Christopher Hitchens, Contributing Editor and Columnist, Vanity Fair; Media Fellow, Hoover Institution; Author, God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
Acclaimed writer and political scholar, Hitchens may just be the only writer to have recently visited Iran, Iraq and North Korea. Join us for this special program as he examines all three of those the countries.
This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club in Palo Alto, on July 9th.
Katherine Sierra, Vice President for Sustainable Development, World Bank Group Awais Khan, Lead, Clean Tech Venture Capital Practice, KPMG Greg Dalton, Founder of Climate One at The Commonwealth Club Read more »
Barbara Finamore, Director, Natural Resources Defense Council China Program, Beijing Gao Jie, Staff Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council China Program, Beijing Felicia Marcus, Western Director, Natural Resources Defense Council Read more »
Dan Harris, International Lawyer; Author, China Law Blog
David Gorodyansky, CEO and Co-founder, AnchorFree Inc.
George Koo, Ph.D., Special Advisor, Deloitte China Services Group; Member, Committee of 100
Jeff Richards, Partner, GGV Capital
Edith Yeung, Founder, BizTechDay
Quentin Hardy, National Editor, Forbes - Moderator Read more »
Bill Reilly, Chairman, Climate Works Foundation; Former Administrator, EPA Larry Schweiger, President, National Wildlife Federation; Board Member, Al Gore’s Alliance for Climate Protection John Bryson, Retired CEO, Southern California Edison; Co-founder, National Resources Defense Council Read more »
Michael A. Cohen, Senior Research Fellow, New America Foundation
Sixty countries are unable to meet the basic requirements of statehood, as recently reported by the Brookings Institution. What is standing between these states and a spiral into dissolution or, worse, anarchy? Cohen explains how the “new colonialists” of the 21st century – aid agencies, international charities, philanthropists and foreign advisors – are stepping into roles as providers of basic health care, education and security. Read more »
Sean Randolph, President & CEO of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute Jim Herlihy, Managing Director, Private Wealth Management, Deutsche Bank San Francisco; Co-chairman, San Francisco-Bangalore Sister City Committee Kaiser Mulla-Feroze, Vice President, International Development & Strategy, Salesforce.com Vivek Paul, Akansa Capital; Former Partner, TPG Capital Sandeep Kishore, Senior Vice President and Head of Hi Tech/Manufacturing, HCL Read more »