Commonwealth Club
  • Disrupting Politics As Usual (Clip 8: 60 Second Idea to Change the World)

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    Matt Mahan, CEO, Brigade

    Jennifer Pahlka, Founder and Executive Director, Code for America

    Dan Pfeiffer, Former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama for Strategy and Communications

    Shelly Kapoor Collins, CEO and Founder, Tech Hill Advisors—Moderator

    More than ever, technology companies have a reason to consider their political impact and policy positions—we’ve seen the results of this in important issues such as net neutrality, cyberbullying, immigration reform, voter registration and even same-sex marriage. As politicians embrace new media as the best way to communicate with their constituents, the role of technology leaders in government has grown.

    Federal government officials and political campaign operatives based in Washington, D.C., are packing up and heading west to help tech companies navigate Washington’s complicated bureaucracy and to create new organizations that are working with politicians to tackle tough policy issues by approaching them with a tech-centric mindset. At the same time, the Bay Area’s top talent is being heavily recruited by political campaigns and the federal government to make our government more efficient and better prepared to serve the American people.

    Join us for a panel discussion with federal government and campaign officials-turned-tech-experts who will break down how the tech community is working to disrupt politics as usual in Washington by bringing the spirit of innovation that drives the Bay Area across the country to the halls of Congress and the West Wing. Show less
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    • Bill McKibben on the 2016 Election - Duration: 90 seconds.

      • 21 hours ago
      "This general election all issues of substance have disappeared. The only thing we are left with is how can we prevent a creepy pervert from becoming President of the United States," Bill McKibben ...
    • Terry Tamminen Talks about Leonardo DiCaprio's New Documentary - Duration: 2 minutes, 3 seconds.

      • 21 hours ago
      Terry Tamminen, the the CEO of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, joins Climate One at The Commonwealth Club and talks about Leonardo DiCaprio's new documentary, 'Before the Flood'.
    • Week to Week Political Roundtable and Social Hour (10/17/16) - Duration: 1 hour, 2 minutes.

      • 22 hours ago
      Joe Garofoli, Senior Political Writer, San Francisco Chronicle

      Carla Marinucci, Senior Writer, Politico California Playbook

      Scott Shafer, Senior Editor, California Politics and Government, KQED

    • Bread, Wine & Chocolate in a Warming World Lightning Round - Duration: 3 minutes, 51 seconds.

      • 2 days ago
      Joining Climate One:

      Jonathan Foley, Executive Director, California Academy of Sciences
      Simran Sethi, Author, Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We Love
      Helene York, Global Director, ...
    • Helene York on How to Create Change - Duration: 45 seconds.

      • 2 days ago
      Helene York, Global Director, Responsible Business, Compass Group at Google explains why change doesn't always happen where you expect it to.
    • The Food Miles Myth - Duration: 70 seconds.

      • 2 days ago
      Jonathan Foley the Executive Director of the California Academy of Sciences explains why it might be better to buy your food at Walmart over a farmers market.
    • Nancy Cohen: Is the U.S. Ready to Elect a Woman President? - Duration: 1 hour, 7 minutes.

      • 4 days ago
      Nancy L. Cohen, Historian; Author, Breakthrough: The Making of America’s First Woman President

      In conversation with Dan Ashley, ABC 7 News Anchor; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors

    • An Evening with Luvvie Ajayi - Duration: 1 hour, 13 minutes.

      • 5 days ago
      Luvvie Ajayi, Author, New York Times Best-seller I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual; Blogger, AwesomelyLuvvie and AwesomelyTechie; Executive Director, The Red Pump Project

      Richelle Parham, Busi...
    • Disappointed in the Paris Climate Agreement Subnationals Step Up - Duration: 2 minutes, 26 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      In the wake of the Paris Climate agreement, many scientists say that even more needs to be done to combat climate change. In the United States, several cities and states are setting their own effor...
    • #Girlboss Sophia Amoruso - Duration: 1 hour, 6 minutes.

      • 1 week ago

      Sophia Amoruso, Author, Nasty Galaxy and New York Times best-seller #Girlboss; Founder and CEO, Nasty Gal; Founder, #Girlboss Foundation; Host, #Girlboss Ra...
    • Caitlin Shetterly: The Threat of GMOs - Duration: 1 hour, 5 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      Caitlin Shetterly, Author, Modified: GMOs and the Threat to Our Food, Our Land, Our Future

      Cathy Curtis, Chair, Food Matters Forum—Moderator

      GMO products are among the most-consumed and the least...
    • China’s Economic Slowdown: Will It Hurt the U.S. and the World? - Duration: 1 hour, 2 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      Yingyi Qian, Dean and Professor, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, China

      Nicholas Lardy, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics; Board Member, Asia Po...
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