Sumbul Ali-Karamali, Attorney; Author, The Muslim Next Door: The Qur'an, the Media and that Veil Thing
Ali-Karamali, self-described as “a Californian by upbringing, corporate lawyer by training, Stanford educated mum with degrees in English and Islamic Law,” presents a fresh perspective on Muslim beliefs and customs, and discusses the status and role of women in Muslim cultures. Read more »
Sabeer Bhatia, Co-founder, Hotmail and Arzoo.com; Entrepreneur
Rafiq Dossani, Ph.D., Senior Research Scholar; Executive Director, South Asia Initiative
Kanwal Rekhi, Managing Director, Inventus Capital Partners; Venture Capitalist; Philanthropist
Ananya Roy, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Academic Affairs International & Area Studies, UC Berkeley Read more »
Offshore Oil: Drilling Ourselves into the Next Generation or an Environmental Catastrophe?
Joe Sparano, President, Western States Petroleum Association
Michael Brune, CEO, Rainforest Action Network
Randall Luthi, Director, Minerals Management Service
Peter Schwartz, President, Global Business Network Read more »
Davvid Akov, Consul General of Israel for the Pacific Northwest region
Consul General Akov will discuss relations between America and Israel on the 60th anniversary of the formation of the state of Israel. He began his tour of duty at the Israeli Consulate in San Francisco in August 2004. A native of Israel, Akov joined the Israeli Foreign Ministry in 1985 and was counselor for congressional affairs at the Embassy of Israel in Washington, D.C., for five years.