The Commonwealth Club – National News – Watch Select Lectures on MCAET


The Commonwealth Club of California is a national forum for discussion including all topics important to its members, the local community and the U.S. Nation.

MCAET presents select lectures from The Commonwealth Club to help bring these important discussions & news to you!

Watch “Commonwealth Club” on MCAET.ORG/LIVE on the following days and times:

  • Mondays at 1:00 PM & 7:00 PM
  • Tuesdays at 1:00 AM & 7:00 AM

Here are the featured lectures MCAET is making available to the public for April 2015:

April 6th & 7th: Abbas Milani

Milani is one of the founding co-directors of the Iran Democracy Project and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. Until 1986, he taught at Tehran University’s Faculty of Law and Political Science, where he was also a member of the board of directors of the university’s Center for International Relations. For eight years, he was a visiting research fellow in University of California, Berkeley’s Middle East Center. Come hear one of the world’s top Middle East experts give his take on how ISIS will ultimately impact the region and the U.S.

April 13th & 14th: Jose Cuisia

As his country recovers from Typhoon Haiyan, a massive natural disaster with a heavy human toll and far-reaching economic effects, Ambassador Cuisia will discuss the growth and challenges facing the Philippine economy as well as his country’s crucial relationship with the United States. Cuisia was nominated by President Benigno S. Aquino III to the position of ambassador on November 30, 2010. Previously he served as central bank governor and chairman of the Monetary Board and chairman of the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation Board.

April 20th** & 21st: John Cleese
(Note: 1:00 PM only on April 20th)

Join Cleese as he takes us on a grand tour of his ascent in the entertainment world, from his humble beginnings in a sleepy English town to the pinnacle of comedy and worldwide success. With his signature characters – the Minister of Silly Walks and the owner (and would-be returner) of a dead parrot – Cleese’s work with Monty Python’s Flying Circus and Fawlty Towers has become legendary. His hit films Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian and A Fish Called Wanda, and his memorable roles in James Bond and Shrek have put him in a class of his own. From his hilarious tweets and new memoir, hear more from this towering comedic genius.

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