The office of Media and Public Relations provides notification of ongoing Commonwealth Club 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 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

May 17, 2023: 

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

Mar 09, 2023: 

Finalists for the 92nd Annual California Book Awards Competition Announced

Feb 03, 2023: 

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

Jun 24, 2022: 

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

Jun 03, 2022: 

The Commonwealth Club Receives Civics Education Grant from Koret Foundation

Apr 13, 2022: 

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

Mar 10, 2022: 

Finalists Announced for 91st Annual California Book Awards

Mar 01, 2022: 


Feb 04, 2022: 

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

Dec 04, 2019: 

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

Nov 19, 2019: 

The Commonwealth Club Names Dr. Lauren Silver Education Director

Oct 23, 2019: 

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

Jul 11, 2019: 

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

Jun 26, 2019: 

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

May 08, 2019: 

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

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