InSight is the regular Commonwealth magazine column by Club President and CEO Dr. Gloria Duffy. 

To view any of Dr. Duffy's columns, click on the appropriate link and either view on-screen or download the PDF.

A selection of Dr. Duffy's speeches and media appearances

The Power of Civility: Dr. Duffy addresses the Lafayette United Methodist Church (June 24, 2018)
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Comments at Celebration for Professor John Lewis (November 2, 2017) 

My remembrance of Gary Chapman, delivered to the 24th ISODARCO conference (January 10, 2011) 

The New START Treaty, interview on KQED Forum with Michael Krasny (December 23, 2010) 

UC Berkeley Commencement (May 19, 2008) 

A Community of Purpose (February 29, 2008)

Dr. Duffy Q&A with Thomas Fingar (February 14, 2008)

USF Commencement (May 19, 2006)

Recall the System (October 5, 2003)

Dr. Duffy's Insight columns from The Commonwealth magazine 
What Fur? (July 31, 2023)
Badge of Honor (August/September 2020) 
A Century of Contagion, A Time for Action (February/March 2018) 
Getting Things Done (December 2017/January 2018) 
A Sense of Place (October/November 2017) 
Goodbye, Zbig Guy! (August/September 2017) 
Civics Day (June/July 2017)  
Plot or No Plot (April/May 2017) 
Slippery Slope (February/March 2017)
The Triggers We Need (December 2016/January 2017)
It's not Long Now (October/November 2016)
Junto and Hamlet (August/September 2016)
Nunn-Lugar, 25 Years On (June/July 2016)
See You in Fremont (April/May 2016)
The Tesla Way (February/March 2016)
Feedback—with a Punch! (December 2015/January 2016)
Iran: What Now? (October/November 2015)
Water Wars — From the Top of the Watershed (August-September 2015)
Giving Asylum to the Chronically Mentally Ill? (June-July 2015)
"The City That Knows How," Then and Now (April-May 2015)
Can California Save Congress? (February-March 2015)
Online Sources Now a Treasure Trove for Family History (December 2014/January 2015)
Continuing the Work of Generations (October/November 2014)
The Amazing Dr. Trudeau (August/September 2014)
Escape to Fuel Efficiency? (June/July 2014)
A Promise Kept (April/May 2014)
Mask It! (February/March 2014)
The Defenders Lodge (December 2013/January 2014)
Bubble Bubble, Toil and Trouble (October/November 2013)
Meet Al and Dorothea (August/September 2013)
Colleges in the Real World (June/July 2013)
My Life with Guns (April/May 2013)
Call Me Pollyanna (February/March 2013)
Protecting Our Seniors (December 2012/January 2013)
The Greatest Generation Were Women, Too (October/November 2012)
How I Will Use the Bullet Train (August/September 2012)
110 The Embarcadero, Here We Come! (June/July 2012)
Who Will Step Up? (April/May 2012)
Innovation, Ahoy! (February/March 2012)
Beyond the Occupy Movement (December 2011/January 2012)
The First Annual Dear Mad'm Picnic (October/November2011)
Under a Tuscan Roof (August/September 2011)
Milestones in the War Against Terrorism (June/July 2011)
Preventing Disaster (April/May 2011)
Wikileader Is No Hero (February/March 2011)
The Art of the Possible (December 2010/January 2011)
The Vulnerable Elderly (October/November 2010)
Carrying Costs (August/September 2010)
Shoulder Season in McCloud (June/July 2010)
The Spirit of California (April/May 2010)
Yes You Can (February/March 2010)
The I and the We (January 2010)
Eyes on the Prize (November/December 2009)
Ethical Explosion Over Scotland (October 2009)
Rethinking the Value of Work (September 2009)
Pyongyang Ping Pong (July/August 2009)
Life with Bert (June 2009)
Sustainable Media (May 2009)
Bad News Bears (April 2009)
Mending Our Economy (March 2009)
Is Leon Panetta the Right Choice for CIA Director? (February 2009)
Showdown at the E-mail Corral (January 2009)
Transitions (December 2008)
Institutionalizing Preventive Diplomacy (November 2008)
The Roll of a Wedding Ring (October 2008)
A Fishing Expedition with Senator Stevens (September 2008)
Climate Conflict (August 2008)
To Catch an (Identity) Thief (July 2008)
When Coal Came Calling (June 2008)
Men of Light, Men of Darkness (May 2008)
I Miss My EV1 (April 2008)
Challenge U. (March 2008)
One Year Later (February 2008)
Buy American (January 2008)
Ambushed (December 2007)
A Legacy of People (November 2007)
Tolstoy's Bicycle (October 2007)
Where Have All the Journalists Gone? (September 2007)
The Purplest Place in California (August 2007)
Choosing Our Next President (July 2007)
Driving David Halberstam (June 2007)
Turning the Tide with North Korea (May 2007)
Cycle Safety (April 2007)
Criminal Misunderstanding (March 2007)
Paying the Piper (February 2007)
Dedicated Woman (January 2007)
CalTRAIN (November/December 2006)
On the Shoulders of Giants (October 2006)
Mid-East Mess (September 2006)
Another Victim of Private Politics (August 2006)
Internet Fiction (July 2006)
Be a Visionary Leader! (June 2006)
Dangerous Bottles and Jars! (May 2006)
When Hearts Are Young (April 2006)
Out on the Borderline (March 2006)
Pian D'Alpe (February 2006)
Ex Libris (January 2006)
One If By Land, Two If By ... (November/December 2005)
Waterways and Watersheds (October 2005)
Teeth Whitening and Terrorism (September 2005)
What Will Democracy Solve? (August 2005)
How Many Minutes to Midnight? (July 2005)
A McCloud on the Horizon (June 2005)
Shinkansen (May 2005)
Who's (Watching) Your Daddy? (April 2005)
Beyond Books (March 2005)
Mutual Fun (February 2005)