Humanities MLF program

Member-Led Forums

Member-led Forums (MLFs) are a volunteer-driven division of Commonwealth Club programming. These diverse and timely programs cover a wide range of topics on an ongoing basis throughout the year. They range from large events to intimate discussions with speakers, from art shows and restaurant visits to book discussion groups. MLFs are volunteer-run, organized by Club members who coordinate programs within specific areas of interest.

To view upcoming MLF programs, scroll down to view programs from all of the MLFs or use the drop-down menu below to select an individual forum.

If you would like to help plan or produce a Club program, click here to contact the appropriate MLF Chair.

International Relations

The International Relations Forum explores important global issues and themes from around the world. We leave Asia Pacific and the Middle East regions to their own Member Led Forums as we focus on Africa, North and South America and Europe. Our goal is to amplify global thought leaders and provide a platform for deep understanding and discussion of ideas, trends and policies that impact us all.

Image - Linda Calhoun
Linda Calhoun is founder and executive producer of, a free, noncommercial, online platform that showcases video clips of diverse women role models sharing career and educational advice. She has also spent several years leading international development project teams at USAID and the World Bank; her work locations included the Kyrgyz Republic. In 1994 she had the honor to be a member of the United Nations Observer Mission in South Africa as an election monitor in the KwaZulu Natal Province. Calhoun earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communication at Boston University and received a certificate in International Marketing from the American University of Paris. She serves as president of the Friends of the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women and as chair of the Education Committee of the World Affairs Council Board of Trustees.
Forum Chair Name
Linda Calhoun

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