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.
Ann Ravel, Chair, Federal Election Commission; Former Chair, California Fair Political Practices Commission Ace Smith, Veteran Campaign Manager, Hillary Clinton, Dianne Feinstein, Jerry Brown; Veteran Campaign Strategist Ben Ginsberg, Veteran Campaign Strategist; National Counsel, Romney for President 2008, and Bush-Cheney Campaigns of 2000, 2004 Read more »
Scott Shane, National Security Reporter, The New York Times; Author, Objective Troy: A Terrorist, a President, and the Rise of the Drone; Twitter @ScottShaneNYT Philip W. Yun, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, Ploughshares Fund—Moderator Read more »
Bill Whalen, Hoover Institution Research Fellow Carson Bruno, Hoover Institution Research Fellow Bruce Cain, Director, Stanford University’s Bill Lane Center for the American West John Zipperer, Vice President of Media and Editorial, The Commonwealth Club—Host Read more »
Carson Bruno, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Specializing in California's Political and Policy Landscape; Twitter @CarsonJFBruno Larry Gerston, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, San Jose State University; Political Analyst, NBC Bay Area; Author, Reviving Citizen Engagement; Twitter @lgerston Barbara Marshman, Editor, Editorial Pages, San Jose Mercury News; Twitter @barbmarshmanRead more »
Carson Bruno, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Specializing in California's Political and Policy Landscape; Twitter @CarsonJFBruno Melissa Griffin Caen, Contributor, CBS SF (“Mornings with Melissa”) and San Francisco Magazine; Attorney; Twitter @melissacaen1 C.W. Nevius, Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle; Twitter @cwneviusRead more »