Janet Flammang, Professor Emerita; Author; Table Talk: Building Democracy One Meal at a Time
In the current political climate, it is important for all of us to learn how to have difficult conversations. Flammang helps us understand why political conversations are so difficult and how table talk provides everyday opportunities to practice and teach the art of conversation.
Yingyi Qian, Dean and Professor, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, China Nicholas Lardy, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics; Board Member, Asia Policy and The China Review George Lewinski, Former Foreign Editor, "Marketplace"—Moderator Read more »
Jared Huffman, U.S. Representative
In conversation with Ali Rezaian
Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian, a U.S. citizen, was held in an Iranian prison on undisclosed charges for 18 months. Why is Jason's story relevant today? Congressman Jared Huffman and Jason's brother, Ali, will give us the inside story of dogged diplomacy, and knowledge gained which may help other Americans detained overseas.
This program includes complimentary light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar from 7-7:45.
Roger Penrose, Theoretical Physicist; Author, Fashion, Faith, and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe
In conversation with Dr. David Eisenbud, director, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute and Professor of Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley Read more »
Emily Castor, Director of Transportation Policy, Lyft Claire Delaunay, Co-founder and Director of Software Engineering, Otto Lauren Isaac, Manager of Transportation Sustainability, Parsons Brinckerhoff Linsey Willis, Director of External Affairs, Contra Costa Transportation Authority Jeanette Shaw, CEO, Techolicy—Moderator Read more »