July 2011

Katrina, Big Government and a New Strategy for Future Crises (9/18/2006)

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Marvin Olasky, Professor, University of Texas, Austin; Editor, World Magazine; Author, The Politics of Disaster Read more »

Vali Nasr, Author, Iran Expert

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Vali Nasr, a leading specialist on Political Islam, Middle Eastern and Iranian Affairs, will deliver a talk about the current Iranian nuclear crisis, the threat it poses to the international community, and issues concerning establishing democracy in the Middle East.

The Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York has written books about Islam and the Middle East, including Democracy in Iran, The Shia Revival: How Conflicts within Islam will Shape the Future, and The Islamic Leviathan: Islam and the Making of State Power.

Sanford Weill, Former Chair, Citigroup; Board Chair, Carnegie Hall; Author, The Real Deal (11/6/2006)

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Sanford Weill, Former Chairman, Citigroup

One of the business world's consummate dealmakers, billionaire Sanford Weill, looks back on corporate coups, dizzying crashes and stunning comebacks. The self-proclaimed "kid from Brooklyn" built two leading financial services companies and pursued a string of daring acquisitions that led to the creation of securities giant Shearson Loeb Rhoads. He is also responsible for resuscitating the Commercial Credit Company which he molded into Citigroup, the world's largest financial institution. Read more »

Carly Fiorina, Former CEO, Hewlett-Packard (10/20/2006)

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Carly Fiorina, former CEO, HP

Named Fortune’s “Most Powerful Woman in Business” for six years straight (until 2003) and the “10th Most Powerful Woman in the World” in 2005, Carly Fiorina will talk about her tenure at Hewlett-Packard, how she almost became President of the World Bank, and her future plans in business. She will also share her take on the current widening HP scandal involving a possibly illegal probe into media leaks.

This program was recorded live on October 20, 2006

Neil deGrasse Tyson, Author, Death by Black Hole, and Other Cosmic Quandries

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People magazine’s "Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive," Tyson will lead a tour of the mysteries of the cosmos, explaining black holes and astral life from the frontiers of astrobiology and examining the friction between science and religion in the context of history. Read more »

P. J. O’Rourke; Humorist; Author, On the Wealth of Nations

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SPEAKER: P. J. O’Rourke; Humorist; Author, On the Wealth of Nations


TITLE: P. J. O’Rourke’s Take on On the Wealth of Nations


Satirist P.J. O’Rourke will delve into Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations, making that often-quoted, but rarely read tome on economics, accessible. He will reveal why what seems obvious now was once, and still is, revolutionary. Renowned for his strong libertarian stance, O’Rourke will explain why self-interest must be a governing principle of society.
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Lowell Bergman & Stephen Talbot

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Lowell Bergman, Producer/Correspondent, "Frontline" and The New York Times; Former Staff Producer, "60 Minutes"
Stephen Talbot, Writer/Producer, “Frontline”; Series Editor, Frontline World


Changes and Challenges to Journalism Read more »

Tom Campbell, Dean of the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley and Former Congressman (R-CA)

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The Annual Walter E. Hoadley Economic Forecast

Is California too hostile to business, or not protective enough of workers? How will this issue shape the economic year ahead – locally and across the state and nation? From migrant workers to the HP spying scandal, California is a frontier and litmus test for emerging business practices. Tom Campbell, who became dean of the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley as a wave of corporate fraud was sweeping the nation, will address issues of business ethics and corporate social responsibility.

William Perry, Member, Iraq Study Group; Professor, Stanford University Institute for International Studies; 19th Secretary of Defense

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Former Secretary of Defense under Bill Clinton, Bill Perry, will explain how his Iraq Study group, the bipartisan commission appointed to investigate the war in Iraq and possible pull out strategies there, reached the grave conclusions they did. In their report, the Iraq Study group, comprised of five Republicans and five Democrats, warned that “the situation in Iraq is grave and deteriorating,” and criticized President Bush’s current strategy. Perry will go behind the headlines and provide his insider's perspective on the how the U.S. Read more »

Charles Fried, Professor of Law, Harvard University; Author, Modern Liberty

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SPEAKER: Charles Fried, Professor of Law, Harvard University; Author, Modern Liberty

TITLE: Modern Liberty and the Limits of Government

One of the most esteemed legal scholars in the country and one of the best known conservatives at Harvard Law School, Charles Fried will discuss the controversial issues of personal freedom and government intervention. The former Solicitor General and Massachusetts Supreme Court Justice will address the dichotomy between equality and liberty, as well as the promises and pitfalls of government regulations. Read more »