Feinstein to appear at Commonwealth Club



U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., will speak at the April 27 meeting of the Commonwealth Club of California on the subject of promoting democracy in countries whose residents are trying to remove authoritarian regimes.

The event begins at 5 p.m. with check-in, followed by the program at 6 p.m., at the Mark Hopkins Hotel, Peacock Court, 999 California St., in San Francisco.

The cost is $15 for members, $30 for non-members and $7 for students with valid student identifications. Premium seats are also available for purchase at higher rates.

To purchase tickets, 415-597-6705 or register at www.commonwealthclub.org.

Read on for the Commonwealth Club’s press release.

With the Middle East in turmoil and America’s main Asian ally reeling from a tsunami-triggered crisis, the United States is facing unexpected challenges overseas. Senator Dianne Feinstein, Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, will offer her views on what the United States should do to promote democracy in countries attempting to throw off authoritarian regimes. What national interest is really at stake in Libya and Afghanistan? Will the United States ever wean itself from foreign oil? Also, Senator Feinstein recently toured California’s two nuclear plants and will discuss how Japan’s disaster impacts existing and planned U.S. atomic reactors. Can they help reduce carbon emissions along with investments in California’s clean tech sector? The California senior senator will elaborate on advancing freedom abroad and pursuing a clean and safe future at home.

Since 1992, Senator Feinstein has built a reputation as an independent voice, working with both Democrats and Republicans to find common-sense solutions to a variety of social and political problems. Senator Feinstein serves on the Judiciary Committee, the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, the Select Committee on Intelligence, the Appropriations Committee, and the Rules and Administration Committee. Her tenure in the Senate has resulted in the passage of bills supporting women’s health, gun control, and protection of California’s natural resources.

Prior to her election to the Senate, Feinstein served two terms as the first and, to date, only female mayor of San Francisco. She is a graduate of Stanford University.

Lisa Vorderbrueggen

  • RR, Uninvited Columnist

    Save your money. It will be a talk about nothing. DiFi isn’t a foreign policy expert, she figures nobody in DC has any answers so her blabbing is as valuable as anyone’s. When the Arabs produce a Jefferson, Madison or Hamilton, then we’ll listen.

  • I always wonder why politicians don’t do some good and take advantage of whats going on in the world around them when booking things like this. She could donate a portion of the money received from ticket purchases to Japan.

  • Ralph Hoffmann

    Lisa, why didn’t you win an award in L.A.?