Past Event

George Shultz: Achieving a Better Future for the U.S. and the World

George P. Shultz
Tue, Jul 23 2013 - 12:00pm

George Shultz, Former U.S. Secretary of State under President Reagan; Distinguished Fellow, Hoover Institution; Author, Issues on My Mind: Strategies for the Future

Dr. Gloria C. Duffy, President and CEO, The Commonwealth Club - Moderator

The world is awash in change. What can be done to re-create the sense of relative stability that emerged from the creative efforts of statesmen after the end of World War II? Former Nixon and Reagan cabinet member Shultz offers his views on how to govern more effectively, get our economy back on track, take advantage of new opportunities in the energy field, combat the use of addictive drugs, apply a strategic overview to diplomacy, and identify necessary steps to achieve a world without nuclear weapons.

Secretary Shultz takes a how-to approach to the major challenges facing the United States and the world. The age we live in, Shultz explains, requires a deep understanding of the seismic changes taking place and a vigorous effort to create a global economic and security commons. We must put our house in order and reestablish the leadership that has served our nation and the world so well in the past.

Location: SF Club Office, 595 Market St., San Francisco
Time: 11:15 a.m. check-in, noon program, 1 p.m. book signing
Prices: $25 non-members, $15 members, $7 students (with valid I.D.); Premium tickets (seating in first few rows): $40 non-members, $30 members