June 2009

Michael Burlingame: Abraham Lincoln

Mon, Jun 15 2009 - 6:00pm

Abraham Lincoln: New Information, Fresh Perspectives

Michael Burlingame, Historian; Author, Abraham Lincoln: A Life

Meet the man Publisher’s Weekly says “probably knows more about Abraham Lincoln and his world than anyone else alive.” This year is Lincoln’s bicentennial, and, as Obama’s recent Lincoln-inspired campaign shows, Honest Abe remains a subject of intrigue and fascination.

Location: Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. Read more »

Toomas Hendrik Ilves, President of the Republic of Estonia: Revitalizing Transatlantic Relations

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Fri, Jun 12 2009 - 6:00pm

Revitalizing Transatlantic Relations

His Excellency Toomas Hendrik Ilves, President of the Republic of Estonia

No further reservations accepted for this event.
President Ilves will discuss Estonia’s commitment to transatlantic relations and toward promoting democracy and free-market economic policy globally. Read more »

P.J. O'Rourke

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Thu, Jun 11 2009 - 7:00pm

P.J. O’Rourke

Humorist; Author, Driving Like Crazy

Political satirist O’Rourke celebrates America’s love affair with cars in his newly collected anthology of spiels-on-wheels. Read more »

Uncommon Exchange with Sen. Abel Maldonado

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Thu, Jun 11 2009 - 4:00pm

Uncommon Exchange

Abel Maldonado, California State Senator (R)

This program is sold out

With the special election over and California’s financial crisis full blown, the state faces huge challenges. Senator Maldonado will discuss leadership, risk, courage and controversy in tough times and explore what it means for individuals and communities to make complex decision in a high-stakes environment. Read more »

Cathy Curtis: 10 Simple Truths About Money (That can change your life)

Thu, Jun 11 2009 - 6:00pm

10 Simple Truths About Money (That Can Change Your Life)

Cathy Curtis, Certified Financial Planner; Owner, Curtis Financial Planning

Learning about financial concepts and managing financial affairs can seem intimidating. It’s actually surprisingly easy, says Curtis, by understanding simple but powerful truths about money and applying them to everyday spending, investment strategies, and long-term planning. Read more »

George Shultz and John Shoven

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Thu, Jun 11 2009 - 6:00pm

Reforming Social Security and Health Care

George Shultz, Former U.S. Read more »

Jeffrey Deaver

Wed, Jun 10 2009 - 12:00pm

Jeffrey Deaver

This program has been cancelled

Novelist; Author, Roadside Crosses and The Bone Collector

International best-selling author Deaver brings us his latest work, about a killer who leaves crosses along the highway near Monterey, as signs of his intention to kill again. His 25 mystery and thriller novels have captivated readers worldwide. Read more »

Chevron + Sierra Club

Wed, Jun 10 2009 - 6:30pm

Chevron + Sierra Club: Drilling for Common Ground

Dave O’Reilly, CEO, Chevron
Carl Pope, Executive Director, The Sierra Club
Alan Murray, Deputy Managing Editor, The Wall Street Journal – Moderator

Chevron and the Sierra Club both see renewable fuels as a growing part of our future. Yet as the world transitions to a low-carbon economy, they have different views on how that change should occur and who should bear the costs. Higher taxes? Read more »

Len Saputo: A Return to Healing: Radical Healthcare Reform and the Future of Medicine

Tue, Jun 9 2009 - 6:00pm

A Return to Healing: Radical Health-Care Reform and the Future of Medicine

Len Saputo, M.D., Founder and Director, Health Medicine Forum

Saputo tells us the story of the struggling U.S. health-care system – how it got to this point and what we can do to fix it. Read more »

Christina Romer: The Economic Case for Health Care Reform

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Mon, Jun 8 2009 - 12:00pm

The Economic Case for Health-Care Reform

Christina Romer, Chair, President’s Council of Economic Advisers

President Obama has articulated an ambitious agenda for health-care reform ­seeking to stem cost growth while maintaining quality and choice, and providing affordable care for all Americans. On June 8, Romer, chair of President Obama¹s Council of Economic Advisers, will discuss a new CEA study on the economic case for health-care reform. Read more »