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 »
Peter Camejo, Green Party Candidate for Governor of California Janice Jordan, Peace and Freedom Party Candidate for Governor of California Edward Noonan, American Independent Party Candidate or Governor of California Art Olivier, Libertarian Party Candidate for Governor of California Read more »
AMY SANDS, Provost and Academic Vice President, Monterey Institute for International Studies
PHILIP YUN, Former Senior Policy Adviser on North Korea to Defense Secretary William Perry Read more »
Assistant managing editor of The Washington Post and Bay Area-native Rajiv Chandrasekaran will describe the surreal state of affairs in Baghdad's American-occupied Green Zone. He will draw on hundreds of interviews and internal documents to paint a picture of life in what he dubs the "Emerald City." He will also elaborate on how the headquarters for the American occupation of Iraq, the Green Zone, is a ritzy enclave of palm trees, pools, and nightclubs that sorely clashes with the war and violence around it. Read more »
In the midst of blazing his re-election campaign trail, Governor Schwarzenegger will discuss his trade mission to China last November. He will also explain how California can invigorate its economy by focusing its attention on economic exchange and cooperation with the Pacific Rim nations. If the governor's plan for investment and economic activity with Asia strikes a chord with Californians, it could become a vital plank of his economic platform.
PATTY DIAZ, Executive Director Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network (SIREN)
BILL ONG HING, Professor of Law and Asian American Studies, UC Davis
YEH LING-LING, Executive Director, Diversity Alliance for a Sustainable America
HANS JOHSNON, Research Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California-MODERATOR
RICHARD KIY, President, International Community Foundation Read more »
Jonathan Alter is Senior Editor of Newsweek Magazine, Contributing Correspondent for NBC News and Author of "The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope."
Mr. Alter explains why he believes the beleaguered Bush Administration should lookd to FDR's presidential legacy for help and guidance. A correspondent for the last six presidential elections, Alter takes us through FDR's ambitious mission to resurrect a nation on the brink of collapse, and reveals how his first months in office helped shape the society we live in today. Read more »