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Look at Our Fall Lineup!

Sep 3, 2015 @ 9:53 AM

Just to whet your appetite, here’s what we’ve got coming up in this very busy and exciting fall at The Commonwealth Club of California:

  • North Beach Walking Tour
  • Dr. Ben Carson, Republican Presidential Candidate Book Discussion: The Pope & Mussolini
  • Let’s Do the Numbers: 10 Years with Marketplace’s Kai Ryssdal
  • Analyzing Police Encounters with the Public: Some Methods for Reducing the Use of Force
  • Pope Francis: Climate Changer?
  • Elizabeth Holmes, CEO of Theranos, in Conversation with Sal Khan
  • Fall Volunteer Orientation
  • Crime and Punishment
  • Longevity Explorers Discussion Group: Better Aging. You. Your parents.
  • Jeh Johnson: Security Challenges Confronting the Homeland
  • Science and Practice of Mindfulness Meditation in Sports, Work and Life
  • Novelist Erica Jong : From Fear of Flying to Fear of Dying
  • Week to Week Political Roundtable and Member Social Silicon Valley 9/15/15
  • Living Fully: Reimagining End-of-Life
  • Dream On: The Power of Sleep
  • Waterfront Walk
  • The Stress Shield: 3 Ways to Upgrade Your Brain, DNA, and Hormones as You Age
  • Explore the World from The Commonwealth Club
  • Nob Hill Walking Tour
  • SOCAP Preview 2015: Funding What Matters in Our Local Economies
  • Arctic Melting & Rising
  • The Wilder Side of Life
  • The Revolution in Small Satellites
  • Competition for Power
  • Dialogos: Perspectives on Cuba and the U.S. through the lens of Ballet and the Arts
  • Bread from Stones
  • Humanities West Book Discussion: Dante's Divine Comedy (Books 1 and 2)
  • Middle East Discussion Group
  • Gun Violence and Public Health
  • Socrates Café
  • Dale Russakoff: Who's in Charge of America's Schools?
  • Sep 29, 2015
  • The Future of Digital Competition in Asia
  • Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. Megan Smith
  • Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and William Clay Ford: Growing the U.S. Economy
  • Mature Job Seeker? Seven Keys to Your Success!
  • Voices of the Wild
  • Where's the Beef? Our Changing Ideas About Meat
  • Women in Tech: Can Silicon Valley Women Have It All?
  • Richard Dawkins: My Life in Science
  • China Today: Environmental Progress and Challenges
  • 21st Century Solutions to Critical Western United States Water Woes
  • Tim Draper: A “Shark Tank” for Good Government
  • Resilient Cities
  • Can We Stop Alzheimer’s Disease?
  • Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature
  • Week to Week Political Roundtable and Member Social 10/6/15
  • Celebrating the San Jose Sharks 25th Anniversary Season
  • Ruth Reichl
  • The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World
  • The Way of Wanderlust with Travel Writer Don George
  • Anne Marie Slaughter
  • San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour
  • Scott Shane: National Security Reporter for The New York Times
  • Living in the Material World: The Future of the Humanities
  • Inside Political Campaigns: Money, Ethics and the Future
  • Drilling in the Amazon and Arctic
  • Taking Ownership of Your Clinical Laboratory Test Results
  • Ben Bernanke: Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve
  • Charging Ahead: PG&E CEO Tony Marley
  • Adam Galinsky and Maurice Schweitzer: When to Cooperate, When to Compete
  • Chinese Medicine and Managing Diabetes
  • Adam Johnson, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author
  • Longevity Explorers Discussion Group: Better Aging. You. Your Parents.
  • Seth Siegel: Let There Be Water
  • The U.S. Imperative for Wellness: The Cleveland Clinic Experience – How to Make Yourself Younger
  • The Redwoods League and 21st-century Land Conservation
  • David Talbot: The Rise of America's Secret Government
  • Civil Saints and Civic Pride in the Renaissance City-State
  • The Food Lab: Cooking With Science
  • China and The U.S.: Can Conflict Be Avoided?
  • Humanities West Book Discussion - Dante's Divine Comedy (Book 3)
  • Middle East Discussion Group
  • Socrates Café
  • Flame Out
  • Andrew Fraknoi: The Revenge of the Dwarf Planet
  • The Most Famous Grizzly Bear: How Will She and Grizzlies Survive U.S. Trophy Shootings
  • Diana Nyad: Never Give Up
  • Understanding Digital Video & the Future of Social Media
  • Joe Klein: Time Columnist
  • Who Runs the World? Women with Power and Purpose
  • Baseball Legend Dusty Baker: Reflections on Rock Music, Baseball, and Life
  • The 49ers Champion Levi’s® Stadium: The First LEED Gold New Stadium and Venue
  • Simon Winchester: The Pacific
  • Ted Koppel
  • Travels in France with Terrance
  • Week to Week Political Roundtable and Member Social 11/4/15
  • Your Health, Your Wealth: Seven Steps to Planning Ahead For Long Term Care
  • Marion Nestle: Soda Politics
  • Challenges in Covering International News
  • America's Future Role in Global Security
  • Activist/Philanthropist Jacob Lief: How to Help Society’s Most Vulnerable
  • 12 Mind-Blowing Success Secrets for Small Business
  • Patient Safety: Get the Diagnosis Right
  • Atmosphere of Hope
  • A Holiday Toast to the 2015 Wine Harvest: Sustainable Practices and Pairings
  • The Orbital Perspective
  • Socrates Café
  • Why Higher Education Should Embrace Wikipedia
  • Longevity Explorers Discussion Group: Better Aging. You. Your parents.
  • What Are Our Brains For? Cognitive Enhancement, Artificial Intelligence and Human Nature
  • Stephen F. Cohen: The Ukrainian Crisis - It's Not All Putin's Fault
  • Happening: The Story of a Clean Energy Revolution that is Patriotic, Democratic and Well Underway
  • An Evening with Chef Tyler Florence
  • Andrea Ponsi: San Francisco Through the Eyes of An Italian Architect
  • Eight Elements to Transform Your Personal Brand, Career and Life
  • Explore the World from The Commonwealth Club
  • Middle East Discussion Group
  • Week to Week Political Roundtable and Member Social 11/30/15
  • Pope Francis: Climate Change and the Poor
  • What You Need to Know Before You're 65: A Medicare Primer
  • Chef Joanne Weir in Conversation with Chef Gary Danko
  • Women’s Identity and Rethinking the Hadith
  • Dr. Chris Field: The Stephen Schneider Award
  • Socrates Café (MLF)

And more will be added every week. Get more information on these and all of our upcoming programs at