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Past Event

George Dobbins' Exit Interview

What is the secret sauce behind The Commonwealth Club’s 500-plus annual programs? George Dobbins has led the Club’s programming effort for more than 22 years, responsible for the production of more than 9,000 forums. Sadly for the Club, he will retire on September 30, 2021.

Dobbins has seen all the trends in public issues and public debate over the past two decades. He has dealt with myriad politicians, kings, princes, scientists and celebrities, recently ranging from Dr. Anthony Fauci to Rep. Liz Cheney. He has handled it all with diplomacy, tact and inspired leadership. Please join us on September 28 at 12:30 p.m., in-person at the Club or online, as Club CEO Gloria Duffy debriefs George Dobbins on his role of the past 22 years, and he tells a few behind-the-scenes stories that will both keep us laughing and underline the wisdom and care with which he has handled his important position.


This is a free program. We welcome donations made during registration to support the production of our online programming.

September 28, 2021

The Commonwealth Club of California
110 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States


George Dobbins

Vice President of Programs, The Commonwealth Club of California

In Conversation with Dr. Gloria Duffy

President and CEO, The Commonwealth Club of California


noon–12:30 p.m. doors open & check-in
12:30–1:30 p.m. program
(all times PDT)