It's a summer's evening in Amsterdam, and two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant for dinner. Between mouthfuls of food and over the scrapings of cutlery, the conversation remains a gentle hum of polite discourse. But behind the empty words, terrible things need to be said, and with every forced smile and every new course, the knives are being sharpened. Each couple has a 15-year-old son. Read more »
Make your voice heard in an enriching, provocative and fun discussion with fellow Club members as you weigh in on events shaping the face of the Middle East. Each month, the Middle East Member-Led Forum hosts an informal roundtable discussion on a topic frequently suggested by recent headlines. After a brief introduction, the floor will be open for discussion. All interested members are encouraged to attend. There will also be a brief planning session.
C. Eugene Steuerle, Fellow, Urban Institute; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Treasury; Author, Dead Men Ruling: How to Restore Fiscal Freedom and Rescue Our Future Frank Yeary, Co-founder and Chairman, Level Money; Former Vice Chancellor, UC Berkeley Robert Friedman, Founder and Chair, Corporation for Enterprise Development – Moderator Read more »
Pascal Lee, Ph.D., Co-Founder & Chairman, The Mars Institute Angie Coiro, Host, “In Deep”- Moderator
The first human mission to Mars will be humanity’s greatest undertaking in space exploration in the 21st century. Dr. Lee will discuss progress being made around the world—from the Arctic to Antarctica, from basement labs to the International Space Station—to achieve the first human voyage to Mars.
Introduction by Norman Y. Mineta, U.S. Secretary of Transportation (retired) Keynote Address by Therese McMillan, Federal Transit Deputy Administrator Asha Weinstein Agrawal, Director, MTI National Transportation Finance CenterRead more »