The fight for economic justice is the focus of Senator Bernie Sander’s public service career. He has a been a persistent voice standing up to what he sees as the excesses of corporate America and defending the interests of veterans, working families, the shrinking middle class, the elderly, children and the poor. Senator Sanders is serving his second term in the U.S. Senate after serving 16 years in the House of Representatives. He is now the longest-serving independent in American congressional history.
Shelby Steele, Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution; Author, Shame: How America’s Past Sins Have Polarized Our Country
The United States today is hopelessly polarized. The political right and left have hardened into rigid and deeply antagonistic camps, preventing any sort of progress. Amid the bickering and inertia, the promise of the 1960s – when many people came together to fight for equality and universal justice – remains unfulfilled. Read more »
Rohila Jalali, B.A., Business Administration Nangyalai Attal, B.A., English Language and Literature, 2014 UN Youth Courage Awardee Akmal Siddiqu, B.A., Finance and Management Ihsanullah Shagiwal, B.A., Business Administration Atta Arghandiwal, Author, Lost Decency: The Untold Afghan Story – Moderator Read more »
Tom Hayden, Activist; Director, Peace and Justice Resource Center; Author, Listen, Yankee: Why Cuba Matters; Twitter @tomehayden Joe Tuman, TV/Radio Political Analyst, CBS5 San Francisco – ModeratorRead more »
Larry Kramer, President, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Richard Rubin, Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors (Chair) Dr. Mary Marcy, President, Dominican University of California; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors – Moderator Read more »