The SFDebate is an open forum for discussion on the events of our time. It is a place where you will not only be exposed to opposing points of view, but a safe place where you will be encouraged to find and speak up for yours. SFDebate is also a meeting of minds, and we follow every meeting with continued debate and conversation at a nearby bar/restaurant.
Harmeet Dhillon, Republican National Committee National Committeewoman for California Jane Kim, San Francisco Supervisor, District 6 Kori Schake, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution Brian Watt, Morning News Anchor, KQED—Moderator Additional Panelists TBARead more »
Sue Conley, Co-founder, Cowgirl Creamery Carol Levalley, Co-founder and Co-owner, Rustic Bakery Patricia Unterman, Owner, Hayes Street Grill; Food Writer; Founding Board Member, Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market—Moderator
This program is sponsored by Relevant Wealth Advisors and an anonymous donor.
Having built a robust local following, Cowgirl Creamery and Rustic Bakery exemplify what Marin foodies seek: socially and environmentally responsible, organic, artisanal, locally sourced food. Read more »
Alyssa Mastromonaco, Former Deputy White House Chief of Staff for Operations for President Barack Obama; Author, Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?: And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House; President of Global Communications Strategy and Talent, A+E Networks; Contributing Editor, Marie Claire; Former Chief Operating Officer, Vice Media Read more »
Jane Mayer, Staff Writer, The New Yorker; Author, Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right; Twitter @JaneMayerNYer
Who are the people bankrolling our political system?
Mayer takes us behind the scenes and exposes the powerful group of individuals who are shaping our country. She traces the billions of dollars spent by the Kochs, the Scaifes, the Olins, and the Bradleys and uncovers their influences on policies related to climate change, the economy and more. Read more »
Annie Jacobsen, Former Contributing Editor, Los Angeles Times Magazine; Author, Phenomena: The Secret History of the U.S. Government’s Investigations into Extrasensory Perception and Psychokinesis; Twitter @AnnieJacobsen Barry Eisler, Novelist, Blogger, Former CIA Operative, Twitter @barryeisler—Moderator Read more »
Explore one of San Francisco’s 44 hills, and one of its original “Seven Hills.” Because of great views and its central position, Nob Hill became an exclusive enclave of the rich and famous on the West Coast who built large mansions in the neighborhood. This included prominent tycoons, such as Leland Stanford, and other members of the Big Four. Highlights include the history of four landmark hotels: The Fairmont, Mark Hopkins, Stanford Court, and Huntington Hotel. Read more »
Sumbul Ali-Karamali, Author, The Muslim Next Door Maha Elgenaidi, Executive Director, Islamic Networks Group Jihad Turk, President, Bayan Claremont Islamic Graduate School Joe Simitian, Supervisor, Santa Clara County—Moderator
What does it mean to be a Muslim? Join us for this special community forum to learn more about misconceptions as well as Islam as a religion and an identity in modern American and abroad. Read more »