Larry Tye, Author, Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon
This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.
Nobody was better, half a century ago, at thinking about the biggest solutions for the problems of his age than Bobby, whether that be race riots roiling in cities across America, and especially in California; the war raging in Vietnam; or the general issue of inequality that was dividing people along lines of class, race, gender and generation. Read more »
Duf Sundheim, Attorney; Chair, California Republican Party, 2003-07
Duf Sundheim says technology has changed the way we live, work, learn and play, yet has had almost no impact on government, which has helped create a huge disconnect between people and government. Sundheim will discuss the unprecedented opportunities he sees for technology to transform government to make it more responsive to peoples’ needs, lead to a “new burst of freedom,” and form a more just society. Read more »
Willie Brown, Former Mayor, San Francisco; Former Speaker, California State Assembly
Former San Francisco Mayor Brown will give his annual lecture on national and regional political trends. A two-term mayor of San Francisco, legendary speaker of the California State Assembly, and widely regarded as one of the most influential African-American politicians of the late 20th century, Brown has been at the center of California politics, government and civic life for an astonishing four decades.
Terri Bimes, Ph.D., Assistant Director of Research, Institute of Governmental Studies, UC Berkeley Jack Glaser, Ph.D. Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley Mary Marcy, Ph.D., President, Dominican University of California; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors – Moderator Read more »
John Kasich, Ohio Governor (R); Current Republican Presidential Candidate Kori Schake, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University—Moderator
Come hear directly from Ohio Governor and Republican presidential candidate John Kasich in a town-hall format, and bring your questions about his record and his vision for our country’s future. Read more »
Jay Newton Small, Political Correspondent, Time Magazine; Author, Broad Influence: How Women Are Changing The Way America Works; Twitter @jnsmall Melissa Caen, Contributor, CBS SF ("Mornings with Melissa"); Host, "The Cheat Sheet"; Attorney—Moderator Read more »