bomb Scare: The History and Future of Nuclear Weapons

In conversation with Dr. Gloria Duffy,  President and CEO, The Commonwealth Club

How should the U.S. confront nuclear terrorism and the currently unstable economic and political dynamics in the Middle East? Osama bin Laden’s death and the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq and Afghanistan indicate that the post-9/11 security era is ending. Read more »

The Commonwealth

October/December 2011

Time for politics: Fox News' Margaret Hoover on how her GOP can capture young voters, Joan Williams on how her Democrats can recapture working class voters, and Reason magazine's editors on how libertarians can capture more voters. Also: Jose Antonio Vargas, Burning Man's Larry Harvey, novelist Cara Black, panel discussions on the Arab Spring and health care costs, & more.

The magazine is mailed free to Club members, but nonmembers can purchase a print-on-demand edition or a digital edition.

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