The office of Media and Public Relations provides notification of ongoing Commonwealth Club World Affairs 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 World Affairs of California has played host to a broad and distinctive array of speakers, from Teddy Roosevelt in 1911 to Nancy Pelosi in 2020. Just a sampling of other noteworthy guests includes Martin Luther King, Jr., Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, Audrey Hepburn, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Walter Cronkite, Milton Friedman, Jane Goodall, Tom Brokaw, Bill Gates, Stacey Abrams, David Brooks, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Dr. Anthony Fauci and Reza Aslan, all of whom have delivered landmark speeches and discussions here.

For information and for media credentials, contact:
John Zipperer, Vice President of Media & Editorial

Press Releases

The 2023 California Book Awards Honors 11 Outstanding Books by California Authors

Finalists for the 92nd Annual California Book Awards Competition Announced

The Commonwealth Club Announces New Civics Education Field Trip Days for Bay Area Schools

The Future of Abortion Rights in California: A Gathering of Voices

The Commonwealth Club Receives Civics Education Grant from Koret Foundation

House Speaker Pelosi Appoints Dr. Gloria Duffy to Congressional Commission on U.S. Strategic Posture

Finalists Announced for 91st Annual California Book Awards


The Commonwealth Club Names Dr. Carla Thorson New Vice President of Programs

The Commonwealth Club of California Farmer Gallery Showcases: The Works of Debra Reabock

The Commonwealth Club Names Dr. Lauren Silver Education Director

Commonwealth Club President and CEO Dr. Gloria Duffy Named “Most Admired Non-Profit CEO” by San Francisco Business Times

The Commonwealth Club of California Farmer Gallery Showcases the Works of Christopher Peterson: “What is Real” July 9 through September 9, 2019

The Commonwealth Club Presents Member Led Forums August Series, 2019: The Art and Science of Well-being

The 2019 California Book Awards Honors Eleven Outstanding Books by California Authors

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