Make your voice heard in an enriching, provocative and fun discussion with Club members as you weigh in on events shaping the face of the Middle East, North Africa and Afghanistan. Each month, the Middle East Member-Led Forum hosts an informal roundtable discussion on a topic frequently suggested by recent headlines. After a brief introduction, the floor will be open for discussion. All interested members are encouraged to attend. There will also be a brief planning session.
Stefan Schlueter, German Consul General in San Francisco Andy David, Consul General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest Paulina Carmona, Consul General of France for San Francisco Phil Bronstein, Executive Chair of the Board, The Center for Investigative Reporting; Former Executive VP and Editor-at-Large, San Francisco Chronicle – Moderator Read more »
Mark Z. Barabak, Political Writer, Los Angeles Times; Twitter @markzbarabak Carla Marinucci, Senior Political Writer, San Francisco Chronicle; Twitter @cmarinucci Josh Richman, State and National Politics Reporter, Bay Area News Group; Political Blogger, ibabuzz.com/politics; Twitter @Josh_RichmanRead 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.
Joseph Stiglitz, Professor, Columbia University; Author, The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them; Twitter @JosephEStiglitz Monika Bauerlein, Co-editor, Mother Jones; Twitter @MonikaBauerlein — Moderator Read more »
C.W. Nevius, Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle; Twitter @cwnevius Daniel Borenstein, Columnist and Editorial Writer, Contra Costa Times, Oakland Tribune; Twitter @borensteindan Melissa Griffin Caen, Contributor, CBS SF (“Mornings with Melissa”) and San Francisco Magazine; Attorney; Twitter @melgriffincaenRead more »
Grover Norquist, President, Americans for Tax Reform; Author, End the IRS Before It Ends Us; Twitter @GroverNorquist Quentin Hardy, Deputy Technology Editor, The New York Times; Former Executive Editor, Forbes Media – ModeratorRead more »
Melissa Griffin Caen, Contributor, CBS SF (“Mornings with Melissa”) and San Francisco Magazine; Attorney; Twitter @melgriffincaen Mollie Reilly, Deputy Politics Editor, The Huffington Post; Twitter @mollieclare Carson Bruno, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Specializing in California's Political and Policy Landscape; Twitter @CarsonJFBrunoRead more »